Selected Carlisle – good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
12.20 Gortroe Joe lost his way badly but no surprise if he’s been perked up by a move to the top stable of Fergal O’Brien , and drops in the ratings and grade , but the trainer has filled up the horsebox and has had no luck here in the past , so at short enough odds , well prefer to watch him .This stiff C&D may well not be ideal for the likeable bannixtown Glory but Tango Echo Charlie is interesting in his first handicap for the good Dr Richard Newland who does well here . Iolani is a bit in and out but on a going day has every right to be bang there but the nod goes to the consistent Amberose , proven here and likely to go well despite now being on a tough enough mark .
¼ pt ew Amberose @ 6/1
2.26 Looksnowtlikebrian runs this track really well but last year only had three runs , two of them ending in pulled ups but shaped much better on his recent comeback spin when 4th in a red hot heat . It’s a bit worrying that racecourse appearances have been of a premium of late and also Tim Vaughn’s runners haven’t been going well, but still ticks most boxes .
¼ pt win Looksnowtlikebrian @ 5/1
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.00 Looks a match but as Vino Vitrix’s good run came on debut and was over C&d, gets the nod over Beautiful Bertie .
½ pt win Vino Vitrix @ 9/4
2.35 The free going Bartat goes for the hat-trick but the penalty and the wide draw makes this a big ask . The consistent Prince Rock is a regular here and will still be competitive despite the tough mark and returning from a break . The Warrior is not the horse he was but goes well here and comes here in pretty good shape and this late player will benefit from the likely strong pace .
¼ pt ew The Warrior @ 8/1
3.10 The Godolphin filly First Smile was fancied to get the better of the useful Operatic last time at Kempton , but ended up 2nd best , but still ran well enough to be clearly the one to beat in an uncompetitive maiden . First Lott has the dreaded penalty for a win on turf and would do well to land this .
½ pt win First Smile @ 4/5
3.45 They shovelled the cash on Chocoya last time out at Kempton and she sluiced In by a long old way and looks well capable of carrying the penalty .
½ pt win Chocoya @ 4/5
4.20 The Lightly raced Physics won well at Kempton last time and the 5 pound hit may well not stop him but the wide draw might. This is a weak heat full of horses very hard to win with but Toolatetodelegate is rarely far away , effective over C&D and looks a solid ew play .
¼ pt ew Toolatetodelegate @ 8/1
4.50 The in form Velata goes for the hat-trick and may well not be handicapped out of things . Is well drawn but switches from turf. The pace to race will come from the poorly handicapped pair of Zulu Zander and Baltic State , so a good gallop is on the cards which will help the late playing C&d specialist in Roundabout Magic. I’m chancing the well handicapped Spirit in the Sky, nicely drawn and capable of being in the shake up .
¼ pt ew Spirit in The sky @ 10/1
5.25 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Wincanton – good ground on this flat and galloping track
3.20 Celestial Force had a hard race just two days ago and may not be the good thing he looks.
3.55 Plenty of prolific types in this , but all now on tough marks . The lightly raced Shiroccan Roll beat a good one in Hallings Comet at Newton Abbot and followed up with a good 2nd at Fontwell off just a pound lower than today . The emma Lavelle stable is struggling for winners and the tip has been off for 2 months, but still worth a play .
¼ pt win Shiroccan Roll @ 9/2
5.35 A most winnable finale and worth chancing Golden Poet going up in trip after some tidy efforts of late .
¼ pt win Golden Poet
Selected Southwell- all weather – fibresand
4.40 Kraka got back on the scoresheet last time out with a good win over C&d making all , but has a nasty wide draw tonight and wont have the lead to himself with the flying Archimedes in the field and the 5 pound penalty wont help. This is a weak heat and Archimedes finds this trip just too far. C&d specialist Puchita is certainly a bit high in the weights but ran pretty well off her new mark last time despite being stuck for most of the race on the unfavoured far rails. Better drawn tonight and the young 5 pound claimer knows her well . can nail this late on .
¾ pt win Puchita @ 5/2
5.15 A wide open sprint handicap. Global Melody won well over C&D last time but does have a stiff penalty . I was with Northern Charm over C&d last time and she did very well to recover from interference at the start to be a strong finishing 2nd, but is looking a bit hard to win with and 5/2 a bit skinny for her chance. Foad and Quaint are both in form and proven over C&D while Pearl of Qatar and Decision Maker can’t be ruled out in an open event .
5.45 Jebel Durkhan did well on debut but this is a very different surface , but the stable has plenty of juvenile winners here , but I can pass at a shade of odds on .
6.15 King Of stars ran way below his mark on his first try for King of the Track Mike Appleby so maybe this surface will help, but the first time tongue tie looks a desperate move as the stable has flopped using this aid in the past. Leapers Wood has had plenty of chances and the drop in trip wont help . silver Sniper has some decent form at this trip and his dam won on this surface . Could make all .
½ pt win Silver Sniper @ 13/2
6.45 A good pace is on the cards with North Wind, Drakefell, Crosse Fire and Requitted all proven over C&d and all early fliers. Exalted Angel won very well here last time and the penalty could have been worse . He returns from a 7 months break but does go well fresh . He came off the pace last time so the double is very possible .
¼ pt win Exalted Angel @ 9/2
7.15 Thawry took to this C&d like a duck to water last time and the 5 pound hit may not stop him but the well treated Mr Carbonator is effective over C&d and showed signs last time of a revival .
¼ pt ew Mr Carbonator @ 5/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.30 Desert Empire impressed on debut winning at Lingfield but does have to give weight to the promising Headingley , who switches from turf .
6.00 Similar story here with impressive C&D debut winner Letmelivemylife having to give weight to a decent one in Fundamental, who switches from turf .
¼ pt double Desert Empire- letmelivemylife
6.30 The lightly raced Sidreal comes here on the back of two most solid track efforts and is well drawn to attempt an all the way win There are other front runners in the field but none as well drawn as him and he stays this trip strongly . Oisin Murphy rides.
½ pt win Sidereal @ 3/1
7.30 The short priced fav is the in form Lord Neidin but he’s creeping up the ratings and grade and plenty of capable ones In this. War Glory showed a bit more last time and this useful C&D specialist is good enough to land this .
¼ p tew War Glory @ 8/1
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