Today's fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles , 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Blessed to Empress 1.40 @ 11/2
El Ghazwani 2.40 @ 9/2
Le Chiffre 2.30 @ 5/2
Throne Hall 4.05 @ 5/2
Selected Sedgefield – good ground on this undulating and sharp track
12.20 David Pipe has a terrific record on this 600 mile round trip and also has a good record with new intakes which makes French import Sans logique of interest .
½ pt win Sans Logique @ 7/4
12.50 This looks a match but at this trip preference for Ask Henry .
¼ pt win Ask Henry @ 2/1
1.20 This looks good for the in form Galileo Silver and just about worth a play at the odds.
½ pt win Galileo Silver @ 8/11
1.50 This is not a deep handicap and an excellent chance for Cheltenam De Vaige to defy the 7 pound penalty and land the hat-trick with no issues with trip or ground . Brotherly Company made all for a good win last time , but is a lot more exposed than the selection and the 12 pound hit could see him seriously in trouble.
¾ pt win Cheltenam De Vaige @ 11/8
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 Arthurs Sixpence is 3 from 3 this season and despite a 7 pound hit , is going to be hard to beat again but Oscar Rose and Kittys Light represent stern opposition .
3.25 All yours can only be watched as he continues to run way below his best . Right destination comes into this in good form and this could be his day but slight preference for the novice joie De Vivre, after a solid 4th last time and the 2nd horse has done well since .
¼ pt ew Joie De Vivre @ 10/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather -polytrack
1.10 Ropey Guest is way clear on official ratings but remains a maiden after 12 tries and his rating is flattering as he often is set tough assignments in hot races , running through beaten horses . He is certainly not a betting prospect at 1/3. Fast Spin showed the right attitude when battling to an all the way on the Wolver tapeta on just his second start . He does carry a penalty and switches surface , but with the only other one with a chance is the newcomer Sea Mood, I’m with Ropey Quest to frustrate followers once more .
½ pt win Fast Spin @ 4/1
1.40 This will take little wining and despite not being at her best of late, Blessed To Empress has had a few excuses and this is low grade stuff for this triple track winner .
½ pt win Blessed To Empress @ 11/2
2.10 The consistent and in form Alba Del sole will be tested by a return to polytrack and the well drawn early pacer Bernie’s Boy capable of springing a mini shock in another weak heat .
¼ pt ew Bernie’s Boy @ 10/1
2.40 A bit of guesswork here with Homespin not firing this year and going up in trip while the drop in trip unlikely to suit the rest except for El Ghazwani , effective on the surface and trip but on a stiff mark but first run for a good stable. Not a bad bet at the odds.
½ pt win El Ghazwani @ 9/2
3.10 This looks wide open but I like the look of a couple of the longshots in La Fogiletta and Kimberley, both on workable marks and both suited to the trip and surface .
¼ pt ew each La Fogiletta @ 12/1 Kimberley @ 12/1 – small rev gc ??
3.45 A very weak event and the back to form Archdeacon has a bit to prove back on polytrack after an improved effort on turf . Apache Blaze , Flying Standard and Percy Toplis all come into this in good form and C&D fine, but with the latter at long odds.
1/4 pt ew Percy Topliss @ 14/1
Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Beverley – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
2.30 Youngster Le Chiffre remains in top form and his recent 2nd over C&D was achieved on unsuitable fast ground. Back on the same mark and preferred soft ground , has to go close from a decent draw.
½ pt win Le Chiffre @ 5/2
3.00 A big field sprint with plenty of early pace on and plenty of contenders . usually low numbers in the draw are favoured at sprint distances, but it’s less pronounced on soft ground . With so much early pace on the pace is likely to collapse and I like the chance of one of the younger horses in Balancing Act , who is 1 from 1 in the mud, which was a career best . He was a close 3rd over C&D in a similar contest on quick ground off around this mark and the softer ground is certainly of help today .
¼ pt ew Balancing Act @ 8/1
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.05 None of the five can be ruled out but preference is for Throne Hall a decisive winner on just his 2nd ever start at Hamilton on easy ground and well handicapped on that run.
½ pt win Throne Hall @ 5/2
4.35 Not a deep race and the two form horses in Dual C&D winner Puckle and Dangerffizz are unproven on soft and the rest hard to fancy .
5.05 Let Her Loose won well first time at this trip last time out and the penalty could be worse and handles the mud.
¼ pt ew Let Her Loose @ 7/1
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
3.20 After a good win on debut Tanfantic has kept vey warm company, too warm and not bad odds to get back on the scoresheet in a modest maiden .
½ pt win Tanfantic @ 6/4
3.55 Premier Power is an exciting youngster and should take this without breaking sweat , but is 2/5.
4.25 Impossible to rule any of the four out .
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
5.25 The lightly raced Crystal Carole is only 3pounds higher for a smart win last time at Windsor but is effective here . Wide draw no help and a change of jockey not ideal on this hold up type but certainly has claims in an open heat .
¼ pt ew Crystal Carole @ 7/1
6.00 You can make a good case for the vast majority if these but happy to play a longshot in Besides. Lightly race and on a good mark on what she’s achieved so far and looks way overpriced .
¼ pt ew Besides @ 33/1
6.30 A tricky stayers’ handicap and I’m trying one of the younger horses in Speech Room , in good form and track suits but is going up significantly in trip , but still preferred .
¼ pt win Speech Room @ 4/1
7.00 Low grade sprint and the back to form and well drawn Mercers could well make all, but it’s been a while since his last win .
¼ pt win Mercers @ 3/1