Today's Fortune for a fiver
15p ew Lucky 15& 25p ew acca
Henrietta Belle 1.55 @ 12/1
Chatez 2.35 @ 16/1
Music Seeker 4.55 @ 33/1
Some Chaos 2.47 @ 12/1
Selected Hexham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
Just the one play as most races are very open and hard to narrow
1.55 Henrietts Belle is reliable and consistent sort who I was very much with last time , but didn’t jump well and no surprise she’s back over timber . She returns to hurdles on a very good mark and despite being knew to this very testing specialist track , in form trainer Harry Whittington is 2 from 3 here when making the 560 mile round trip and Paige Fuller is also 2 from 3 here !
½ pt ew Henrietta Belle @ 12/1
No advice from Limerick
Selected York – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.00The admirable Dakota Gold has a terrific record here with 4 wins and 2 seconds in 7 starts !! and is 4 from 6 on soft ground , but despite these telling stats , does have a little bit to do at the ratings in this good quality Group 3 sprint and preference is for the downgraded The Tin Man who usually runs in Group 1a and last time in this grade was an excellent 2nd. He hasn’t won for a while but hasn’t had a chance this promising .
¼ pt win The tin Man @ 3/1
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
2.35 The prolific Inaraab goes for the 5 timer but does have a stiff penalty and I like the look of a longshot in Chatez. He doesn’t see the racetrack that often but has been busier of late than in previous seasons , no surprise as the stable try to exploit a good handicap mark He won last year off a mark of 99 and is down to 90 today . He showed a lot more last time out behind Inaraab , comong from a long way off the pace to finish a 3lenghts 5th and the 5 pound pull and softer ground make him a very lively longshot .
½ pt ew Chatez @ 20/1
3.10 The probable leader is Hey Jonesy , but off this is mark and on ground softer than ideal, unlikely to stay there , and there are a host of horses who will be snapping at his heels, The majority of the early pace horses are drawn low, but that wasn’t the place to be here yesterday . This is wide open with Mr lupton , Lahore, Roulston Scar , Admiralty and Tranchee all having solid claims but at this time of year , often prudent looking for ones who have had light seasons making mud lover Kynren of interest . He remains on a tough mark and is usually campaigned over further but did very well In the Ayr Gold Cup finishing 5th of 24 and today’s softer ground in his favour . His draw looks high enough , but still appeals at the odds.
¼ pt ew Kynren @ 16/1
3.45 With both Baradar and Ballycommon carrying stiff penalties, preference is for Invincibly after a couple of good runs on soft ground at this trip .
¼ pt win Invincibly @ 5/1
4.55 I was very much with Music Seeker last time , but the rains didn’t come and he underperformed. He remains on a workable mark and has the C&D and ground in his favour . He likes to dominate which wont be easy in this field but has also run well when having to stalk a strong pace and looks a very lively longshot .
½ pt ew Music seeker @ 33/1
Selected Newmarket – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
There’s just too much guesswork in the opening 3 races , all for juveniles and happy to let them go .
2.55 A very open Group 1 Dewhurst stakes but at the odds I like the look of Aidan O’Brien’s Wembley with no issues regarding ground, trip and probably track . There are a host of serious contenders .
¼ pt ew Wembley @ 11/1
3.35 An absolutely wide open Cesarawitch and I’m playing a longshot whose programme suggests he’s been aimed specifically at this race . Indianapolis is down to his last winning mark and is shaping up as this marathon trip will suit . Soft ground no issue and Dettori a very positive jockey booking . You could have 20 picks In this and still miss the mark .
¼ pt ew Indianapolis @ 33/1
4.15 The trio to concentrate upon at the weights are : Maid In India, who has a bit to prove on this stiff track, Millisle , who is a bit in and out and therefore plenty short at 2/1 and the classy Breathtaking Look ,who put in a rare bad one last time but this C&D and ground suit well and despite carrying a penalty , could take some catching from the front .
½ pt win Breathtaking Look @ 5/1
No advice for Fairyhouse
Selected Chepstow – good ground on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track
1.40 The odds on fav is the ex French Hell Red , who has run to a good level but on deep ground , but top stable makes few mistakes regarding ground suitability . The Consistent Billy The Squid should be a safe ew play .
¼ pt ew Billy The Squid @ 7/1
2.12 This has a winnable look to it and happy to be with the useful and consistent Dear Sire. He’s a few pounds high in the ratings and has a tendency to hang on undulating tracks, but another nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Dear sire @ 10/1
2.47 This is a red hot Class 2 chase but I like the look of the well handicapped Some Chaos, who’s been hurdling of late , which has protected this mark and looks a nice longshot .
½ pt ew Some Chaos @ 12/1
3.57 This is wide open and happy to play topweight saint Sonnet in his first handicap as the top stable ran him at The Cheltenham Festival this year and was far from disgraced, Drying ground could be an issue , but could be just too good for handicappers .
¼ pt win Saint Sonnet @ 9/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
4.08 The fav is the lightly raced Highfield Princess who won very well at Ayr last time beating a couple of reliable yardsticks . The 6 pound hit is stiff and switches to the all weather, but the good stable has winners here . The nod goes to the consistent Junvieve , who’s dropped to a good mark after some consistent efforts . She’s also well drawn and new to the surface , but still preferred .
¼ pt win Junvieve @ 5/1
4.45 Rajman comes here on the back of an improved run at Kempton at this trip, doing well from a bad draw. He’s been unlucky in the draw again but is still well capable of landing this modest heat . He hit the frame in his only run here
¼ pt ew Rajman @ 8/1
5.55 After speadeagling the field at Lingfield Sepia Belle was hit with a massive 12 penalty, so that should be that , but he ran an absolute belter in the Newmarket mud to be 2nd and a pound higher today . Nicely drawn and will probably try to lead all the way .
¼ pt win Sepia Belle @ 3/1
6.30 Not a deep contest and the well handicapped Lothario showed enough last time to be a top contender for honours .
¼ pt win Lothario @ 5/1
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.00 I was very much with Verify over C&D last time having previously run a cracker, again over C&D , in a far stronger race, but things didn’t drop right for him and worth a nice ew play to set the record right .
½ pt ew Verify @ 6/1
Chelmsford City placepot