Selected Southwell- all weather – fibresand
12.00 Course form is all important here and a few of these have proven effectiveness here . Cape Greco was a smart winner over C&D earlier this year in higher grade . He’s only 2 pounds higher and a smart 7 pound claimer rides . He’s had a couple of pipe openers of late where he showed up for a long way and like his chance today .
½ pt win Cape Greco @ 10/3
12.35 Once upon a time , De Bruyne Horse was very useful but he lost his way and never looked liked winning again , but he then discovered fibresand , and is 2 from 2 over C&D and is only 3 pounds higher today . He’s had a couple of pops on the turf of late and worth risking at juicy odds despite the stable being quiet . The in form pair of Madrinho and Equidae are both on testing marks .
¼ pt win De Bruyne Horse @ 9/1
1.10 You have to be very careful here as none of these 2yos have ever experienced this specialist surface , but often the sire stats can help . Kool Moe Dee is going well but this extra furlong doesn’t look the answer while both the newcomers in Zumaaty and Capla dream are with top stables who do very well here but the sires don’t . Outrun The Storm was a decent 3rd on debut and the sire does well here , as does the top stable .
¼ pt win Outrun The Storm @ 7/2
1.40 The fav is the in form Robeam , but he’s short enough for a horse with a poor win record of 1 in 23 !This is a competitive heat with siyahamba hitting the frame 5 times in 6 tries here , and both samsons reach and Peat Moss interesting contenders . The latte runs for Nigel Hawke , better known as a jumps trainer but has targeted here well in the past . Happy to watch this one on balance, a bit too open .
2.10 This is not a deep heat and I’m with the fav Luscifer , proven over C&D and a few good runs on the turf of late . His mark is testing enough , but could get away with it in this .
¼ pt win Luscifer @ 5/2
2.40 There’s plenty of early pace in this and from horses proven over C&D, but the majority are drawn high , not the place to be on the straight track here. With so much pace , this should drop to a finisher , but the only effective late player is Aleef , effective over C&D , but on a testing mark and runs for a new stable today , which doesn’t do great with new intakes , but at long odds , worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Aleef @ 12/1
3.50 Archimedes is very effective over C&D with 4 wins and of late has been trying his hand on turf and last time wasn’t a bad effort . He has dropped like a stone in the handicap and I’d be a lot more confident if it wasn’t for the stable’s poor form .
½ pt win Archimedes @ 8/1
Selected Ripon – soft ground on this undulating and quite sharp track
12.15 Charlie Fellowes has been knocking on the door and it should open today and the return to this trip a plus and he handles easy ground .
½ pt win Charlie Fellowes @ 5/6
12.45 intello Boy is the 6/4 fav today and last time was 125/1 when a running on 3rd on easy ground at Haydock . Not for me at short odds .
1.20 A competitive handicap and Just Kiss had Hortzadar and Hesslewood just behind when victorious over C&d last time and is taken to confirm the form on slightly worse terms as he did well to win last time after fluffing the start and the softer ground is more in his favour than his two rivals who are finding winning tough of late . The fav is Southern raider Danyah , a distant 3rd in a big field handicap last time , but promises to be suited to this trip .
¼ pt win just Kiss @ 6/1
1.50 A good quality Class 1 sprint for juveniles and hard to get away from the consistent and useful Internationaldream , a good winner over C&D last time , nicely drawn and proven on easy ground, Irish raiders are always to be noted and Queen of Rio comes here on the back of an excellent 2nd in a Class 1 at York on soft ground. She has won here but goes up in trip today. Plenty of these are unexposed but the tip has nothing to prove .
½ pt win Internationaldream @ 4/1
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 This looks good for the consistent Little Ted and just about worth a bet at short odds , no issues with ground , trip or mark .
½ pt win Little Ted @ 6/4
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Sandown – good to soft on this stiff and galloping track
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 Huddelstone Mac is the very short priced fav after a good debut run but has been unlucky in the draw and soft ground a new experience .
4.45 Blue Hero has run well on both starts and is proven both at the trip and the ground . On a fair mark but the draw could have been kinder , but still a nice bet .
½ pt win Blue Hero @ 11/2
5.15 The short priced fav is the lightly raced Godolphin horse in Arabic Charm, a good 3rd over C&D last time, but up a harsh 5 pounds and facing softer ground today . Crystal Casique is a likeable type who was just behind Arabic Charm but has a handy weight pull and proven on the ground . On a tough enough mark but will give it a go .
¼ pt ew Crystal Casique @ 10/1
5.50 PREMIUM RACE
6.25 A right minefield, very hard to solve .
6.55 Recent winner Sweet reward is proven on the ground but does have a hefty 6 pound penalty , but is lightly raced and could overcome it . Cuttin Edge is rarely far away and as he’s proven on the ground , a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Cuttin Edge @ 9/1