Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Lucky Robin 3.05 @ 11/4
Minhaaj 2.20 @ 6/1
Lake Baikal 5.20 @ 10/3
Selected Redcar – good to soft on this flat and galloping track. Wall to wall rainfall is forecast so ground likely to get very testing
3.15 Dapper Man should last a bit longer on the softer ground but will have unwanted company from another front runner In Captain Corcoran, who also likes soft ground , but is now on a tough mark . These two are drawn together high and this looks set up for a finisher , the most likely beneficiary being Dream House , but not proven on very soft ground , but still the best option .
¼ pt win Dream House @ 3/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 PREMIUM RACE
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Goodwood – good ground on this undulating , sharp and tricky track. Some rain is forecast and going may ease a little
1.15 Very tricky opener and you could make a case for all five making the even money odds about Juan De Montalban most unattractive .
1.50 The recent winners Hortzadar and Plantadream are far from out of this despite the rise in the ratings Willie John has been given a clear chance by the handicapper but hasn’t won for over 2 years. Question marks also surround Dawaan having a rare run on turf ????
2.20 Three last time winners in Lihou, Al Dawodiya and The Lamplighter , and all three are now on uncomfortable marks and all three likely to be front rank early . It’s doubtful whether Chairmanic will have his preferred soft ground while Spanish Angel has taken a few backward steps of late . Minhaaj hasn’t been with Michael Attwater that long and has done really well. he beat a good one in Garsman at sandown off just a 2 pound lower mark and was unlucky in the draw last time out at this trip at Ascot, but still only beaten a few lengths . This race will be run to suit his late playing racing style and Oisin Murphy rides .
½ pt win Minhaaj @ 6/1
4.05 Zhui Feng is not the horse he was , but is still running well enough to be a factor in a race where quantity seriously outweighs quality .
¼ pt ew Zhui feng @ 8/1
Selected Perth – good to soft on this flat and sharp track – speed track
3.05 Lucky Robin is a perfect 2 from 2 here , which counts for plenty and won this last year off just a 3 pound lower mark . He won 4 times from just 6 starts last year and comes here on the back of a good 2nd last time out. He likes to race front rank and wont have an easy lead with the back to form Beautiful Ben also serving it up early , but has showed that he can dispute a strong pace and keep it going all the way , and the slightly slower ground a positive . Both Vino’s Choice and Our Lucas has the form to go well , but are both very rare winners .
½ pt win Lucky robin @ 11/4
3.40 The most likeable Justatenner has been placed in this for the last two years and his comeback spin was most encouraging but that was 6 weeks ago, longer break than usual and the Tristan Davison stable has been quiet of late , and usual jockey replaced ? There wont be any hanging around with last year’s winner Mighty Thunder sure to bomb out as is Presence Felt and this will help the cause of the late playing tip .The fav is the lightly raced I’d Better Go Now, who has a bit to prove under a stiff penalty returning from a 6 months break and the top stable is a bit in and out .
¼ pt win Justatenner @ 8/1
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 Pammi has made rapid strides over hurdles of late and was a good winner over C&D 2 starts back and was not disgraced next time, again over C&D when 2nd, albeit well held. When winning she had the capable Celtic Flames 9 lengths back in 5th , but is a hefty 11 pounds better off. The tip doesn’t see the racecourse that often, so just a dabble despite clear claims as pre race profile doesn’t fit exactly .
¼ pt ew Celtic Flames @11/1
5.20 The fav is the well treated Clondaw Storm who has his first run for Nigel Twiston Davies , who has done very well here over the years making the 750 mile round trip !! but this one is a maiden ! Lake Baikal has done well since going chasing and was only just caught out last time by one who went on to land the double under a penalty . He’s won here but does go up in trip and ground is a bit softer than what he usually races off, but still preferred .
½ pt win Lake Baikal @ 10/3
No advice from Listowel
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
5,00 Secret Protector did well on debut over C&D and the win looks on ,but he is 2/5 .
6.00 Both Aloha and Perfect Inch bring good form to the table, especially the latter , a close 2nd In a handicap last time, but both are maidens and while Perfect Inch looks the one, easy to pass at 4/6.
6.30 This is most winnable and I’m with one of the longshots in Misu Pete , who has certainly earned his corn with 10 career wins , but was looking regressive until winning over C&D , making all, off just a pound lower tan today and comes here on the back of another good run here when just beaten 2 lengths , over a trip too short. He’s been very unlucky in the draw , and there are other front runners , but just too big too ignore in a modest heat .
¼ pt ew Misu Pete @ 25/1
7.30 Hard to separate Bealach and O’Reilly’s Pass,but both are maidens , so easy to pass at the odds.