Toady's Fortune for afiver
30p Lucky 15 & 25p ew acca
Sonny The One 2.50 @ 9/2
Table Manners 12.50 @ 7/2
Sego Success 12.55 @ 5/1
Prigsnov Dancer 4.15 @ 16/1
Selected Doncaster- good ground on this flat and galloping track
11.50 They wont be hanging around with all of Always on the Run, Katachenko and the penalised air of Mercers Court and Wells de Lune all front runners. Soemthing has to give, but Wells de Lune is still respected as he is a relentless galloper. The two likely to profit here are veteran Shadows lengthen and Kalne, but with the latter better at a slighltly longer trip, it gives the old guy a clear chance, but wins of late have beenmost scarce. Just a small play
1/4 pt ew Shadows lenghthen @ 5/1
12.20 . The very tough and genuine Crafty Roberto made all las time lowering the colours of an odds on shot. The path is clear to try and make all again in this highly winnable handicap.
½ pt ew Crafty Roberto @ 10/1
12.55 They wont be hanging round here with the likeable trio of Valadon, Ziga Boy and Blakemout all gong hard from flagfall. None of these make much appeal as winner today with their make ups and also the first two are still high in the weights while Blakemount has a bit to prove at this trip. Sego Success won this last year and went on to run some massive races off higher marks. He comes here on the back of a highly satisfactory comeback race when 3rd to velador at Bangor. This more galloping track is very much in his favour and despite the ground being quick enougb for him, the double looks on.
¾ pt win Sego Success @ 5/1
1.30 This has a very winnable look to ot and I’m chancing the useful Hawk High on his first start for 9 months. He has obviously had some problems as he was lightly raced last year, but can take this is fit and well.
¼ pt win Hawk High @ 6/1
Lingfield - good ground on this undualting and sharp tracj
11.55 We open with a bunper on the all weather and you have to be with newcomer Tambour, trined by top flat trainer Roger Charlton and related to some smart winners on the flat. He runs for a very high profile and lucky owner and is very fairly priced
3/4 pt win Tambour @ 3/1
12.30 This is there for the taking and it’s worth chancing the ex- French Lautaret who ran well over C&D recently until getting tired in the closing stages. He was entitled to need the race and few here make any appeal
¼ pt ew Lautaret @ 11/1
1.40 despite the big field , this is most winnable . Altenatif is the fav and is tempting , but hasn’t quite been himself of late and this has the looks of a boilover, and there are a couple of longhots well treated on their best form, but not for me
2.15 Another winnable race and understandably Jaleo is the short priced fav. He was fav at The Cheltenham festival, but found it all a bit too much. He could go on and race with the best this year, but needs to win this one first and 6/4 is plenty short enough, and the others all have a few more negatives than positives
2.50 Sonny The One ran far better than his final placing at Chepstow on his comeback race. He’s a likeable type and the drop in trip wont be an issue. The fav is the in form Gores Island but recent tries at this trip have only been fair .
¾ pt win Sonny The One @ 9/2
3.25 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Cheltenham- probably soft ground on this undualting , galloping and stiff track
12.05 It's only early in the season but already Defi Du Sileil is on many lips as a possible Triumph HUrdle victor. He's won his last 3 with the minimum of fuss and though his rivals are unexposed and promising, it will be a bit of a shock if the 4 timer doesn't happen, but at 4/6 I'm just watching .#
12.40 Different Gravey is the odds on fav in this competitive novice chase. He was the best of these over hurdles and impressed when winning his first chase recently. He does have though one of these unappealing profiles, this is only his 4th start in 2 seasons and last year he flopped after his winning reappearance. That could happen today, especially over this C&D, where he hasn’t shone in the past. You could make case for all of his very decent rivals.Nice race to watch
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.25 A very hard race to sort out as all of these young stayers are unexposed and which one will handle a slog in the Cheltenham mud over 3 miles the best is hard to work out.
3.00 My tent of Yours is certainly on the bookies Chrstmas Card list. He hasn’t won for coming upo for two years and was a beaten fav again last time out. He is a smooth traveller but areal pushover in the finish. He receives all the allowances but looks sure to be worried out of it again. Who by is a very good question and I’m happy to sit this one out
3.35 This has a winnable look to it with many high in the weights, not in the best of shape, and also issues with the ground and trip. Kilronan High comes here in winning form over fences. The switch to hurdles is no issue, he’ll like the ground and has run a couple of good races here.
¼ pt ew Kilronan High @ 25/1
Selected Newcastle- all weather- tapeta, the track is stiff and galloping
12.50 Table Manners runs this C&D really well. She’s been eased 3 pounds after a solid 3rd and this will take little winning
1pt win Table Manners @ 7/2
1.25 Lozah finally got her head in front last time and it came over C&D. A five pound hit makes life much harder, but she did it really well, the form is good and with that win under here belt, it wouldn’t surprise me to see her run a sequence, but 6/4 is too short in a big field handicap.
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
2.35 Understandable that Miss Tree is the fav as she has been going well here and is likely to be even better over this longer trip, but this far from a one horse race with both Maple Stirrup and Ryan the Giant having solid claims. Veteran Jan Smuts runs this C&D well and this is drop in grade. He frequently hits the frame and could just nick this .
¼ pt ew Jan Smuts @ 12/1
3.45 A quality Class 2 handicap, but after going through it a few times , there are still too many ifs , buts and maybes.
4.15 The admirable veteran Prigsnov Dancer ran really well ovetr C&D last time where he had today’s fancied runner Tribesman a few lengths back . He’s been dropped a bit more in the weights, which is most generous and looks the best longshot of the dat.
½ pt ew prigsnov Dancer @ 16/1
Wolverhampton- all weather- tapeta
5.15 The Daley Express ran a solid race on his debut on turf and surpassed that with a very good recent 2nd over this C&D . He raced handily, so despite his outside draw, should be ok to get a handy pitch as few of these get busy early. The winner of that race has since run well in better class and he’s the one to beat . Her Terms and Speed Freak have both had plenty of chances and neither appeal as being the types to risk hard earned on
¾ pt win The Daley Express @ 5/2
5.45 A good quality Class 3 sprint, but with little early pace on , the well drawn front running Highland Acclaim, has been going well of late and has been given a chance at the weights.
½ pt win Highland Acclaim @ 11/2
6.15 Quite a few in form types here but I just give the nod to the back to form Baileys Puruit, who’s yet to miss the frame here in 5 tries. He has a good draw for a prominent racer and the booking of Adam Kirby takes the eye.
½ pt win Baileys Pusuit @ 4/1
6.45 Another race with plenty of in form types but the nod goes to Swanton Blue. He did well to win on his first try over this C&D coming from the back. The two pound penalty looks pretty generous and he should have a good pace to come off.
½ pt win Swanton Blue
7.15 A very god quality Class 2 handicap and I’m with topweight, the very excellent Third Time Lucky. After a great effort in the Cambridgeshire , he ran well at Chelmsford from a poor draw and also over a trip on the sharp side. This longer trip is very much in his favour and this wonderfully tough grey is worth risking om the surface. Nonios has a tough task up in the weights and class while the in form Mythcial Madness has questions to answer up in trip and mark.
½ pt win Third Time Lucky @ 10/3
7.45 Burnside hardly came into his last race in a rich vein of form but that didn’t stop him running an absolute cracker over this C&D. He got to the front plenty early and only went down by two short heads, keeping on very well all the way to the line. Another front running ride looks on and he could gain a deserved win. The reliable Galilee Chapel will run his race but a further rise in the weights makes him an unlikely winner. The lightly raced Threediamond rings won well at lingfield and would be a threat of handling this surface.
½ pt ew Burnside @ 10/1
8.15 Holiday Magic was predictably well backed last time at Newcastle off a very good mark, but still couldn’t quite get the win. He’s up a further two pounds for that and this easier track is not in his favour. Evening Attire had the run of the race from the front last time when winning over C&D, and will find this tougher off a 4 pound higher mark. Beauden Barrett is only having his 4th ever race and did little wrong when 2nd off this mark over C&D last time. Looks agreat ew bet, especially with bang in form jockey Richard Kingscote in the saddle.
¾ pt ew Beuaden Barrett @ 10/1
8.45 A very easy maiden to swerve