Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Shadow Wing 1.50 @ 9/4
Lexington Sky 2.20 @ 7/2
Angel face 1.40 @ 11/4
Night racing Fortune for a fiver
15p ew Lucky 15 & 25 p ew acc
Repeater 6.50 @ 12/1
Caitie 5.20 @ 11/2
Baltic Brave 7.35 @ 9/2
Morga 5.10 @ 16/1
Bangor – good to firm on this flat and sharp track
1.40 Preciosion Five was once a most realaible and genuine mare on the flat, but has looked most reluctant of late and can be taken on despite her having just about the best form. Angel Face ran her race last time and this is a good opportunity for an overdue win. En Joule is the big danger as she won her bumper impressively and is related to winning jumpers.
½ pt ew Double Angel Face @ 11/4 Shadow King 1.50 @ 9/4
2.10 I agree with the bookies nad have narrowed it down to the top four on the market. One for Hocky may not be totally at him eon this quick track while Thorpe is still very hard to win with. The ex- Irish Stynes won very well on his first start for Graham, Macpherson and the handicapper could have been harsher. I’m with the inform Lyric Street , who can be forgive a bit if a flop last time as it came in higher grade. He’ll love the fast ground and could be even better at this slightly longer trip.
¼ pt ew Lyric Street @ 8/1
2.45 A handful of in for runners go to war here but Degooch will find this much tougher with a penalty and also on quicker ground up in trip. Schidlers Prince comes here on a hat-trick but is up in the weigths and class and also away from his preferred soft ground.Dreams of theatre is not one for the kids’ dinner money and won last time out completely out of the blue over C&D, and if the mood grabs him , could do it again, but off a hugher ark, it is doubtful. I’m with the very tough Strumble Head , who comes here in top form and will be hard to rein in from the front despite bith Ballyknock Lad and Boyfromnowhere having good claims.
½ pt ew Strumble Head @ 7/1
3.20 One More to go has the best form, but it is at longer trips and he’s conceding weight to a couple of improvers in decent flat horse Winterlude and the improving Stamp Your Feet. Winterlude is rated 86 on the flat and with such raw ability, it’s bound to click soon.
¼ pt ew Winterlude @ 7/2
3.55 TheFlyingportrait has won 3 of his last four but the handicapper has made it very tough for him today. There wasn;t much between Oscatra and Enjoy responsibly last time and there wont be today. F/c time
¼ pt rev F/c Oscatara- Enjoy Responsibly
4/30 Coutrland Prince gos for the hat-trick an despite another weight rise, the opposition is not strong , but at 5/4 , I’m not playing
5.00 Bourne came out the wilderness last time at Cartmel leading for most of the trip and for once throughyl enjoying himself. He was rated much higher in the past amd with similar tactics , the double could be his. Who Am I won well last time and is a big danger while Court baloo runs this C&D well , but is a bit high in the weights
¼ pt win Bourne @ 3/1
Thirsk- good to firm ground on this flat and quikc track
1.50 A weak seller for juveniles and London Grammar is now exposed as modest and the blinkers wouild need to make a great deal of difference. Shadow King has been holding his won in better class and the stable has a very good record in this grade.
¾ pt win Shadow King @ 9/4
2.20 This looks match between the two southern traned youngsters in Lexington Sky and Nile Empress, but the form of the former looks the stronger .
½ pt ew Lexington Sky @ 7/2
2.55 Tan Abariq surprised when winning over C&D last time, but the four pound penalty will be tough to overcome.Imperial state won very well on his handicap debut, but it wasn;t much of a race and was at the stiff Salisbury , but he’s well drawn and is unexposed. I’m with Saxon Gold, who is rarely far away off this mark and first time blinkers could make the difference.
¼ pt ew Saxon Gold @ 14/1
3.30 No Bet
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.40 This offers a good opportunity for Becky the Thatcher who holds quite a few of these on recent form and with a positive ride can get that elusive win
¾ pt win Beky the Thatcher @ 5/2
5.15 Fyrecracker has been more than holding his own in better grade in some big field handicaps. He is certainly the one to beat here , but it is a race for apprentices, but his jockey is a good one. More of aconcern is the tip’s poor win record., but this is there for the taking.
¼ pt win Fyrecracker @ 9/4
Goodwood= good to firm on this undulating and tricky track
2.00 A wide open start to the card and you could make a case for all. I’m taking a chance with the in form Berkshire, with hope that the longer trip will suit , as it should be, and he could have finally found his trip.
¼ pt win Berkshire @ 9/2
2.35 Thikriyaat has developed into a useful performer and suffered first loss at Royal Ascot in the mud, and comes here with bright prospects. He has a lot to foind at the ratings with emotionless, who was one of last year’s top 2yos, but ended the season with a poor effort and his ony run this season was also a tame effort in the Royal Ascot mud. In a winnable contest, have to be with the former
¼ pt win Thikriyaat @ 3/1
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 Godolphim don’t make many mistakes and they considered top Score good enough to take his chance at Royal Ascot. His previous run was a cosy win at Thirsk and on the strength of that form, is well weighted today.Worth a small play in a tough race.
¼ pt win Top Score @ 7/2
4.55 At the ratings , the very wonderful Always Smile and Besharah have clear advantage over the others, but Always Smile would prefer a bit further, while the later is not fully proven at this trip, but is worth chancing on this easy track.
¼ pt ew bersharah @ 5/1
5.30 Most of these have a bit to find off their marks and the race does have more than just a hint of winnability. Al Nekhs has won his last two and this lightly raced type looks set for the longer trip and makes the most appeal.
¼ pt win Al Neksh @ 6/1
Selected Galway – softish ground on this undulating and stiff track
5.10 A very open start to the card but I do like the look of Morga. She’s had a light season which is no bad thing and after a Winter break she ran a most solid race at Punchestown off this mark when 7th of 24. She had another little break and recebt ran Ok in a good race on the flat. She has hit the frame in two of her three starts here an dMark Walsh is a positive booking.
½ pt ew Morga @ 16/1
6.50 This ex- English trained gelding has been in fine form of lare and last tie out made the trip to Epsom where he far from disgraced coming 3rd of 17 on soft ground. He’s hit the frame in all 4 runs this season and is back to something like hus pretty useful best. He holds clear ew claims in a race where not many make appeal.
½ pt ew repeater @ 12/1
Selected Newmarket- goo to firm on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
5.20 Lajatico did it well on the polytrack last time but previous efforts on quick turf are not good enough off an even higher mark, Mazzini is another with it to prove on turf and despite going up 3 pounds for going close last time, Caitie looks cast iron ew and the booking of able 5 pound claimer callum Shepherd more than negates the penalty.
½ pt ew Caitlie @ 11/1
5.50 Easy to have reservations about most of these on current form and also at this longer trip. Mamoo has been dropping in the weigths and the way he’s been shaping , and on pedigree, this longer trip could well be to his liking.
½ pt win Mamoo @ 7/1
7.35 BUnbrury won only a mdoeest contest last time and the 6 pound hike in the weigths and the drop in trip are all aginst him in quite an open affair. Baltic Brave runs this C&D so very well and comes here on the back of a good 2nd , again over C&D. Fast ground is very much to his liking and he looks most safe ew. Alnashama has run two big races this year and is the f/c pick. He’s my Boy always runs his race but this is a bit tougher than normal while Athletic has now dropped to a very god mark, and runs the C&D well, but it’s been a while since he showed total commitment.
½ pt ew Baltic Brave @ 9/2 ¼ pt Rve F/c Baltic Brave- Alnashawa
8.35 Exceeding Power deserves a win and went close over C&D two starts back on similar ground, but I’ve been watching Rebel Lightning for a few races and gives the impression that he can go close of this mark and the conditions should be fine.
¼ pt ew Rebel Lighning @ 8/1
Selected Bath- firm going on this sharp but stiff track
6.35 Rainbow Prise is certainly tested by his handicap mark and this quick ground is far from sure to suit. Tempuran continues to give full value for money and acts over this C&D. Urban Space is aon a hat-trick but will need this longer trip to bring out improvement, which is possible while Oratorios Joy is hard to win with nowdays and this longer trip is far from sure to suit
¼ pt ew Tempouran @ 7/1
7.10 I was on Singeur last time when he was an esy winner of a big field sprint, but he did have ideal conditions with a lot of front runners asking to be picked up by such as he , who is real hold up type. More Spice and Noble Aset will ensure a decent gallop tonight but no more, and from a high enough mark, I ‘m ruling Singeur out. Go naNi go ran well enough last time to be a contender but the nod gos to the likeable Pensax Lad , who is rarely far away off this mark.
¼ pt win Pensax Lad @ 7/2
7.45 Cote Dazur looks very much on the up and has no penalty for a clear win last time. The double is on, but not for me at odds on.
Selected Musselburgh – good to firm on this flat, galloping and pretty quikc track
6.45 Chaplins Bay has been runner up in hus last three stars and the handicapper show no mercy by lifting him a furher 3 pounds tonight which effectively rules him out. Ralphy Boy has a good record here and had a few of these behind over C&D a few starts back. Rasaman is just too high in the weigths but Bay Miarge is a possible in his first handicap from a good draw. Surewecan had a n off day last time he raced here, but is usually dependable and competitive.
¼ pt ew Ralphy Boy @ 7/1
7.20 An interesting sprint wIth many contenders and for once no real speedbals , but plenty who like to follow the pace. There is a chance of something controlling this from the front , but there are many contenders. Olivia Fallow has gone close over C&D a few times and finished just ahead of Kibarr, who was racing from a bad draw. I expect revenge tonight, but all of Desert Ace, Pearl Acclaim and Fumbo Jumbo can make it very interesting.
¼ pt ew Kibarr @ 6/1
8.55 PREMIUM RACE