Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Helian 1.45 @ 3/1
Freddy Fanatapan 5.00 @ 4/1
La voix Magique 3.00 @ 3/1
Selected Ripon – good to soft on this undulating and quite sharp track
1.00This looks a match between two of the previous winners in this event , despite both carrying penalties . Winter Power has the highest rating but has been unlucky in the draw and every chance he was flattered last time in a York Class 1 on soft ground , and the 2nd horse did nothing for the form yesterday . Risk of Thunder landed his maiden here in style and no issues with the ground. He did really well last time out at Catterick when a close 2nd from the worst of the draw and like his chance today in this “ match” .
¾ pt win Risk Of Thunder @ 15/8
2.00 A tricky handicap with a few of the fancied runners in Olympic Conquror, Smeaton and Daafr now on tough marks for recent good wins. El picador is rarely far away and will appreciate the ground .
¼ pt win El Picador @ 5/1
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 Dreamseller is likely to struggle to land the double under a hefty penalty and a bad draw , while the other last time out winners in Lexington warfare and muritz , are also given more to do. The consistent La Voix Magique looks poised to strike especially back to her best trip and on ideal ground .
½ pt win La voix Magique @ 3/1
3.30 A very tricky nursery and chances can be given to most. I just favour Rishworthian , a good 3rd in the Catterick mud last time suggesting his mark is fine and longer trip a good idea.
¼ pt win Rishworthian @ 7/1
4.00 A real humdinger of a sprint and the pace to the race is likely to come from the consistent , if hard to win with Abel Handy, who was a close 4th of 19 over C&D last time out on similar ground , just behind Royal Residence , and again there will be little between them again and I Am A dreamer wasn’t far behind racing from a bad draw . The consistent Roundhay Park wont be far away but the nod goes to the well handicapped Flying Pursuit , who’s run many a good race here on easy ground. The back to form Broken Spear is likely to struggle up In trip .
¼ pt ew Flying Pursuit @ 8/1
Selected Newton Abbot – good ground on this flat and sharp track .
5.00 Not a deep event and a decent chance for recent winner Freddy Fanatapan , who just struggled late on last time over a longer trip . Hard to fancy many in this .
¼ pt win Freddy Fanatapan @ 4/1
5.30 Story of Friends only ran ok on his comeback spin and the longer trip not sure to help . The lightly raced I’m Here certainly has claims after a good effort last time but the nod goes to track specialist Granvilles Guest after an encouraging comeback spin off this mark .
¼ pt win Granvilles Guest @ 10/3
6.00 Dell Arca sprang back to life last time back over fences and on a decent mark , so his winning days may well not be over . Chances can be given to many in this but the nod goes to the most reliable plantaganet , who has a good record running fresh .
¼ pt win Plantaganet @ 7/1
6.30 No shortage of pace here with the now poorly handicapped Magical Thomas likely to go head to head with the well treated Constancio , but they could well mar each other’s chance battling for supremacy . Ferrobin has claims of a double as the penalty could have been harsher but the nod goes to the reliable and in form Teqany .
¼ pt win Teqany @ 5/2
Newton Abbot placepot
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
1.15 The very short priced fav is the lightly raced Rodrigo Diaz after a smart win at Lingfield , but is 7 pounds higher , up in grade and has the worst of the draw.Francisco Bay dead heated for first over C&d with Willkomen when last seen two months ago . Both have been shoved up the weights but the former is open to improvement and gets the nod in a winnable heat .
¼ pt ew Francisco Bay @ 7/1
1.45 This is there for the taking and a clear chance for the in form helian a good 2nd off this mark last time .
¾ pt win Helian @ 3/1
2.15 Both Scampi and local Law only ran fair races on debut so clear preference is for Zion Star a good 4th here on debut and the longer trip a smart move .
½ pt ew zion Star @ 9/2
3.15 true Belief has a good record over C&D and the welcome drop in grade can only help. He’s not been in top form of late but has had excuses and from the best of the draw, chance to show his paces .
¼ pt win True Belief @ 3/1
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 the favs are the well drawn in form pair of Dreamwalker ,now on a tough mark and the lightly raced Arabian warrior who does have a bit to prove switching from tapeta and off a tricky mark . Caen Na Coille is a reliable soul who backed up a good 2nd here with another good run at this trip at Lingfield , finishing alongside My Vision , who is handicapped by a bad draw today. Very nice longshot.
¼ pt ew Caen Na Coille @ 20/1
Selected Hamilton – very soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
5.15 two Cop Bop looks the one to beat but happy to swerve at short odds .
5.45 Hard to get excited about the majority of these and even the fav, who a reliable type , is now on a tough mark but likes the C&D and ground . Inexes also goes well over C&D on deep ground and some recent form reads very well in the context of this race .
¼ pt win Inexes @ 11/2
6.15 A very open event with Magna moralia just getting the better of Viceregent recently and the lightly raced Our Girl Sheila beating Ralphy Boy Two and Granite City Doc here in the mud but over a shorter trip . The tip has a terrific record here and the longer trip is no issue for this consistent sort , who’s a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Granite City Doc @ 10/1
6.45 Not a great deal to go on here but the in form Southern trainer Hugo Palmer is 3 from 5 at this track , on the 720 mile round trip ! so Doubling Dice has to be worth a play .
¼ pt win Doubling Dice @ 5/2
7.15 The double looks very much on for the lightly raced Ayr poet , a good winner At Ayr last time on good ground , especially as he’s better served by a testing track and deep ground, and will have is conditions tonight . No penalty for that win .
½ pt win Ayr Poet @ 6/4
7.45 A winnable finale as the consistent Sienna dream has stamina issues and Kaywhykelly has a massive 12 pound penalty and has it to prove on the ground and this kind of track. Antico Lady won well over C&D on good to soft a few starts back and will give it a good go from the front again but preference at the odds for the outsider of the party in Sun Crystal, who’s been given a chance by the handicapper, is running pretty well and has form on soft ground .
¼ pt ew sun Crystal @ 18/1