Selected Southwell – all weather – fibresand
2.05 The hard to win with Watheer made a right meal of landing a very poor affair at Wolver when having the run of the race from the front , only just getting home and has been bunged up a hefty 5 pounds and as he’s been unplaced in all 3 runs here and has the inside draw, would do very well to go close in a competitive race. The fav is the well treated Avenue of Stars , who has his first start for Mike Appleby, who is by some way the top trainer here and also does well with new intakes, so has to be well respected . Kommander Kirkup has dropped to a good mark and comes into this in Ok form and runs this C&d really well.Puchita remains a maiden after 33 tries but has gone close a number of times including on her only run here which came at this trip only failing by a neck to get the better of track specialist Gorgeous general , when handy all the way and not stopping. Could finally be her day .
½ pt ew Puchita @ 5/1
3.05 Adams Peak ran well here a few days ago but has stamina limitations so the longer trip likely to catch him out. Accessor won well over C&D last time and could well be up to the 5 pound hit but is priced accordingly at 4/5. The dark horse is Cool Possibility , a surprise winner of a Jumper Bumper at Newcastle , but ran to a decent level .
3.40 National anthem has smart recent winning form over C&D but is now on a tough mark and the rails draw not ideal. Jack The truth won well on his belated reappearance at Lingfield and despite having plenty of form here , this mark tests him here . Zapper Cass has plenty of winning form over C&D but is still on far too high a mark so I’m with another C&d winner in Moonraker , a late player , capable off around this mark and for once well drawn.
¼ pt Win Moonraker @ 5/1
4.10 Going Native is a regular here and was a big market mover here last time , which took the eye as she was dropping markedly in trip and I couldn’t see the reduced yardage helping, but didn’t run badly . Obviously she has showed something at home and is far more potent at this trip and has dropped to a good mark. Could be her day . I was with Irish raider Newgirlintown when she landed a weak event at Chelmsford City over the weekend , but has a 5 pound penalty and is new to the surface.
½ pt ew Going Native @ 8/1
4.45 A short priced fav in Equidae, a ready winner here last time over a furlong less and off a 7 pound lower mark, but a good 7 pound claimer takes over to balance the scales. Straitoutofacompton won well over C&d last time when dropped markedly in trip with Elhafei a close 2nd , but hat one was way behind the fav next time, but the longer trip will help . A bit of a puzzle .
Selected Wolver- all weather – tapeta
5.30 A weak maiden and the short priced fav is the once raced Dancing Feet , who ran just an Ok race on debut on turf 8 months ago , and has since joined the top sable of Archie Watson, quite cheaply and has the worst of the draw. Mukhadram Way ran a solid race on debut at Newcastle, but it was a steadily run race and they finished in a heap, indicating a falsely run race, so could be better or even worse than the rating for that event. Buy Me back ran a stinker here last time when failing to land a most modest event and has since left Archie Watson and the stable switch will need to make a big difference.
½ pt win Dancing Feet @ 11/8
6.00 The drop in trip and the surface switch are the two challenges facing the in form Bal Mal and on balance the reliable Comeatchoo is likely to run his race and runs this C&d well . A bit high in the weights, but this not a big ask.
¼ pt win Comeatchoo @ 9/4
6.30 PREMIUM RACE
7.00 A very decent Class 2 handicap and the pace is likely to be set by useful handicapper Three Saints Bay , returning from a break, down in trip and having a rare try on synthetics, so obviously a pipe opener for the start of the turf season. As he’s likely to go on, not good news for Reeves who made all over C&D to overcome a stiff mark and not ideal for Calder Prince whose stand out bit of form over C&D was when he made all and routed the field, but he has run good races here when coming off the pace. He is preferred to the in form and useful Street Parade , who has strong stamina concerns at this trip . Conciege is rarely far away but wins hard to come by for this hold up type, but has been heavily supported today , but with his poor win record, no appeal at 2/1.
½ pt win Calder Prince @ 7/2
8.00 PREMIUM RACE