Today’s fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Keep Right On 12.45 @ 3/1
Global Tour 2.05 @ 13/2
Dear Sire 2.40 @ 7/1
Selected Goodwood- good to soft on this undulating , sharp and tricky track
12.45 Keep Right on did little wrong on his debut at Newmarket on quick ground , keeping on well to be 2nd behind one who ran a cracker up in grade last time and had a reliable yardstick back in 3rd . This is not a deep maiden and should be fine with the extra furlong and has proved he handles undulations . The missing factor is the ground , but at pretty generous odds, still worth a nice play .
½ pt win Keep Right On @ 3/1
1.15 All of Elham Valley , Salamanca School and Bealach have been competing at a much higher level, but only he latter has been running OK in them, but he has ground issues . Well happy to let this go .
1.50 Alemagna was a smart winner of this last year and is not that much higher in the weights today but ruled out on ground issues. The other four all have solid chances and while the progressive Ice Sprite is understandably a warm order, no value at all in a competitive heat .
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 Extremely open and tricky
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 This should be a walk in the park for Modmin, but he is 1/3 .
Not playing these handicaps for amateur riders as both races are full of ifs, buts and maybes .
Selected Perth – good to soft on this flat and sharp track, speed track
1.00The consistent Chosen Flame finally broke his duck last time over C&D on similar ground . I wasn’t with him that day as I considered the trip too short , but he bolted in . He has a hefty 6 pound penalty , enough to put you off being with this 6/4 shot. Set In stone is rated a decent 74 on the flat and ran well for a long way behind the fav last time and enjoys a healthy 8 pound pull . given his inexperience over hurdles, can only get better .
¼ pt ew Set In stone @ 9/1
1.30 a tricky novice hurdle with recent winner MRs Hyde carrying a penalty and that could give the edge to the decent bumper horse Stoner’s Choice , running for the top yard of Fergal O’Brien. Don’t Need to Know and Winfola have showed promise while Modakhar hasn’t been going badly on the flat .
2.05 There will be no hanging about in this with all of the short priced fav Scardura, Sianne’s Star, Lucky Flight and Guardia Top all known for front running , so they could easily mar each other’s chance in the battle for domination. Global Tour was a smart winner on his chase debut but is now on a testing mark and the ground could well be slow enough , but this late player has a terrific race make up and has won 6 of his last 12 races !
½ pt ew Global Tour @ 13/2
2.40 The short priced fav is the progressive Imperial Elysium who goes for the 4 timer and hasn’t been hard pressed landing his other wins, but the 11 pound hit will test up in grade . Dear Sire is bang in form and runs this C&D well and looks very nice odds to land this .
½ pt win Dear Sire @ 7/1
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 The penny has certainly dropped for the young mare Pammi , who was renowned for hitting the frame frequently but wins hard to come by. She should be even more effective up in trip and taken to overcome a hefty penalty .
¼ pt win Pammi @ 3/1
4.25 This looks mightily competitive but a chance can be given to the down in grade Lady kyria ,a good 3rd last time , but I’d have been a lot more confident if it wasn’t for the stable’s current poor form, but they have to turn the corner soon .
¼ pt ew Lady Kyria @ 10/1
5.00 There were signs last time that the consistent Istimraar’s hectic programme is catching up with him and prefer to look elsewhere . Ballycrystal Court is not the most straight forward but ran well last time in a rare try in Class 5 when 3rd , just behind one who went on to win well next time . He’s a prominent racer and if getting into a good rhythm early on, could take some catching .
1/4 pt win Ballycrystal Court @ 8/1
Selected Yarmouth – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
3.25 The consistent Casina di Notte ticks plenty of boxes, in form runs the C&D well and handles the mud , but the jockey booking could have been more positive .
¼ pt ew Casina Di Notte @ 13/2
5.10 An open handicap but the prolific Young John showed signs of a revival last time and is very well handicapped on last season’s exploits . Would have been a lot more confident with a more jockey booking and the stable is quiet.
¼ pt ew Young John @ 8/1