20pew yank & 30p ew acca
Driftwood Haze 3.31 @ 16/1
Alsvinder 4.50 @ 8/1
The Broughie Man 2.40 @ 10/3
Elfile 1.40 @ 9/4
Productive 2.35 @ evens
Lord of The lodge 3.40 @ 11/10
Adrimel 5.02 @ 5/4
Selected Punchestown- heavy ground on this undulating and galloping track
1.40 On her best form Laurina would be a shoe in but since her costly defeat at Cheltanham her form has been very much in and out and after an impressive start to her chasing career has been puled up he last twice so can’t be considered today .The stable is also represented by the excellent Elfile who always runs her race and is 2 from two at this track. Likely to be given a prominent ride , with doubts about the fav, looks good for another win. Black Tears landed a handicap well last time but had a long rear view of the tip on a couple of occasions.
¾ p win Elfile @ 9/4
2.10 Plenty of consistent , able and infuriating types in this big field novice event as nothing has won over hurdles and we can add to the mix unexposed types in Eklat De Fire and Lucky One. Last Minute man comes here on the back of 3 big runs , all in big fields at this trip and similar ground , running to a good level of 124 each time . This could be his day .
½ ptew Last Minute Man @ 5/1
2.40 A similar event with a few of these seriously knocking at the door . Bal de Rio has run 8 times and has been 2nd 7 times and 3rd once !! so you have too worry about his conviction in the finish. Preference is for The Brogie Man who never raced beyond a mile on the flat but has run to a good level in his last two races one over C&D in the mud showing a good attitude in the finish. This should be his day .Goaheadwitheplan is also going well but a suspicion this C&D could be too sharp .
½ pt win The Brogie Man @ 10/3
3.15 High Sparrow landed a decent event in the mud at this trip a few starts back and hasn’t been disgraced in two runs since in very hot events . He goes well here and worth a dabble .
¼ pt win High Sparrow @ 6/1
Selected Ludlow- very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
1.55 PREMIUM RACE
2.26 Looks a shoe in for Chilli Filli but not for me at 1/2 . Dame Du Soir is a worthy 2nd fav but does have stamina doubts .
3.00 I was with Westbrook Bertie last time but put in a tame one. He’s been given a nice break and off he same mark and a similar test , worth a dabble In a winnable heat . Hat-trick seeker Baraculu has his first run for a new small stable and only won a seller last time and is now high in the weights.
¼ pt win Westbrook Bertie @ 15/2
3.31 One Style comes here on a 5 timer but has been dealt with a whopping 19 pound penalty and goes up in trip, so quite a performance if he can win again. This race for amateur riders has a most winnable look to it and despite Aye Aye Charlie being dropped in grade and coming into this in fair form , his poor win record makes him unappealing at just 2/1. Driftwood Haze is rarely far away and has a good run on his CV over C&d in the mud and is partnered by a top rider. I like his chance at the odds.
½ pt ew Driftwood Haze @ 16/1
4.40 Oxwich Bay is consistent but so hard to win with and this speedy C&d could catch him out .
5.10 An open finale but the down in trip treasure Dillon has run some decent races of late and likely to be in the mix again.
¼ pt ew treasure Dillon @ 7/1
Selected Newcastle- all weather – tapeta- the track is stiff and galloping
2.05 Tigray comes here on the back of a smart win at Southwell but a 5 pound hit and a switch of surface makes the double unlikely. Central City did well at Wolver last time at this trip and is entitled to go close if coping with the stiffer circuit. Major Snugfit comes here on the back of two creditable efforts here and makes ew appeal.
¼ pt ew Major Snugfit @ 7/1
2.35 Not a deep maiden and the short priced fav is newcomer Productive who is well related and cost a hefty £350,000 !! The stable can get them ready first time and evens may look a very good price after the event.
½ pt win Productive @ evens
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.40 A short priced fav in Lord of the lodge who brings easily the bst form to the table and won first time last year and the stable does well here .
½ pt win lord of The lodge @ 11/10
4.15 A vert tricky event and a chance can be given to most but at the odds, I’m with C&D specialist Trevithick , a front runner who showed a lot more last time and now back on a good mark .
¼ pt ew Trevitchick @ 12/1
4.50 Tataween goes well here but is up in grade and on a stiff mark. Prefernce is for the back to form Alsvinder who runs this track well . Big odds considering .
½ pt ew Alsvinder @ 8/1
Selected Doncaster – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2.18 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 A wide open stayers handicap but a couple who looked overpriced for their chances are Bryden Boy and Off The Hook who finished alongside each other last time off around these marks and both appeal as longshots.
¼ pt ew each Bryden Boy @ 14/1 Off The hook @ 14/1 . ¼ pt rev fc
3.23 Faclle task for 1/4 shot Allart
3.55 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 Wouldn’t be in a hurry to be with Captain Courageous at 1/2 and he was behind Mustmeelady last time who then went on to disappoint himself .
5.02 After landing a point impressively Adriemel was sold for a hefty £280,000 and repaid a bit winning his bumper at the first time of asking by a long old way running to a good level and should be up to carrying the penalty and could be one for some big bumpers coming up .
½ pt win Adrimel @ 5/4
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
5.30 Not a race at all for a major investment as it’s the lowest of all grades , a Class 7 and it’s for apprentice jockeys and if you’re looking for recent winning form, don’t waste your time. The fav is the consistent but very hard to win with Drop Kick Murphy , and the drop in trip wont help. Tllsworth Rose is arguably the form horse and entitled to go well but I’m trying Maid millie, who has had plenty of chances , but wasn’t far away last time dropping to this trip in a better race and a higher mark .
¼ pt ew Maid Millie @ 15/2
6.00 Darington has the best form, but it’s only an ok level and there are some likely newcomers in the field.
6.30 Similar here with Irish acclaim the clear form horse but some big stables have representatives .
7.00 Firespin has been costly of late but beaten fair and square and not for me. Plenty of form horses in Guroor, J Gate, Voi and Hindaam and at the odds , the nod goes to the latter after an encouraging comeback spin last time .
¼ pt win Hindaam @ 10/1
7.30 Bungee jump is sure to bomb out but is still building up fitness after an absence and prefer just to watch her for now and she’ll be given no peace from the capable Johnnie Brutus who has a decent shout on previous C&D form off around this mark. A strong pace is on the cards which will suit track specialist and recent winner Treacherous , but a hefty penalty makes it tough and no appeal at short odds. Concierge has been going well of late and is another who will be flying late on.
¼ pt win Concierge @ 9/2
8.00 Home Before Dusk has made rapid strides in the last year . He finally opened his account off a lowly 58 at Newcastle and rattled off a useful sequence at that track but has showed of late that he is just as effective elsewhere and comes here on the back of a close 2nd over C&D , but has been hit with a four pound penalty . King’s Slipper stepped up on recent form with a close 2nd over C&D when trying to make all but has been nudged up two pounds for his trouble, but as he’s likely to get the run of the race from the front, gets the vote.
½ pt win Kings Slipper @ 11/4
8.30 The admirable Agent of Fortune just can’t stop winning and notched his 7th win since joining this stable in just 9 tries, but surely he’s reached his limit off this testing mark. Roman Spinner is capable over C&d and off this mark and despite the wide draw is overpriced .
¼ pt ew Roman Spinner @ 14/1