Today's Fortune for a fiver
50p ew trixie & 50p ew treble
Norwegian Wood 2.43 @ 22/1
Another Tuco 5.00 @ 7/1
The Good Ting 4.55 @ 9/1
Selected Warwick – good ground on this flat and sharp track
12.10 Pogo I am was a costly failure last time and her profile suggests she may well run another stinker today . Galce Macalo looked sure to land a good event at Aintree until taking a last flight fall and was far from disgraced next time again in good company . This should very much be her day .
½ pt win Galice Macalo @ 5/2
1.10 I predicted the demise of Getaway Trump last time when long odds on because of the longer trip , but could show these a clean pair of heels back to his best distance , but 11/8 short enough in a tricky heat .
1.45 The fav is the admirable novice Callum gilholey who pulled it out the fire last time showing a stack of determination . His mark is fair enough and the longer trip looks up his street . Mahler’s Promise sprung a massive surprise in a good quality novice event at Newbury on soft ground , but later had his limitations exposed in higher grade at the same track. He goes well fresh , is on a good mark and the longer trip could see an even bigger run today . The highly consistent Vancouver is just too long in the odds to ignore .
¼ pt win Mahler’s Promise@ 10/1 , ¼ pt ew Vancouver @ 16/1 - small rev fc ??
2.20 Court Master landed his first two races last season and wasn’t disgraced in his other run in a hot Cheltenham handicap. He stays on a workable mark and this prominent racer doesn’t have a great deal to beat . Bootlegger is on a good mark and in form but this is a very tricky track for a maiden chase.
½ pt win Court Master @ 9/4
2.55 Pink Sheets was a smart winner over C&d last time and has claims despite the 7 pound hit , but I can pass at shortish odds .
Selected Salisbury – good to soft on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
Very pushed for time so just selections for the first 4 races
12.20 Mickydee ¼ pt win @ 7/2
12.50 Moktasab – but no bet at odds on
1.20 ensyaaby ¼ pt win @ 5/2
1.55 fundamental – but no bet at odds
2.30 The front running Apollo One brings the best form to the table but he has a pair of impressive unexposed types in Whentheealisdone and Dark Shift to worry about . Very hard to predict and happy to watch .
3.05 A very open sprint handicap but fair to expect another good run from the reliable Eye Of The water on ground he likes and a track he runs well .
¼ pt ew Eye Of The Water @ 6/1
3.40 Have to have doubts about Mini Milk following up a win on the all weather with a 5 pound penalty and dropping in trip . That was his first run for Brian Meehan so there could be more to come but the reliable Diamond Cottage runs this C&D well and handles the ground , so a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Diamond Cottage @ 7/1
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Ffos Las – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
2.08 PREMIUM RACE
2.43 The fav is the back to form Sizing at Midnight but not for me under a penalty and on softer terrain. Many of these are trying fences for the first time and it could be the making of them . Former pointer wayfinder is of interest but I like the look of an outsider in Norwegian Wood , who was consistent over hurdles last season at around this trip and on soft ground and better can be expected from this pointer over fences .
½ pt ew Norwegian Wood @ 22/1
3.18 This looks hard to call between Ballinsker , Milkwood and Scintillating Song , who are pretty closely matched, but the latter is proven on the ground and gets the nod .
¼ pt win Scintillating Song @ 5/2
3.53 This is not a deep heat and looks good for Minella Examiner , looks a solid fav .
½ pt win Minella examiner @ 11/8
4.30 The in form Dancing In The sky switches to hurdles and can race on a lower mark than his recent tough win , but a bit to prove over the smaller obstacles , but not ruled out in a modest heat . Fool To Cry was a shock winner at Hexham , but this is a very different track and softer ground today . Dalaman ran Ok in all runs last season and shouldn’t be far away .
¼ pt ew Dalawan @ 11/1
5.00 This is not a deep contest and happy to play the ex pointer Another Tuco first time over fences . He ran a terrific race here in the mud carrying a big weight and a capable 5 pound claimer is welcome aboard today . The fav is Jolly Maker but the drop in trip wont help and still on a tough mark .
½ pt win Another Tuco @ 7/1
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
Ffos Las placepot
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
4.25 The short priced fav is Jacinth who brings the best form to the table but I’m looking elsewhere as she’s been off the track for 7 weeks , goes up in trip and new to the surface. Florence Street did little wrong last time out at Kempton so is proven at the trip and surface and Oisin rides.
¼ pt win Florence Street @ 4/1
4.55 This has a winnable look to it and both Red Carpet Queen and Trixie Mitskie have run well here before , but the longer trip is a worry . Until her, latest effort , Beverage was very consistent , but did run poorly and her only try on this surface was a weak run. The good Ting sprung a shock at Lingfield at this trip then held her form well in a soft ground nursery . She was way out the back in a Bath nursery a few days ago but that was on firm ground and from a bad draw and better expected tonight.
¼ pt ew The Good Ting @ 9/1
6.00 A strong pace is likely with both Born A king and Molinari, likeable sorts but both a bit high in the weights and could easily mar each other’s chance battling for early supremacy . It’s understandable that El salvaje is the fav after a good run over C&D last time , but is a maiden and not well drawn , so 11/8 unappealing . Old Harbour ran well over C&D last time and looks way overpriced for his chance.
¼ pt ew Old Harbour @ 16/1
6.30 Plenty of early pace on here and plenty running under stiff penalties which gives track specialist restless Rose a decent chance returning from a break . She has run 3 big races over C&D of late and still not handicapped out of things and has the best of the draw. May need the run , but still a nice play .
¼ pt win Restless Rose @ 6/1
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
Easy to let the last two races go. Two low grade handicaps with nothing sticking out worth risking hard earned upon
Chelmsford City placepot