Selected Kempton – good to soft on this flat and quite sharp track
1.20 Fair Kate got it right good style last time in the Newbury mud on soft ground , but the placed horses have done little for the form and drying ground a concern as well as the penalty . Mabela would do very well to feature returning from a break , down in trip, up In the weights and on ground soft enough . the fav is Heron , who runs for top connections and fairly weighted on his good 3rd over C&d on similar ground and the 2nd horse has landed a decent event since. I’m chancing Garbanzo , who was a lofty 89 rated on the flat for Ralph Beckett and his first run was in a Grade 2 event , which was just too much for him and was then found out by quick ground at Wetherby. He recently returned to action in quite a deep Newbury novice where he showed up for quite a way . His mark of 112 is equivalent to only 78 on the flat, so could have got in lightly .
¼ pt win Garbanzo @ 10/1
2.25 This is highly competitive but the nod goes to Celtic Joy who’s ran big races in both of his tries over fences and both came here .
¼ pt win Celtic Joy @ 10/3
2.55 Despite the big field few here warrant support . I’m chancing Another Tuco who’s run Ok in some hot novice events and this winning pointer will appreciate the longer trip. He runs for a good stable and worth a dabble.
¼ pt win Another Tuco @ 8/1
3.30 A great opportunity for the in form Touch Kick who comes here on the back of a very good 2nd over C&D on similar ground when this prominent racer did really well hanging on for so long in a race where it was busy up front . The form is really good as the winner went on to be just touched off next time in a valuable event under a big penalty and he had some useful types behind. It’s likely not to be so hectic up front today and runs over his best C&D.
¾ pt win Touch Kick @ 2/1
No advice from Bangor today
Selected Southwell- all weather – fibresand
2.00 It’s very hard to do well on the straight track here drawn high , which gives consistent C&d performer Eesha says a bit to do as drawn. Amazing Amaya has recent winning form over C&D and despite a bad draw here last time , should have done a bit better . Originally I was strong on her chance but looking at her profile doesn’t hold her form well, but still worth a dabble .
¼ pt ew Amazing Amaya @ 7/1
2.35A short priced fav in Iron Heart who did all of his best work late on when 2nd here last time and the longer trip will suit but preference for Looktothelight who ran to a good level over C&D last time. Stagaire has good polytrack form but of course this is a very different surface and the top stable’s record here only modest
½ pt ew Looktothelight @ 6/1
3.05 Fox Shinji runs for top connections but is only a modest type but did well enough last time when a close 3rd off this mark over c&d in a competitive heat . Straitoutacompton drops massively in trip while thunderoad has it to prove both on the surface and trip .
½ pt win Fox Shinji @ 11/8
3.40 Sandridge Lad sluiced in over C&d last time but the 5 pound hit will test and preference is for the down in grade , well handicapped Six Strings , who’s effective on the surface.
¼ pt win Six Strings @ 15/8
Selected Chelmsford City- all weather- polytrack
4.35 PREMIUM RACE
6.15 The short priced fav is Tone The barone who is certainly not for me returning from a break on a tough mark and with it prove on synthetics. Cappananty Con ran well two races back at Lingfield at this trip and off a higher mark. Worth a dabble in a winnable heat .
¼ pt ew Cappananty Con @ 9/1
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
8.15 The short priced fav is Jorvik Prince who bounced back to form on his first start for MIke Appleby but would do well to double up under a penalty, from the worst of the draw, not at all ideal for a prominent racer and not as good over this longer trip . Mercers comes here on the back of a good effort last time when 2nd off this mark at Lingfield and a lively longshot in a race where most are hard to fancy.
¼ pt ew Mercers @ 11/1
Selected Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
5.30 Not a deep maiden and a very solid fav in Orchid Gardens, a good 2nd over C&D on debut , Crossfirehurricane is 1 from 1 but it came 8 months ago on soft ground so has a bit to prove today.
½ pt win Orchid Gardens @ 11/10
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
7.30 No Trouble is a reliable soul and comes here on the back of a most solid effort first time at this trip and from a good draw unlikely to be far away in a race where many have stamina to prove.
¼ pt win No trouble @ 10/3