25p ew Lucky 15 & 25p ew acc
Chillie Billie 5.00 @ 16/1
Zanetto 2.00 @ 18/1
Related 3.45 @ 16/1
Obsidian 4.10 @ 8/1
Punk Rocker 5.15 @ 2/1
Mister Brightiside 5.45 @ 6/4
½ pt ew Fine blend @ 16/1 2.50
¼ pt Rev F/c Obisidan – Our Boy Jack 4.10
Doncaster – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.45 A race full of lightly raced 2yos , but the most experienced of them all, Lady Argentum has her work cut out at this longer trip. Canny Style is very consistent and has a very decent level of form , all achieved at this track and this could be her day.
¾ pt ew Canny Style @ 8/1
2.20 A middle distanve maiden for lightly raced 3yos , Quite a few of these have showed promise in their few races including short priced joint favs Koora and Star Storm. Bastille Day ran a good race on debut finishing very strongly and the likely stronger pace today will suit.
¼ pt ew Bastille Day @ 16/1
2.55 The Roger Varian stable is in the very best of health and they run the lightly raced Master of Speed, who is certainly well weighted and looks set for this longer trip. It’ a highly winnable contest with both Swaheen and Lilian Bayliss much higher in the weights, but @ 7/4 I can swerve
3.30 A highly winnable handicap and even though the consistent and admirable Mica Mkica is now very high in the weights, there aren’t many in the field who have ideal conditions with the drying ground.Roseburg was a highly progressive 3yo last season and despite this being his belated seasonal debut , ticks all the other boxes.
¾ pt win Roseburg @ 6/1
4.05 Willbeme would have been of interest receiving so much weight if it wasn’t for her very poor recent run. She is usually consistently good, but can only be watched after that wretched run. Outback Traveller is more potent over a longer trip and even though he concedes weight all round, this is a big drop in class for Hot Streak who usually races in Group races.
¾ pt win Hot Streak @ 7/4
4.40 Vale of Paris has to prove that she can do the biz on turf and the drying ground is no use to her. It;s quite a tough small field handicap sprint and despite being shoved up the weights a little for a good recent run, Edgar Blathazar should have too much pave for Tarando and You’re Cool.
½ pt win Edgar Balthazar @ 7/2
5.15 Punk Rocket is only having his 5th ever run and she’s won twice already. The handicapper could have been far ore severe for her cosy win at Thirsk last time and looks very good for another win. Mambo Fever drops in trip and is unlikely to have the pace of the tip.
1pt win Punk Rocker @ 2/1
THirsk – good ground on this flat and quick track
1.50 The short priced fav is Stamp Hill , who drops both in grade and trip , but has a shocking draw , as does the consistent Crombay. Plenty of likely newcomers here, who are pretty well drawn . They are Poets Prize, Van Gerwen and Feral. NIcerace to watch
2.25 Astley Hall ran a stormer in a hot nursery last week and despite being bunged up in the weights quite a lot for not winning , still has claims. The short priced fav is Alizoom, who is the likeliest winner, but is only 6/4
3.00 This big sprint is there for the taking . Ace Master’s last run was a win over C&d and despite this being tougher , and higher in the weights, is respected from the plum draw. He goes with the pace as does Best Trip and Native Falls, but this could be set up fir Pearl Blue , who has run some good races since joining David O’Mear and the return to this trip can only help.
1/2 pt win Pearl Blue @ 6/1
3.35 Twni Appeal is admirable tough and consistent And comes here with a big shout , but this sharp C&D may not play into his strengths. Highest Level runs for Godolphin but this one is not well handicapped and would prefer a longer trip. despite going up in class ,Orion’s Bow has been running well over this type of C&D , and with question marks against many of his rivals, could sneak a surprise win.
½ pt ew Orions Bow @ 20/1
4.10 The Thirsk Summer Cup , a very competitive Class 3 handicap. Finn Class is on a hat-trick and would do well to get it up again the weights as he was only just aheadof the lightly raced Obsidian last time out and he enjoys a nice weight pull. Obsidian is drawn wide, but that is often the place to be over this C&D as they tens to cluster on the rails. Wonderful veteran Osteopathic Remedy is rarely out of the frame here, but he runs farbetter from a wide draw. Our Boy Jack is running well off this mark and can make it a 1-2 for Richard Fahey and the owners.
½ pt ew Obsidian @ 8/1 ¼ pt Rev F/c Obsidian – Our Boy Jack
4.45 Erik the Red is going to break his duck soon and wont have any excused today , but I can’t back along standing maiden at 5/4
5.20 This wont take much winning and the well drawn Light of Asia has a good make being one of the ew prominent racers. He’s fuly effective over C&D and the only negative is the lukewarm form of the Alan Swinbank stable
½ pt winLight of Asia @ 8/1
Good wood – good to firm ground on this undulating and quick track
2.00 The Stewards Cup consolation race and the pace runners are Canyari and Brother Tiger who are both drawn low and this is where I expect the race to develop , especially as prominent Racers Zanetto, Direct Times , Shore Step and 4 timer seeking Jan Van Hoof are also drawn in the same vicinity.Can’t see the front runners holding on and with a slight ease in the weights and underWilliam Buick , I expect Zanetto to see out the trip the best.Both Direct Times and Jan Van Hoof are very high in the weights, but both are lightly raced and we possible haven’t seen the best of these
½ pt ew Zanetto @ 18/1
2.35 A very tough idle distance handicap for 3yos. Dartmouth was a clear winner last time but is a lot higher in the weights and this speedy C&D may well not sit this strong stayer.Mark Johston runs four ! and they are typical Mark Johnston types, took and genuine. Yorkridding hasn’t been doing badly of her revised mark and under the massively in form SDS is worth a small play, despite a poor draw.
¼ pot ew Yorkridding @ 14/1
3.10 Some very classy fillies go for this Group 1 . Diamondsand rubies just got the better of Legatissimo at the Curragh , but over this easier track I like the chance of Lady of Dubai, She is a C&D winner and nothing was travelleing better in the oaks at the furlong pole than her. A return to this trip is in her favour and she could have too much toe for her classy rivals. Star of Sevlle showed last time that this is her trip and this tough front runner will set a strong target.
½ pt ew Lady if Seville @ 6/1
3.45 The Stewards Cup and the pace horse are Ashpan Sam, drawn in the middle, Poyle Vinnie and Kimberella drawn low and Related drawn high. With the other three now very high in the weights, I realy like the chance of Related. He has been trained with this race in mind. He was progressive on the all weather and his win at Kempton over this trip opened a ew more doors for him. He had a nicebreak and has run two crackers indefeat, one in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot and the other in the BUnbury Cup at Newmarket. He runs this track very well and with very useful Appretice Tom Marquand taking a further five pounds off is back , is certainly the one for me.
¾ pt ew Related @ 16/1
4.20 No play thank you in the 20 runner maiden
4.55 Mark Johnston runs 4 and the one with the plot draw is Enlace, who is 2 fronm2 here and despite being high in the weights, will get the run of the race and can be anotherall the way winnerfor Mark Johnston and SDS. This is the acid test for hat-trcik seeking Solar Flair and he can’t be discounted
¾ pt win Enlace @ 6/1
6.00 The finale of Glorious Goodwood and it’s an appentices handicap. Mark Johnston only runs one and it’s the tough front running Ifwecan who has the plum draw in stall 1. He has yet to win at this longer trip but he sees out a mile very well on stiff tracks which is encouraging for demands on his stamina.
¾ pt win Ifwecan
Newmarket good ground on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
2.15 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 A highly valuable nursey and most of the numerous pace runners are drawn high. Fine Blend has decent form and is most fairly weights. She goes up in trip today , which looks a smart move and this well drawn Cheveley Park entry is obviously well though tof at home. It’s a very tough contest and you could make a case for half of the runners.
½ pt ew Fine Blend @ 16/1
3.25 No Play in the maiden
4.00 It’s a very winnable handicap and despite not being seen for 2 months , handicap debutant Khalas is the short priced fav and likely winner, bt I can pass at 13/8
4.35 PREMIUM RACE
5.10 He remains a bit high in the weights, but as he runs this track really well, Endless Credit doesn’t have much to beat for another course win.
¾ pt win Endless Credit @ 5/2
5.45 The drop in trip is unlikely to bother tjhe progressive Master Brightside , and against mainly exposed rivals , looks god for another win
1pt win Master Brightside @ 6/4
Galway soft ground on this undulating and stiff track
2.40 Looks a match between Tigris River aand Zafayan and no real piint in a bet at the odds.
3.15 The soft ground will really help the chance of English raide Cantlow. Better known as a chaser, he’s well handicapped , carries the first colours of JP Macmanus and is Barry Geraghty’s chosen ride.
¼ pt win Cantlow @ 14/1
3.50 No Play in the maiden
4.25 The softer ground and the revised weights, gives Dancing on Air a decent shout in an open nursery.
¼ pt ew Dancing On Air @ 7/1
5.00 Chillie Billie ran very well here a few days ago and with most of his rivals being inconvenienced by the soft ground, looks most solid ew.
¾ pt ew Chillie Billie @ 16/1
5.35 & 6.05
Lingfield = good to firm on this undulating and quick track
5.25 A small field apprentice’s handicap and with Flekerl continuing his downward spiral it looks a match between the well weighted Alketios and the in form Know Your Name, who just gets the nod on his latest good run over C&D
½ pt win Know Your Name @ 5/2
5.55 No Play in the maiden, not enough to go on.
6.30 Intrepid is a bold front runner, he has run pretty well with his weight rise in his last two races on stiff tracks. He is a pacey type and from the plot draw against the stands rail, he can make all under a decent apprentice who knows his mount well.Als Memory is a tough and consistent type who’ll run well again but Atlantic Crossing is up in the weights and in grade for a recent C&D win.
3/4pt win Interpid @ 7/2
7.00 Quickaswecan lost hos way for Mark Johnston and was a very well backed and facile winner for his new stable at Catterick last time out from a shocker of a draw. He’s not that well drawn tonight, but SDS wants to ride again and he should be followed , despite his cramped odds.
¾ pt win Quickaswecan @ 5/4
7.30 A 2yo race on polytrack and most are experiencing this surface for the first time. Aragon Knight was very disappointing on slow turf last time , but does have a polytrack pedigree, but from a baddraw can only be watched. There’s been a lot of money for Shaka Zule today, which is surprising as the drop in trip hardly looks a smart move. Wishsong showed a lot of pace at Sandown recently and should act well enough on the surface on her pedigree.
½ pt win Wishsong @ 6/1
8.00 Grey Gen ran astormer over C&Dlast time when attempting to leadall the way and it was only in the final strides he gave bese. That was qite a decent contest as the ones ahead of him have gone on to run well since.Dajota City has stamins to prove while Wildomar is unlikely to be a back to back winner give his profile.
¾ pt win Grey Gem @ 9/1
8.30 Eatsleepracereapat has yet to win , but hasn;t been that far away over thos trip in his last few runs. Despite a bad draw, worth a small play
¼ pt win Eatsleepracerepeat @ 5/1
Hamilton- soft ground on this undulating and stiff track
5.40 With none of these 2yos having raced on ground this soft, it’s safe to give it a swerve
6.15 Gathurst did well over C&D last time and that put him way ahead of today’s very modest rivals. All that can beat this 1/3 shot is the very soft ground, but that is possible.
6.45 Trail Blaze was very well backed to get back on the winning trail and he did it very well. He could well have turned the corner as is respected in his effort for the double. This wont be easy though with both Tectonic and Picadilly Jim having sound claims. I give the nod to the latter.Lord Frankin, despite liking the ground and the C&D, has a bit to find at the weights
¼ pt win Picadilly Jim @ 7/2
7.15 Plenty of pace on with Riponian and Mercury wanting to lead. Mercury finally got it right last time, but it was a weak race . This is tougher and the softer ground is unlikely to suit.Penelope Pitstop travels across the Irish Sea again and she’s got a good race make up and does handle softish ground.
½ pt win Penelope Pitstop @ 6/1
7.45 A good quality sprint and both Split the Atom and Spirit of Zeb have very decent claims over this C&Dand ground. Especial loves soft ground but this track could be too severe while the genuine Percys Gal is still a bit high in the weights. Youngster Ocean Sheriden is on a tight roll. He has two C&D wins on his CV both on soft ground. He has to defy the handicapper , but does look a youngster worth following.
¾ pt win Ocean Sheriden @ 4/1
8.15 With 3 front runners in this 5 strong field, it’s not surprising that the bookies make Chookie Lass, the short priced fav . She does have a great make up and goes well on the ground, but I can’t back ner at 5/4, considering that she is a very rare winner.
8.45 Moon Arc stays forever and did it well over C&D last time on soft ground. He’s up a bit in the weights, but as he is tried and trusted in the conditions, he’s the one for me.
½ pt win Moon Arc @ 3/1