25p ew Lucky 15 & 25p ew acc
Leafy Shade 2.35 @ 13/2
Satanic Best 4.00 @ 9/1
Hasanour 4.50 @ 12/1
Tornado Battle 5.25 @ 11/1
½ pt Double
Stardrfifter 2.50 @ 5/1
Clouds Rest 5.05 @ 9/2
¼ pt ew Vocal Warm Up 3.10 @ 25/1
Best F/c ( Successful yesterday)
½ pt Rev F/c My Mate- Commanche
Beverley- good ground, but may get a bit quicker, on this stiff track
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 Anabel got bogged down in the mud last time out, but the horse that finished just behind here went on to win well here yesterday, so she probably ran to a good level again. Her overall form is far superior to her rivals but I don’t back in maidens @ 4/6. William Haggas has come a long way with Walsingham Grange, but he would need the fav to falter to take this.
2.50 A small field handicap but with all of the poorly drawn pair of Erik The Red and Sands Cove , along with Spirit of Wezda wanting to lead this wil be set up for the finisher and the prime candidate is the in form Stardrifter. He’s improved since they adopted hold up tactics and though he’s a bit high in the weights, his task is made easier by the booking of excellent 3 pound claimer Sammy Jo Belle.
¾ pt win Stardrifter @ 5/1
3.25 Dont Call Me is nothing like the top handicapper he was a few seasons ago, but still runs at a decent enough level to win this claimer , but it’s easy to pass at even money.
4.00 The short list is quite long with all of Flying Power, Satanic Beat, Midnight Warrior , Prostate Awareness and Deep Blue Diamond having strong claims. Despite a bad draw I give the nod to Satanic Beat, who is down in the weights and in class for an in form stable . King of the Celts is back to his best track but he’s better at a shortertrip off this mark while Donna Graciosa wil find tis contest too hot.
¼ pt ew Satanic Beat @ 9/1
4.35 A good quality nursery and with a handful of front runners , this looks set up for Rosina. Who is up in the weights for a recent last gasp win, but this stiffer track should help, and she can make it 3 wins from only 4 races.
1/2pt win Rosina @ 5/2
5.05 Jebediah Shine goes for the hat-trick but will find this much tougher off a higher weight and also with no luxury of a soft lead. At one stage last year, Clouds rest looked destined for a pretty smart career , but her form hit a plateau . She has showed a lot more of late and a further drop inthe handicap gives her excellent claims over a C&D she runs well and with star 3 pound claimer Jack Garrity in the saddle, she could ger back into the winning habit.
½ pt win Clouds Rest @ 9/2
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
With the soft ground, there are so many races where the runners have yet to run on tis kind of ground. Just too much speculation, especially as most of the races are for lightly raced 2yos & 3yos.
3.40 A handicap for amateur jockeys and I was going to put Automative forward for the members, except for the overnight rain has softened the ground even more. He has a win and a 2nd in this event and the jockey knows him very well. He is not at his best on soft ground, but I’m just havig a small play just in case it dries out a bit. Keep an eye on the race times earlier on here, if they are not too bad, or if you are watching and it visually looks OK, get stuck in a bit more.
¼ pt ew Autmotive @ 9/1
4.15 The classy Here Comes When has his ground, but is better at a slightly longer trip and should have done far better last time.All of his rivals are capable of a springing a surprise , even the long priced Cape Factor, who does excel on soft ground.
5.15 The revitalise Borough Boy goes for the 4 timer. I have underestimated him a couple of time of late and he has still run very well. Today’s soft ground will really test him as will trying to keep tabs with the flying Threave, who likes the C&D and is fairly handicapped. He’s not really a thorough a mud lark, but could just about hang on.
½ pt win Threave @ 4/1
The Curragh – probably good to soft on this undulating , stiff and galloping track.
2.05 No play in the maiden
2.35 A good quality 2yo race and the mile trip will get some getting over this C&D and on the soft ground. How is the Moon represents Aiden O’Brien and she is 1 from 1 , but she wasn’t that far ahead of Midnight Crossing, who didn’t show much on her debut way behind Clear Skies. Clear Skies is a very well bred and expensive juvenile who looks sure to aprecite today’s conditions. I give the nod to Leafy Shade , who won on softish ground on her debut and lost little defeat in a Group 2 last time out.
¼ pt ew Leafy Shade @ 13/2
3.10 A big field for this apprentices handicap. A lor draw is preferable and the in form Prussian Eagle has the plot draw, but a rise in the weights and a drop ij trip reduces his claims somewhat.Vocal Warm Up is unexposed and is well drawn. The pedigree gives hope for this longer trip and is very attractively priced.
¼ pt ew Vocal Warm Up @ 25/1
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 A Group 3 for fillies and on form and at the weights, there is little between Brooch, Bocca Baciata and Devonshire, and at the odds and also the fact that James Doyle has travelled to reland today, has to worth a play that she gets the slightly longer trip.
¼ pt ew Devonshire @ 5/1
4.50 The Irish Cambridgeshire and again a lo draw is favourable. Hasanour is a very likeable type and though he’s high enough in the weights and not brilliantly drawn , gives the impression that he is capable of more and can enhance his brilliant record over C&D. Canary Row has been given a great chance by the handicapper and is very well drawn. He runs this track very well, but his poor win record is off putting as is the poor win record of jockey Danny Grant.
¼ pt ew Hasanour @ 12/1
5.20 PREMIUM RACE
Yarmouth – probably good to soft on this flat and galloping track
2.10 Alqubbah has the best form but Aberlady is well related and has a very high profile owner. Looks a safe ew bet.
¼ pt ew Aberlady @ 4/1
2.40 My Mate ran well last time out and just found the trip too far . The drop in trip should help on this track ,but he has been pushed up 3 pounds. Recent winner Monsieur Joe has a lot more to in a tougher raceoff a much higher mark.Commanche has hit form of late and is the big danger.
½ pt win My Mate @ 6/1
3.15 Rogue Wave has kepy some tough company of late and this is much easier. He has to give weight away all round, but looks capable of it at very decent odds, especially with very decent 5 pound claimer Patrcik O’Donnell riding for an in form stable. Up In Lights is improving with experience and has to go close as does Tommys Secret.
¼ pt ew Rogue Wave @ 14/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 A highly winnable handicap but I dont hold much hope for Venus Marina in hew quest for the double off a much higher mark. RedUnico has improved since joining Mick Appleby but I give the nod to Wu Zietan who could well benefit from the drop in trip and make all under Adam Kirby .
½ pt win Wu Zietan @ 5/1
4.55 A highly competitive handicap and all of One Pekan, Memoria, Haalan Mejaajy and Royal Altitude has serious claims but I give the nod to JUmeriah Glory, who has his ground and also the handicapper has eased a little bit. Ed Walker has a great record here which makes Mezajy the main danger.
¼ pt ew JUmeirah Glory @ 13/2
5.25 Not a race t get stuck into , an apprentices handicap. Tornado Battle is competitive enough off this mark and this C&D looks sure to suit.
¼ pt ew Tornado Battle @ 11/1
No advice from Cork today