Today’ Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £2 treble
Meccas Hot steps 12.45 @ 7/2
Coup De pinceau 1.40 @ 5/2
Fairy dust 4.30 @ 6/4
Selected Market Rasen- good ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
12.00 The clear form horse is very impressive recent Southwell winner Sangha River , and the horse he beat has trotted in since. The only concern for big rollers , as he is a 2/7 shot , is that he rarely sees the race track , suggesting he’s fragile. Last time was his first run for over 2 years and this 7yo is only having his 5th ever race today . He has the profile of one who will eventually run a way below par race and will be again put on the sidelines. Silkstone has been known In the past for great consistency , but has lost that characteristic of late , so couldn’t recommend him as an ew bet for nothing .
12.35 The recent winners Czech Her Out and Collodi have been given stiff penalties and the majority if the rest are very hard to fancy . Nigel Hawke does well when taking the 500 mile trip here and runs the down in grade Mead Vale, who doesn’t have a good record going fresh but his only win came over a similar C&D, on similar ground and mark . At the odds, worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Mead Vale @ 11/1
1.40 A competitive Class 3 chase and a short priced fav In the lightly raced El Presente, who is worth taking on as he rarely sees the race track and has a poor win record , as does his good stable here. Paul Nicholls does very well here and his only runner of the day , traveling the 400 mile round trio , is the well treated Coup De pinceau , who has a couple of good runs in the book off higher marks and his record going right handed is a most impressive 5 wins and 4 places from 10 starts !
¾ pt win Coup De Pinceau @ 5/2
Selected Ayr- good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.45 This is very weak and even the fav in Pretty Lady has it to prove down in trip and switching from the all weather . Mecca’s Hot steps comes into this on the back of two placed efforts and has a rare pop in Class 6 and the first time blinkers is a very positive move for the good stable .
½ pt win Mecca’s Hot steps @ 7/2
1.20 Toussarok won well on debut on the Newcastle tapeta and would do well to double up under a penalty and switching to very different conditions . Captain Magnum ran well when 2nd last time, but it was on soft ground while Darval also did well on debut . Very tricky ???
1.50 Tougher tasks for who Told Jo Jo and prissy Missy with their penalties, but neither out of this . Pearl of Qatar continues to run well while the well treated epeuis showed more last time . the nod goes to the in form Almurr with the drop in grade , Both See My Baby Jive and Ventura express are unexposed and possible.
¼ pt win Almurr @ 4/1
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 Suma peto brings comfortably the best form to the table and proven over C&D, but I can pass at evens .
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 Not a deep race and a good opportunity for the in form Dreamseller with so many in this hard to fancy .
¼ pt win Dreamseller @ 5/2
4.20 Pour Me a drink got back on the scoresheet last time with a bold display of front running, getting the better of track specialist glasses Up on soft ground. Today’s faster ground is no real issue to either but Pour Me a drink has very hefty 6 pound hit to overcome . thai Terrier is hard to assess as he returns from a 4 months break and has only raced on the all weather , but is proven at the trip and on a fair mark in his first handicap , and runs for a top stable . time Voyage is a progressive 3yo not out of this but the lightly raced Returnofthemac has a bit to do up in the ratings and trip . I’m with Glasses Up to nail these late on .
¼ pt win Glasses Up @ 5/1
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Windsor- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
4.30 Both Rania and Alone Time carry penalties and are poorly drawn which offers a great opportunity for Fairy dust , who was well supported on her debut over C&D finishing 2nd in a big field from a poor draw. Better drawn tonight and looks a very solid fav.
¾ p win fairy Dust @ 6/4
5.00 The admirable Mountain Brave, 3 wins from his last 4 ,could struggle with both the penalty and the switch to a speed track . The lightly raced theotherside won well over C&D last time but does have a hefty penalty . The nod goes to the back to form Second Collection to swoop late .
¼ pt win Second Collection @ 10/3
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
6.00 a handful of lightly raced types all have clear chance. Lucky to find the right one.
6.30 the four heading the market all did well on debuts but Burke and Wills was a long shot plugging on in soft ground, kettle Hill looked in need of a stiffer test at Newmarket and the same can be said for kings Knight over C&D. Minori did well when a running on close 5th over C&D on debut and gets the nod .
¼ pt win Minori @ 5/1
7.00 The in form A Sure welcome has run two blinders here of late but the drop In trip wont help. Glamorous Anna bounced back to form last time with a bold effort over C&D and despite a nudge up the weights, appeals as an ew play . Last time C&D Yimou is penalised but respected while Free Love is getting closer, but doesn’t look about to strike .
¼ pt ew Glamorous Anna @ 9/1
7.30 Hold Fast’ last run was in a Royal ascot Group 2 , and predictably was well beaten , but in much calmer waters today and on a good mark and a winner at the trip . A la Voile won well last time and is a clear danger .
¼ pt win Hold Fast @ 5/2
8.30 Caribeno sluiced in at Catterick and could be ahead of the game and capable of carrying the 5 pound penalty , but there are a few dangers and prefer the lightly raced Villanelle a good 2nd on handicap debut at this trip and another good run likely .
¼ pt ew Villanelle @ 9/1