Thirsk – good to firm ground on this flat and quick track
2.00 Newcomer Mighty Zip, owned by the very wealthy Qatar Syndicate is now the odds on fav in this big field of 2yos. He could be very good , but they have come unstuck before. Both Flicka’sBoy and Grey Zeb bring reasonable form to the table but both have to prove effectiveness on quick ground , and Flicka’s Boy is poorly drawn. I’m going for the Ann Duffield newcomer Colombia. She has had a few first time out winners recently and I tipped one up the other day winning with ease at 12/1. Colombia was an expensive purchase and could be pretty good. The stable has a good receord with 2yos at this track.
½ pt ew Colombia @ 11/1
2.30 Denzille Lane ran well off this handicap mark in a competitive nursery at Doncaster on quick ground and could go one better today. Punk Rocker is 1 from 1 and merits respect while Miami Carousel is an improved perfomer.
3/4pt win Denzille Lane @ 7/2
3.05 These 2yos are lightly raced and some could well find improvement for this longer trip.
3.40 This is a very weak handicap and even though the trip could be a bit short on this quick track, Street Boss has a great chance for reward for a series of consistent efforts.
1/2pt win Street Boss @ 3/1
4.15 This seems to only concern three but I’m pretty keen on Desert Ranger who was impressive at Yarmouth in an average handicap and could just be too good for both Zain Zone and Mr Mclaren.
¾ pt win Desert Ranger @ 4/1
4.50 BEST FORECAST RACE
The very genuine and tough Verus delicia will run her race but is just too high in the weights. This looks a two runner was between Burren View Lady and Amis Reunis and the winning course form of the letter gives her the nod. The rest make no appeal.
1pt ew Amis reunis @ 13/2 1 pt Rev F/c Amis Reunis – Burren View Lady
5.20 Jofranka is now ell handicapped while most of his rivals are not. This is her best opportunity for some time.
½ pt win Jofranka @ 4/1
Ascot – good to firm ground on this stiff track
2.10 BIG HIT
Malabar excelled at Royal Ascot with a brilliant 4th and she is bred for this longer trip
2pt win Malabar @ 8/13
2.45 Bronze Maqueet has been hit quite hard by the handicapper after running a great 2nd over C&D last time out. I tipped up Alpine Affair last week and he won with ease, but this is tougher today. Be Bold may just be up to giving the weight away
¼ pt win Be Bold @ 9/1
3.20 Many of these are paying the prive for recent successes and are very high in the handicap. These are Sir Frank Morgan , Kashgar and Spice Fair. Maid In Rio has had a great season but she is now very high in the handicap and this longer trip is far from sure to suit. Hassle is much improved and respected but I’m going for topweight Elidor, who runs this track so very well and loves quick ground. This longer trip is an unknown , but he does shape like a stayer.
1pt win Elidor @ 11/2
3.55 Eur Charlene is the most likely winner but she is too short at even money to support.
4.30 Salutattion is down in trip and up in the weights and that makes it so hard for him today. Zain Eagle almost stole the John Smith’s Cup with a bold front running display ,but you just wonder if this stiffer track will play into his strengths. Presburg is a lot higher in the weights but has ideal conditions and is a very lively outsider. Charles Camoin won well over C&d recently from Double Discount. At the weights the latter should get revenge , and this one remains very well handicapped on his form of last year.
½ pt ew Double Discount @ 14/1
5.00 PREMIUM RACE
Uttoxeter- good to firm ground on this gently undulating and galloping track
1.50 Take a Bow is the odds on fav and the likeliest winner with 2nd fav Spa Hill showing nothing of late. I’m going for Cherry Lodge, who makes her debut and is very well related. She has travelled from Ireland for this and Dickie Johnson is a very positive jockey booking.
¼ pt ew Cherry Lodge @ 11/1
2.20 A big field but few with a chance. The fav is Money Money Mkney and that’s what it’s been costing his supporters with a string of poor efforts over hurdles. He was a very decent flat horse but still needs to show more before considering. Tennessee Bird always plays up before the start but then often runs well. She is a possibility, but how sh will respond with the first time blinkers is anyone’s guess. Bottonweight Jawahal Du Mathan makes a quick reappearance after a fine 2nd in a similar contest . He was raced promionatly that day and similar tactics can see a win.
¾ pt ew Jawahal Du Nathan @ 7/1
2.55 I was very keen on Wake Your Dreams last time but jumped terribly and was well beaten. He has a chance to redeem himself today but I couldn’t play at 6/5, especially as he’s better on a right handed track, unlike this. There is no alternative.
3.30 Cash for Steel is running well enough to take this modest handicap. The Kings Assassin could do with an even lnger trip while the likeable Agent Louise runs this track very well.
1/2pt win Cash For Steel @ 3/1
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.40 It’s not a strong handicap and it could go to front running Mr Maynard but the other Mr, Mr Shantu is a big danger. Get It On is a possibility but this track could well be too quick for youngster Chebsey Beau
¼ pt win Mr Maynard @ 4/1
5.10 Not enough to go on to offer advice in the bumper
Lingfield- all weather –polytrack
5.15 Prize Exhibit is the short priced fav and she attempts to convert her pretty good turf form to the polytrrack,but she is hardly bred for the surface. Its Lady Mary ran a good this over C&D recently in quite a decent maiden and from a good draw looks a very good ew bet.
¾ pt ew Its Lady Mary @ 10/1
5.50 Marydale has been taking on spome decent maidens and is fairly handicapped tonight . She has to prove she can go on this surface . Invoke steps up in trip and om breeding doesn’t look a candidate for this longer trip. Golly Miss Molly stepped up a loy on previous form with a good 2nd over C&D . This prominent racer is well drawn and could take some catching.
¾ pt ew Golly Miss Molly @ 9/1
6.20 It wasn’t a strong handicap whwn Marmarus got the better of Chantrea over C&d , and both have been pushed up the handicap quite a lot. Spreadable has been taking on better company and the return to this trip is a bonus for this well handicapped type. Could be another winner for Luke Morris.
1pt win Spreadable @ 7/1
6.50 Only Isabella beeton and Rouge Nuage go with the pace in this one , and both are well handicapped to stay there. I gove the nod to Ruage Nuage, especially with top track jockey Luke Morris in the saddle. Fiftyshadesof red is well drawn for a late attack and is the danger.
¾ pt ew Riuge Nuage @ 8/1
7.20 Johnny Splash is mjuch higher in the weights but this isn’t a very string handicap but all of Clearing, Rosie Prospects and Caesars Gift have chances .
7.50 This is wide open again and the short list is long with youngsters Windshield and Chesil Beach holding major claims over this longer trip while veteran Epsom Salts is not out of it either
8.20 Yet another very open handicap but Maid of Tuscany has been running well off this mark and her latest run is certainly enough for her to go close at very big odds for her chance.
½ pt win Maid of Tuscany @ 11/1
York – good to firm ground on this flat and galloping track
6.00 Top of the Glas did it well on his first start for Brian Ellison and has a great chance of doubling up in this apprentice’s handicap. The very energetic Megan Carberry has been booked and this longer trip should wel be within his compass. Green Zone is bang in form but is heavily penalised and this is much harder. Joys of Spring is only fairly weighted and the jockey rides most infrequently .
1.25 pts win Top of the Glas @ 3/1
6.30 Quite a bit of pace on here and a few of these need an easy lead and they wont get it, these are Mayfield Girl, Eland Aly and Meandmyshadow who are all drawn low. Bosham likes to go with the pace and is drawn high and he keeps on really well. I can see the high numbers holding the aces here and the race could be set up for the strong finishing Ypres at very long odds.
½ pt ew Ypres @ 20/1
7.00 These juveniles are very inexperienced and improvement is on the cards for most of these. Mark Johnston runs two . Kifayya ran wel on soft ground while the expensive Water Thief showed a lot of promise at Epsom. I’m with the latter for an interest.
¼ pt win Water Thief @ 11/1
7.30 A cracking Class 1 and crucially there will be a ,ot of pace on , with every runner either wanting to leadot be handy except for Regal Hawk. Graham Lee rides a waiting game very well and the race can be run to suit this capable and genuine filly.
½ pt ew Regal Hawk @ 16/1
8.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 Innocently did it impressively last time from the front but wont have an easy time of it upo front with both M Dandy man and Feil Injection in the field. Lexingtojn Abbey came off the pace to win impressively last time and despite the weight rise comes here with a decent chance. National Service is at his best coming off a strong pace and has ideal conditions tonight.
½ pt ew National Service @ 6/1
Newmarket – good to firm ground on this undulating and stiff track
5.35 Both Cape Mystery and Dubai Hadeia are well treated on their handicap debuts and both have a chance. Pannetone is bit high in the weights now and I’m with Thatchreen who is well enough handicapped but is trying a longer trip. Worth the risk.
½ pt win Thatchareen @ 7/2
6.10 Home of the Brave is the short priced fav after his decent 2nd at Windsor but some top stables introduce newcomers with their best jockeys . State of The Union, Yorkshire and Zigayani could all make a winning debut .
6.40 This is wide open and the short priced fav is Panda Spirit who tries to convert her useful all weather form to quick turf. She could do it but I’m with No One Knows, who won in the mud last time out but tonight’s better ground should suit better.
¼ pt win No One Knows @ 11/1
7.10 It all fell into Athetic’s lap last time and he has been clobbered by the handicapper and is also up in trip. Neither Botanist nor Specilaity are well handicapped and this gives a great chance for Tanawar , whom last time out showed that this handicap mark is not beyond him, and he has travelled a long way for this. Paul Hanagan is a very positive jockey booking.
¾ pt ew Tanawar @ 6/1
7.40 Gwafa has the best form but his rivals are very lightly raced and open to improvement form big stables, such as Almuhabab.
8.10 Youngster Connecticut goes for his 3rd in only 4 starts. He’s up in trip and in the weights but deserves maximum respect. Xinbama has been going well on quick ground recently and looks good for the frame but I’m going for Thecornishcowboy , who had a purple patch last month when winning 5 on the bounce. He showed at Nottingham that he is still competitive off this higher mark and he is a very silly price and could easily hit the frame.
1/2pt ew Thecornishcowboy @ 33/1
8.45 A nasty little handicap to conclude and all of the field have showed glimpses of form to make them of interest.