Today's Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Clondaw Castle 2.25 @ 7/1
Dell ' Arca 3.35 @ 7/1
Le Reveur 2.10 @ 4/1
Tom Tulliver 1.40 @ 5/2
Selected Southwell – all weather – fibresand
11.35 found myself going round in circles with this .
12.05 An easy selling handicap to avoid with NOTHING sticking out meriting a play .
12.35 The fav is the in form Sky Power , but he still can’t nail one and today is up in the ratings, trip and new to this “ marmite” surface and the top stable’s record here only modest . Notation won well over C&D returning from long break 2 starts back and predictably bounced next time , so plenty to prove concerning his wellbeing . This is not a deep heat and worth chancing a longshot in track specialist Cold Harbour who showed up pretty well last time, 2nd run back from a break and will strip fitter today .
¼ pt ew Cold Harbour @ 22/1
1.05 Faramman looked promising for John Gosden but he fact he’s been sold to a small yard for only £1000 says it all. Can the massively in form Johnny drama land the hat-trick and defy the ratings over the useful but hard to win with Raymond Tusk , and both unproven on the surface ??
1.40 track regulars Puchita, Crosse Fire Moveonup and Requinto Dawn are all now just too high in the weights so good chance for Tommy Tulliver a good 2nd over C&D last time off this mark.
½ pt win Tommy Tulliver @ 5/2
2.10 The way to go here is to stick with runners proven on the unique surface but of course newcomers to the track can just take to it and that was the case with LE Reveur who was just outstayed by one who is now 2 from 2 over C&d and had the rest of the field well beaten . You can give a chance to a few others in this field. Native silver has good form over C&D and Fieldman woke up last time out over C&D off this mark while Perfect Rose has run big races off around this mark but is new to the surface and has her first run for a top stable with a good record here. The tip is drawn very wide , which isn’t a bad place to be over this C&D . His form gives him strong claims .
¾ pt win Le Reveur @ 4/1
2.45 Ustath’s unbeaten run here came to a halt here yesterday but still ran a solid 3rd , so despite now being on a tough mark is respected in a modest heat . Jazz Legend has a good record over C&D and comes here in good form .
¼ pt ew Jazz Legend @ 8/1
3.20 Phantasmal won really well over C&D yesterday and goes to the well again with a 5 pound penalty which may not stop him in a modest race . first Excel doesn’t win much nowadays but this in form runner is effective over C&D and will give us a good run .
¼ pt ew First Excel @ 8/1
No Southwell placepot
Selected Donny- good ground on this flat and galloping track
11.55 A tricky opener and I’m drawnto a pair who have both seen better days in Double W’s and Theflyingportrait who will both appreciate the easier company and are effective over C&D on the ground .
¼ pt rev Fc Double W’s – Theflyingportrait
12.25 Too many ifs and buts
12.55 The lightly raced Catchmeifyoucan sluiced in at Market Rasen last time , coming from way back and winning easily . It was a much improved run and it could be the penny has just dropped but last season she was way behind over C&D . I’m happy just to watch her today at cramped odds. The consistent front running dubh Des Champs runs this C&D very well and remains on a workable mark and has the ground In his favour . As long as he’s not forced to go too quick too soon, should be bang there again .
½ pt ew Dubh Des Champs @ 5/1
1.25 A very competitive and tricky race to solve but one thing for certain, they wont be dawdling with all of Cracking Destiny , Pogue and Cracking Find all known for front running , which really wont help any of their causes. Dr Sanderson was a stylish winner last time for his top stable and could be ahead of the game . Barton knoll has a good record here and has the ground in his favour . A little high in the weights but shouldn’t be far away .
¼ pt ew Barton Knoll @ 15/2
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.15 a Class 3 hurdle and on the ground and on this track, Bothwell Bridge should come out on top .
¾ pt win Bothwell Bridge @ 15/8
1.50 You can make a good case for all 3
2.25 A good quality Class 2 handicap and Old Grangewood will make a bild bid to go 3 from 3 in this race. He was brilliantly consistent last year and his comeback spin was good , but is now on a very testing mark and preference is for the tough and talented Clondaw Castle , who was just ahead of Old Grangewood last time and is another on a tough enough mark but still preferred . This is a big ask for Sully D’Oc AA with a massive penalty, down in trip and on quicker ground while the admirable Defi sacre has enjoyed no success at the longer trip In the past .
½ pt win Clondaw Castle @ 7/1
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 hill sixteen was awesome last time out on his first start for the top stable of Nigel Twiston- davies but it was at Chepstow in the mud over fences, so worth opposing in this very different test . Most of Dell Arca’s supporters had jumped ship before he finally took advantage of a good mark to win on soft ground at Aintree and followed that up with a good win over C&D on good ground , taking his record here to 2 wins and 3 places from 6 starts ! and another big run likely today off a workable mark .
½ pt ew Dell arca @ 7/1
Selected Chelmsford City- all weather – polytrack
3.45 An uncompetitive nursery and the form horse is the well drawn River Wharfe , proven on the surface and good chance to break his duck .
¼ pt win River Wharfe @ 11/4
4.15 A similar race and another solid fav in Arthurs Angel a good 3rd at Wolver off this mark last time . Different surface but the stable does well in nurseries here .
½ pt win Arthurs Angel @ 7/4
4.45 Should be just an exercise canter for 1/5 shot ahlawi
5.15 The even money fav is Companionship after a very promising debut at Kempton where she had Ms Ghandi a few lengths behind and looks another solid fav .
½ pt win Companionship @ evens
5.45 A most winnable race and a decent opportunity for Must Be An angel , who had valid excuses last time .
¼ pt win Must Be An Angel @ 7/2
6.15 Take your pick between all of Bird For life, General Zoff, trinity Girl and Sir Canford ,all in form , effective on the surface and hard to split .
6.45 The well handicapped Maysong went close last time out at Newcastle and has winning form on this surface.
¼ pt win Maysong @ 7/2
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
7.45 PREMIUM RACE
Chelmsford City placepot
Looks another bookies benefit night at Dundalk and I can’t find anything worth backing . Giving the meeting a swerve .