Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Clareyblue 3.25 @ 2/1
Poetic Force 3.35 @ 7/1
Viscio 4.55 @ 5/1
Selected Thirsk – good ground on this flat and sharp track, speed track
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 Lady G is a mile ahead of these but is 1/33 ! This is merely a boost for her paddock value
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 The longer trip could help the in form Bollin Margaret and the pedigree suggests she will be at home over further , but preference for the reliable Point of Honour a good winner at Beverley and then stuck on well behind a runaway winner in the Catterick mud , and remains on a workable mark . Cuba Rules has a lot more to do up in the ratings after coming 2nd in just a seller last time .
¼ pt win Point of Honour @ 10/3
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Lingfield – good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
1.50 I was with Mr Millarkey when he dead heated here @ 25/1 , and then went on to win on easy ground at Leicester , and is down 3 pounds ! , but a slight worry on fast turf . He’s Our Star was just behind Mr Millarkey here, returning from a lengthy break and the longer trip is in his favour. You can never be sure which way they’ll go returning from a break , and his win record is modest , but this is not a deep heat and should be in the mix .
¼ pt ew He’s our Star @ 11/2
2.55 The lightly race Stopnsearch has won 2 of his last 3 , one coming here . He has a stiff 6 pound penalty to overcome but is very well drawn for a front runner and could be hard to catch . He does drop in trip a bit and the ground could be a bit lively , but is preferred with his progressive profile . Field of Vision ran well over C&D last time , but is a rare winner nowadays and the draw could have been kinder .
¼ pt win Stopnsearch @ 2/1
3.25 The trip is too far for both Here we Go Again and Equally Fast , while the fast ground is right against Little brown Trout while Never Dark is still high in the weights and is better on the all weather .The lightly raced Clog Maker has run well in all 3 races this season winning twice and then losing nothing in defeat when a close 3rd in a good handicap at Kempton when upped in trip , but all of those runs came on polytrack , but did run most respectably on debut last season on quick turf at this trip . Preference is for the consistent Clareyblue , whose rarely far away and this should be his day .
½ pt win Clareyblue @ 2/1
3.55 This is very weak and despite being nudged up a few pounds , the clear form horse in Katherine Place should be landing this , despite being unlucky in the draw .
¼ pt win Katherine Place @ 11/4
4.55 Far more quantity than quality in this selling handicap and a great opportunity for Vischio, whose gone close a few times in far better company . Johnny Portman has few runners in this grade and has a terrific record when dropping in grade . The young 7 pound claimer in the saddle is good value for her claim , and has won here .
½ pt win Vischio @ 5/1
Selected Bath – firm ground on this sharp but stiff track
3.05 Impulsive One will be hard to beat, but not for me at evens .
3.35 The lightly raced Captain Claret has run two big races over C&D and is of course a serious contender off a workable mark in his first handicap. He’s been front running and wont have an easy time of it up front with the free racing Sir plato drawn inside of him and also sure to be getting busy early , so I prefer the chance of recent C&d winner Poetic Force , a real hold up type, who came from off the pace to win cosily and is only 2 pounds higher , a mark he won off last season over C&D on quick turf . Tom Marquand rides who has a great record here .
½ pt ew Poetic Force @ 7/1
4.05 A very tricky small field handicap but the evidence is that the fav Chil Chil is now in the grip of the handicapper . Happy to let this one go .
4.35 A sharp pace is on the cards for this sprint handicap which will suit the well handicapped C&d specialist Big Lachie , as he gets outpaced early but eats up the ground climbing the hill to the finish . Recent form not good , but has had a few excuses . but at the odds , well worth the risk .
¼ pt ew Big Lachie @ 16/1
5.10 Certainly worth taking a chance on one of the lesser exposed ones In Shani, who’s been going pretty well and Oisin Murphy takes the ride .Plenty of these are hard to win with
¼ pt win Shani @ 9/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
4.10 Not a deep maiden and an odds on fav in Hemmsa after a good debut run over C&D , but that was a worrying 6 weeks ago. Baba Rez has run two good races here of late and gets the nod .
¼ pt win Baba Rez @ 3/1
5.15 The clear form horse is State Occasion and the switch to tapeta shouldn’t be an issue but at a shade of odds on not for me with a cluster of newcomers from smart stable in opposition .
5.50 This is very weak and despite the 4 pound penalty , Recuredeme looks good for the hat-trick, but only 6/4 .
6.20 PREMIUM RACE
6.50 The short priced fav is the Godolphin filly Final Thought , who is on a tough enough mark, but the longer trip and switch to synthetics both positives . I prefer the in form Farhan, on a fair mark, proven on the surface and another who will appreciate the extra yardage .
¼ pt win Farhan @ 4/1
7.20 This is very weak and despite the 3 pound penalty, the late playing Kaisan has been revived since running over this C&D .
½ pt win Kaisan @ 11/4
7.50 Araifjan was a smart winner over C&d last time but does go up in grade , but not ruled out . Fancy Footing is another recent C&d winner and despite the small penalty and wider draw than ideal, wont be far away . Fast Spin has done well in limited chances so far and proven over C&D. The nod goes to the well handicapped Global warning , who is proven over C&D .
¼ pt ew Global Warning @ 9/1