Selected Bangor – soft ground on this flat and sharp track
12.30 Very few of these have ever jumped a fence in anger so some may come forward while others go backwards. Most of these are returning from breaks, with no record of running well fresh. Astra Via ran a couple of good races last season off around this mark and on soft ground and the stable often improve runners when facing the larger obstacles .
¼ pt win Astra Via @ 9/1
1.00Another race where the vast majority of these are switching to fences, so very hard to be sure. The fav is the lightly raced and in form Jemima P but she returns from yet another break and soft ground an issue. In scartare’s last 11 races, he has come out with 5 2nds, 4 thirds , a 4th and a 5th , and has good form over C&D in the mud off this mark but he is 0 from 32 so another place likely , but hard to find who will frustrate him today .
1.30 Not a deep race and a chance is taken on the unexposed Arcade Attraction to double up on his win at Ffos Las on easy ground when well backed dropping in grade. He stays in the same grade today but has a hefty 10 pound penalty and faces softer ground . The Consistent Miss Amelia has no issues with ground or C&D and comes here in her usual good form, but is still on a testing mark .
¼ pt win Arcade Attraction @ 7/2
2.00 Good Boy Bobby is a terrific racehorse and this bold front runner has 7 wins and 4 places on his CV from just 12 tries, his only unplaced run coming in his most recent start when running below par, but it was a hot race. He’ll be trying to run the finish out of these today but Winningseverything also front ran when putting in a career best run last time, so Bobby may be unsettled up front , not ideal for a pacesetter . Antunes began last season with a good hurdles win at wetherby when held up for a late charge, could have the race run to suit .
¼ pt win Antunes @ 9/2
2.35 Guard Your Dreams won well last time, but the 2nd horse did little for the form next time , but this is uncompetitive and should be able to defy the penalty , but a shade of odds on to do so . The only danger is Percys word but he looks a bouncer today 2nd race back after a break .
3.05 Wazowski has a terrific record here with 2 wins and 4 places from 6 runs and comes here on the back of two big runs over C&d on extremes of ground , but has been nudged up an unwanted 3 pounds today , but In a winnable heat , is preferred .
¼ pt win Wazowski @ 4/1
3.40 Plenty of dark horses in this from good stables and the fav is Cathal’s Star, but not for me with a 10 pound penalty for a smart win at Sedgefield, but looks a bouncer 2nd race back from a long break and soft ground not his thing . The Newest One is closely related to one of the greats in recent years in The new One, and has been consistent if not spectacular . King D’Argent is with a top and in form stable with bits of form to make him of interest while general Probus did Ok last time , runs for a good stable and this longer trip will suit . Going for value.
¼ pt ew The Newest One @ 16/1
4.15 This looks quite a deep bumper with plenty of representation from good stables but the Irish raider Moylusa catches the eye as he wasn’t cheap , is well related and the stable has a 24% success rate in UK Bumpers .
¼ pt win Moylusa @ 7/2
Selected Catterick – very soft ground on this undulating and sharp track
12.40 There was nothing between Prospect and Miss Nay Never when 2nd and 3rd in a recent soft ground nursery at this trip while Glinbury ran to a good level when 2nd over C&D in the mud last time ???.
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.45 No point trying to find one to beat the prolific and very useful hurdler Main Fact who exploited a lowly flat mark with ease in the Newbury mud and has no penalty . This C&d could be a bit sharp , but hard to see defeat , but he is 2/7 !
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 A low grade sprint and the in form veteran I’ll Be good goes well here and likes the mud .Could go all the way .
¼ pt win I’ll Be good @ 9/2
No Catterick placepot
Selected Chepstow- good to soft on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
12.50 Sizeable Sam ran really well in both bumpers last season and will take a bit of beating in this .
¼ pt win Sizeable Sam @ 2/1
1.50 Quite an open stayers event but the front running Schnabel beat a next time winner last time and could take some catching today .
¼ pt win Scnabel @ 6/1
2.20 The In form Galileo Silver has a few questions to answer up in trip and on softer ground. Nifty At Fifty ran some decent races last year off this mark , trip and ground but did disappoint in his only try here, given the benefit if the doubt.
¼ p t ew Nifty At Fifty @ 7/1
2.55 Not a deep contest and a decent chance for the consistent Molliana to get her head in front .
¼ pt win Molliana @ 7/2
3.25 A good quality Class 3 novice chase but I’m very much with the unexposed Liosdin Bhearna , who when last seen was a very impressive winner of a stayers handicap hurdle at Donny on easy ground , beating Blackjack Kentucjky by 6 lengths , and they renew rivalry on similar terms today . Both are effective on the ground , trip and going and both are trying fences for the first time and both should do well in this discipline as both have form in points , but the tip should again have the edge.
½ pt win Liosduin Bhearna @ 2/1
Selected Southwell – all weather – fibresand
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.20 Capla Dream is the fav as she has run Ok on this surface in both runs, but the bare form is not nearly as good as four of her rivals and looks an easy race to swerve
5.50 Cheap Jack and Mr carbonator fought out the finish over C&D recently and the latter should get revenge off a 2 pound advantage . The fav is Notation , who returns after a year off and goes up massively in trip , but that should suit on pedigree as should the surface, but a bit short in the market returning from the long break .
¼ pt win Mr Carbonator @ 7/2
6.20 Xcelente sluiced in last time over C&d, but was entitled to do so in a modest heat and is a massive 9 pounds higher , but the majority of his rivals not cutting the mustard . The exception is recent C&D winner Star of St James , who’s 4 pounds higher , up in grade , has the coffin box drawn in 1 and young jockey is on a long losing run ??
6,50 None of these are proven on this specialist surface and of Haida gwai , Beat The heat and Russian Rumour come here in pretty good form but their stable have rotten records here . Boulevard Beauty drops in trip but the stable has a good record here so gets the nod. Captain St lucifer is a possible up in trip for a stable that does well here.
¼ pt win Boulevard Beauty @ 5/1
7.20 Harmonious has form here but over a much longer trip and was sold quite cheaply out of the good Martin Meade stable to Scott Dixon , whose runners aren’t going at all well , but the booking of Oisin Murphy catches the eye . lover’s Moon has let her supporters down a few times at short odds and the good stable’s record here is only ok . Preference is for the lightly raced mountain dreams , a ready winner on debut then a good 3rd giving weight away to a couple of decent ones and on breeding the surface should suit.
¾ pt win Mountain Dreams @ 2/1