Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Roundabout Magic 11.45 @ 6/1
Brian the Snail 1.25 @ 12/1
Pirate King 2.35 @ 7/1
11.45 There’s a stack of early pace in this and the race is likely to fall apart in the latter stages favouring the late players and the most likely to succeed is C&d specialist Roundabout Magic , who doesn’t win as many as he should , but no excuses today off a fair mark and Tom Marquand riding .
½ p t ew Roundabout Magic @ 6/1
12.50 PREMIUM RACE
1.25 A good quality Class 2 sprint and the clear fav is the lightly raced but already useful Premier Power. This is just his 5th ever race and last time was chinned on the line by the very much back to form Brian The Snail, who has won all 3 races on synthetics this year . The fav set out to make all that day and expect the same today from a good draw and also a race where there’s little early pace, but is only a pound better of with the tip who has to be the play . The admirable Aberama Gold is sure to run his usual big race .
1/2 pt ew Brian The Snail @ 12/1
2.00 A good quality Class 1 event and the fav inDubai Warrior is going to be very hard to beat as he’s a C&D specialist and comes here in top form , which is more than can be said for the pair entitled to beat him at the weights in Bangkok and sangarius . Bangkok was looking like the track champ at this trip but after a couple of poor runs has a bit to prove while Sangarius recently returned from a long absence with just an OK run . Johnny Drama has won his last 4 , all on the all weather on a variety of surfaces and at longer trips, but he’s clearly thriving and has to be worth a dabble at long odds .
¼ pt ew Johnny drama @ 12/1
2.35 The short priced fav is Al Zaraaqaan who comes here on a hat-trick but his opening mark is no gimme and this is competitive . Pirate king took off last season once joining Charlie Fellowes and is 3 from 3 over C&D. He was handed a huge penalty by the handicapper and recently returned from a lengthy break with a decent effort off this mark . Looks a very nice ew play .
½ pt ew Pirate King @ 7/1
Selected Haydock – heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
11.50 PREMIUM RACE
12.20 Hard to rule any of these out but Chedderton is going well and has a cracking attitude . Elvis Mail managed to win really well last time , despite not jumping well and these fences are unforgiving . The astonishing Cornerstone Lad is rated just 71 on the flat but a most lofty 159 over hurdles and he very much has the ground in his favour in his chase debut and if jumping cleanly , could be away and gone , but prefer a small play on the tip .
¼ pt win Chedderton @ 5/2
12.55 The ex-Irish Farne was very well backed in the Lingfield mud and despite this being a bigger ask , could be ahead of the game .
¼ pt win Farne @ 11/5
1.30 This is a weak heat and Frero Banbou should well be collecting .
½ p t win frero Bambou @ 6/4
2.05 War Lord was a determined winner over C&D last time in the mud but would do very well to confirm form with Our Power , a close 3rd on revised terms . Slightly softer ground today but still preferred . Alberts Back could well struggle off this mark up in trip on deep ground ,
½ pt win Our Power @ 4/1
2.40 Since joining Nigel Twiston Davies Hill Sixteen has been transformed and after landing a Ffos Las chase in the mud by an effortless 50 lengths backed it up with a win over hurdles on unsuitable fast ground, doing very well to win . He’s 12 pounds higher but looks most progressive . Sojourn is another youngster on the up but has an 11 pound penalty for a Carlisle win and could find this track against him. Highest Sun has good form at the trip and ground off around this mark and is feared .
½ pt win Hill Sixteen @ 3/1
3.15 A very tricky finale with so many capable ones just not running well , one of those being track specialist Silver Eclipse , a win and 5 places in 6 tries , but recent efforts poor . I’m chancing recent winner No Hiding Place who has only a small penalty and this front runner could take some catching on his preferred deep ground .
¼ pt ew No Hiding Place @ 12/1
Selected Newcastle – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
12.00 Despite the big field very hard to get excited about the prospects of many. Comber Hill is more reliable than most in this field, comes here in good form and another good run likely .
¼ pt ew Coomber Hill @ 7/1
12.30 You can make a case for most of these but Dubai Angel won first time back last season , goes well on the ground and track and could have improved since a move to Richard Newland .
1/2 pt win Dubai angel @ 10/3
1.05 Not a deep novice hurdle and looks good for recent winner Tommy Oscar with track and ground in his favour and is mightily consistent .
¾ pt win Tommy’s Oscar @ 7/4
1.40 PREMIUM RACE
2.15 an open mares handicap but I was with Runasemi River frequently last season , which was a smart move , as she won 4 times and returns to action on a fair mark and wont mind the ground .
½ pt win Runasemi River @ 13/2
2.50 A winnable heat and most are trying fences for the first time so chancing the in form Little Rory Mac on a fair mark and goes in the ground .
¼ pt win Little Rory Mac @ 10/3
Selected ascot- heavy ground on this stiff and galloping track
12.40 PREMIUM RACE
1.15 Looks a match between the useful pair of Caribean Boy and Itchy Feet with the latter appealing as the value bet .
¼ pt win Itchy Feet @ 7/4
1.50 One thing is for certain is this is going to be raced at breakneck pace with 4 conformed front runners including the fav saint De Vassey which wont do his cause any good up in the ratings and trip . The other front runners are Mengli Khan , Bennys King and Enrichissant so something could well come from the back . Smarty Wild fits the bill but just a small play as hid jumping is a concern .
¼ pt ew Smarty Bill @ 6/1
2.25 The very wonderful Main Fact goes for the 10 timer but takes on some crack staying hurdlers, so hard to see another win, but he is a terrific racehorse and wont fail for effort . This looks a match but on softer ground, Paisley Park looks good for revenge over Thyme Hill and renew his place as the best staying hurdler around .
¾ pt win Paisley Park @ 9/4
3.00 Beware the bear has run two solid races of late and the softer ground will ensure a even bigger run . Quarenta won well over C&D last time in the mud and has high hopes again . trip and mark a worry for the progressive Espoir Du Guye
¼ pt ew Beware The bear @ 10/1
3.35 A fiercely competitive Class 1 and valuable handicap hurdle . plenty of in form runners but dealt stiff tasks by the handicapper . The only certainty is this is going to be raced at a frantic gallop with last year’s winner Not So Sleepy sure to be front rank, but so are Master Debonnair. Kid Commando and Isolate and off a stone higher mark , hard to see the double coming off . Irish raiders have been making hay of late crossing the Irish Sea which makes the consistent Belfast Banter of interest as too is Oakely who runs his best races in big fields on soft ground .
¼ pt ew each Belfast Banter @ 8/1 Oakley @ 25/1 – small rev fc
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
Wolver multi 20p ew yank & 30p ew acca
The Mackem Torpedo 5.00 @ 2/1
Deconso 5.30 @ 6/1
Mythmaker 6.00 @ 9/2
Angel’s Faces 7.00 @ 15/2
4.00 Pink Jazz finally nailed one last time , coming off the pace over C&d , but the 5 pound hit wont help . Beau Gests is rarely far away but not convincing of late . Corndavon Lad is with a top stable and ran well at Newcastle last time and drops into Class 6 for the first time .
¼ pt ew Corndavon Lad @ 11/1
4.30 This is not a deep race and despite the wide draw and the 4 pound hit for a recent C&D win , Oliver’s pursuit can double up .
¼ pt win Oliver’s pursuit @ 4/1
5.00 This will take little winning and the consistent tapeta specialist The Mackem Torpedo looks good for another win .
½ pt win The Mackem Torpedo @ 2/1
5.30 It was a very modest heat which veteran It Must Be faith won last time and bigger ask with a 4 pound penalty . This is another uncompetitive race and it offers a good opportunity for C&d specialist Deconso who comes here in decent form .
½ pt ew Deconso @ 6/1
6.00 Since getting some much needed help from the handicapper , Mythmaker has run two very big races Over C&d and that form puts him right in the picture .
½ pt ew Mythmaker @ 9/2
7.00 Trevie Fountain could be vulnerable with the hefty 6 pound penalty . Angels Faces has been going well over C&D and looks another nice ew play .
½ pt ew Angels Faces @ 15/2
7.30 Plenty of early pace on which will suit the late players . Kick On Kick on is the fav but so hard to win with despite this being likely run to suit . Preference is for another late player in Ballyare, proven on the surface and unlucky of late .
¼ pt win Ballyare @ 10/3