Today’s Fortune for a fiver
Great day yesterday . all 3 tips winning yielding £145 for the fiver !!
20p ew Yank & 30p ew acca
She’s A Rocca 12.35 @ 9/2
Subcontinent 12.45 @ 3/1
Noble Joshua 12.55 @ 12/1
Thegallantway 2.36 @ 11/1
Selected Ayr- probably heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
12.35 Those Tiger Feet won first time out last year but is now on a testing mark and the drop in trip wont help. Crack De Ninian won well last time at Uttoxeter and the penalty looks manageable , but does go up in trip . She’s A Rocca won on debut her in the mud in a bumper but her hurdles runs have only been OK but a return to this track and on heavy ground on a very fair mark , can see here in a better light .
½ pt win She’s A Rocca @ 5/1
1.10 The top stable of Fergal O’Brien continues to bang in the winners and his hurdles record here is 4 from 4 making the 650 mile round trip . He runs Alaphillipe , a deep ground point and bumper winner who is going to take some beating .
¾ pt win Alaphillipe @ evens
1.45 Quite a few of these ran in this last year with aurora Thunder coming out comfortably ahead of Baby Ticker, Off The Hook and Legalised . She’s 4 pounds higher in the weights this time round but does have a very good record over C&D on deep ground . Legalised does have a big pull in the weights but is on a lengthy losing run while the tip has proved she can nail a race .
¼ pt ew Aurora Thunder @8/1
2.20 Question mark regarding the deep ground suiting Glory And Fortune while Seemorelights returns from over 18 months off , but is on a decent mark and likes the mud , but this trip looks plenty short enough The fav is Marown who is 3 from 3 , twice here in the mud but at longer trips . Elvis Mail won impressively over C&d first time back last season , given a patient ride and winning with ease and also won in heavy ground at Kelso off around this mark . All four of these make their chase debut , but no reason why the tip wont jump a fence and a good bet to extend his winning run.
¾ pt win Elvis Mail @ 9/4
2.50 Bigirononhiship was 2 from 2 last year , but does find himself on a stiff 7 pound higher mark Caventura won first time out last year and was looking good in his only other race until taking a late fall and is preferred to the prolific Glittering Love who is now looking a bit high in the weights.
¼ pt win Caventura @ 9/4
Selected Bangor – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
12.45 Big Benny Chief remains unconvincing whle Maypole Class showed nothing on his comeback spin . Subcontinent won well after a break last season in the Ludlow mud and his subsequent try over fences wasn’t bad . This is there for the taking and runs for an in form stable .
½ pt win Subcontinent @ 3/1
1.20 Stormy Island is often seen taking on the best mares around and acquits herself well . She has left Willie Mullins and joined Paul Nicholls . Her debut run over fences was no her best but still well too good for these , but is 1/2.
1.55 A god quality Class 2 handicap chase , named in honour of Anne Duchess of westmister , owner of the legendary Arkle . Going through the field , few appeal off their marks or at this trip . It looks a match between the reliable pair of the progressive Boldmere who had a Grade 2 chase in the wetherby mud in his grasp until a last fence fall . He recently returned with just an Ok comeback spin at Chepstow in ground quick enough , but it did suggest his present mark could just be too testing . Preference is for the consistent Notachancewho after winning at Exeter last season went on to run two very big races at Newbury off around this mark , not beaten far in either race . He ran well first time out last season and the top stable does very well here .
½ pt win Notachance @ 5/1
3.33 Mint Condition was a tidy winner over C&D last time but has a stiff penalty and this is a far better race. Chirrico Vallis goes for the hat-trick and is respected but preference for C&d winner and mud loving Chti Blanco , a cracking racehorse and the stable in fine form .
¼ pt win Chti Blanco @ 5/1
Selected Exeter – good to soft on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
12.55 Caspar’s Court won well here last time but takes a big step up in trip and in the ratings while Hawks Well has been giving indications this longer trip would suit but this is very testing C&D going up in trip . The ex-Irish Nobel Joshua shaped up pretty well on his first try for David Pipe with a running on 4th at this trip at huntingdon suggesting a stiffer track would help. Like the odds in a winnable heat .
½ p t ew Noble Joshua @ 12/1
2.05 The vast majority of these are so hard to fancy the clear exception is Vango De Vaige but as his good run last time came after a lengthy break , could be a bouncer , but odds are fair enough .#
¼ pt win Vango De Vaige @ 10/3
2.36 Ofalltheginjoints comes here on the back of an excellent comeback spin but is 4 pounds higher for only coming 3rd, but this is much easier but at just 6/4 I can pass. I’d rather have a play on Thegallantway who beat a good one in The Wolf in a match last time , is on a fair mark and this ex pointer could be even better going chasing .
½ p t ew Thegallantway @ 11/1
3.10 This looks very much a match between a coupleof very useful novice hurdlers in Fiddlerontheroof and Sporting John , who were both fancied to do well at The Cheltenham Festival , but both disappointed . On this ground the former should have the edge but at cramped odds , much rather watch two potentially classy chasers .
3.41 Brefiniboy sluiced in just a few days ago and has no penalty and previously won over C&D when the subject of a huge gamble. He’s very short odds today so worth a try on the consistent Czech Her Out , whose stable has cracking record here .
¼ pt ew Czech Her Out @ 9/1
Selected Dundalk – all weather
2.10 Quite a few of these have decent enough recent C&D form to give them a chance and the fav is the ex German horse , the very consistent Irish Posiedon who was a good 2nd here last time and the extra yardage in his favour, but he did look a bit of a handful in preliminaries . Laura Bullion was only just behind and she too will benefit from going over further. Nicely drawn and a solid ew bet .
¼ pt ew Laura Bullion @ 6/1
2.45 None of the 14 going to post have ever rung the victory bell , so a special day for one set of connections . Plenty of these have run toa consistently decent level but winning a race is a different thing entirely . One of the worst culprits is the fav in Astadash , 0 from 7 and was behind eagles’ Flight over C&d last time making his rival a solid ew play .
¼ pt ew Eagle’s Flight @ 9/2
3.20 Offiah is the 2/5 fav to improve on his good effort over C&D recently . He ran well but did look a bit laboured at times, so easy just to watch this modest maiden .
No Bet .
3.50 Zozimus has been desperate in defeat over C&D of late and has again been so unlucky in the draw but he willingly manages to get front rank running to a good level but still no wins and despite this looking like his day , not for me at 4/5 .
4.20 Both Jackmel and Guiding are recent track winners but over a shorter trip and lower marks. Eye Of The dragon is well drawn , with a good stable and did well over C&D last time . Solid ew play .
¼ pt ew Eye Of The dragon @ 13/2
4.50 The front running Chagall has put together a terrific series of run of late over C&D . He was only just nailed last time and despite a pound nudge up the weights , he’s going to give it another good go from the front and a deserved win could be his .
½ pt win Chagall @ 9/2
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
4.00 It’s never easy carrying a penalty and recent winner Bullace has that burden . He’s well drawn and effective on the surface , so could be up to it . big Boy Bobby’s best run came on heavy ground but Borrowed Angel ran a promising race on debut over C&D and worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Borrowed Angel @ 5/1
4.35 After his god 2nd over C&d this looks at the mercy of Rifleman , but I can pass at 1/2 .
5.05 All of Crackilng , Desert Flyer and Elmetto return from lengthy breaks and all three have only ever raced the once, so obviously hard to keep sound . electrical storm recently returned from a long break with a weak effort . very easy to pass on this with question marks flying about .
5.35 PREMIUM RACE
6.05 Feisty ran a good race on debut over C&D and can put her experience to good use against mostly newcomers .
½ pt win Feisty @ 7/2
6.35 Nothing here has sufficient positives .
7.05 PREMIUM RACE
7.35 PREMIUM RACE
8.05 Imperium remains unexposed as a polytrack stayer and will be hard to beat in the finale, but I can pass at evens .