Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Garsman 12.45 @ 4/1
Pink Flamingo 6.05 @ 13/2
Make My day 3.40 @ 7/1
Selected York – good to firm on this flat and galloping track- speed track
12.15 nomadic Empire did well on debut to be 3rd over C&D on easy ground but faces serious competition from a well bred and expensive newcomer in Ancient Times .
12.45 Hats off to Garsman who has seriously stepped up a gear this term with 3 wins and 2 seconds in 6 starts , his only below par run being just a fair effort on easy ground. The handicapper is making it more difficult and is now 3 pounds higher than his last effort , which was a close 2nd, but the excellent Ciaren Fallon takes 3 pounds off his back to balance the books. He’s a prominent racer in field of mostly hold up types and good chance of seeing this out for another win .
¾ pt win Garsman @ 4/1
1.20 The one to beat at the weights is the back to form Communique but question mark over the longer trip . Both Moonlight Spirit and the in form Universal Order have no stamina issues.
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 A crackerjack of a Class 1 sprint and the very wonderful El astronaut will endeavour to make all , as he did last time , but his form has become a bit patchy of late and not assured of running to his mark . He’ll have company up front by the new kid on the block in Listed sprinting in youngster Que amoro , whose comeback spin was awesome and not ruled out while the ever reliable Major Jumbo will also be front rank, and could find it tough keeping up on this quick C&D and ground. This has the look of dropping to a late player making the useful Equilateral the one to be on , despite the penalty.
½ pt win Equilateral @ 4/1
3.40 This has a most winnable look to it and like the chance of the lightly raced Make My day, who was trained by John Gosden last year and ended a light season with an all the way win at Salisbury , putting him on a good mark today. He’s now with the top stable of Ralph Beckett , who does very well with new intakes . This trip on fast ground could be a bit short , but like his odds .
½ pt win Make My Day @ 7/1
4.10 There’s not a great deal of early pace on show and possible something could make all but with the likely early coming from Yolo Again. Only Spoofing and North Wind, al drawn high , I’m forgiving Musicka a laboured run last time and will do for me as he has good enough form off this mark in big fields at the trip and ground .
¼ pt ew Musicka @ 10/1
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
Letting the early maidens go
2.15 A class 1 sprint for 2yos and an odds on fav in Method, who isn’t a good bet to me as his win looked good , but was an ordinary maiden and all of his rivals have showed good form and all open to improvement. After a good debut on the all weather, Bowman was a costly failure on turf but has set the record right with two subsequent wins on fast turf . Considering the wealth of juvenile talent in the Mark Johnston stable, has to be a nice play at good odds.
¼ pt ew Bowman @ 10/1
3.25 A good quality listed race for fillies but there isn’t much between them all, so happy to watch .
4.00 A Group 3 sprint and plenty of useful types proven in the grade. A true pace is assured with Shine So Bright in the field , who would be dangerous if getting to the front under no pressure as he’s good enough to win and stays further . The fav is the once very useful The Tin Man, but his lat win came 2 years ago and recent efforts have been below par. Tis Marvellous has run two steady races this season and appeals to come off the pace and nail this late on .
¼ pt ew Tis Marvellous @ 10/1
4.30 The hat-trick seeking Sir plato is penalised a massive 9 pounds for a good win at Chepstow and likely to struggle with his new mark and on a more conventional track. dargel has a bit to prove switching from polytrack while Lalania could struggle up in trip and the ratings . Puero Banus is running well but is on a stiff enough mark. Oud Metha Bridge is generally consistent and comes here on the back of a good 2nd at Yarmouth , splitting a pair of inform rivals. This C&D should suit and a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Oud Metha Bridge @ 9/1
5.00 A very winnable finale and the reliable Casina De Notte ticks more boxes than most but is partnered by a jockey having his first ride !
¼ pt win Casina De Notte @ 10/1
No newbury placepot
No advice from Tramore
Selected The Curragh- good to soft on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
4.15 An odds on fav in Wembley after a good debut run but at the odds preference for the well bred colour Sergeant whose form compares well with the fav.
¼ pt win Colour Sergeant @ 4/1
4.45 The clear form horse is the useful Twilight Payment, but not for me at odds on .
5.15 You don’t see many Aiden O’Brien horses wearing these famous colours in handicaps off a mark of 79, so well worth trying Paradiso after some encouraging efforts in maidens and longer trip will suit .
¼ pt ew Paradiso @ 12/1
5.45 The Class horse in this Group 2 is Romanised but his record running fresh is not good, so may well need this. The short priced fav is the useful and tenacious Lancaster House, but may well not get his own way up front tonight with gustavos Weston also a front runner . The strong pace will suit the classy mare Surrounding , who warmed up for this with an encouraging effort last time and could surprise . the in form Buffer Zone has questions to answer at this longer trip .
¼ pt ew Surrounding @ 14/1
6.15 PREMIUM RACE
7.15 The Irish Oaks and the short priced fav is the useful Cayenne Pepper , but the longer trip is the worry against some proven stayers . Aiden O’Brien saddles 4 of the 8 , and all have to be considered . Snow showed a likeable attitude last time and could surprise .
¼ pt ew Snow @ 7/1
7.45 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Haydock good to soft on this flat and galloping track
4.20 A most winnable opener and I’m with the unexposed Love explodes after a cosy win at this trip last time and the 6 pound hit could be within her range, as could the slower ground.
¼ pt win love explodes @ 4/1
4.50 The likes of Jack D’or and Kaser have stamina doubts while Deonysius have been heftily penalised for a good win over C&d last time . Carey Street is rarely far away , trip fine as is ground and remains on a workable mark.
¼ pt ew Carey Street @ 8/1
5.20 A tough task for recent winner Sound of Iona with a hefty penalty , despite this looking winnable, Plenty of support for the capable Shepherds Way switching from tapeta but the nod goes to the down in trip Dana Forever , whose stable does well here and first time cheekpieces a positive for the stable.
¼ pt win Dana Forever @ 5/1
5.55 Dapper Man took off last year landing a 4 timer taking his winning mark from 72 to 80. He later ran some respectable races off a tough mark and grade . he hasn’t showed a great deal of late, but has been backed a few times. He’s going to pop in soon off this mark of 74,could be tonight .
¼ pt win Dapper Man @7/1
6.55 Lacan’s revival 3 wins in his last 4 looks over with the 9 pound hike but another in form runner in Danecase is only 2 pounds higher for a good win at this trip , first time for a new stable. Nice ew play .
¼ pt Danecase @ 10/1
7.25 Junderstand ran well here last time giving the impression the longer trip would suit. This is not deep and both Vindolanda and Reptito have much more to with penalties .
¼ pt ew junderstand @11/1
7.55 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Bath- good to firm on this sharp but stiff track
4.35 After just one run in Ireland, which was pretty good, moneybags syndicate Twilight Heir have transferred him to the good stable of Michael Bell and should be too good for these .
¾ pt win twilight Heir @ 5/6
5.05 the prolific Bay Watch notched another win last time , it coming over C&D, but the 5 pound hit looks too stiff . Nibras Again is running Ok and has been given a chance by the handicapper . Doesn’t win many and not well drawn but is a C&D winner on quick ground .
¼ pt win Nibras Again @ 10/3
6.05 Pink flamingo couldn’t land a blow here last time, but wasn’t beaten far. Longer trip suits very well and a nice play in a winnable heat .
½ pt win Pink Flamingo @13/2
7.05 Hammy end comes here on the back of 3 good seconds and the winner last time has gone in since under a penalty , but the nudge up the weights wont help and neither will the rise in grade. Foresee had a purple patch on the all weather in the Winter winning 4 from 5 and 2nd in the other ! and comes here on the back of a very good run on turf .
½ pt win Foresee @ 4/1