Catterick- good to firm ground on this undulating and quick track
1.30 Under Aproval has been going well on the all weather but his turf form is weak and he's badly drawn. A few of these ran against each other last season in a similar comtest and on today's weights there wont be much between Baltic spirit , Gukkand Rock and Princess Myla. However the last named is the tip as she is well drawn, has a good chance at the weights and the small stabel is going pretty well. Frederica is another to catch the eye , but he's been unlucky in the draw.
1/2 pt ew princess Myla @ 14/1
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
2.30 Not a reat handicap at all and there wont be much between old adversary's Gran Maestro and Tinseltown, but I just gove the nod to the former who is better off at the weights.Grayswood is now very high in the weights and ha s to show that kind of track suits.
1/2 pt ew Gran Maestro @ 11/2
3.05 Polar Eyes shoud win but will this C&D and quick ground suit this 1/2 shot ? he has little to beat but I'm just watching
3.40 Showbaoting is the fav but he's further up the weights and would prefer slightly slower ground. Both JUbilee King and Skytrain has been winning on the all weather . I can't see Skytrain figuring in today's race but I wouldn't rule out Jubilee Brig. Wannabe King is a good handicapper but this C&D may be a shade too quick for him. I'm going for Verse of LOve, who is one of those rare horses who's the same ability on both turf and all weather. This is his type of course and the make of the race does suit this very genuine performer.
3/4 pt ew Verse of Love @ 7/1
4.15 Mornin Mr Norros is the form horse but he would be happier with another furlong to run at, even so, in this weak contest .he is considered. Maysville showed a little ability last season and is interesting on his first start for Tony Coyle and I give him the nod over Spring Lady, who did take on sone tough companty last season.
1/4pt win Maysville @ 9/1
4.50 This is not a strong contest. It's All A game has been going well on the all weather and he is capable of turf. He doesn't have much to beat and the danger is lively outsider Lady Montenegro.
3/4 pt win It's All a Game @ 9/2
5.20 I tipped up Thrust Contro last time and the jocket had a right old rush of blood to the head and he went off far too quickly and even so he kept tryong all the way to the line. This C&D will suit hi more and similar tactics today will bring a win. Rio Cobbolo needs softer ground nowadays. The Mongoose has been out of form of late, but is well weighted to cause the shock . Mysterious Wonder culd well make the frame at long odds.
3/4 pt win Thrust Control @ 10/3
Epsom - soft round on this undulating and very tricky track, where course specilaists do well
1.45 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 On this ground and this trip, this race is very winnable. Another Cocktial kept some very hot company last year, he acts on the track, he remaons well handicapped and he's just had the snip. Great chance and huge odds.
1/2 pt ew Another Cocktail @ 16/1
2.50 A Derby Trial and many of these are open to so much improvement but Hartnell is easily the highets rated, he goes on the ground and is entered in the Derby.
3/4 pt win Hartnell @ 2/1
3.25 A cracking good handicap and the short list is very long.NOne of : Clayton, Tres Coronas, Resurge, Ajma Bridge and weapon of Choice can be ruled out but I'm going for the well handicapped Paska Boy, who this track really well, wont mind the ground and he also has just had the snip, which often improves a horse
1/2 pt ew Paska Boy @ 16/1
4.00 After The Goldrush failed miserbaly on soft ground last season,. Raveous needs a longer trip . It loks between D'Avinon and Moshie, but I'm not playing.
A very open 3YO handicap but MIme Dance has vety good track form , he goes on the ground and is bred for this slightly longer trip . Chatez is the obvious danger and Ajig is a lively longshot.
3/4 pt ew Mime dance @ 11/2
Perth - good ground on this flat and tight track
2.10 Another Mattie is hard to win with but this race gives him a huge chance. The going and track may not be ideal, but he is just about worth a bet.
1/2 pt win Another Mattie @ 9/4
2.40 Hard to pick between Brijomi Queen and In By Midnight while Golden Sparkle is a bit high in the weights and would like sower ground. I give tthe nod to In By Midnight, who goes well on speed tracks.
3/4 pt win In By Midnoght @ 3/1
3.15 A cracking good novice hurdle and the market leaders, and best horses, are Sausolito Sunrise and Oscar Rock, and they are very hard to split. It would also be unwise to rule out the two improvers, Flying Eagle and Tonvadosa .
3.50 Un Majeur Aulmes and Roc D'Apsis are both decen types but would prefer more of a test. God Day has his ground, he's well handicapped and goes well freah.
3/4 pt win Gud Day @ 5/1
4.25 Minella reception has recently joned Nigel twiston Davies, but today's ground is against him. Strongpoint comes here on the back of a great run at Aintree but he is still a bit high in the weights. I give the nod to the improving Just Cameron .
1/2pt ew Just Cameron @ 5/1
5.00 A cracking Class 3 handicap but few with a chance on this ground.Problema Tic has raced here only the once and turned the event into a procession.However since then his runs have been modest at best. Good Order is another who runs this track very well, but he too has questions to answer over his current form. Lamboro Lad exceled himself last time with a great run on unsuitable ground and he is the danger to Fiddler's reel. this ne is on a real role and was in the process of running a big race last time when falling late on. This C&D are perfect and he goes very well on good ground.
3/4 pt ew Fiddlers Reel @ 11/2
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
Southwell - good ground on this flat and quick track.
4.40 Riddlestwon is on a hat-trcik but he 's up in the weights and this C&D looks unlikely to bring out the best in him, High Ron runs this track well but he's better on softer ground, he's not ruled out thoug. Long Wave looks a very solid fav. He remains well weighted and this kind of C&D suits him fine , as does the ground.
3/4 pt win Lng Wave @ 2/1
5.10 A very open handicap. Young Hurricane is going well but this shorter trip is against him.Mister Grez is certainly a possible as he has his ground and likes a quick track. give the nod to Cruchain, who did nothing wrong on his reappwarance and today's conditions really suit.
1/2 ot ew Cruachian @ 6/1
5.40 Sonofagun is in the form of his life and lost nothing indefeat at Newton Abbot recently. He has to go close but I'm going for a long shot here with Fiftyonefiftyone. He is very wellhandicapped and shaped bery well last time out and should now be approaching peak fitnes. KIngs Grey has disappointed in his last few runs, but is capable at best. Jack The Gent may need a longer trip at this track.
1/4 pt ew Fiftyonefiftyone @ 22/1
6.15 BIG HIT
Queen Olivia had been going Ok in some decent novice hurdles and ran a stormer here on her first handicap , That is easiltthe best form on show and she can open her account tonight . Dewala needs further and Fairyinthe wind has disppointed in her last few runs, and can only be watched for now.
2PT S win Queen Olivia @ 11/8
6.45 Sir Valentino has the best form and should win , but he is hard to win with and Donnas Palm could run him down. Not playing
7.15 George fenbeck did it well last time but he's up in the weights and down in trip,so he's vulnerable.Darkestbeforedawn did it well last time and is not out of this despite being up in the weights. At Reception won a novice hurdle here last time and isn't badly weighted on his handicap bow and this longer trip should sit. I'm going for the lightly raced Speckled Door , who won well here last time out and though up a lot ion the weights, could easily improve for the longer trip. He has a tenacious attutude.
1/2 pt ew Speckled Door @ 10/1
7.45 Bob's legend has been revitalised by a recent change of stable and will have no problem with the longer trip and this type of track. He is ridden y the best jockey in this conditional jockeys race and he can send fav backers home very happy.Crookstwon is too high in the qweights. Bold Raider needs further and Bold Tara needs softer ground.
2pts win Bob's Legend @ 2/1
Taunton - good to soft ground , but rain is forecast and is may soften up.
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
5.35 It wasn't a great race in which On The Move got the better of Frontier Vic over C&dand the well handicapped Midnight Mustang has a big chance tonight.
1/2 pt ew Midnight Mustang @ 9/1
5.55 this will be easy for the promising Kings Bandit who only has the useful chase King Edmund to beat. The fav is 1/2 and not worth a bet.
6.30 Fix it Right looks out of it but all the of the others have positives and negatives. Not getting involved.
7.00 Very Noble is the fav but has flopped at this trip in the past. Della Sun is getting fitter after a break and will relish the C&D. A lot of rain thugh would spoil his chance. Still worth the risk.
3/4 pt win Della Sun @ 12/1
7.30 It'suptoyou did it well last time but anyv rain would spoil his chance. Barenger has a big chance and is a real trier but I give the nod to the well handicapped Takeroc, who would welcome the rain.
1/4 pt win Takeroc @ 11/1
8.00 Can't get involved in the bumper with so many decent types on paper , making their debut