Selected Market Rasen – good ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
12.20 Soldier On Parade, a fair flat horse did well on his debut chasing home the prolific Hiconic and can put his experience to good use .
½ pt win Soldier on Parade @ evens
12.50 Break the Rules was a ready winner at this trip last time and the 2nd horse was an easy winner yesterday . Taken to defy the penalty .
¼ pt win Break The Rules @ 10/3
1.25 the consistent Little stevie won this last year off a slightly lower mark and comes into this in his usual good form . This looks quite deep, but wont be far away .
¼ pt win Little Stevie @ 5/2
1.55 PREMIUM RACE
2.30 A red hot handicap and many have a clear chance. I’m with a longshot in That’s A given ,who disappointed on his comeback spin but holds a clear chance on last season’s form and is overpriced for his chance .
¼ pt ew That’a A given @ 20/1
3.00 Arthurs Sixpence has a worrying profile as he is the fragile type who rarely sees the race track and question marks regarding whether he will reproduce his latest winning start . This is not deep and the clear danger is Lough Gar, but I can pass at just 6/4.
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.00 Plenty of these have a good shout on the pick of their form but the nod goes to Akkapenko, who is only 4 pounds higher for a good win last year and had a recent run on the flat .
¼ pt win Akkapenko @ 6/1
4.30 Another open race and plenty of contenders but chancing the lightly raced Kendelu after an improved run in a better race last time.
¼ pt ew Kendelu @ 10/1
Market rasen placepot
Selected Redcar- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
12.35 The ones at the top of the market appear to have plenty of weight for what they have achieved thus far so happy to play Find A penny at long odds who is nicely weighted on the strength of a good 3rd at this trip last time .
¼ pt ew Find A Penny @ 16/1
1.10 I give Elected the nod over fools Rush as they look likely to battle out the finish .
½ pt win Elected @ 5/2
1.40 Both Harry’s Ridge and Lincoln Red have had plenty of chances so trying the lightly raced twin Parade after a fair effort last time and this more conventional track will help. Hat-trick seeking Tiltilys Rock is now high in the weights and hasn’t even hit the frame in 6 tries at this trip .
¼ pt ew Twin Parade @ 8/1
2.45 This looks an absolute match but on this C&D, Thowq should have too much toe for Dreamloper .
¾ pt winThowq @ 5/4
3.20 Understandable that Aliento is a warm order after a big run last time and just about worth a bet.
¼ pt win Aliento @ 5/2
3.50 A very open big field handicap and trying a longshot whose recent 2nd at Donny reads very well and wasn’t put into the race last time .
¼ p t ew Bolihope @ 22/1
4.20 silver Samurai is the clear form horse but would want the rain to get into the ground .
¼ pt win Silver Samurai @ 11/4
4.50Another match this time between Kitzbuhel and Without A fight and hard to split .
5.25 Understandable that Swooping Eagle is a short priced fav for the top Southern stable against modest rivals and despite being the likely winner , not for me at 6/4.
I’m giving Galway the elbow with soft ground giving it a lottery look
Selected Windsor- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
4.25 Big penalty for recent winner Atty’s Edge while the capable Lordsbridge boy wont find the ground ideal . Veteran Pettochside can still go a bit and the softer ground more in his favour than most.
¼ pt ew Pettochside @ 13/2
4.55 The even money fav is newcomer Mystery smiles , which kind of sums up this race as a betting proposition .
5.30 Tough task for hat-trick seeking Hot scoop with a penalty while the short priced joint favs in dillydongdillydong and Zofferelli have comparable form but softer ground an unknown .
6.00 It’s a Given runs in famous colours for a top stable and is 2 from 2 but both on the all weather and only on a fair mark for her first handicap, but has found herself in a most winnable race with none of her rivals come into this in encouraging form, and another race I’m happy to skip .
6.30 At last , a competitive heat and plenty with a chance . Betty’s Hope moment of glory came last season when landing the Newbury Super Sprint on soft ground and long odds , so has to be respected back on her fav ground dropping in the weights. Lihou ran well last time and has the ground to suit but is better at the minimum trip . The lightly raced Broughtons Gold was a good 3rd at this trip last time in the Haydock mud, and despite a nudge up the weights has clear claims as does the back to form tenax , who also has a nudge in the weights to contend with . Epsom faithfull is threatening to win off this mark but maybe not on this ground while the front running Good night Mr Tom will like the ground but will probably find the track too quick. I give the nod to Al dawodiya , who wasn’t far behind Broughton Gold at Newbury and has a handy weight pull and trusted on slower ground .
¼ pt win Al Dawooya @ 13/2
7.00 You can give a chance to many in this but so few have ever encountered soft ground so just too much guesswork .
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
8.00 Again just too much guesswork due to the ground and all these are lightly raced so hard to get a handle .
8.30 Another wide open race with Telekenitic and Thunder King coming here in good form and no issues with the trip but unproven on the ground while Derek Le Grand ran well here last time but the longer trip may not help. He had the lightly raced Old friend behind here but this one is the short priced fav running for a good stable and likely to appreciate the greater test of stamina . Para Queen has showed little this season but is 2 from 2 over C&D and is a mud lover . She’s been given a chance at the weights and if the ground gets testing , so much the better.
¼ pt ew Para Queen @ 10/1