Today’s Terrific Treble
Whisky Chaser 2.50 @ 6/4
Whizzy Rascal 3.50 @ evens
Cajmere 3.30 @ 4/5
Today’s Fortune for a fiver
30p lucky 15 & 50p acca
Eurato 4.00 @ 9/2
Tangramm 4.30 @ 15/8
Bigirononhiship 3.10 @ 5/2
Back to the Thatch 1.50 @ 2/1
Newcastle – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.40 This really is there for the taking with last time out winner Dark and Dangerous bouncing back to form last time after a series of poor runs. A 10 pound hit makes this much tougher and has never won back to back races. Lady Buttons showed up a lot better last time, running close to her best. This run came over C&D in the mud, and while she was only a 10 lengths 3rd, that is probably good enough to take this. Beeno ran well on his hurdles debut last time and looks the only danger
½ pt win Lady Buttons @ 5/2
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 Dubai Angel is the short priced fav for this , but is going up a lot in trip and his sire was a miler. His form is good as he chased home the talented Elgin here , but at even money there are alternatives. Lough Dearg Jewel showed much improved form when stepped up to this trip in the Kelso mud. He looks great ew as Quietly still has a bit to prove on this ground at this trip while it’s hard to know what to make of Catchamat’s shock win over c&D as he turned over a much below par 1/9 shot.
½ pt ew Lough Dearg Jewel @ 5/1
3.10 Angus Milan won really well last time he crossed the irish Sea with a clear win at kelso. That was a bug improvement in form and despite a 10 pound hit, is not ruled out. The most likeable Bigirononship has gone close over C&D in his last two starts. He stays on the same mark and it could be a case of third time lucky . He has a tough rival in No Planning, who is well weighted and comes here in good shape.
½ pt win Bigirononship @ 5/2
3.40 Peseid will find this tougher returning from a break and on softer ground , as well as a hefty weight rise, but this likeable type will be trying.Bowdlers magic only won a seller last time , so he’s not for me while MUntsaab requires a stiffer test of stamina. Rhymers Stone is a very lightly raced type , but is 2 from 2 at this track, He comes here in good shape , but there is a question mark at this longer trip. Worth the risk considering the opposition.
½ pt win Rhymers Stone @ 6/1
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
Bangor- soft ground on this flat and sharp track
1.50 Back to the Thatch did really well to win over c&D last time on the mud getting the better of Scotchtown , who gave the form a massive boost with a big run in a handicap off a mark of 130. That was the tip’s first try at this trip and looks one to progress well. The form is stronger than the other market fancies in The Bay Oak and Gray day, and with Champion jockey Dicky Johnson keeping the ride, looks a most solid bet.
1.5pts win Back to the Thatch @ 9/4
2.20 As none of these novices have ever faced ground this soft, an easy swerve
2.50 Whisky Chaser is a bold and able front runner who has a good record over C&D and loves soft ground . His form tailed off last season, but in fairness to him, he had a lot of races on testing ground. He ran a cracker last time out chasing home the progressive and prolific Nortonthorpelegend. Can’t see anything in this field troubling him today.
1.5pts win Whisky chaser @ 6/4
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 I was surprised that Whizzy Rascal won so easily at Ayr recently and the 7 pound rise shouldn’t stop the double.Litterale Ci has been taking on some hot company but is very high in the ratings for what she has achieved. The softer ground is aginst Owners Day, who comes here on the back of a poor one on polytrack., while the usually reliable Hopes Wishes has returned with two tame efforts and cane only be watched for now.
1.25pts win Whizzy Rascal @ evens
4.20 A shocker of a finale with nothing running that well and he softer ground is a further imponderable .
Wolver- all weather- tapeta
2.00 There has been a flood of money today for American Patrol, who is now the even money fav. Somebody obviously knows something , as it’s hard to get excited about what he’s achieved. This is a very ordinary class 6 and few make appeal. Metronimic has been dropping in the ratings and class for some time. He was well backed last time and finished strongly to claim 3rd. He’s well drawn, goes on the surface and hopefully the gaps will open at the right time.
½ pt win Metronomic @ 7/2
2.30 Another ordinary affair and the fav is the concistent Auric Goldfinger, who’s yet to win , but has gone close a few times. He was just behind Voila Park at Chelmsford and they race off the same marks . Viola Park has a had a couple of stiff tasks since, but hasn’t been helping his cause by hanging . First time cheekpieces could well help and is a nice wager in a winnable race.
¼ pt win Viola Park @ 9/1
3.00 A weak maiden and you can’t argue about the bookies taking no chances with even money The Last Debutante, which should be a penalty kick, but she’s hardly the most convincing in the finish. She should take this, bit certainly not for me at the odds.
3.30 Only 3 go and Street Jazz is bound to set the pace , but is not on a good mark and the likeable and consistent Cajmere, looks good to stay on the best for another win.
1pt win Cajmere @ 4/5
4.00 Start Seven did it well last time just getting the better of the likeable Eurato, who should get his revenge on these terms and as that was his first start for a while, better is expected today. It’s hard to get excited about the prospects of the others and even Ban Shoof, who has been supported today down in the weights, has it to prove at this trip.
¾ pt win Eurato @ 9/2
4.30 The very wonderful Tangram, who rattled up a 4 timer last season, two at this track , seeing his mark rise from 58 to 82 ! He recently returned to action with yet another great run when a close 4th off this mark. He could have won except for hanging in the straight, which is unusual for him. Let’s hope it’s a one off as this is there for the taking. Dream Factory is the obvious danger as he beat a tidy one at Kempton last time, but a rise in grade, ratings and a switch of surface are all negatives.
1.25pts win Tangramm @ 15/8
5.00 PREMIUM RACE
5.30 A wide open finale full of runners who find winning tough. I’ve backed Pivotal Dream here quite a few times , and while yet to win, h as gone close more than once. Looks way overpriced in this,
½ pt ew PIvotal Dream @ 16/1