York – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.55 Lahagg showed signs of a return to form last time out and will apprecits the return to this C&d. He is well handicapped and can get the better of the improved Pearl Castle who will have a stronger pace to charge at.
½ pt ew Lahaag @ 16/1
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 A really tough Class 1 , with very little between a lot of these at the ratings. I’m with Glory Awaits, who has a very decent chance at the weights and the first time visor may eke out a little more.
¼ pt ew Glory Awaits @ 14/1
3.40 A cracking Nunthorpe and loads with a chance.Take Cover will take them along and could well repeat his win at Glorious Goodwood . He finished just ahead of Moviesta in that. Moviesta hadn’t been showing much this season up to that race and with a tiny bit of progress, he can take this at long odds.
½ pt ew Moviesta @ 16/1
4.20 No bet in this maiden
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
Ffos Las – good ground on this fast and quick track
1.45 A very open nursery and the bookies have overreacted by installing Heartbreak Hotel at 4/6. He does have a chance but so do all of the rest of the, with the exception of Mylaporyours who needs softer ground. Charlie’s Star has been eased a lot in the handicap and does have the form to take this at long odds.
¼ pts ew Charlie’s Star @ 18/1
2.20 Greyemkay will have problems at this trip and also with his much higher rating.Urban Space needs softer ground.There is not much between youngsters Canova and Template but I’m with the tough Golden Jubilee who has never lost at this track.
½ pt win Golden Jubilee @ 4/1
2.55 Ranshackle hasn’t been seen for some time and her form is only comparable to her main rivals Water Queen and Zora Seas. The latter was a costly failure last time but today’s better ground will see her in a better light.
¾ pt win Zora Seas @ 2/1
3.30 Not many of these look to have their ideal conditions as this is avery quick track. Peace Seeker is competitive off this mark and wont be far away at long odds.
½ pt ew Peace Seeker @ 16/1
4.05 At this trip. Veteran Lodgician has a great chance to get a deserved win at the probable expense of Comehomequietly .
½ pt ew Lodgician @ 5/1
4.40 Ballybough Gorta has never run well here and carries a penalty, but it is a winnable race. Lost Glory has a great chance at the weights , but his break will have needed to have revitalised him as he’s been running poorly. If I was give a free bet I’d put it on Prince Tom, but I’m passing on this nasty handicap.
5.15 Another tough handicap. The probable winner is hat-trick seeking On The Record, but he does have a penalty to carry and is only 6/4 .
5.45 There’s been a lot of money for Riover Dancing this morning and that has to be noted. I’m having a little on Prince Pippin who is capable off this weight at a track he has run some good races.
¼ pt ew Prince Pippin @ 14/1
Newmarket – good ground on this undulating and stiff track
1..35 NO bet in this maiden
2.10 No Bet again in a minefield of a maiden
2.45 You couldn’t rule any of these 2yos out but the longer trip will make bottomweight Lord of Words more competitive and he’s worth an interest.
¼ pt ew Lord of Words @ 16/1
3.20 Anothernasty maiden
3.55 A very tricky handicap . No knowing how good Hostile Fire is and he could get the four timer . Carnevale disappointed last time and on his previous form has a good chance in an open race.
¼ pt ew Carnevale @ 7/1
4.30 Very hard to pick between short priced joint favs Royal Flag and Batrana.If I had a free bet I’d for Batrana .
5.05 Baltic Brave is now high in the weights , as is Jacquotte Delahaye. First time blinkers may just get a bit more out of Provident Spirit
½ pt win Provident Spirit @ 10/3
5.35 A very winnable sprint . The return to a stiff track is very much in Vallarta’s favour and he can win thuis from Atlantic Crossing.
½ pt ew Vallarta @ 7/1
Hamilton – good to soft ground on this stiff track
5.30 White Vin Jan goes for a hat-trick of nurseries and the styel of her last win suggests that she wont be far away. She’s travelled a long way for this and could justify short odds quotes. It’s not a strong nursery and Indiam Champ has been certainly running well enough to be a strong contender and could even shake up the fav.
¾ pt ew Indian Champ @ 15/2
6.05 A weak handicap .Sleeper class may well nit find this stiff track to her liking and this could well go to Secret Applause who does have the form to score off this reasonable handicap mark.
¾ pt win Secret Applause @ 7/1
6.35 Another winnable handicap.Red Pike and Ralphy Boy are weighted to dead heat on their running recently over a slightly longer trip. They both have the pace to be competitive at this trip and at the odds the tough Ralphy Boy carries my money.
½ pt ew Ralphy Boy @ 7/1
7.05 A cracking Class 3 handicap, The Lanark Silver Bell, which is now run here since the closure of that track. Wee Frankie is 2 from 2 and the rains have come in time for this youngster to get his hat-trcik , but it wont be easy with some decent performers running. Swivel will fin this easier than the hot races he’s been racing in but his stablemate, Special Fighter is now too high in the weights. Memory Cloth is very consistent and his last run was a career best.Jockey Megan Carberry has never failed to his the frame when riding and has won 3 form 4 !
½ pt ew Memory Cloth @ 11/1
7.40 It should be a stroll for Almashooq over the tenacious Potent Embrace , but he’s 1/3 !
8.10 The softer ground will be a great help to the revitalised Lord Buffhead, who runs this C&D well.
¾ pt ew Lord Buffhead @ 8/1
Newcastle – good to firm ground on this stiff track
4.50 A very tricky handicap, further complicated that this a hands and heels race and whips can’t be used. At the weights, Bonnie Charlie is worth a small play.
¼ pt win Bonnie Charlie @ 6/1
5.25 Primrose valley was ultra impressive at this trip at Wolver on the tapeta but her previous run at Leicester strongly suggests that this C&D wont be a problem.She’s got a lot of weight to carry , but it’s not a strong nursery.
1pt win Primrose Valley @ 7/2
5.55 Not a strong handicap and this gives a great chance to the consistent and genuine real Tigress.
¾ pt win Real Tigress @ 4/1
6.25 This wont take much winning . El Oriente has been running well in better races and this C&D shouldn’t pose any problems. He’s travelled a log way for this and has a very serious chance. Love Marmalade is conisistent off this mark and is the danger.
¾ pt ew el Oriente @ 10/1
6.55 I laid Lay Kay the other night and had egg all over my face. He won in the style of a much improved performer and tonight’s race wont take much winning despite his surge up the weights.
1.25 pts win Jay Kay @ 5/2
7.30 A very tricky sprint handicap indeed. Meandmyshadow does have the form to win this and is very attractively priced.
½ pt win meandmyshadow @ 15/2
8.00 No play at the odds in the closing maiden
Goodwood- good ground on this undulating and quick track
5.10 Chevise is in very good form and runs this track very well and it’s a most winnable apprentices handicap.
¾ pt win Chevise @ 11/4
5.40 Silver Ranger is expensive to follow but has a decent chance again , but no play
6.15 A very winnable modest nursery. Salabeh is well handicapped on her form and this C&Dshould suit fine
½ pt ew Sallabah @ 11/2
6.45 PREMIUM RACE
7.20 Moscato didn’t impress last time and has a lot more to do at the wieights to justify odds on favouritism. Arcamante is a bit of a character, but does have ability and this race is most winnable.
½ pt ew Arcamente @ 5/1
7.50 Wordismybound is on hat-trick and his chance is respected. Veteran Snow Bay still has a race in him and is weighted to go close on a track which should suit. He’s travelled a long way for this race from his small stable.
¼ pt ew Snow Bay @ 16/1