Today’s Fortune for a fiver
6 50p doubles , 4 25p trebles £1 Acca
Epatante 2.05 evens
Twotwothree 12.47 @ 11/4
Kalooki 12.40 @ 7/4
Didonato 1.08 @ 5/4
Selected Newcastle- good ground on this stiff and galloping track
11.45 Castel Gandolfo did little wrong on debut and brings the best form to the table . Stiffer track likely to help .
½ pt win Castel Gandolfo @ evens
12.20 Hard to fancy much in this and even the hat-trick seeking Cedar Hill has a stiff penalty and this longer trip has foiled him in the past .
12.55 A good quality Class 2 novice hurdle but this C&d and ground should suit ask a Honey Bee more than his rivals .
½ pt win Ask a honey Bee @ 7/4
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.05 The valuable Fighting Fifth Hurdle and the short priced fav is Champion Hurdler Epatante, who is looking in a class of her own and evens looks a gift and can extend Nicky Henderson’s record here of 8 wins and a last flight faller from 9 runners !
¾ pt win Epatante @ evens
2.40 Not a deep novice event and a good opportunity for clear form horse Presentandcounting .
½ pt win Presentandcounting @ 2/1
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Donny- good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.05 Not a deep opener and a great chance for the consistent Furius De Ciergues to open his account with the C&d looking ideal .
¾ pt win Furius De Ciergues @ 3/1
1.08 Looks an absolute match between Irish raider presenting Meghan and the consistent Dionato but as the former carries a penalty and has a rare run on good ground, should be the tip’s day .
¾ pt win Dionato @ 5/4
1.43 The reliable Ashington is the short priced fav but short enough for his chance. The front running Kannopolis nailed a winnable race last time but the 11 pound hit is a stopper and not assured of an easy lead today , Constancio comes here in tremendous form but has been harshly nudged up 4 pounds for coming a good 2nd but with the ground in his favour and the C&D looks a nice ew play . lunar Jet can’t be ruled out too .
½ pt ew Constancio @ 7/1
Selected Bangor – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
12.15 Stolen Silver brings useful form to the table but stamina has to be trusted, but does shape like he’ll stay fine . The determined front running Pink Legend was 17 pounds inferior to the fav over hurdles but is proven in the ground and trip and the stable does very well with its chasers.
12.47 tough task for recent winner Rizzardo up in the ratings and dropping in trip. Duhallow Lad is a possible on the best of his form but his recent chase debut was very low key . Twotwothree has the form in the book to land this modest event and this C&D winner goes well in the mud .
¾ pt win Twotwothree @ 11/4
1.22 The ground is the issue for the short priced fav in Checkitout while Un Prophete will relish the ground but goes up significantly in trip and could well bounce 2nd run back from a break. With Weststreet more of a marathon horse and likely to fund it happening all too quickly around this tight circuit , happy to be with the reliable mud loving Haul Us In , who goes well fresh and despite being a bit high In the weights , could take advantage of rivals’ shortcomings .
½ pt ew Haul Us In @ 8/1
1.57 Tricky between the two favs and Barrichelo is not out of this .
2.32 A weak contest and even though Took The Lot has clear claims , wouldn’t be in a rush to back him odds on with some good stables opposing .
3.07 A weak event and the clear form horse is Tipalongtyler, but form on soft ground a horror story .
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
12.10 Since switching to hold up tactics . Mrs Hyde has taken her form to a new level landing two Listed Events and brings the best form to the table against a field of likeable and talented young mares. Irish raider Politesse has a bit to prove on quicker ground . The admirable Pink Sheets will give it a good go from the front which will enhance the chance of the tip .
½ pt win Mrs Hyde @ 5/2
12.40 The once very useful New Destination ran well on his first start for the top stable of Paul Nicholls and the longer trip will suit, but does have a first try over fences which gives the edge to recent track winner Kalooki , who ran to a good level and longer trip no issue .
¾ pt win Kalooki @ 7/4
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
1.50 The admirable Tea Clipper , 4 wins and a 2nd in just 5 stats over hurdles , won really well last time but does have a hefty 7 pound penalty giving Flash of Steel a chance of revenge at the weights. I was very much with this late player at Haydock last week but took a soft fall and I’d hate to miss him , despite the ground being quick enough. Nicky Henderson confounds the race with three unexposed runners . A good pace is assured with the hat-trick seeking youngster On The Wild Side sure to go out hard but best form on stiffer tracks and softer ground .
¼ pt ew Flash of Steel @ 9/1
2.25 A quality Class 2 hurdle and a case can be made for many and happy to play a longshot in the consistent Pisgah Pike , who suffered a narrow defeat at Market Rasen on good ground off a slightly lower mark .
¼ pt ew Pisgah Pike @ 18/1
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 Moonlighter ran a cracker at Exeter last time but the penalty , easier track and faster ground are al negatives . The useful hurdler Zanda did well in a hot novice event last time and given the nod .
¼ pt win Zanda @ 5/2
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
4.00 Mutabaahy has been consistent over C&d of late and off a reduced mark and a good draw, a deserved win can come his way .
¼ pt win Mutabaahy @ 4/1
4.30 Redrizanni impressed winning over C&D on debut from a bad draw . The form is pretty strong and she can follow up despite the penalty . The drop in trip wont help the consistent Mashaan .
½ pt win Redrizanni @ 15/8
5.00 A red hot good quality nursery and with so many with solid chances , happy to watch .
6.00 It’s a very weak contest and despite having a rotten win record , the well treated Leo Davinci drops in grade after a good effort over C&d last time. If he can’t land this, may as well give up.
¼ pt win Leo davinci @ 9/4
7.00 Rightly the bookies make this a two horse wat and preference for the well treated and better drawn Harrison point over Rovaniemi .
½ pt win Harrison Point @ 2/1
7.30 A tricky finale and despite Asdaa holding strong claims , he’s a bit short to support at 2/1 with a poor recent win record .