Today’s Fortune for a Fiver
15pew Lucky 15 & 25p ew acc
Urban Gale 3.25 @ 8/1
Copt Hill 4.20 @ 5/2
Clubland 3.50 @ 9/2
Phantom Flipper 3.15 @ 5/1
Sedgefield- very soft ground on this undulating and sharp track
1.50 Yes I did surprisingly weakened out of it last time in a good event at Haydock behind the most likeable Smart Talk. She won over points in Irekand so the trip shouldn’t have been a problem. Today’s trip will very much in favour of William of Orange , and that gives him the nod.
½ pt win William of Orange @ 13/8
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.55 You could make a case for all of this field and it looks a nice race to watch
3.25 On the very demanding ground, I don’t see many coping with this trip and if half of the field complete I’ll be surprised. The fav is Rocky Stone who isn’t the strongest of stayers and looks one to take on.Heart if Annadale is a C&D winner on soft ground but this is his first run for some time and he has no record running well fresh . So despite a switch to a capable stable can only be watched today. Urban Gale usually plies his trade over fences but is capable over the smaller flights. He does run this track well and wont fail for stamina . Darsi Dancer is another c&D winner but has flopped on very soft ground of late.
½ pt ew Urban Gale @ 8/1
4.00 The shprt priced fav is C&D winner Roxyfet, but he is now high enough in the weights.Rupert Bear is consistent but a very rare winner and this easy track is against him.Gin Cobbler will appreciate the drop in class and also the return to this C&D. Very soft ground is not ideal but is worth a small play at tasty odds.
¼ pt win Gin Cobbler @ 9/1
4.30 A weak finale and the fav is the well weighted Copt Hill. He comes here in good form but his win record of 1 in 27 puts you off getting really stuck in. He was worried out of it over C&D by Fiddlers Flight and does have a healthy weifght pull to get revenge and his rival ha since put imn a bad one at Cattercik.
½ pt win Copt Hill @ 5/2
Market Rasen – very soft ground on this flat and pretty quick track
2.00 Two very promising juveniles go to war here and like the bookies , I find it very hard to split Kasakh Noir and Wolfcatcher. Kasakh Noir was a beaten fav last time but the ones that finished ahead have gone on to win most impressively , so it was still a very good run. Wilfcatcher is 1 from1 which came here over C&D on heavy ground and that gives him the nod.
½ pt win Wolfcatcher @ evens
2.30 This trip is certainly on the short side for the ex -French Buttercup, but she has little to beat and comes here on the back of a vefry good 3rd behind a pair of decent ones. She is 2/5 , which is too shirt for me as she has yet to win!
3.05 Only 4 go but they all come here in top form. Sharpasaknife was a surpise winner on his debut but looked really good while Point the way is a progressive type who goes for the hat-trick . Tanarpinio is another hat-trick seeker but looks and is the outsider of the party . Onefitzall should have done better last time and could be a vulnerable fav, but it looks a nice race to watch as a few of these look capable of holding their own up in class.
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 I Tipped up Ballydeen when he won here over alonger trip but the handicapper has been very harsh and would do very well to get close to winning today. Azert de Couer is another who is high in the weigths and this is his first try on this kind of track. Pembroke House won well last time burt previously was a well held 3rd over C&D and the testing ground at this trip is not in his favour. Ivans Back is a regular here and won by a long old way last time over C&D on heavy ground. He is much higher in the weigths today but is certainly overpriced for his chance given doubts about his rivals.
¼ pt win Ivans Back @ 7/1
4.40 Dark Lover ran a corker last time and is 1/3 for compensation. I was trying to fond one to take him on as this his second runback after a long break and frequently they flop, but the rest are much of a muchness so I’m letting this one go.
Southwell – all weather – fibresand.
2.10 A shocker of an opeer as very few of these have any experience of thus specialist surface and it’s a arace for amateur jockeys ! Clock On Tom goes for the hat-trick but he’s up in the weights, trip and has never raced here! Linda Jewell has a good record here and front runner Claude Greenwood is worth a small play givem that he will have to be caught. Most of these are running poorly and the two which have showed bits of form are Ron Waverley and Game Mascot , but neither have ever tried this surface. Geeaitch is a regular here and that does give him a bit of an advantage in this.
¼ pt winClaude Greenwood @ 10/1
2.45 Weald of kent won by along old way last time over C&D, but does have a 6 pound penalty. He may double up but With Hinsight is capable around here and can’t be far away while Indira comes here in good form on the tapeta an dhis ony run here was OK and was over a trip too short. Sir Pitt is 2 from 2 here, but his last win at this track was 6 years ago ! He is very lighly raced nowadays and is not one for me.
3.15 White Bullet has comfortably the best form and it’s unlikely that the surface will be aproblem. However, Phantom Flipper looks cast iron ew and who knows the fav could well struggle on this specialist surface.
½ pt ew Phantom Flipper @ 5/1
3.50 Captain Lars goes well here but is dropping down significantly in trip. This looks to be between Sir Billy Wright, who may be stretched at this today, Showtime Star who has a great record here but is a bit high in the weights and Clubland , who is most effective here and comes here on the back of a very good run at Wolver and that gives him the nod.
½ pt ew Clubland @ 9/2
4.20 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 memyselfie ran well over C&D last timebut she is up against a posse of unexposed types and this is an easy race to swerve with si many ifs and buts.