Today’s Fortune for a fiver
30p Lucky 15 & 50p acc
Taj Mahal 2.10 @ 3/1
Sea of Grace 2.40 @ 10/1
Brandon Castle 3.30 @ 7/2
Dream Walker 5.00 @ 7/1
Selected Beverley- softish ground on this stiff and galloping track
2.55 Hard to rule any of this quintet out but I really fancied Harbour Lighting last tie but was withdrawn due to quick ground. As she runs today, they must fancy her chances with the mud flying.
½ pt win Harbour Lightning @ 9/1
3.30 This is very much there for the taking with 5 of the 6 runners having plenty to do at the trip, ground, and marks. Brandon Castle has everything in his favour and though he’s a bit hard to win with, will have no excuses today.
¾ pt win Brandon Castle @ 7/2
4.05 Ground conditions narrows this down to alarmingly and it gives Just Hiss a good opportunity to upgrade some near missed of late.
½ pt win Just Hiss @ 7/2
4.40 A low grade sprint and the form horse is Chop or Pellet, who is fairly drawn and a decent run at Hamilton on softish ground gives plenty of optimism for today’s task.
½ pt win Chip or Pellet @ 4/1
5.15 Yet another race there for the taking and the combination of decent recent form, a declining mark and also ability to handle the ground, makes Lady Canford the one to beat.
½ pt win Lady Canford @ 6/1
Selected Goodwood- good to firm on this undulating and quite tricky track
3.10 FIdawwy had an easy task last time and made no mistake storming home by 7 lengths, but a 12 hit looks most harsh and he had been held off his previous mark often. He led all the way that day and in this small field handicap, both New Caledonia and In the Red, will also want to set the pace. You’re Hired is 2 from 2 this season and his last win was at Glorious goodwood, and the 6 pound hit looks on the generous side, but I’m with the classy Khuoi Feng, who was all at sea in the big field behind You’re Hired last time and this race will be run to suit.
1/2pt win Zhui Feng @ 6/1
3.45 Not a race to get highly involved as it’s for amateur riders and despite Pointilism coming here in a hat-trick and remaining unexposed, I’m having an interest on Giovanni Di Bicci , who won four on the all weather before returning to duties recently at Brighton and ran pretty well. He is ridden by on eof the better jockeys and worth a small play.
¼ pt win Giovanni Di Bicci @ 7/1
4.20 Only six go in this Group 3 and it will be close bit over thos C&D and on the ground, I goive the nod to the tough and consistent jallota
¼ pt win Jalotta @ 5/1
4.55 A great race to watch with the progressive pair of Dawn Horizons and Colnial Classic taking on both Myopic and Loveable helen who were both impressive in winning just their second race ever. This will be very tough for engage, especially dropping in trip at this speed track
5.30 Quite a winnable sprint and the fav is the admirable babyfact , 2 wins and 3 places in her last five runs !, but she is now very high in the weights and this quick D&D wont suit, but can’t find one to take advantage.
Selected The Curragh- good to soft on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
2.10 Taj Mahal is very well related and is closely related to two Classic winners and is no slouch himself as his close 3rd here on a very hot maiden which has seen the front two go on to a very decent level. He was a short pricedfav ot get the job done last time out at leopardstown , but found the sedate pace and the fast ground right against him. Back over his best C&D and ground he has a great chance to show us what he can do, and you don’t see Aiden 0@brien fitting cheekpices often. The fav is Lightning Fast who ran well last time at Naas, but nothing has come out of that race with credit and he has 7 lengths to find on the tip in the Curragh race.
1pt win Taj Mahal @3/1
2.40 A Group 3 for juvenile fillies andas these do improve rapidly, hard to know exactly where we stand with them, but what we do know is that Sea of Grace got the better of Eziyra last time out and before that lost nothing in defeat behind the classy rhodendendron on her debut. Eziyra has since gone on to win easily atGalway and the second horse has won well since , but she did show plenty of temperament before and during the contest. Sea of Grace looks a good bet to confirm the form and has ideal conditions.
¾ pt win Sea Of Grace @ 10/3
3.15 Caridadi is a consistent sort who goes ok here. He is just about the form horse in the field at this trip and ground but doe shave the worst of the draw in this apprentice handicap, but at massive odds, has to be worth a play.
¼ pt ew Caridadi.
5.00 The irish cambrdigeshire and England are well represented with the very likeable pair of Instant attraction and Boomshacerlacka , who head the weights and will run their races and not be far away but the other English runner, the bang in form Dream Walker heads the market. He lost his way throughout 2015 but this season on turf his record is 3 wins and 2 places from 5 starts ! He ran twice in the Galway festival running an absolute cracker from a shocking draw and closing all the way before getting his reward , dropping in trip, again from a poor draw and winning quite cosily. If anything g today’s return to a mile is in his favour and also the ground and the C&D should hold no terrors. Chris hayes keeps the ride and from a decent draw , and make up for a hold up type, I can see him running though these late on for yet another win.
¾ pt win Dream Walker @ 7/1
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
Yarmouth – good to firm ground on this flat and galloping track
2.15 Even though he’s high enough in the weights, We’ll Sakhe Hands has found himself in a very winnable contest and in this apprentice race, Clifford Lee has ridden himn to victory before.
1/2 pt win We’ll Shake hands @ 11/1
245 The Sir Michael Stoiute newcomer Exmouth is very well related and also has a Group entry later in the season. Worth an interest in what looks a soft maiden.
¼ pt win Exmouth @ 3/1
3.20 hard to pout aline through any of these in this nursery but I was impressed with Stanhope’s attitude when 2nd over C&D last time , and while the handicapper hasn’t been generous with his mark, looks sure to run his race and not be far away.
¼ pt ew Stanhope @ 11/1
3.55 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 A tough handicap to unravel but at the weights and the C&D, Column has his best chance for some time
¼ pt win Column @ 9/2
5.05 PREMIUM RACE
5.40 PREMIUM RACE
NO advice from Cork today, unfamiliar with the horses.