Today's Fortune for a Fiver
3 £1 doubles & £2 treble
Flowery 2.05 @ 9/2
ibleo 1.50 @ 15/8
Passional 4.40 @ 6/4
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
11.30 Pink Jazz is on a roll but up in the ratings, grade , trip and switches from tapeta, so in my book , a surprise winner. Track regular Subliminal nailed one over C&D last time just ahead of One To Go and Uther Pendragon and on the revised terms , there will be little between this trio again and they are all contenders. The nod goes to the well handicapped Angel of Delight who was held up way off the pace over C&D last time going up in trip and came home quick and full of running to be a decent 3rd in a far better race. If ridden a bit closer to the pace, this could be her day .
¼ pt win Angel of delight @ 4/1
12.00 Coupe De Champagne was a decent 2nd over C&d last time but has been nudged up a nasty 3 pounds and is up against three dark horses who could well improve for the longer trip and switch to handicapping .
12.35 It was quite a deep maiden when What’s Up Harry was a very good 2nd on debut, going with the pace and keeping on very well . He was an expensive purchase for the relatively small stable and interesting his value soared from £75,000 to £140,000 from foal to yearling , often a very good sign .Quite a few big stables have lightly raced runners in this but the tip has the form in the book to nail this well .
¾ pt win What’s Up Harry @ 5/2
1.10 PREMIUM RACE
1.45 A shocker of a race with so many of the big field running moderately . Understandable that Merheb is the fav , despite the worst of the draw and also a win rate of 1 in 26 ! but has been showing up comfortably the best of these and worth a flutter .
¼ pt win Merheb @ 5/2
2.20 Rohaan is mightily progressive and is 3 from 3 in handicaps. I was against him last time around this sharp C&d, but couldn’t have won any easier , but the 12 pound hit is mega . Bravado is 2 from 2 and on a fair mark and being the only front runner , could get the run of the race from the front .
½ pt win Bravado @ 7/2
2.55 It should be Hidden Breeze’s day but not for me at 8/13.
Selected Sandown – very soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
12.40 On the ratings the ex Willie Mullins mare Stormy Island , now with Paul Nichols , is going to be hard to beat but you just wonder if this slog in the mud will suit. At the odds happy to play Flow away , who did little wrong last season and proven on the ground and the trip to a decent level .
¼ pt ew Flow away @ 16/1
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
1.50 The admirably consistent Ibleo , 2 wins and 3 seconds in his last five keeps getting nudged up the weights but always responds with a big run . this isn’t a deep race and a deserved win can drop his way .
½ pt win Ibleo @ 15/8
2.25 A red hot Grade 1 novice hurdle and the short priced fav is Metier, who is 2 from 2 but up against serious opposition today and very hard making a formative judgement in this. Happy to watch .
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Ayr- heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
12.55 PREMIUM RACE
2.05 A good quality Class 3 chase and 5 of the 6 come into this in fine form . The fav is Evander but the deeper ground will test as will the rise in the ratings and grade and wont have an easy time up front . Clan Legend bounced back to his best in the Aintree mud last time but 8 pound hit will take some overcoming . Jonniesofa won well last time and is respected despite the small penalty and the drop in trip while Guitar Pete’s recent run wasn’t bad and is on a workable mark. Flowery is a terrific racehorse , 5 wins and 4 seconds in his last 9 runs ! and ran another big race off his present mark here last time in the mud and the return to this trip well in his favour .
¾ pt win Flowery @ 9/2
2.40 A wide open stayers handicap and despite not firing the last twice, the late playing Justapenny runs this C&D in the mud really well and this determined sort is only a pound higher than his last win.
1/ 4 pt ew Justapenny @ 7/1
3.15 The hefty 9 pound penalty will test recent C&D winner Strong Economy but still respected . Takingrisks comes here on the back of a brave effort in The rehearsal Chase on ground too quick and has conditions in his favour today but the nod goes to the back to form Late Romantic after his determined win at Haydock last time in a deep race.
¼ pt win Late Romantic @ 11/4
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
4.10 Guoor is very hard to predict . After getting the better of today’s fav Fair Star over C&D ran an absolute shocker again over C&d next time . The consistent Fair star has clear claims despite now being on a testing mark Lord of The alps ran well at Kempton last time returning from a lengthy absence but switches surface and always best just to watch long time absentees 2nd race back. Sula Island is not easy to win with being a hold up type but is effective over C&D and on a workable mark . Nice longshot .
¼ pt ew Sula Island @ 12/1
4.40 Passional broke her duck in emphatic style at Southwell and can follow up with just a 2 pound penalty from a good draw and in a modest heat . Previously she was a most unlucky 2nd over C&D.
¾ pt win Passional @ 6/4
5.10 Australis certainly ran above himself when 2nd in a hot Listed event at Newcastle but this consistent and vey useful stayer is effective here and has clear claims , but not for me at all at odds on . Rochester House is in top form and was a close 4th off this mark st Newcastle and gets the nod .
¼ pt win Rochester House @ 4/1
5.40 Very little between these at the weights but the likes of Pour La Victoire and Revolutionary Road are better served over a furlong less on polytrack. The fav is the very well treated Michelle strogoff , who last year was ultra reliable , running big races off the front off marks in the mid 80’s . The wheels have fallen off of late and is down to a relatively lowly mark of 65 and has been very well supported despite both recent runs being shockers. David O’Meara rarely has a runner in a seller and saddles Courtside, who is hard to win with and drops in trip a lot but has to be considered in this company .
¼ pt ew Courtside @ 10/1
6.10 The hat-trick seeking final Voyage is the short priced fav despite a very hefty 7 pound hit , but opposition are hard to fancy .
6.40 A right teaser and any of the front 3 in the market could nail this.
7.10 Sorry , another race hard to find the winner with so many ifs and buts