Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Patsy Fagan 2.35 @ 3/1
Zee Zander 3.05 @ 7/2
Master Burbridge 3.35 @ 6/1
Selected Musselburgh- currently good to soft but rain forecast so likely to deteriorate
The track is flat and galloping
12.15 A weak novice event and looks a golden chance for prolific flat horse Moon King , but I can pass at 4/6.
12.45 Gemologist tends to run her race but just can’t nail one and has been 2nd 7 times from 17 tries . There is nothing wrong with her attitude but as she is competitive off this mark doesn’t get the necessary help from the assessor . She looked sure to break her duck last time but was worn down in a 3 way finish finishing alongside the lightly raced Luck of Clover over C&D and they renew on the same terms , but the tip should have the edge on today’s softer ground .
½ pt ew Luck of Clover @5/1
1.15 Definite Wisdom is 2 from 2 over C&D and despite the 5 pound hit and also a profile suggesting he can’t be over raced, has found himself in a most winnable heat.
½ pt win Definite Wisdom @ 5/2
1.45 A most winnable race but the soft ground is no help to most of these including the fav Permission Granted . Always Tipsy is on a good mark and in form but form on soft is patchy , but will be well handled by Joe Williamson in a race for conditionals and amateurs.
¼ pt win Always Tipsy @ 13/2
2.15 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
12.30 The short priced fav is the William Haggas filly Sword Spirit who is on a very good mark following a good 3rd in a Kempton maiden , looking to have about 8 pounds in hand ! She is well drawn for a prominent racer and this could be a rout, but I can’t resist a play on the very well handicapped Pearl Spectre who has dropped to an incredibly low mark and ran well under a prominent ride over C&D last time and is 2 pounds lower today and Hollie Doyle rides this well drawn veteran.
¼ pt ew Pearl Spectre @ 14/1
1.00Sweet Believer ran really well here last time on just her second start , willingly going from the front and only being chinned late on in what looked a deep maiden with plenty of big stables having runners . She was badly drawn that day but has stall 2 today so could well make all and longer trip doesn’t look an issue .
¾ pt win Sweet Believer @ 6/5
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.05 Quite an open sprint handicap and after running well here last time over a trip just too far, the well drawn and well treated Tin Hat gets the nod . A Sure Welcome and Araifjan the chief dangers .
¼ pt win Tin hat @ 7/2
2.35 Patsy Fagan has had plenty of chances but has been knocking on the door of late and went close over C&D off a slightly higher mark . With Split Elevens on a tough mark and Hotaleena a bit to prove on the surface, should be her day .
¾ pt win Patsy Fagan @ 3/1
3.05 A number of in form types and plenty of early pace with the back to form Boom The Groom just one front runner and the likes of Jorvik Prince and the down in trip Comeatchoo also very likely to join in . This looks destined to drop to a late player and the well handicapped Zulu Zander was unlucky over C&D last time and Adam Kirby takes the ride and in 4 partnerships has 3 wins and a place ! Great Chance.
¾ pt win Zulu Zander @ 7/2
3.35 Gold Standard notched a rare win here last time but has a stiff 5 pound penalty to overcome and a further half a mile to travel . The fav is the in form Jen’s Fella , but he continues to be hard to win with and clear preference is a weak finale is reliable veteran Master Burbridge who’s been in his usual good form over jumps of late and is a C&D winner . Interesting that Sean Bowen has a rare try on the flat .
½ pt ew Master Burbridge @ 6/1
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
1.55 A very tricky opener with hat-trick seeking Rochester House coming here on a hat-trick and only a pound higher , but the pair he beat in a tight finish have done little for the form since, but still very much respected as his turf mark is much higher . The admirable Solo Saxophone is now on a very testing mark while Lucky Deal showed more last time, his 2nd run after a long break and not out of this. The nod goes to dual C&D winner Cosmelli dropping down to a workable mark .
¼ pt win Cosmelli @ 5/1
2.25 The bookies make this a match but the expensive Captain Cooper is related to a clutch of Listed Performers and ran a cracker over C&D on his debut , starting slowly but coming home strongly running to a level of 87 . Duty of Care ran OK on debut but only to a level of around 70 !
¾ pt win Captain Cooper @ 6/5
2.55 Most of these are hold up types which gives Track regular Oriental Lilly an opportunity to set steady fractions and kick for glory .
¼ pt ew Oriental Lilly @ 15/2
3.25 Chosen World is a 3 time track winner but all at a furlong shorter and does struggle to see out this trip but this front runner could have a soft time of things up front , so not ruled out in a weak heat . Palazzo has been going well on the Southwell fibresand but this strong staying sort is just as effective here . He’s a few pounds high in the ratings but gets the nod over the consistent Lady Dauphin .
¼ pt win Palazzo @ 4/1
3.55 The fav is the lightly raced Godolphin colt Ursa Minor who front runs and the slight drop in trip should help his cause . Proven on the surface but does have some decent contenders to keep at bay . The fav is likely to have his own way up front which makes him dangerous but all of Jewel Maker, Mabre, Spiorad , Traveller and Irreverent are in form and effective over C&D off their marks , the nod goes to the well handicapped Spiorad .
¼ pt win Spiorad @ 9/2
4.25 PREMIUM RACE
4.55 The lightly raced St Anne’s ran well at Southwell last time and the stable does well here . The consistent Edelbar is In form and as he’s proven over C&D off around this mark, gets the nod .
¼ pt ew Edelbar @ 5/1