Selected Uttoxeter – good ground on this fairly sharp but galloping track
12.40 Apres Le deluge looks hard to keep right with few racecourse appearances in the last few years , but looked very good giving them all a start and a beating last time, his first run for the top stable of Fergal O’Brien and looks a solid fav to defy the penalty in a modest event .
¾ pt win Apres Le deluge @ 5/6
1.15 Far more quantity than quality here and the fav is the long standing maiden , a good 2nd over C&D last time , but nudged up the weights and has had a longer break than is usual for the mare . Christopher Robin bounced back to form with a good win at Southwell and ran well next time when 4th in a big field at Market Rasen when upped in trip and looks an ew bet for nothing under a good jockey in this race for conditionals .
½ pt ew Christopher Robin @ 4/1
1.50 Auld Sod was rated much higher a few seasons ago and did it well last time out , first time for the top stable of Philip Hobbs . the 8 pound hit is harsh and tries a longer trip , bit if back to his old form , could double up .
¼ pt win Auld sod @ 5/1
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.20 Forecast looked an unlucky loser last time and this talented type can gain compensation today as many of his rivals have issues with mark, trip and ground .
¼ pt win Forecast @ 7/2
Today’s Fortune for a fiver
£2.50 ew double
Mr Millarckey 4.45 @ 25/1
Lucky Lodge 5.35 @ 28/1
Selected Bath- good ground on this sharp but stiff track
2.00 Not a race for a big punt, a low grade sprint for apprentice jockeys and they wont be hanging around with a cluster of front runners, likely to go too fast too soon and those played from the back could have it to themselves . Among the pacesetters are the fancied pair of Holdenhurst and David’s Beauty and both would do very well to feature in the finish . Alba Del sole was a good 2nd over C&D , coming from a long way back wit the very consistent Who Told Jo Jo just behind , and as this one has a pull in the weights and one of the better jockeys in the race , looks a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew who Told Jo Jo @ 10/1 ¼ pt rev fc Who Told Jo Jo – Alba Del Sole
2.30 the form horses are clearly Bobby on the Boat and Soldier Lions , but both have been expensive to follow and happy to let this one go. Both Alduloff and kalkagana are newcomers from smart stables .
3.00 The consistent Zulu zander has been given a chance by the handicapper and is effective over C&D .
¼ pt win Zulu zander @ 7/2
Selected Lingfield – good ground on this undulating and sharp in nature track .
2.10 Very tricky small field handicap . waliyak is consistent but looks a little high in the weights, but could get away with it today . All of Little becky, Melnikova and Folk dance have stamina to prove so worth a flutter on the outsider in Lottie Marie, who runs in famous colours and did little wrong when a close 2nd to A La Voile , who went on to win next time under a hefty penalty and well worth a try at massive odds .
¼ pt ew lottie Marie @ 14/1
3.10 Youngster Immortal Beloved could well be capable of more and is well respected in her double attempt up 4 pounds and in trip but I prefer a longshot on Graceful Lady who’s dropped to a very good mark and comes here on the back of a most solid 2nd over C&D on similar ground which puts her in the picture .
¼ pt ew Graceful Lady @ 14/1
3.40 understandable that Night on Earth and Wings of a Dove head the market but the front running Secret Handsheikh has comparable form and must be worth a play at much longer odds .
¼ pt win Secret Handsheikh @ 7/1
4.10 Holwah comes here on the back of two good runs at Sandown , so could find this track a little too speedy . Bedford Flyer ran well last time at Thirsk, so this track should be fine, but like Holwah , could have been better draw.
¼ pt ew Bedford Flyer @ 9/1
4.45 This is most winnable with recent winner Redemptive with a penalty and the consistent Gilt Edge returning from a break and better on stiffer tracks .The lightly raced Mr Millarchy could be a shock winner . He was beaten just 2 lengths in a fast ground Yarmouth sprint , off a 5 pound higher mark and doing all of his best work late on . He was then mid div in a big Donny field when poorly drawn. The stable is in fine shape and well worth a nice play at such long odds.
½ pt ew Mr Millarcky @ 25/1
Selected Hexham – good ground on this undulating , galloping and very stiff track
4.15 The clear form horse is Pisgah Pike but first time on a stiff track but is trained by Jamie Snowdon who knows the time of day here with 4 wins from 11 tries making the 600 mile round trip . but not for me at 8/13 .
4.50 A weak event and the short priced fav is Somethinboutangela, who struggled home at Perth and is 7 pounds higher and new to a stiff track but like the previous race Richard Newland is 3 from 9 here , so should know the right sort for this stiff track . but even money not for me .
5.25 Not a deep race and the fav is track specialist Melody of Scotland but has been off the track for a while so prefer a play on the capable if erratic Chieftain’s Choice , who runs this C&D well.
¼ pt ew Chieftain’s Choice @ 15/2
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
Selected wolver – all weather – tapeta
4.30 The progressive Desert Vision has the best of the draw but also carries a penalty and his worst run came here ! Happy to skip .
5.00 The Godolphin youngster Fresh Snow ran well enough over C&d in a maiden to be a major force in this , but has been easy to back today but that isn’t always the deciding factor , Gold Zabeel has been disappointing but found his niche over C&D last time with a narrow defeat and runs off the same mark today . 8 times track winner Street Poet is on a tough enough mark nowadays but wasn’t far behind Gold Zabeel last time and appeals as a lively longshot .
¼ pt ew Street Poet @ 20/1
5.35 This will tough for Harbour Vision to double up after a rare all the way win on turf with a stiff penalty and despite the best of the draw , other front runners in the field will put him under pressure from flagfall. The Godolphin youngster Lead Singer is a short priced fav but his form only gives him a fair chance. Veteran lucky Lodge is rarely far away and is a regular here . On a decent mark and the strong pace will help this late player . looks a great play at long odds .
½ pt ew Lucky Lodge @ 28/1
6.10 All of the recent winners in Global Humour , Lilkian and Maid Millie have of course more to do under their penalties while the consistent Marvel continues to find winning tough . There’s not a great deal of early pace in the contest which will help the in form Jungle Inthebungle, and a rare win could be his .
¼ pt ew Jungle Inthebungle @ 14/1
7.45 Final attack is massively consistent over C&d and no reason why he wont run his race again and convert many placed efforts into a deserved win ,
½ pt ew Final Attack @ 5/1
8.15 This looks a match between Critique and Chosen Star and it will be down to which handles the surface the better .