The Delicious Double
My style 5.00 @ 7/2
Jack Snipe 5.20 @ 3/1
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.05 Be a shock if ½ shot Mithras is turned over.
1.40 The admirable glamorous Anna is sure to go out hard which is bad news for Lazuli who is at his best when able to dominate . The pace is likely to fall apart and the likely beneficiary is the capable Equlateral, but he’s run a few tame ones of late and I’m with the strong finishing Tinto , under Jim Crowley to spring the shock .
¼ pt win Tinto @ 14/1
2.15 Maydanny is likely to set the pace but remains on a testing mark and likely to be a sitting duck late on. Ilarabb has win 3 from 4 and is very hard to assess , but can’t be ruled out .The in form youngsters of Tenbury Wells and Kingbrook can’t be ruled out but preference is for the lightly raced Starcat , successful on debut last year then aimed at Group class, but it was too ambitious a target . He’s a hold up type who hasn’t been far away in his last two runs and you can expect similar today .
¼ pt ew Starcat @ 11/2
2.50 At the ratings, Elarqam is the one to beat , but he’s had a shocking season and wont have an easy time up front with the in form Gifts Of Gold in the field. This looks very much a match but over this C&d, desert Encounter gets the nod over the useful and admirable Extra Elusive .
½ pt win Desert Encounter @ 10/3 ¼ pt rev fc Desert Encounter- Extra Elusive
3.25 this is a red hot Group 2 for juveniles and just too much guesswork needed . Well happy to watch these useful youngsters.
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Ayr- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.20 Pyhtagoras was awesome last time . Mark looks well workable , proven on ground and longer trip looks fine too. Solid fav
½ pt win Pythagoras @ 7/4
1.55 The classy, consistent and prolific Addeybb is worthily rated a lofty 122 but carries a penalty giving the useful pair of Fox Chairman and Lord glitters plenty of weight which beings them all together . The stable has made no secret that his target is the Champion Stakes ,so may not be fully would up today , but is tempting at around 5/4 .
½ pt win Addeybb @ 5/4
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 A good quality sprint for juveniles and the useful Red Fascinator is the likely leader , well drawn on the stands ralls , proven on the ground and sees the trip out well and take some catching , but bit worried that stable jockey Ben Curtis prefers the capable She’s So Nice .
¼ pt ew Red Fascinator @ 11/1
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 Al Erayg has dropped to a good mark and has run a few good races of late. He’s at his best in the mud and could take some catching if opting to try and go all the way .
¼ pt ew Al erayg @ 11/1
Selected Newton Abbot- good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.25 Bit on The Side is a progressive young mare and despite a double penalty,, this front runner will take some catching .
½ pt win Bit on the Side @ 6/4
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
5.20 The front running Jack Snipe has two C&d wins on his CV and did well last time when in a war up front and could only manage 3rd to Midnight Magic , but with a nice weight pull and the prospect of an easy time up front , will take some catching .
½ pt win Jack Snipe @ 3/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
3.50 The Cesarawitch trial and the short priced fav is the useful bumper Ocean King who has made the transition to the flat successfully , but is on a tough mark and has to prove effectiveness over this demanding C&D. Rochester House is a typically tough Mark Johnston stayer and if opting to lead , could take a bit of catching . the consistent Smart Champion wont be far away .
¼ pt ew Rochester House @ 10/1
4.25 Certainly worth a decent play on the outsider in Bollin Joan .This tough front runner did little wrong off her new mark when unable to dominate , but kept on really well. She is the most likely pacesetter today and this C&d should suit well . Big danger is the lightly raced angel fairy who could relish the longer trip .
½ pt win Bollin Joan @ 12/1
5.00 This has a most winnable look to it and despite the 3 pound hit , which could have been worse . My style looks good for the hat-trick .
½ pt win My Style @ 7/2
Selected Wolver – all weather tapeta
5.15 Lucky Lodge is an admirably consistent veteran who runs this C&D well. On a fair mark and another good run likely .
¼ pt ew Lucky lodge @ 9/1
6.15 Amber Island stepped up a great deal last time out over C&D, 3rd in a deep contest , and this has a winnable look .
½ pt win Amber Island @ 4/1
7.15 A low grade sprint and all of these now find it hard to get their noses in front but the well drawn C&D winner Dark side dream , is not the horse he was , but current C&D form good enough to land this .
¼ pt ew Dark side Dream @ 6/1
7.45 Another low grade sprint and followers of Qaarat are understandably losing patience aa he’s frequently thereabouts , but so hard to win with. Red Allure landed a similar event over C&d last time but the lightly raced Smokey is entitled to gain revenge on more favourable terms .
½ pt win Smokey @ 7/2
8.15 Worth a dabble at long odds on veteran Uncle bernie, now down to his last winning mark and a dual winner over C&D .
¼ pt ew Uncle Bernie @ 22/1