Today's Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Court Master 3.05 6/1
Project Mars 3.15 @ 10/3
grand Coureur 1.45 @ 7/2
Selected Market Rasen – good ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
12.00 The fav is Giovanni Change who ran well in all races last season on soft ground but flopped badly on his recent comeback spin and can only be watched after that . tricky opener with a number of dark horses .
1.02 Casablanca Mix is the likely winner ,but it is her 2nd run back after a long break . Can only be watched at evens and My Old Gold , a useful and likeable mare would prefer softer ground . Really Super and youngster Bit on The side could provide the shock .
1.37 Cool destination comes here on the back of two big runs and if this doesn’t come too soon , this looks a golden opportunity .
½ pt win Cool Destination @ 7/4
2.07 Not a deep race and if Imperial Acolyte has a clear round should collect , but not for me at cramped odds.
2.40 Mabela has been disappointing of late while Oksana is now on a testing mark . the well handicapped just So Cool could go well on his first start for Tom Symonds but prefer a play on the well treated Ballycrystal after a much improved run last time at this trip on similar ground .
¼ pt ew Ballycrystal @ 15/2
3.15 Roses Poses is obviously hard to keep sound and remains a maiden . This is a golden chance for the consistent Project Mars with the longer trip very much in his favour.
½ pt win Project Mars @ 10/3
3.50 A most winnable finale and worth siding with one of the younger horses, recent winner Prussia With Love, who gives the impression this longer trip will suit .
¼ pt win Prussia With Love @ 5/1
Market rasen placepot
Selected Sedgefield – good to soft on this undulating and sharp track
12.10 Looks very much a match between the two winners in the field but clear preference for Irish raider Get Rich One plyin , racing for top trainer Gordon Elliott , no stranger to wins here . The form is stronger than Here Comes Jonny and the young jockey is riding really well while James king continues to struggle .
¾ pt win Get Rich Die plyin @ evens
12.40 PREMIUM RACE
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
1.45 Looks a match and prefer the consistent Grand Courer over the hard to predict Cash again .
½ pt win Grand Coureur @ 7/2
2.15 No point in opposing Gordon Elliott’s 1/3 shot Glorious Zoff .
2.50 A winnable novice chase handicap and the worthy fav is the consistent and useful Exelarrator Express , who makes his chase debut on a fair mark, but drying ground an issue .
¼ pt win Exelarrator Express @ 11/4
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.20 this looks a golden opportunity for Tomorrows Dream but hasn’t seen a hurdle for 18 months but ran well on the flat recently . You are therefore getting 6/4 about what looks a cert but will he “ bounce “ . rather watch at the odds
12.55 The useful bumper horse Soaring Glory did it well on his hurdles debut and short odds today but does carry the dreaded penalty so I’m trying Amarillo Sky having his first run for Colin Tizzard after winning an Irish point in his only start and changing hands for £280,000 , an absolute wedge for a jumper .
¼ pt win Amarillo Sky @ 6/1
1.30 Colin Tizzard is vdery excited about the prospects of The big Breakaway this season and he was far from disgraced in going 4 from4 with a 4th at the Cheltenham Festival behind the incredible Envoi Allen . He’s up against a couple of decent sorts so 4/6 makes no appeal but on drying ground prefer a little ew play on track winner One For the team .
¼ pt ew One For the Team @ 4/1
2.00 The odds on fav is Nicky Henderson’s Gran Luna , who won his only race last year , but the form of the bumper is only modest and it’s a race easy to swerve .
2.30 A cracker jack of a stayers handicap hurdle and the short list is very long but the fav in Third Wind could struggle first time back on drying ground . Sykes is an admirable sort who has been given a bit of a chance by the handicapper and will give us a great run for our money , probably front tank, at long odds .
¼ pt ew Sykes @ 20/1
3.05 Another wide open quality event and again the short list is far too long . The chase track here suits front runners which gives the very much in form Court Master hopes of overcoming the 3 pound nudge up the weights. The drop in trip is against the fav in Morning Vicar, and this could come too soon for him.
½ pt ew Court Master @ 6/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
4.25 Not a deep nursery and likely to be fought out by Imperial Dawn and Marta Boy who finished alongside each other over C&D recently and nothing between them
¼ pt rev fc Imperial Dawn - Marta Boy
4.55 Recent winner Orgetorix clearly brings the strongest form in what looks an ordinary maiden but is poorly drawn and switches to polytrack from soft turf . Not for me at short odds, and hard to find an alternative .
5.30 Should be a breeze for Wirko , but he is 1/3 .
6.00 Menai Bridge likes to front run and won over C&D recently but with other front runners and up in the ratings , would do very well to double up . Shady Magee is another C&D winner and backed this up with a decent effort off his new mark but preference for the lightly raced USS Nimitz, after a solid effort in a Newcastle nursery when 3rd in a better race . Different surface but draw is Ok and top trainer has plenty of winners here .
¼ pt win USS Nimitz @ 4/1
6.30 The short priced Fav is the in form War Legend but this ex Irish is still a maiden and the drop in trip unlikely to help. Stringybark Creek is on a tough enough mark but makes longshot appeal in a winnable heat and overall form gives hope at long odds.
¼ pt ew Stringybark Creek @ 14/1
7.30 The fav is the well drawn recent winner , who made all last time but the 4 pound hit will test going up in trip . The lightly raced American Entente is with a top stable and the maiden win at Chelmsford puts her on a very attractive mark in her first handicap. Well drawn and I would be usually all over her like a rash but jockey Keiran O’Neill is on a long losing run , so happy with a modest play at what looks generous odds.
¼ pt win American Entente @ 5/1
8.00 A tricky stayers’ handicap and chances can be given to Bird For Life, General Zoff, Figeac , Gavlar and Justified but as the former has comfortably the best win record , gets the nod around a C&D she runs well .
¼ pt ew Bird For Life @ 6/1
8.30 Very tricky picking between arabian King , sula Island and My Boy Sepoy in a race for amateur jockeys .
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
4.45 Fiendishly difficult nursery to work out and I’d be delighted to be still in the placepot.
5.15 Hello Me is the odds on fav but does carry a penalty and a couple of newcomers from smart stables race .
5.45 Similar here with recent winner Beautiful Bertie having only newcomer Sergeant Major to probably worry about. Not for me at short odds.
6.15 The progressive highland Princess certainly has to be considered despite the 4 pound nudge up the weights but worried about the jockey booking as tonight’s rider is on a long losing run , except for that she’d have been my pick in this winnable heat . higher Kingdom made a right meal of landing a modest maiden last time which puts him on a very testing mark from a bad draw. Nigel Nott won well here last time but is another badly drawn runner who has an extra furlong to worry about as well as the penalty. The well drawn Split Down South goes well here and despite being a little high in the ratings makes longshot appeal .
¼ pt ew Split Down South @ 12/1
6.45 This has a most winnable look to it and despite the useful Solid Stone now being on a testing mark , could get away with it in this.
¼ pt win Solid Stone @ 9/4
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
7.45 A very open finale and the back to form Garth Rocket certainly has claims with just a 2 pound penalty but not so the badly drawn Blessed To Empress from a bad draw and a stiff mark . Recent winner Album is still on a workable mark but has the worst of the draw but Equipped is not out of this off a workable mark. Nod goes to the capable Lordsbridge Boy , well drawn , in form and on a workable mark .
¼ pt win Lordsbridge Boy @ 6/1
Chelmsford City placepot