Selected Yarmouth – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
12.45 PREMIUM RACE
1.20 The lightly raced youngster Alpine Mistral sauntered home at Beverley last time but this is a very different track and she’s up in trip and the weights, but saying that, this is weak and she could be way ahead of the game. Volcano Bay is in form but it’s only modest and remains very hard to win with . Veteran lunar Deity ran well here last time and will do me for an ew play in a weak heat.
¼ pt ew Lunar Deity @ 8/1
1.50 Another short priced 3yo in Grand canal, a good 2nd last time, but up in the weights on a quicker track . Saga Spirit is very hard to win with but runs this C&d well, just like last time and shouldn’t be far away in a weak heat .
¼ pt ew saga Spirit @ 20/1
2.20 A very short priced fav in Pink sands , who returns after over a year off the track, never a good sign for a young horse and also carries a penalty and encounters quick ground. I wouldn’t say she’s a gimme at even money at all and plenty of good stables have runners in this .
2.50 Another uncompetitive event and looks very much at the mercy of Soldier Lions, a good 2nd on debut at Leicester and should land this with ease , despite the switch to a speed track an issue , so easy to pass at 4/9.
3.20 Bold Decision and wild Flower were both last time winners, but both with stiff enough tasks at the weights. Independence Day is very hard to win with but was a close 3rd in a decent handicap over C&D last time and could be his day .
¼ pt win Independence Day @ 4/1
3.50 The fav is youngster Prince Casper but not for me as he switches from the all weather and goes up in trip , Chances can be given to quite a few in this and the nod goes to craigburn , who lost his action badly last time and was practically pulled up , but previous form good enough to edge out the prolific Herringwell .
¼ pt win Craigburn @ 5/1
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
No advice from Ballinrobe today
Selected Bath- firm ground on this sharp but stiff track
1.40 An unappealing low grade handicap with all of the field having rotten win records and not known for consistency .
2.10 Gherkin certainly deserves a win and was a very close 2nd over C&D last time on quick ground from a bad draw and should have the edge over the penalised Pull Harder Con who drops in trip .
¾ pt win Gherkin @ 11/10
2.40 Corinthia Knight took advantage of a handy mark last time for a gutsy win over C&d last time, but the 5 pound hit will test in this deep heat. The most likely winner is Motagally ,but I can let him go at just 2/1 . Wild Edric, Tin Hat and amplify all have clear claims while Chil Chil ended last season with 3 wins from her last four, but resumes duties on a tough mark .
3.10 Looks good for Lehwaiyla but I wont be playing at odds on .
3.40 Air Of York was entitled to win a much better race over C&D last time on the pick of his form and in a weak event has clear claims .
¼ pt win Air Of York @ 9/4
Selected Catterick -good to firm om this tight and undulating trackbe far
4.30 Dee Impression runs for a top stable and won well at this trip at Beverley , and the level of form puts her on a workable mark . This is a very different track but the stable does well here with juveniles so worth a nice play at pretty good odds.
½ pt win Deep Impression @ 7/2
5.00 Too many ifs and buts in this juvenile maiden.
5.30 On his best form Know The Limits would be far too good for these , but has returned this season with two very poor efforts and you wonder if the ability is still there . Not for me at evens .
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 Science was short headed on his debut at Kempton by the useful Army of India and subsequently ran well for a long way at Royal Ascot. The good stable does well here and also first time blinkers a positive . Looks a gift at evens .
¾ pt win Science @ evens
7.30 Stars in The night is consistent but very hard to win with but comfortably brings the best form to the table and fair odds to shed that maiden tag .
½ pt win Stars in The night @ 11/8
8.00 The drop in trip wont help the well treated Abel Handy while hat-trick seeking Indian sounds more to do up In the ratings and grade. The well drawn youngster Auckland Lodge is 2 from 2 here and on a workable mark .
¼ pt win Auckland Lodge @ 13/2
8.30 You can give a decent chance to a good handful in the Lucky Last but the nod goes to Greengage, who can be relied upon to run her race and shouldn’t be far away.
¼ pt ew Greengage @ 8/1
Selected Naas- good ground on this undulating , stiff, and galloping track
4.45 dense Star brings comfortably the best form to the table but I can pass at short odds.
5.15 The veteran Doonard Prince just doesn’t know how to run a bad race. On a good mark and runs this track well . Very nice ew play .
½ pt ew Doonard Prince @ 10/1
5.45 After a good comeback spin , Allez allez, Allez disappointed on softer ground and worth another chance on this better ground .
¼ pt win Allez Allez Allez @ 4/1
6.15 A valuable Group 3 for fillies , and the majority of these are useful , but the pair heading the market in Forever In Dreams and Millisle have an edge over the others at the ratings and both should find this C&D ideal. Very hard to split .