Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
It’s a Jumper Bumper card for National Hunt horses. Despite having an indication of their ability from their jumps handicap mark , very few runners are proven on the surface , so right to take a conservative approach
12.45 Maid O’Malley is a consistent if luckless soul over jumps and did little wrong over C&D last time when a strong finishing 3rd making her a nice ew play . The odds on fav is the hat-trick seeking Glory And honour , who is the best horse in the race but carries a penalty and new to the surface . Presentandcounting has been disappointing of late .
¼ pt ew Maid O’Malley @ 12/1
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 Newtown Boy has been in terrific form over hurdles going well off a lofty enough mark of 128 . Unproven on the surface but nice odds in a winnable heat .
¼ pt win Newtown Boy @ 10/3
3.25 Prussia With Love is one of the highest rated over hurdles and comes here on the back of a running on close 4th over C&D and gets the nod .
¼ pt win Prussia With Love @ 7/2
4.00 Brotherly Company and Armattiekan have done connections proud of late and are closely matched today. The former comes here on the back of a determined win over C&d but Derrick D’anjou was only 2 lengths behind and with a 6 pound pull , has to be a most lively longshot despite the young jockey struggling for a winner .
¼ pt ew Derrick D’Anjou @ 22/1
Selected Newbury – heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
12.55 After impressing winning his only point , Gallyhill changed hands for a whopping £450,000 ! and has joined the top stable of Nicky Henderson. This isn’t a big ask and expected to win well but is a 1/3 shot.
1.25 A tricky small field handicap but the fav , Funambule Sivole would do well to double up on deeper ground and a stiff mark .
2.00 Not a deep race despite the big field and hat-trick seeking Little river Bay would do well to go in again carrying the double penalty . Hamilton’s Fantasy did well on debut in a warm bumper and looks another winner for Her Royal Highness and Nicky Henderson .
½ pt win Hamilton’s Fantasy @ 11/8
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 A good quality handicap difficult to unravel with so many in form and also there are plenty going up and down in the ratings. Another Theatre was a shock winner at Southwell in the mud and did Ok next time upped in trip running second . Not an impossible mark and looks overpriced as the ran outsider .
¼ pt ew Another Theatre @ 16/1
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chepstow – heavy ground on this undulating , galloping and quite stiff track
1.05 Looks very much a match but at the trip and heavy ground , Grumpy Charley should take advantage of the weight he receives from the other joint fav in Real stone.
½ pt win Grumpy Charly @ 11/8
1.35 Equus Dancer is looking high in the weights while zambezi Fix continues to struggle . Le cameleon has claims after a solid 2nd last time but clear preference for the front running Editeur Du Gite after some solid efforts on the ground , trip and mark .
½ pt win editeur De gite @ 2/1
2.10 Champagne Rhythm comes here on the back of 3 successive 2nd over C&D in the mud and surely will go one better against today’s opposition .
½ pt win Champagne Rhythm @ 11/10
2.40 You could make a case for most of these but at the weights the nod goes to Global Fame , effective over C&D in the mud and on a decent mark .
¼ pt win Global fame @ 3/1
3.15 Year in teat out Evan Wiliams has at least one unexposed youngster in the stable who rattles off a sequence beginning off a lowly mark and the handicapper tends to have a devil of a job to pin them down . Memphis Bell has won her last 4 , his first win coming off a lowly 78 and last time was a facile winner in the Newton Abbot mud. The 8 pound hit looks within her range and this is not a stiff task .
½ pt win Memphis Bell @ 7/2
3.50 The admirable Kapga De Lily goes for the 4 timer beating the consistent Ballybough Nora the last twice , once over c&D In the mud, but a deserved win could come the tip’s way at today’s weights .
¼ pt winBallybough Nora @ 5/2
4.20 You cand find more negatives than positives for the vast majority of these but Kentford Mallard is rarely far away off this mark, likes the ground and a lively longshot .
¼ pt ew Kentford Mallard @ 18/1
Selected Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
3.45 The clear form horse is the consistent Illusory , who is proven over c&D but remains a maiden after 6 tries . Just a small play .
¼ pt win Illusory @ 6/4
4.15 After some very big runs over C&D , finishing 2nd the last three times, this should be very much Dances With Stars day, but the bookies agree , making him a 1/2 shot .
5.15 Latchet has dropped to a good mark and wasn’t far away over C&D last time off a higher mark .
¼ pt ew Latchet @ 6/1
6.15 Kudbegood has taken off here of late but now on a testing mark and the back to form Katiymann drops in grade but preference for the reliable C&D regular Dark Magic .
¼ pt win Dark Magic @ 9/2
7.15 You can make a case for many in an open finale but the nod goes to the well treated Sabrina Fairchild , who’s been going pretty well over C&D of late. Nicely drawn and could be an overdue return to the Winner’s Circle.
¼ pt ew Sabrina Fairchild @ 13/2
Selected Southwell – all weather – fibresand
4.30 Only 3 go but it remains a right old puzzle , Both Wrath of Hector and delph Crescent like to dominate but despite the former being the only course winner of the trio, is on a tough mark and extra furlong will test stamina . delph Crescent is in decent form but new to this unique surface . Vive La Difference wasn’t disgraced over C&d last time and could take advantage of a winning opportunity .
¼ pt win Vive La Difference @ 5/2
5.00 Batraah is the clear form horse and is 1/6 to get it right at his 6th try . He’s been 2nd three times and has looked bit of a pushover in the finish and up against a couple of Richard Fahey lightly raced types and he’s also new to this surface . I wouldn’t recommend going in big and deep at 1/6 .
5.30 After three big runs returning from a lengthy absence , Alminoor has gone back into his shell of late and can’t see the drop in trip helping his cause .Zylan couldn’t cope with the penalty last time while Zapper Class has also found his current mark too hot to handle of late. The hat-trick seeking requinto Dawn will do well to land this off a 5 pound higher mark . I’ve been with Young John a few times of late here despite the stiff mark and didn’t do as well as anticipated but with negatives against all of the opposition , is preferred .
½ pt win Young John @ 5/2
6.30 Not a great deal between all of these at the weights and 4 of them come in fine form over C&D . after a couple of poor efforts, Crazy Spin was well supported last time, making all to get the better of in form course regular van Dijk, but the 8 pound pull for the neck defeat makes revenge a formality . Van Dijk is closely matched with Susie Javea on C&d form , who wont be far away and neither will the back to form False ID . With both Susie Javea and Crazy Spin intent on leading , this will be set up for the tip, who can get detached but comes home with a right rattle and worth watching his odds in running as likely to look to out of it and layers could get over generous .
½ pt win Van dijk @ 15/8
7.00 Amazing Amaya comes here on the back of a good run over C&D and from a good draw can nail this modest contest .
¼ pt win Amazing Amaya @ 5/2