Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Meccas Hot steps 12.35 @ 6/4
Militia 1.10 @ 3/1
Durrell 4.40 @ 6/1
Selected Hamilton – soft ground on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
12.35 A very good opportunity for the in form Meccas Hot steps with no issues with ground, trip, mark and most probably track .
¾ pt win Meccas Hot steps @ 6/4
1.10 The stiffer track and penalty are negatives for recent winner Abate and I clearly prefer Militia, who has rediscovered his consistency , comes here in good form and handles the mud and a good run at Ponty on soft holds hopes for this stiff C&d .
½ pt win Militia @ 3/1
1.45 The short priced fav is the once raced King Fairy, whose form is only on a par with a handful of these but runs for William Haggas , who’s brought him on the 720 mile round trip and has an excellent record when journeying to the races, but happy to let him go at short odds.
2.20 Vive La Difference has the best of the draw, comes here In good form , likes the mud and is a dual winner over C&D . Should be too good for these.
½ pt win Vive La difference @ 5/2
Selected Windsor- good to firm on this flat and galloping track . Speed track
12.15 This looks between three of them but Lockdown could struggle on this speed track. Rooster ran well on the all weather last time so the nod goes to Nurse Florence , a close 3rd on debut in a small field on fast turf and the winner did well at Royal Ascot
¼ pt win Nurse Florence
12.45 Rideson is most frustrating, 5 seconds and a 3rd in 6 starts , and all runs on the all weather so not for me. New Chapter shaped up well on debut and is preferred .
½ pt win New Chapter @ 7/4
1.20 Magic Sky did well on debut on the all weather but is related to some smart sorts on turf and in another uncompetitive event , will be hard to beat .
½ pt win Magic Sky @ 6/4
1.55 It was only a matter of time before Chairmanoftheboard exploited a good mark and he did it very well over C&D , despite fluffing the start , winning by 2 lengths and the 2nd horse has done well since . The 6 pound hit looks within range but I prefer a play on the capable Saaheq who ran promisingly on his comeback spin and way overpriced for his chance.
¼ pt ew Saaheq @ 18/1
2.25 Dark Lady is a useful and likeable type but this sharp C&d unlikely to help and may need the run . This is a good opportunity for Repartee, who brings very good form to the table and won first time out last year.
½ pt win Repartee @ 2/1
3.00 A good quality Class 1 event and the pair to beat at the weights are Accidental Agent, who leaves his best runs for Ascot and Stormy Atlantic , far more potent on soft ground . Cardsharp looks sure to try and make all , but is struggling of late and I like the chance of he useful handicapper Pogo . 3rd in the recent Royal Hunt Cup , but effective also on speed tracks .
¼ pt win Pogo @ 4/1
3.35 A good quality Class 2 handicap for 3yos and the fav is the front running Overwrite, but this one has a bit to prove on fast ground. Dance Fever is impossible to knock as he is a perfect 3 from 3 and won here on his debut. Has to be the bet as he remains unexposed .
¼ pt win Dance Fever @ 4/1
4.40 I’ve been watching Durrell of late and was surprised when the jockey opted to make all when upped to this trip last time out at Newmarket , but he had them on the stretch until his exertions took its toll. He has a rare run in Class 4 and this easier track is bonus in a winnable race .
½ pt win Durrell @ 6/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.00The door should open for Eastern World today after two good seconds, the latest over C&d. Lawahed did well on debut but the winner was well beaten yesterday .
¾ pt win Eastern World @ 4/5
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Curragh- good ground on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
2.00 The short priced fav is Aidan O’Brien’s Snowfall, a good 3rd on debut behind a pair who have done well since , but the ones she finished alongside aren’t great shakes . Aliyza also did well on debut and is screaming out for this longer trip . Really nice ew play.
½ p tew Aliyza @ 7/1
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 Make A challenge has won 3 of his last 5 but was held by Buffer Zone last season in a big field handicap and the winner is weighted to confirm the form . Speak In colours and English raider Queen Jo Jo are not out of this.
¼ p tew Buffer Zone @ 8/1
4.45 Great seeing the excellent Magical remaining in training and this cracking mare is rated a most lofty 122. She won first time out last season and not badly priced to assert her clear superiority over this field .
1pt win Magical @ 8/13
5.15 Despite the big field few come here with strong claims and I’m with hat-trick seeking Will Be King, who’s won his last two with ease and has clicked well with his new stable. The 9 pound hit is stiff but could be ahead of the game.
¼ p tew Will Be King @ 8/1
5.45 A very open stayers handicap but the consistent Dalton Highway is likely to run his race and give us a good run for our money .
¼ pt ew Dalton highway @ 8/1