£1 trixie & £1 treble
Gale Force Maya 2.20 @ 2/1
Ayr Poet 2.30 @ 7/2
Salsada 3.30 @ 3/1
20p ew yank & 30p ew acca
Right action 4.00 @ 14/1
Tommy G 4.30 @ 10/1
Autumn Flight 5.00 @ 11/2
Three Castles 5.35 @ 12/1
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Ponty – good to firm on this galloping , undulating and very stiff track
1.15 A very weak maiden and the best form is clearly brought to the table by Sir Maxi , a decent 2nd on debut at Windsor behind a promising runaway winner . The strong Southern stable knows the time of day here with 5 winning 2yos from 6 tries ! , but he is 4/7 !
1.45 This is very winnable and the consistent Lezardieux is likely to run his race again, but this stiff C&d likely to catch him out . six Strings doesn’t win many , but returned from a break to be a running on 2nd over C&D in a better race , so worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Six strings @ 5/2
2.20 The Mark Johnston pair of Mountain Brave and Auchterader are very likely to go off like the clappers and off stiff marks, likely to cut each others’ throats . zim Baby is looking held off her mark while Last Surprise’s win came on the all weather has a poor record on turf . Gale Force Maya is one of my favourites and despite her now being on a stiff mark, she runs this C&D well and has a good race make up as she’s at her best coming off a strong pace .
½ pt win Gale Force Maya @ 2/1
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Ayr- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
2.30 Not a deep handicap and despite a 6 pound penalty and a wide draw, Ayr Poet remains of interest . Only lightly raced , he was 2nd in his first 3 races this season until getting off the mark over this C&D , doing well to win on ground plenty quick and better form on stiff tracks . That race was run at a sedate pace , so it can be upgraded and plenty of early pace in today’s heat . He went on to win at Hamilton next time with ease , as he was entitled to do and can see him coming off the pace to land the hat-trick . He shares favouritism with George Risdale , who did well over hurdles last season and returned from a lengthy break to win on the Newcastle tapeta, with some ease, but is 5 pounds higher and drops in trip, but ran well over C&D last season off around this mark , but preference for the tip .
½ pt win Ayr poet @ 7/2
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 This looks a match with preference for Salsada over Wondrous Words. The tip returned from a break recently and did very well to hold the prolific Alpine Minstrel on soft ground , admittedly getting the run of the race from the front , but in this field, again likely to get her way up front . She had run big races in her previous two runs this year and her main rival has a hefty 9 pound penalty to overcome for a win in lower grade in what was a modest heat .
½ pt win Salsada @ 3/1
4.00 An open handicap but the well handicapped and drawn Right Action will appreciate the ground and has run well here before. Expect a prominent ride and he keeps it going well .
¼ pt ew Right Action @ 14/1
4.30 Another open handicap and I’m with the well treated Tommy G , who has a good record here and drying ground in his favour . Draw could have been kinder but has the form to go close .
¼ pt ew Tommy G @ 10/1
5.00 As with all sprints on straight tracks, first identify where the pace will come from and the sure fire front runner is recent winner Autumn Flight , whose well named as in 6 runs in September , he comes out with 4 wins and 2 places ! he’s 3 pounds higher but this bold front runner should be suited to this track and proven on the ground . Could take a bit of catching .
½ pt ew Autumn Flight @ 11/2
5.35 The short priced fav is the bang in form Cormier , two good wins at Catterick and a good 2nd in the other , but best form on very soft ground so the drying ground not in his favour and has hefty 7 pound penalty to overcome . Three Castles got back on the scoresheet recently in the Musselburgh mud , but has run well here before off around this mark and a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Three Castles @ 12/1
Selected Yarmouth – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
2.40 It’s a right headache with Nasraawy a good winner last time in the mud, 8 pounds higher for running just 2nd over C&d on better ground previously and with Crystal Pegasus a bit to prove on a speed track. Both Protected Guest and Pactolus have claims off their marks and both run this C&D well but neither really cutting the mustard of late .
3.10 Another minefield with the in form pair of C’est No Mour and gas Monket better on softer ground. Hyanna has serious stamina doubts, Dance To Paris and bodyline both hard to win with and Byron Flyer not at his best of late .
4.40 This should be easy peasy for Al Saariyah , but she is 4/6 .
5.10 A most winnable heat with City Walk now on a stiff mark and similar to Hamish Macbeth , a bit to prove on a speed track . Mokaatil ran two decent races since returning from a break but struggled in the Greys Sprint at Newmarket when upped to this trip . This track will be more suitable and is preferred .
¼ pt win Mokaatil @ 11/2
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
Only getting involved in a few races as most of the contests are for modest types, with poor win records and have a “ Lottery “ look .
4.55 This is very competitive and the short list is very long with only a couple ruled out. Countrynwestern hasn’t been going badly of late and will appreciate the longer trip and likely to outrun his long odds .
¼ pt ew Coutrynwestern @ 20/1
5.30 This is so winnable and a clear chance can be given to the consistent Who Told Jo jo . Effective here, well drawn and the young jockey gets on well with him .
½ pt ew Who Told Jo Jo.@ 9/1
6.00 The hat-trick seeking Extrodinair has 3 wins and 2 places from 6 stats here ! but this front runner is up sharply in the ratings and grade and down in trip . Full authority has his best days ahead of him and did well last time at Kempton when a close 3rd off this mark and trip, and in a winnable heat , this looks his chance .
½ pt win Full Authority @ 6/4
7.30 Parknacilla put together a good series over C&D last season and has been slow finding his form since resuming duties ,but a bit more like it last time and this wont take much winning .
¼ pt win Parknacilla @ 9/2
No placepot for Chelmsford City