Today’s Fortune for a fiver
20p ew yank & 30p ew acca
Ring The Moon 1.35 @ 3/1
Astrozone 1.20 @ 9/4
Going Native 1.55 @ 12/1
Oud Metha Bridge 3.05 @ 11/2
Selected Southwell – all weather fibresand
12.50 This is fiercely competitive with plenty of these running well over C&D against each other but on the straight track , a high draw is usually a disadvantage which upgrades recent efforts by Loulin and Hey Ho Let’s Go who have both run their races of late from adverse draws. The fav is Harry’s Ridge who has run a few fair races at Wolver of late so has it to prove on the surface and could have been drawn better .The tip was up until recently in the top stable of Clive Cox , but has held his form well running for his new small stable and no complaints with the draw today.
¼ pt win Hey Ho Let’s Go @ 3/1
1.20 The consistent Astrozone is proven over C&D and remains on a well workable mark . He’s nicely drawn and could very possibly lead this all the way .
½ pt win Astrozone @ 9/4
1.55 Many of the fancied runners have it to prove on the surface or the trip which makes C&d regular Going Native a very lively longshot . He likes to race prominently and is well drawn to take a handy pitch and has a couple of good runs over C&D off slightly higher marks in the book in stronger races.
½ pt ew Going Native @ 12/1
3.05 Forsetti was a surprise winner under his penalty last time out , but likely that the race fell apart and suited the late players , so could struggle with the penalty. Rock Icon sluiced In last time at Wolver by some 5 lengths but is penalised accordingly , poorly drawn and has no experience on this very different surface and stable form here not good. Oud Metha bridge snapped out of it last time out with a good 3rd over C&D in higher grade and is taken to land an overdue win. Jazz Hands always runs well here and wont be far away again.
½ pt win Oud Metha Bridge @ 11/2 ¼ pt rev fc Oud Metha Bridge- Jazz Hands
4.05 The very wonderful Silverturnstogold is an impressive 4 from 4 here, but the handicapper has got very serious with a 6 pound hit and he drop in trip wont help. All of is rivals have good form over C&d but the nod goes to the front running well handicapped Silver Strings who will benefit with the drop in trip.
½ pt win Silver Strings @ 8/1
No advice from Limerick
Selected Wincanton- soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.10 The two recent winners in Cill anna and Whitehotchilli both carry penalties but still look the ones to fight out the finish and as the former is proven on the ground and trip , gets the nod.
½ pt win Cill Anna @ 11/4
1.45 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.55 Glory and Fortune has the best form but soft ground an unknown and hard to pick from Calva D’auge and Faire Part Sivola .
Selected Ffos Las- very soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.35 Hard looking outside the front three in the market in hat-trick seeking and unpenalised Main fact and the in form pair of Mick Manhattan and Ring The Moon , and both of these would be more potent over a longer trip, so a right puzzle as despite being unpenalised Main Fact was all out to land a modest event at Uttoxeter in the mud and this is his 3rd race in just a week , all on heavy ground, so could well find this hectic programme catching up with him . Mick Manhattan is very unlikely to cope with the drop in trip so the nod goes to Ring the moon , a close 2nd off this mark last time in the Exeter mud , closing all the way to the line. If ridden more prominently today , should see this lot off.
¾ pt win Ring The Moon @ 3/1
2.10 Pileon is the very short odds on fav and brings the best form to the table but this will be a stiff test today on the ground and I’m chancing Jac Brown , going up to a more suitable distance for the first time and could surprise.
¼ pt win Jac brown @ 12/1
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 PREMIUM RACE
Ffos Las Placepot
No advice from Meydan today
Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.00 Agent of Fortune’s winning spree ground to halt last time out and his ambitions of getting back in the winning groove has been made difficult by the 5 pound penalty , but this is not a deep race and not entirely ruled out. Preference is for C&d winner J’Ouvert , who has held her form well off her new mark , but just a small play in this race for apprentices.
¼ pt win J’Ouvert @ 9/2
5.30 Classic Star won really well over C&d last time but would do well to repeat under a hefty 7 pound penalty and is partnered by a 7 pound claimer who’s never ridden a winner ! Phoenix Star put in an improved run last time but preference for the consistent Kraka, well drawn and runs this C&d well and the jockey has hit the frame 4 times in 5 partnerships with the tip, so looks a most solid ew play.
½ pt ew Kraka @ 6/1
6.00 Question marks over both Partridge and Time To strike returning from breaks and new to the surface and both have run disappointingly at times. It’s worth a dabble on newcomer Socialize , an £82,000 purchase for a stable capable of getting them ready first time and bred for the surface.
1/4pt win Socialize @ 4/1
6.30 There will be no hanging about in this sprint handicap with all of Verne Castle, Moon trouble and You’re Cool sure to vie for early dominance which will surely mar the chances of all three. This race looks destined for a late player and the most likely candidate is the back to form Foxy Forever , who’s effective over C&D. The hat-trick chasing Chitra is an admirable type but s now uncomfortably high in the weights.
½ pt win Foxy Forever @ 7/2
7.00 The well treated dual C&D winner Jorvik Prince is interesting on his first start for Mike Appleby , who does very well with new intakes , but would just rather watch with recent form so disappointing. The nod goes to the capable Guardia Svizzera , down in grade and effective here. Spenny’s Lass ran better last time but is very inconsistent and the drop in trip wont help.
¼ pt win Guardia Svizzera @ 7/2
7.30 The longer trip appeared to catch out thai Terrier last time and back down in trip will take some beating , but I can pass at evens. Makthecat is 1 from 1 but would do well to land this carrying a penalty .
Chelmsford City placepot