Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
This Breac 3.25 @ 11/2
Frankie Ballou 3.20 @ 10/3
Shaketry 5.00 @ 9/4
Selected Down Royal- very soft ground on this undulating and galloping track
1.50 If the phrase God loves a trier is true then it wont be long before the ultra consistent Bal de Rio will break his duck as he comes into this race with form figures of 8 2nds, 1 3rd and a 4th ! He always runs to his mark of 120 and again will be bang there . The fav is Nos Where or When who belied his odds of 66/1 to be an excellent 3rd at Navan behind a pair of decent novices , but staying power won him that Bronze medal last time and could struggle on this much quicker track. Whirling dervish was a 93 rated flat horse and has showed bits of promise in limited chances and worth a saver at long odds.
½ pt ew Bal De Rio @ 9/2 ¼ pt ew Whirling Dervish @ 20/1 why not- ¼ pt rev fc
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 A Hunter Chase and the short priced joint favs are Samurai Cracker and Winged Leader who bring a similar level of form to the table and the latter was fancied for this last year and ran pretty well to be 5th of 10 but the in form Like A demon finished ahead of him , so has to be a player at long odds.
¼ pt ew Like A demon @ 16/1
No Down royal placepot
Selected Wetherby- very soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2.00 This is very weak and the clear form horse is in form veteran Flanagan’s Field, a ready winner in the Catterick mud last time out, but that was a weak heat and is now on an uncomfortable mark, but no surprise if he got away with it in this . I’m having a dabble on another veteran in First Of Never who took 38 races to break his duck , doing so over C&D off just a 2 pound lower mark , then held his form well and landed another race soon after off an even higher mark . His wins have come on better ground but does handle soft and his latest run was mildly encouraging .
¼ pt ew First of Never @ 16/1
2.35 This should be a straightforward ask for the lightly raced and highly promising Global Fame, who is one to keep your eye on when going up in grade .
¾ pt win Global Fame @ 8/13
3.10 Another uncompetitive heat and a great chance for the consistent Frankie Ballou after a close 2nd over C&D on deep ground last time off a slightly higher mark . He looked out of it when they quickened but rallied well and was flying at the death . Likely to be the same again but going one place better .
¾ pt win Frankie Ballou @ 11/4
3.45 Another uncompetitive heat and the nod goes to Fazayte on a fair mark after some decent runs in novice hurdles.
¼ pt win fazayte @ 4/1
4.20 All three have a good shout .
4.55 In another uncompetitive heat the fav is Pond Road , but this one has stamina to prove and prefer Incertaine , a winner off around this mark ,ground and trip three starts back , but has disappointed since, but on his best form , a definite player .
¼ pt ew Incetaine @ 10/1
Selected Wexford – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
2.05 Not much between Flying Risk, My Midnight and Getaway Gorgeous at the ratings , but over this C&D the latter gets the nod as the other pair are more potent over further trips .
½ pt win Getaway Gorgeous @ 8/11
2.40 Another uncompetitive event and despite never finishing any closer than 8th in his races , Sunday At Julia’s hasn’t been beaten that far in decent events.
¼ pt win Sunday At Julia’s @ 2/1
3.15 A very open big field handicap but the consistent late player knockraha Boss looks sure to run his race and will be finishing to some effect .
¼ pt ew Knockraha Boss @ 8/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.00 Shaketry is very consistent but wins are elusive, Can put the record straight in this modest heat .
¼ pt win Shaketry @ 9/4
Selected Taunton – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
2.15 The fav is Mille sussurri who brings a decent level of form to the race but this quicker track looks far from ideal. Finisher has run well the last twice and has clear claims but chancing a newcomer in the ex-french Caffe Macchiato , rated 85 , and a middle distance soft ground horse .
¼ pt win Caffe Macchiato @ 13/2
2.50 very uncompetitive and a great opportunity for Muckamore , despite the trip being short enough as only serious danger in Vinnies Getaway returns from a long break and unproven on soft , but at 2/5 , an easy pass .
3.25 Seenanythingyoulike is struggling a bit off his new mark after a clear win a few starts back, but has claims in an uncompetitive heat, This breac was a surpise winner at this trip at Leicester and ran ok next time and a nice bet to go in again .
½ pt win This Breac @ 11/2
4.00 PREMIUM RACE
4.35 Putdecashondedash was an easy winning Nap for Members last time but a bit to prove today with a big penalty and a longer trip. Adherence is 2 from 2 here and worth the try over the longer trip .
¼ pt win Adherence @ 10/3
5.10 Another uncompetitive race with most of these better at longer trips . Should be exploited by Fair Kate .
1/4 pt win Fair Kate 15/8