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Vinny Gambini 3.20 @ 5/1
What A Dream 4.50 @ 5/1
Incantara 6.15 @ 15/2
Togoville 7.35 @ 11/4
Lingfield- all weather- polytrack
2.00 A weak sprint handicap and though he’s not been in the best of form, Frank The Barber has a very giood chance at the weights and in this grade. Margot Rose is the form runner but is poorly drawn and this surface will be plenty quick enough.
1/2 pt win Frank The Barber @ 9/2
2.30 Both Astra Hall and Nebula Storm have clear chances at the weights, but neither are running anywhere neart heir marks. Investissement is a regular here in this grade. He has recently joined Paddy Butler, which could well have a positive effect and is the most reliable of the field.
¾ pt win Investissement @ 11/4
3.00 All of Pactolus , Palace Moon and Light Rose have stamina problems at this trip while Tilstarr needs a longer trip. The rest are pretty closely matched and I give the nod to front running Boogangoo who could easily get the run of the race.The very consistent Bobby Benton always runs well here , but today’s jockey booking is not positive
½ pt ew Boognagoo @ 11/1
3.30 Virginia Celeste is a very expensive newcomer for the in form Charlie Hills stable , but the jockey booking suggests that she will be better for the experience. This is a match between Clarentine and Miss Giler and the bookies have held a carrot about the price of the latter, and I’ve taken it.
½ pt win Miss Giler @ 11/4
4.05 Perfect Pastime is much better on turf on soft ground. Excellent Jem still has a lot to prove after his reappearance following a lengthy absence. GIgawatt is better at further while Lupo D’or is better at shorter. This leaves us with Smidgen, who really impresed at Wolverhanpton when getting loose , but couldn’t reproduce that when taken on early next ti e out. He is a real flier from the stalls and could take a lot of catching .
½ pt win Smidgen @ 9/4.
4.40 Brother Tiger won really well over C&d last time and th3e form is good, but he is prett relajnt on an early lead and with all od Diamond Charlei, Clearing , Gregori, Desert Strike and Royal Acquisition also liking to lead this will be set up for the finishers. Picanasort has the ideal race make up, but is badly drawn and is hard to win with. Worth a small play only , despite being short in the market.
¼ pt win Picansort @ 7/2
5.15 Hills and Dales scrambled home here last time over C&D and that was a poor run and back in a handicap, he’ll have to improve, but he has had a bit of a break. Subversive did it well last time , but he’s up in the weights and racing on a different surface.I’m with Vejoilis who goes well here and in the context of this race is way overpriced for a clear chance.
½ pt ew Vejovis @ 14/1
Newcastle – good to soft ground on this stiff track
2.10 Most of these have been runnin g well on much softer gorund and the one with a chance at the weights, whose likely to appreciate the conditions is Donnas pride , who goes well here and both the stable and jockey are in great form.
¾ pt win Donnas Pride @ 7/2
2.40 There are prose and cons for all if this quartet and it’s hard to come up with the winner, or a loser !
3.10 Both Redlakani and Azure Glamour are from good stables and could well improve in their first handicap, but Redlakani hasn’t been jumping well and could struggle against seasoned handicappers.Honourable Gen is really consistent but is up in the weights and in trip so that will compromise his chances , and the same applies to Copt Hill.Mister Jones found the easy track at Wetherby against him last time but previous to that went close to winning over this C&D. He’ll fins to touhgh leadiung this big field all the way, but he has ore going for him than most .
½ pt ew Mister Jones @ 16/1
3.40 Motoyas Son is a real winning machine and goes for a 5 timer, and he’s already won over thos C&D3 times. He has to go close again. De Vous A Moi is on a hat-trick and looked good last time, but this is tougher. Trust Thomas always runs well here and has strong place claims again.And The Man’s form figures are more alphabetical than numerical bit his recent 2nd to the progressive OscarRock over C&d is the best form on show and that would see him home.
½ pt win Ask The Man @ 9/2.
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 This is a highly winnable race and it gives a great opportunity to What A Dream to convert a few recent 2nds into a deserved win. Last time out he was a good 2nd over C&D and the winner hardly let the form down with a good run at Hexham a few days ago.
1.25 pts win What A Dream @ 5/1
5.25 It’s a wide open handicap to finish and it’s for conditional jockeys , and one of them is none other than God Cup winning jockey Nico De Boinville, who is Southern based and has travelled all this way for the one mount. He rides the very tough Purple Harry, who is a bit high in the weights but will be very willing in the closing stages. There are quite a ew with chances but the jockey booking looks highly significant.
¾ pt win Purple Harry @ 7/2
Wetherby- mostly good ground on this flat and galloping track
2.20 It was only a few seasons ago that Shooters Wood was running for top trainer Paul Nichols in top class chases. He ,lost his form and has changed stables a a few times but there were definite signs last time out that he is still capable of a win, especially under today’s ideal conditions. He switched to hurdles but likes a flat track and quick ground.The market leaders in this race do have a bit to prove on this ground and he is partnered by his regular jockey in this conditional jockeys race.
¾ pt ew Shooters Wood @ 12/1
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.20 This wont take much winning and even though he would prefer slightly slower ground, Vinny Gambini has a lot going for him. He is well handicapped and this tri could well turn out to be his optimum. He is partnered by the very energetic Tom Scudamore, who looks sure to be the Tony McCoy of the future. Tom is southern based and has come her for only two rides, this being ojne of them for a stable which has been knocking at the door of late.
1pt win Vinny Gambini @ 5/1
3.55 Another handicap which wont take much winning and I’m with handicap newcomer M Burbidge , who was rated 78 on the flat and today’s hurdles rating of 105 is well within reach. He was an all weather specialist on the flat, especially on the fibresand but still ran some good races on quicker ground. He ran well in a decent novice hurdle at Fekenham last time out and the two who finished ahead of him have gone on to run well since. He’s going to try and lead this all the way and could take a bit of catching.
¾ pt win Mr Burbridge @ 11/2
4.30 A big field bumper and the short priced fav is Shantou Village who joined this highly capable stable for £80,000 after winning a very decent point in Ireland and a lot is expected of him.Tom Scudamore stays for the ride so he does look good, but is only 5/4. Dan Skelton’s bumper horses are going well and he runs newcomer Wee Holio. A nice race to watch
5.05 Only two run and the very decent hunter Chase has 50 pounds in hand over only rival Crazy Jane and only needs a clear round to collect @ 1/25 . So you’’ get a 4% return on your cash for 6 minutes, but your heart would be in your mouth at every fence, even though he’s a very safe jumper. NO doubt some big hitters will try t get a wedge on , but I wont be joining in.
Wolverhampton – all weather- tapeta
5.45 Not a great deal to go here . Thwe short priced fav is Takafol and he’s also the likeliest winner, but it’s easy to pass @ 5/4 as they are mostly lightly raced.
6.15 Incantare hasn;t had much racing and ran a good race over C&dlast time from a dodgy draw and anything bit a clear run. First time blinkere cojuld help and she is the best bet on the card. Dream Ally rarely runs two alike and is an unappealing fav while if the rest, Hamis Al Bin is the greatest danger.
1pt ew Incantara @ 15/2
6.45 Rennie Mcintosh’s last town cane in a handicap at Southwell on the fibresand over a longer trip and he’ll be likely chasing shadows in this , despite being prominent in the market. Sunny Yrok has been showing up wel of late but this longer trip is a worry. Van Wilderdid it well over C&Don only his 2nd race and another win looks on.
1pt double Van Wilder @ 5/4 Arabian Oasis ( 8.15) @ 11/10
7.15 Despite going up a lot on in the weights, Apollp Eleven looks a solid fav , but it wont be easy and 11/8 is plenty short enough
7.45 Woodbridge did well winning here last time and is not that much higher in the weights but slight preference is for the well drawn Als Memory , who runs this C&D well.
½ pt ew Ala Memory @ 8/1
8.15 The Godolphin owned Arabian Oasis is bred to win a classic , and though he hasn’t been great in his two runs so far, this won too much winning. The danger is his stable and team mate North American
I’ve doubled Arabian Oasis with Van Wilder
Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
6.05 Not a vert inspirational opener but I’m with Enetr The priory who is very well weighted and most likely to appreciate the C&D , so long as he’s ready to go after 3 months off.
½ pt win Enter The Prioty @ 5/1
6.35 Been through this a few tmes and can’t fns anything I’d like to back over this C&D.
7.05 Quite a good contest for some progressive 3yos. Indian Tomahawk dod well to beat Charlie Bear here and that one has done plenty for the quality of that form. The longer trip looks fine and he looks one of the best bets of the night.
1.25 pts win Indian Tomahawk @ 7/2
7.35 Togoville is a real success story here and though he’s up again in the weights, he is most progressive and most of his rivals are not racing with much enthusiasm.
1.25 pts win Togoville @ 11/4
8.05 A ,ot of these race against eac other here and often take it in turnd to finish ahead of each other. It’s a drop in grade for Shabra Emperor and from a good draw is worth an interest.
¼ pt win Shabra Emperor @ 11/2
8.35 Interpid Glory has run two decent races around here and could eaaily surprise in a bit of an iffy race with a few of these better known for their exploits over the sticks.
½ pt ew Intrepid Glory @ 12/1
9.05 The short priced fav is the highly promising Pour Deux, who has a couple of fancy entries, but Don Camillo and Master of Mayhem are form high profile owners and with powerful stables.