Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles 4 25p trebles £1 Acca
Note Bleu 2.30 @ 6/5
Fanzio 2.45 @ 7/2
Toro Dorado 3.05 9/4
Legal Ok 4.55 @ 5/2
Selected Kempton – all weather -polytrack.
1.55 A short priced fav In Latent Heat , a ready winner a Wolver just a few days ago but a bit to prove under a penalty and switching surfaces and another fancied runner wo could struggle on the surface is the hard to predict Fox Shinji. Hard to knock Fly The Nest’s consistency as he comes here on the back of 3 consecutive seconds, so you could say he’s a bit dodgy in the finish, but has looked earnest in the finish . He is well drawn and runs this track well and is also on a most workable mark . The concern is the extra furlong , but the way he’s been finishing his races, he should stay well enough
½ pt ew Fly the Nest @ 5/1
2.30 Note Bleu comes here on the back of two most solid efforts over C&D and a first win beckons .
½ pt win Note Bleu @ 6/5
3.05 Not a deep heat and a worry that this could develop into a sprint with nothing in the field likely to go out strongly , but saying that, Clipsham Tiger returns from a break and can race prominently so could set a decent gallop to get a run into his system, but hard to fancy as a winner off a high mark and also better on deeper surfaces. Tora Dorado wasn’t disgraced last time in his bid for a 4 timer and this prolific sort can nail another one. Takeonefortheteam is capable and goes well here, but needs it all to drop right.
½ pt win Toro Dorado @ 9/4
4.15 I was with Venture last time from a good draw at Chelmsford City and a win looked on until he fell into a hole late on and was a close 4th . He’s well drawn again and will again be front rank, but a few others here also front run. This way not a bd thing as he has proved effectiveness stalking a strong pace.
¼ pt win Venture @ 4/1
4.50 Lots of frustrating types in this including the pair at the head of the market in Noble Fox and Persian Sun , loads of places but no wins, but Noble Fox ran a cracker at this trip last time when switched to front running and as drawn should be able to get ahead of Persian Sun who also front runs.Dream Magic is going well but a nudge up the weights makes it all tougher while the recent winners at the foot of the handicap in Bird To Love and Gold Standard have a lot to up in the ratings, grade and trip .
1/4pt win Noble Fox @ 2/1
Selected Plumpton- heavy ground on this gently undulating and sharp track
2.00 A deserved win looks very much on for the highly consistent Iconic Muddle who should take care of these with the minimum of fuss, but is 2/5 .
3.10 Tambura won this last year off the same mark and ground and comes into it in good form . Should be too strong for recent C&D winner Age Of Wisdom .
½ pt win Tambura @ 13/8
4.20 This will take little winning and a decent chance for Don’t Be Robin who is more consistent than most in this and no issues with trip or ground.
¼ pt win Don’t Be robin @ 9/4
4.55 Legal Ok made a right fist of it over C&D last time on similar ground when trying to make all and only worn down late on. He’s actually on a lower mark and this wont take much winning , but only concern is that his latest run came after a lengthy break .
½ pt win Legal Ok @ 5/2
Selected Stratford – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
2.10 Quite a few with a chance in this but like the look of The Pink’n , who can be relied upon to run his race , has a good level of form and no issues with the ground and races very much as this longer trip will suit well.
¼ pt win The pink’n @ 9/2
2.45 Destined to find put his best hoof forward last time but stiffer task today with the penalty and Darling Alko is still on a very testing mark . Fanzio is hard to knock as he’s usually on the premises and no issues with the ground. This sharp C&D may not be ideal but he does stay well and this could well be his day .
½ pt win Fanzio @ 7/2
3.55 financier was a shock 25/1 winner last time but ran to a good level, but he’s up against far more talented chases today , hence his long odds . The fav is the useful Tidal Flow who should take this at the expense of Senior Citizen as the useful Moonlighter has definite stamina doubts at this trip on the ground , but Tidal Flow is odds on .
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Taunton- heavy ground on this flat and sharp track
2,20 Looks a 3 horse war with Paul Nicholls’ French import bringing the best form to the table but Stormy flight and Yaa Salaam both capable of landing this .
2.55 Tegerek sluiced in last time when dropped in trip and could be up to defying the hefty penalty. Nordic Command is very hard to win with and latest runs below par. Grand slam hasn’t showed s great deal in novice events but runs in famous colours for a top stable and could respond favourably in handicap company .
¼ pt ew Grand Slam @ 7/1
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.05 Nineohtwooneoh sluiced in last time at around this trip and looks ahead of the game but is odds on to defy the penalty in a modest heat . As both Broke away and Chinwag are up in trip and the ratings, Russian Service is a nice ew play after a good 2nd over C&D last time .
¼ pt ew Russian Service @ 8/1
4.40 A marathon and it’s pretty open , hard to pick from he capable trio of The Two Amigos, Rolling Dylan and Pobbles Bay .
5.15 Full marks to the ultra consistent and most determined Ballybreen whose bid for the 4 timer only fell short with an unlikely veteran turned back the clock and found some form, but had plenty behind him . His good form of late have come on stiff tracks and he switches to hurdles today , so all in all , may not have it to suit today, but he’s such a tenacious sort , worth a dabble at respectable odds in a weak field.
¼ pt win Ballybreen @ 2/1
Back with Wolver later