Today's fortune for a fiver
Mr palmtree 1.00 @ 3/1
Raymind 1.50 @ 5/2
Bellatrix Lestrade 3.55 @ 9/4
Selected Musselburgh – good ground on this flat and galloping track
11.35 In 16 runs Gemologist has yet to win but has been 2nd 7 times and runs this track well. This could be her day . Headscarf Lil looks unlikely to have the pace on this sharp C&D on drying ground but Smart Lass is a big danger , but her last two flat runs were disappointing .
¼ pt win Gemologist @5/2
12.05 Looks a match between the useful pair of Gaelik Coast , who’s seeking a 4 timer and Return Ticket , who just gets the nod at the weights .
¼ pt win Return Ticket @ 2/1
12.40 Hard to see Cremant doubling up with the penalty, drying ground , a longer trip and better field. Youngster Universal Folly goes handicapping on a fair mark but the nod goes to the in form Sidi Ismael , who deserves a win for his consistent efforts.
¼ pt win Sidi Ismael @ 7/2
1.15 The short priced fav is Mint Gold but the form of his recent 2nd hasn’t worked out at all and most of these are well handicapped if finding some form .
1.50 Youngster Raymond comes here on a hat-trick, the latest over C&D and despite a stiff penalty , this is not a big ask and can go in again .
¾ pt win Raymond @ 9/4
2.25 Bootlegger did really well last time 3rd behind a useful pair and looks a most solid fav in a winnable heat .
½ pt win Bootlegger @ 5/4
3.00 Not a deep heat and the well handicapped Always Tipsy showed a lot more last regaining fitness after a long break and could lead these all the way .
¼ pt win Always Tipsy @ 5/1
Selected Ludlow- good ground on this flat and sharp track
12.25 Despite the big field, very few with any chance and looks an easy-peasy task for clear form horse Long stay .
¾ pt win Long Stay @ 8/13
1.00Mr Palmtree has sluiced home in his last two races and is now 2 from 2 since a wind op . He’s up a massive 12 pounds but is looking ahead of the game .
¾ pt win Mr Palmtree @ 3/1
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.20 Useful hurdler Pileon was a massive disappointment on his chase debut , jumping poorly and the first time headgear could be a desperate move. The useful house Island brings the best form to the table and should reward fav players.
½ pt win House Island @ 6/5
3.55 Bellatrix Lestrange sluiced home last time over C&d and the 6 pound hit unlikely to stop the double
¾ pt win Bellatrix Letrange @ 9/4
Selected Kempton – good ground on this flat and sharp track
12.50 Canastero would have to start now to have any chance but the other two lightly raced and promising young hurdlers are hard too split on quality of form but ajero looked very good making all at Ludlow, so this C&D and ground will suit . captain Mogs won well last time but it did come on soft ground at the stiff Ascot, so could be done for pace today .
¾ pt win Ajero @ 11/8
1.25 Shishkin is 4 from 5 over hurdles, his only defeat being a fall and ended last season with a victory at The Cheltenham Festival . he’s rated a lofty 159 over hurdles and champion trainer Nicky Henderson has made no secret that he’s a most exciting prospect for the season ahead . Just needs to jump round to justify odds of 1/5 .
2.00 A good quality mares stayers hurdle and the short priced fav is the tough and talented indefatigable , last seen over hurdle bravely landing a big field handicap at The Cheltenham Festival under a big weight in the mud . She’s now rated 151 , which gives her at least a stone in hand and has a recent run on the all weather, where in fairness, could have done better . She goes up to 3 miles which is another worry . tricky heat .
2.35 PREMIUM RACE
3.10 The fav is the lightly raced Morning Spirit but does have plenty to prove on current form , trip and drying ground. Crystal Gazing is not one of the Stars of the Henderson stable but did well last time putting her on a fair mark and longer trip could help .
½ pt ew Crystal Gazing @ 10/1
Selected Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
1.45 The two clear form horses are Cursory Exam and Shackleton Hero , who are both effective over C&D and bring similar strength form to the table. At the odds, worth a dabble on the former .
¼ pt win Cursory Exam @ 7/2
2.55 Linus Larrabee sluiced in over C&D last time but has a massive 7 pound penalty and the worst of the draw. The consistent Foreign Legion goes well here and was just found out by the longer trip last time . likes to front run and could take some catching .
¼ pt ew Foreign Legion @ 7/1
3.30 St Georges’ Head is similar to the previous fav as he’s heavily penalised for finally winning and has the worst of the draw. emphatic was just that winning over C&D last time and another good run can be expected off just a 2 pound higher mark.
¼ pt ew Emphatic @ 13/2
4.00 Bluebeard’s Castle has become very expensive for his followers, 0 wins from 7 but frequently running to a good level including over C&D. this should be his day .
¼ pt win Bluebeards Castle @2/1
4.30 Punk Poet is yet another track winner to feel the wrath of the handicapper. They don’t mess about in Ireland at Dundalk and he’s been hit with a massive stone penalty and he had very much the run of the race last time from the front. The capable Winner Takes It All ran very well over hurdles last time and should be too good for these.
¼ pt win Winner takes It All @ 5/2
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.15 PREMIUM RACE
5.45 This is so winnable wit the fav Rhubarb Bikini returning from a 10 months break and wont be having an easy time up front with Michelle Strogoff and Asdaa also known for front running . Flying Dragon was held off this mark last time while Dancing race only landed a weak event here last time, samphire Coast is a 6 time C&D winner and has a good race make up for a late player. Recent form not great but on a good mark and worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Samphire Coast @ 8/1
6.15 Pearl Beach trotted in At wolver last time and has no penalty in this weak heat . Effective on the surface and longer trip looks no issue, but Is 1/2 !
6.45 Plenty of these are consistent but find it tough getting their noses in front, the chief offender being Come On Girl. Holy Tiber runs this track well and despite a testing enough mark , he’s won twice of late and a lively longshot in a winnable heat .
¼ pt ew Holy Tiber @ 18/1
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
Chelmsford City placepot