Selected Lingfield – all weather – tapeta
1.20 A vey weak opener and only a few with serious claims . I was very much with Arlecchino’s Leap last time out as he ticked plenty of boxes but ran a rare tame one. It could have been a one off or just a step backwards . On previous form , this is there for the taking.
¼ pt win Arlecchinos Leap @ 13/2
1.55 This is far more competitive and chances can be given to all of Subliminal. Emmeshing , Settle Pearl and Music Major who all come here in good form and all proven over C&D. Despite the wide draw, the tip gets the nod at the odds.
¼ pt ew Music Major @ 10/1
3.55 A good quality Class 2 handicap and I’m with the reliable and determined Corazon espinado who I tip up and of course back frequently . He comes here In his usual good form , is effective on the surface and wll give another good account of himself in a winnable race despite the testing mark and drop in trip.
½ pt ew Corazon Espinado @ 9/1
4.35 Shine on Brendan has had plenty of chances and after 4 seconds ran below that level last time , but the longer trip could have been the reason. He’s effective over C&D , on a fair mark and well drawn . Could be his day .
¼ pt win Shine On Brendan @ 9/2
Cheltenham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.30 The Ballymore
The odds on fav is the prolific Envoi Allen who is a perfect 8 from 8 and won the Champion bumper last year so proven at the track and ground. He is the highest rated in the field but he likes to race front rank over hurdles and there are a number of front runners in this, but it’s worth noting that when he won the Champion Bumper , he was held up, so like every very good horse , will run his race whatever is chucked at him. He is up against two other unbeaten horses who have really impressed in winning . Sporting John certainly took my eye when winning his first race over hurdles which came at Exeter when giving the useful Harry Senior a big head start and picked him up with ease. He has gone on to land his next two and is a very serious racehorse as too is The big Breakaway who has sluiced in both times over hurdles . The fav may not be the banker most consider and this promises to be a terrific contest , but I’ve been with Sporting John all season, so not stopping now .
¼ pt win Sporting John @ 7/2
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 The Queen Mother Champion Chase
The bookies can’t decide between the even money joint favs in Chacun Pour soi and Defi De seuil , and I’m the same, but Defi has won 6 of his 8 races here !
4.10 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
This has been won for the last two years by the absolutely wonderful , terrific and brilliant Tiger Roll en route to landing the Aintree National It’s hard seeing him being beaten today and wouldn’t it be brilliant if he could on to land the double- treble !!
1pt win Tiger Roll @ 8/11
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Huntingdon- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.45 It’s not a deep novice event and after a good run last time at this trip on similar ground , Dagueneau has the edge over Torn and Frayed who may need deeper ground.
½ pt win Dagueneau @ 9/4
3.05 A very weak event and despite being a long time maiden , Emma Lane wont get a better chance.
½ pt win Emma Lane @ 7/4#
3.45 another winnable heat and a good opportunity for Imperial Nemesis after a good 2nd in a better race last time .
½ pt win Imperial Nemesis @ 11/4
4.25 Another uncompetitive event and most of these have trouble getting their noses in front. Arquebusier is on a tough enough mark but is going well and a nice ew play .
½ pt ew Arquebusier @ 11/1
5.05 Rhosneigr is the clear form horse and looks a very solid fav.
½ pt win Rhosneigr @ 6/4
Kempton Fortune for a fiver
50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
You don’t Own Me 4.40 @ 5/1
Vega’s Lady 5.50 @ 3/1
Baashiq 7.20 @ 14/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
4.40 You Don’t Own Me has three career wins, not a bad return from 13 races and all three have come over this C&D. He’s well draw to do what she likes doing , leading all the way and could well be up to defying the 5 pound hit . She has a few in form rivals who have it to prove switching to this surface .
½ pt win You Don’t Own Me @ 5/1
5.50 Not a deep race and a short priced fav in the inn form Believe in Love but a hrsh 3 pound penalty for a decent 2nd makes life tougher . Vega’s angel runs in famous colours for a top stable and comes here on the back of a smart win around this trip at Lingfield , which puts her on a good mark in her first handicap . The admirable Goddess of Fire , 3 wins in her last 4 has it do up in the weights and trip and like her chance of probably leading this all the way.
¾ pt win Vega’s Lady @3/1
6.20 All yours has a terrific record round here , 4 wins in 6 starts , and despite now being on a testing mark, this is not a big ask and could go in again.
¼ pt win All Yours @ 4/1
6.50 A tough test for recent winner Red Jasper under a hefty penalty after a win on fibresand and has the worst of the draw. It wasn’t much of a race when Thomas Lanfiere was a close 2nd at this trip at Chelmsford City but is well drawn and this is not a great race either .
¼ pt win Thomas Lanfiere @ 9/2
7.20 This is not a deep race at all and a great chance for the well treated Basshiq to show his paces . He’s been undone by the draw of late and this C&d winner is hovering on a good mark. Cracking ew bet .
½ pt ew Basshiq @ 14/1