Today's Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
The Vollan 3.25 @ 8/1
Gold Brocade 7.10 @ 10/3
Global Humor 7.40 @ 11/4
Selected Ayr – good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.30 This is highly competitive but despite that a short priced fav in the lightly raced Cruyff Turn but the penalty and longer trip could catch him out in this apprentices race . Catch My Breath is a reliable type with good C&D form and as the regular jockey rides, gets the nod in an open event .
¼ pt win Catch My Breath @ 9/2
1.00Not a deep maiden and the best form is brought to the table by Contact , a good 3rd at Ripon in the mud, so a little bit to prove on drying ground , but still makes most appeal.
¼ pt win Contact @ 5/2
1.30 Since switching to front running Erich Bloch has turned in two gritty efforts, including one over C&d in the Bronze Cup, sticking on very well to be 6th in the big field , having plenty of unwanted company up front . The only other front runner is C&D specialist Mr wagyu , who is looking a little high in the weights . All of Dark Defender , John Kirkup and Chookie Dunedin have claims , but the tip could get first run .
¼ pt ew Erich Bloch @ 7/1
2.05 The hat-trick seeking Eridae is on a tough mark and drawn wide, but still not ruled out . The fav is the well treated but hard to win with Uno Gregory and this longer trip is no help . C&D winner Kodimoor comes here on the back of two big runs when front running and could well adopt that role today and no reason why he can’t be bang there again. Chaplin Bay is not the horse he was, but has responded to the drop in the ratings and showed up far better last time and is worth splitting the stake
¼ pt ew each – Kodimoor @ 15/2 Chaplin Bay @ 16/1 - small rev fc ??
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 A very open handicap but the consistent Barryshnikov finally nailed one last time, so confidence will be high today.
¼ pt win Barryshnikov @ 4/1
Selected Bangor- good ground on this flat and sharp track
1.10 The Butcher Said is a class above these and hard to see defeat.
¾ pt win The Butcher Said @ 4/5
2.15 Locks Corner was impressive last time and despite a hefty 10 pound hit is looking ahead of the game as a chaser.
½ pt win lock’s Corner @ 2/1
2.50 There are three useful novices in finisk River , Fugitives Draft and polish , but all carry the dreaded penalty which gives Firak, the chance to convert a series of placed efforts into a deserved win , and has the form to do it .
¼ pt win Firak @ 11/4
3.25 This is not a deep race and it can go to the deserving The Vollan, a consistent type with no issues regarding trip or mark .He was very unlucky on his chase debut over C&D last time taking a late fall when looking the winner and looks a knocking ew bet .
½ pt ew The Vollan @ 8/1
Selected Cork – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.45 Hyde Park Ranger is one of the lesser lights of Aidan O’brien and has plenty of chances to break his duck, 9 to be exact , but does run to his good mark of 82 and this could be is day in a modest maiden and danger Lay It Out could find this C&d plenty sharp enough .
½ pt win Hyde Park Ranger @ 9/4
2.20 Quite a few front runners which should set this up nicely for the in form Bahlwan , a good 2nd over C&d recently with Powersville close up . Seanjohnsilver Sprung a 150/1 shock last time in a Tipperary handicap , but the 9 pound hit likely to spoil his day .
¼ pt win Bahlwan @ 7/2
2.55 A very short odds on fav inFiscal Rules , one of the highest rated maidens globally ! He keeps very hot company but would you want to be with a 1/2 fav dropping down half a mile in trip and racing from the worst of the draw ! This could be a boilover , but I can’t find it .
3.30 I was very much with Real Appeal last time but found it happening all too quickly around Listowel . This useful type worth another chance on a far more conventional track .Both Ice Cold In Alex and Tommy Taylor have good shouts .
¼ pt win Real Appeal @7/1
4.00 It was only a matter of time before Pillar finally responded to a drop in the ratings and did much better last time and is 2 pounds lower today and Sean Foley rides. Nice longshot .
¼ pt ew Pillar @ 7/1
4.35The classy veteran Flight Risk runs this C&D very well and has a decent record running well fresh . He’s still rated 109 and is the one to beat at the weights . Has to be a decent play at the odds.
½ pt win Flight Risk @ 9/1
Selected Sedgefield- good ground on this undulating and sharp track
2.25 This looks very much a match but clear preference is for Fortunate Fred , who certainly wasn’t that last time out over C&D when taking a late fall when in with a every chance against a decent rival . Young Lieutenant blew a number of easy chances last season and it will need the wind op to have made a big difference
¾ pt win Fortunate Fred @ 5/6
3.00 This looks very winnable and worth a dabble on track specialist Millie The Minx, who’s been going well on the flat and worth a try over this longer trip first time over fences .
¼ pt win Millie The Minx @ 7/1
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 I was very much with the consistent Lucky Robin last time , but didn’t fire . The headgear has been removed and fair to expect a better run today in a winnable heat.
¼ pt win Lucky Robin @ 4/1
4.45 Another winnable heat and the nod goes to Major snugfit , a decent 4th last time out when trying front running and he’s been going well on the flat .
¼ pt win Major Snugfit @ 6/1
5.15 The Navigator has been going very well on the flat , running big races off a mark of 80, which is around 115 over hurdles , so an obvious chance off just 88 today, but his previous tries over hurdles were nothing to shout about. Hey Bob has been 1st and 2nd in this in the last two seasons , but is on a higher mark and preparation for this not as in previous seasons , but there is a pandemic going on ! Worth a dabble at nice odds
¼ pt ew Hey Bob @ 9/1
No advice for Punchestown
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
4.05 A very weak maiden and understandably Mohawk King is a very short priced fav. A good debut win have been followed by very good efforts In classy races . He does carry a penalty and is brand nw to the surface , but major shock of he was turned over @ 1/6 .
4.40 Another odds on fav in the capable but inconsistent Lauded , who has the worst of the draw and is another new to the surface , but like the first race , hard to find something to take him on in a weak event .
5.10 a low grade nursery where little appeals .
5.40 The only certainty here is the strong pace with the capable pair of Sermon and Animal Instinct very likely to get busy early , which wont help either of their causes and despite Animal Instinct going well of late and remains unexposed , he has a first run on tapeta, and is not on is own in this field, which makes solving the race very tough . The well drawn Impatient is in form and on a good mark but switches surface , but the in form stable does well here .
¼ pt win Impatient @ 3/1
6.10 Happy to let this go with so many ifs and buts
6.40 PREMIUM RACE
7.10 This is highly winnable with the poorly drawn Anna of Lorraine down in trip and new to the surface while Tuscan Oasis is well drawn for a front runner but on a tough enough mark and new to the surface . the reliable Gold Brocade recently returned from a lengthy break with a good effort and is effective over C&D . Gets the nod .
½ pt win Gold Brocade @ 10/3
7.40 This will take little winning and the in form C&d winner Global Humor will be hard to beat .
½ pt win Global Humor @ 11/4
No wolver placepot