Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Oloroso 3.20 @ 10/3
Julie Johnston 1.55 @ 6/1
Robert Guiscard 5.25 @ 5/1
Selected Yarmouth – firm ground on this flat and galloping track- speed track
12.45 A most difficult opener full of lightly raced and already successful types from light juvenile campaigns and the vast majority are going handicapping for he first time, going up in trip and trying fast turf , all for the first time, so hard to be sure Plenty of big stables are represented , with many wearing famous colours. Group One power was 2 from 2 last year and is on a fair mark but both wins came on the all weather and this longer trip is a worry . You can make a strong case for all of Celestran, Union , Naizagai and Zabeel Champion but at the odds I’m trying Make It Rain who looked good winning at Kempton and his stable has done well since racing resumed.
¼ pt ew Make It Rain @ 12/1
1.20 PREMIUM RACE
1.55 A race for unraced 2yos so we know little about thesev but what we do know is that Mark Johnston has made a flying start with his juveniles, not for the first time , and all three of his 2yos have WON , which makes Julie Johnston worth a decent play and has a great record with juveniles here.
½ pt win Julie Johnston @ 6/1
2.30 Dutch Story ended the season with a bang winning over C&D easily but that came on heavy ground and he’s a hefty 8 pounds higher . Full Intention is rarely far away but runs on this kind of track haven’t been his best . Sonnet Rose is a reliable type with good form over C&D and on fast turf. She’s on a stiff mark , but the booking of very useful 3 pound claimer Ciaren Fallon can only help.
½ pt ew Sonnet Rose @ 9/1
3.05 The john Gosden stable has resumed with a bang and runs Enemy , who impressed when winning on debut and looks well up to defying the penalty, but is 4/6 .
3.40 Both All You Wish and Higher Kingdom looked good when winning last season but both have penalties and have it to prove on quick turf . Haqeedy is trained by John Gosden and ran promisingly on his only start last year . He is one to watch this year as his price zoomed from £28,000 up to £175,000 from yearling to 2yo, which is often a very good sign of ability and worth a dabble today .
¼ pt win Haqeedy @ 7/2
4.15 Maydanny starts handicapping on a very fair mark and has clear claims while the prolific City Wanderer , 3 wins in his last 4 will give it a go, but now on a testing mark . Two Bids is consistent but so hard to win with and the drop in trip looks a further issue, but remains with a top stable and has been gelded and tries a first time hood, so not ruled out. The lightly raced Rum Baba ended the season with a Goodwin making him nicely handicapped in today’s contest .
¼ pt win Rum Baba @ 7/2
5.25 Robert Guiscard ran a number of good races last season, hitting the frame frequently and has strong claims of nailing a deserved first win. He’s on a workable mark and is proven at the track, trip and ground . May try to go all the way.
½ pt winRobert Guiscard @ 5/1
6.00 Narak has a hefty penalty , but this is not deep so has a favourite’s chance . Bit of an acid test today for the ultra consistent mount Wellington ,but all of is recent runs have come on the all weather, but he was fine on fast turf in the past . I’m having a try with the consistent casina da Notte who in 4 tries here has 2 wins and 2 places !
¼ pt ew Casina De Notte @ 7/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
1.00The speedy Agent Shiftwell will try and make all but could be vulnerable late on off this mark . The consistent Never Dark is well drawn and on a fair mark but does drop in trip and is looking hard to win with . Newyorkstateofmind ended the season with a deserved win but will be hard pressed to lead all the way and carries a hefty penalty. Zulu Zander won 3 times last year including coming off the pace to win at Chelmsford City , off a pound higher . Has a good race make up with so much early pace and could surprise despite the adverse draw.
¼ pt ew Zulu Zander @ 33/1
1.35 The veteran just Glamorous has dropped to a very good mark and some of last year’s form on polytrack reads pretty well , but others here want to lead and not well berthed and has also joined a small stable .The consistent Griggy holds his form well but in 6 tries at the minimum trip hasn’t even hit the frame . May Remain wlil find this tough under a penalty and from a bad draw but this remains an open heat with chances given to all of Pink flamingo , Hans Solo Berger, Kodiak attack and You’re Cool but the nod goes to Peggy Sue, worth a dabble at long odds off such a good mark .
¼ pt ew Peggy Sue @ 22/1
2.10 Divina Gloria won well on debut last year , runs in famous colours and for a stable who’s done well since racing resumed . Her price rocketed from £100,000 to £290,000 from yearling to 2yo and could be one to keep on the right side this season . The odds on fav is the John Gosden trained Sun Bear , 2nd on her only run last year in the mud and has to race from a bad draw today .
¼ pt win divina Gloria @ 4/1
2.45 A very difficult Class 1 event to work out as it’s full of unexposed and exciting lightly raced 3yos , likely to do well this season. hypothetical was mightily impressive in winning his only race last year and could be another for the Gosden bandwagon.
¼ pt win Hypothetical 11/4
3.20 The short priced fav is the capable but hard to catch right Gossiping , and he comes here on a series of very poor efforts, so easy to look elsewhere. Oloroso runs this C&D very well and this looks very much a winning opportunity .
½ pt win Oloroso @ 10/3
3.55 A good quality Class 1 for fillies and I have to be with the ultra classy Billsdon Brook , a shock winner of the 2018 100o guineas and comes here with 3 wins in her last 5 . She has to give weight all round and has a couple of useful John Gosden fillies in Scentasia and the badly drawn Nazeef, but she’s done me so many favours in the past, can’t desert her now. Agincourt just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and likely to outrun her 20/1 odds.
½ pt win Billesdon Brook @ 9/2
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
5.05 PREMIUM RACE