Today's Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
lexington Buller 3.00 @ 5/2
Song of The Isles 3.10 @ 2/1
Espoir Morivierre 3.25 @ 10/3
Selected Redcar – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
12.10 Finoan is head and shoulders above these , proven on the ground and despite the trip being a bit further than ideal on the ground , should be nursed to an easy win , but is way odds on .
12.40 Soapy Stevens did well to be 3rd in quite a deep maiden at Nottingham in the mud., so gets the nod proven on the ground .
¼ pt win Soapy Stevens @ 9/4
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
2.25 Bravado won well on the all weather on debut but carries the penalty and switches to soft ground. Fleetwood Pier did well on debut in the mud and gets the nod .
¼ pt win Fleetwood Pier @ 5/2
3.00 Not a deep nursery and the drop in grade should see Lexington Bullet home
¼ p twin Lexington Bullet @ 9/4
3.35 Bomb Squad is proven at the trip and in the mud and remains on a workable mark. Very solid ew .
½ pt ew Bonb Squad @ 6/1
4.10 I like these big field sprints but it’s for mostly very inexperienced apprentices in the saddle, so anything could happen .
Selected Leicester – heavy ground on this stiff and galloping track
12.20 Worth a try with Bannergirl proven on the ground and going well off her mark but does need to prove stamina over this stiff C&D.
¼ pt ew Bannergirl @ 9/1
2.35 This is a red hot small field Class 2 handicap and reluctantly , the only one I can omit is the in form and admirable Dashing George against classier rivals . Very hard to call .
3.10 Song of The Isles was a ready winner over C&D recently on heavy ground from Al suil Ele . He has a bit more to do at the weights but capable 7 pound claimer Elie Macenzie balances the books and the double looks on .
¾ p twin Song Of The isles @ 7/2
3.45 The bookies pal James Park woods is likely to frustrate his followers again with the drop in trip no help. Mustaqbal responded well last time to the drop in the ratings with a close 3rd in the Ayr mud. He too drops in trip but makes much more appeal , only worry is that he’s ridden by an inexperienced jockey in a race for amateurs.
¼ pt ew Mustaqbal @ 6/1
4.20 Inner Circle is another who’s always bang there but can’t pull off the win , and has been 2nd in 4 of his last 6 races , including over C&D on heavy . He’s partnered by an able 5 pound claimer and this should be his day in a weak event .
¼ pt win Inner Circle @ 5/2
Selected Ayr- soft ground on this flat and galloping track
12.30 An odds on fav in Paul Nicholl’ Whisky Lullaby but her 2nd in a Newbury bumper is only comparable to a couple of others here. Lady Bowes made all to land a soft ground bumper at Perth in the mud and appeals at the odds.
¼ pt win Lady Bowes @ 8/1
1.05 A very tricky small field and decent quality novice hurdle . Gordon Elliott runs the consistent Curlee Hill, but like recent good winner Do Your Job , has the dreaded penalty to carry . The Paul Nicholls trained Confirmation Bias has some useful bumper form but is easy to back today . The Dan Skelton stable is back in the groove and they run Cadzano , who gets the nod .
¼ pt win Cadzano @ 11/4
1.40 The reliable Beat Box has stamina to prove while Empire Steel could be caught out for pace down in trip . Lemon T ran well first time out last year and backed it up with a win, but was then pulled up next time , looking a if something was badly amiss. He’s had a wind op which should help and could nab this winnable heat .
¼ pt ew Lemon T @ 10/1
2.50 The ground is against practically all of these but wlil suit Asking For answers , but will he be fit enough to do himself justice ?
¼ pt win Asking For answers @ 4/1
3.25 Not a deep heat and the clear form horse is Espoir Moriviere , who ended last season with a clear win in the Wetherby mud and is only 4 pounds higher. He ran well first time out last season but the stable runners have been in and out this season .
½ pt win Espoir Moriviere @ 10/3
No advice from Ireland today
Selected Newcastle – all weather , tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
3.20 This is very much a match between the odds on fav Utile, impressive at Kempton on debut but well beaten at Bath recently , finishing a tired filly . Preference is for John Gosden’s Amtiyaz , who should handle the surface given the top stable’s great record here .
½ pt win Amtiyaz @ 13/8
3.55 The short priced fav is the in form George Ridsdale , an east C&D winner off a much lower mark but only 3rd last time on turf and is 2 pounds higher today , but still not ruled out, but there are plenty in this proven over C&D, in decent form with a squeak . Clifftop Heaven gained a deserved win over C&D last time but the 3 pound hit makes things more difficult and could struggle to confirm form with the consistent but luckless Violette Sazbo . Sands Chorus and Stand Free have been going Ok over C&D of late and entitled to go well at long odds as isTHomas Cranmer , who has become hard to win with but went close over C&D recently before finding the upgrade too much last time. This could be his day at long odds. The back to form Armed has a bit to prove switching surfaces.
¼ pt ew Thomas Cranmer @ 16/1
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
5.30 A difficult sprint handicap to solve with the only certainty is that C&D specialist Gowanbuster will try to make all. He’s done well on turf of late but is on just too high a mark . when secretinthepark gets it right at the start he can also go quite a gallop and this C&D winner is on a fair enough mark , so not out of it . Course specialist Another Angel is back to top form but goes up in grade which could find him out. With a stack of early pace this could drop just right for the late players , one of which is the well handicapped C&D winner Line of Reason, who should have done better the last few runs but does have a habit of striking when least expected .
¼ pt ew Line Of Reason @ 16/1
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 & 7.00
Two nurseries where we are fishing too much in the dark with the majority of horses trying handicaps for the first time or new to the surface and trip .
7.30 Trumpets Call likes to front run and has run with credit here of late and the drop in trip will help and off a slightly reduced mark this could finally be a deserved win . The hat-trick seeking Cmon Cmon has strong claims despite the nudge up the weights .
¼ pt win Trumpets Call @ 4/1