Today’s Fortune for a fiver
15p ew Lucky 15 & 25p ew acc
Dynamo 2.00 @ 7/2
Noivado 2.15 @ 8/1
Omid 5.00 @ 16/1
Boruma 5.30 @ 3/1
Uttoxeter – good ground on this slightly undulating and galloping track
Rain is forecast so taken that into account
2.00 Trafalgar Rock was an Ok sort for Mark Johnston oin the flat and has his first race over jumps fo the good doctor Richard Newland. He is an interesting contender in this mostly weak affair but I prefer the chance of Dynamo. He’s ben busy on the flat and has been in winning form for Richard Hughes. He’s back with dan Skeltomn for the Summer jumps and as he stays 2 miles on the flat , this longer trip looks a very smart move. He impressed me with his attitude on the flat and his hurdles form is easily the best on show.
¾ pt win Dynamo @ 7/2
2.30 The C&D double looks on for Nikki Steel, but not for me at odds on.
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 A terrific Class 1 chase and it gives last year’s winner Shuoil Roayle a great chance of the double. He warmed up for this with an impressive win at Newton Abbot where he was held up at the back and when he made his move , the race was all over.He’s 9 pounds higher for last year’s win, but is still fairly unexposed at a staying chaser on this kind of track. There is bags of pace in this which will suit his hold up style. I was going to go in big but with rain forecast, that would scupper his chance as he has to have dry ground. Keep an eye on the weather, if it hadn’t rained , put a bit more on.
¾ pt win Shuil Royale @ 9/1
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.35 Plenty of pace on here with the well handicapped New Sensation, Ink Master and the very likeable Sharp rise all wanting to lead. Of that trio Sharp Rise is the most interesting as he’s always been a adecent sort but on his first start for Charlie LOngsdon looked a much improved performer, Last time out he alternated the lead and despite a 12 pound rise is not out of this. Surf and Turf is a useful chaser whi showed a bit more last time but the rain is bad news for him. I’m taking a chance with long time absentee It’s a Gimme, who has the form off this mark to go close and wont mind any rain.
¼ pt ew It’s a Gimme @ 18/1
5.10 PREMIUM RACE
5.40 You would expect Fly camp to take this, but given his patchy profile , I certainly wouldn’t’ be emptying the piggybank at 2/5 !
Windsor – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
2.10 Dame Judi has clearly the best for and chance, but how will she go on soft ground ?
2.40 All four of these have a decent shout and it looks likely to be a bunched finish.
3.10 Mrs danvers surprised when winning on her debut on soft ground beating a decent type. The double looks on , but not for me at evens.
3.40 Goodwood Zodiac will like the ground , but is 4 pounds higher after his good run at Epsom and all of his best runs have been on that kind of track , so Windsor may well not suit. All of his four rivals are possibles , but all are having their first run on soft ground.
4.15 Felix Leiter comes here on a hat-trick but would do well to achive it up 6 pounds and also trying a longer trip , but the ground will suit and the young jokey rode him well last time.Neither Grand Inquisitor nor MOntsarrat have showed much on soft ground , but if the ground dries, which is possible, they have the form to feature. BIrdma won 5 times last year and of course success comes with a price and he is now set stiff tasks off this mark, but he is still running well as his 4th in the Lincoln on soft ground proves.This is a slight drop in class and worth a small play.
¼ pt win Birdman @ 7/1
4.45 Another highly competitive sprint and it’s tough picking from Wayward Hoof , He’s My Cracker, Pusys secret and Alizoom, but I give the former the nod as he’s travelled some way for this. Both Black Bess and Dynamici Girl are running well but both are dropping in trio and are up slightly in class.
¼ pt ew Wayward Hoof @ 5/1
5.20 Not a very appealing finale but I’m with Bazooka who won here on soft a few starts back and the longer trip should be ok. SDS takes the ride and with doubts surrounding his rivals, could take this.
¼ pt win Bazooka @ 11/2
The Curragh- currently good to soft but likely to siften with rain about
2.15 Aidan O’Brien introduces yet another well bred newcomer in Taj Mahal, but his record with newcomers is not great as they tend to improve much with experience. Noivado ran well on his debut on soft ground giving the impression this longer trip would suit. The stable’s 2yos are going very well and this one has a Group 1 entry.
½ pt ew Noivado @ 8/1
2.45 It’s hard what to think abiut Chemical Charge who won his only two starts two seasons ago and returned with a very good 2nd over C&D where he had today’s main rival Sir Isaac Newton behind, but that was on firm ground an dhis rivals showed at Royal SAscot what he is capable of in the mud with a brilliant win. Horses like Chemical Charge do present doubts as his absence is due to something or other and a good 2nd run back is unlikely , especially on the softening ground.
¾ pt win Sir Isaac Newton @ 13/8
3.15 Few of these will be at hime if the rain gets in and the exception is the in form and likeable Great Wide Open, who is most versatile when it comes to trip, going and tactics, in fact he’s always a good one to support.
½ pt ew Great Wide Open @ 9/2
3.45 A group 1 for 2yo fillies and I’m with English raider Seafront who ran well at Naas last time at this trip and has a soft ground win in the book. Practically all of her rivals though are unexposed .
½ pt win Seafront @ 7/2
4.20 Minding has taken this year’s 1000 Guinea and Oaks and is 1/4 to take the Grou[p 1 pretty polly an dof course she should, but there are a couple of interesting English raiders in koora and Speedy Boarding , who are both good fillies but Koora is only having her 7th ever race and will give the fav a good race.
1/2pt ew Koora @ 10/1
4.55 A cracking sprint with English raiders in KImberella , who isn’t well drawn and is now very high in the weights and Desert law , who is capable off this mark and the Paul Midgeley stable is finally in form , but the rain is a worry. There’s quite a bit of pace on and I’m with one of those in A Few Dollars More, who doesnlt know what it os to run a bad race.He is 6 pounds out of the handicap , but he’ll like the ground and is worth a play at long odds in a winnable race.
¼ ptew A Few Dollars More @ 20/1
5.25 Take your pick here as all 4 have clear chances.
5.55 A tough finale but I’m with the massively in form Elusive in Paris, who for some reason , at the age of 7, has taken off this year with 6 cracking efforts going up in the weights by over two stones. Worth a small play in his current mood.
¼ pt win Elusive in Paris @ 5/1
Cartmel – good ground on this flat and very sharp track
Some rain is forecast for later in the day
2.20 What a game was very well backed to win over C&D last time and did it very well. The 7 pound rise looks unlikely to stop him and the double very much looks on. Raid Stane won well last time but this shorter trip is not in his favour , and he looked a bit sore after his race last time .
1.25pts win What a game @ 2/1
2.50 The front running For Goodness Sake looks to have an easy task, but not for me at 4/7
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.55 Toledo Gold won this last year and this bold front runner will give it a real go today, but he could have done better here last time and for that reason I’mwith Jack The Gent, who is feasibly weighted and has his first start for the in form Tim Easterby and also first time headgear,
¼ pt ew Jack the Gent @ 6/1
4.25 Morning Royalty came home here by a long way last time out over C&D, but a 12 pound rise looks mightily excessive . Last year’s winner Alderbrook lad was quite well backed in that race and was going fine until taking arare tumble. He’s weighted to go close today.
¼ pt win Alderbrook Lad @ 4/1
5.00 Plenty of pace on in this stayers handicap with all of Whatthefoxsays, Wolf Shield, Touch of Steel and Rocknrobin all going hard from the start and these four are likely to compromise each other’s chances, and only Rockrobin can led and then stick on.Silver Shuffle ran well here two starts back and then wen ton to win at Aintree at this trip, but a 6 pound rise makes it all the much harder.Omid ran pretty well in a decent contest here last time sticking on well. This longer trip will suit as will any rain. JohhnyGO also ran well in that race and is another likely to feature at long odds. Both Darsi dancer and Heart o Annandale come here in top form , but this sharp C&D is vefry much against the pair of them and they are likely to get detached before running on at the end , but I can’t see this pair getting close.
½ pt ew Omid @ 16/1 ¼ pt ew Johnny Go @ 20/1 ¼ pt Rev F/c
5.30 Sleep in First bounvced back to form last time in a winnable contest and the double looks doubtful with his weight rise despite this being not much harder. Boruma ran very well on his first run for Jimmy Moffat over C&D last time out and despite his poor win record , this should be his day.
½ pt win Boruma @ 3/1