Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
1.10 Despite a plummeting mark, it was looking unlikely that Jumira Bridge would ever get back in the Winner’s Circle but a close 2nd at Newcastle has since been succeeded by two wins at Wolver , the better one coming at this trip . A few obstacles today , He’s 4 pounds higher , but on the quality of his last win, that shouldn’t be an issue in this contest and he’s switching from tapeta but has run very solid races here in the past . He’s going to be hard to beat
½ pt win jumira Bridge @ 11/8
1.40 A very weak low grade event and the nod goes to Velvet Vista after a solid 3rd over C&D last time .
¼ pt win Velvet Vista @ 7/2
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 The well bred newcomer Contessa is interesting on debut for the good stable of Hugo Palmer but the favs are defined , who is looking hard to win with and Glen Again, whose good form comes on the very different track of Newcastle .
3.10 The fav is Nurse Florence after a good run off this mark when 2nd at Lingfield , but not well drawn and would do well to win a race where quite a few can be given a chance . I was with Spark Fury who was coming through well when stopped in her tracks and has claims today from a good draw but at the odds I’m with the lightly raced The tron who has had few chances and did well over C&d last time .
¼ pt ew The tron @ 16/1
3.40 Eyes finally broke his duck last time but only in a seller but has run well off this mark over C&D in the past , so not out of it. Baby Sham is rarely far away but is a weak finisher and preference is for the well drawn and handicapped Durabella, who’s ran well over C&D off higher marks .
¼ pt ew Durabella @ 7/1
Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Plumpton – very soft ground on this gently undulating and sharp track
1.50 The fav is the useful dual purpose Ahorsewithnoname, useful on the flat and effective on soft ground and brings the bet form to the table with a good 2nd at Kempton on good ground, but that was her first run for 18 months, so may not be at the same level today . Natural History was most progressive on the flat and has a rating of 101, compared to Ahorsewithnoname’s 80 . He’s effective on deep ground and joined the good stable of Gary Moore for over £100,000 . He was odds on for his hurdles debut over C&D but had to settle for 2nd, running to a decent enough level. He can only improve for that run and is preferred .
¾ pt win Natural History @ 11/8
2.20 African Dance had his limitations exposed last time but the other winner in the race Brewers Project won well and if holding his form as he’s had a few breaks in his career. Nicky Henderson saddles two mares who both receive plenty of weight and despite Lilly Pedlar having the better form , racecourse appearances have been well spread out , only 3 in 3 years, never a good sign and deep ground not ideal . His other runner is Fantastic Lady , a good 5th in a deep warwick novice event and plenty have come out of that to run very well . Soft ground no issue and preferred .
½ pt win Fantastic Lady @ 10/3
2.50 Despite Young Turk defying very long odds to run a cracker over C&D last time this looks to rest between the prolific echo Watt, back to form good style last time and the strong staying Cheque En blanc , who comes here in good form , likes the track and ground but would prefer a longer trip . but the ground will slow the others.
½ pt win Cheque En Blanc @ 7/2
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 These are all professional losers and not a race to risk hard earned upon .
4.20 A competitive finale but the in form fav sawpit Sienna could struggle with the drop in trip . Mr Jack was a smart winner over C&D last time at long odds , and if in the same kind of form has clear claims , but not know for consistency. Air Hair Lair had darkest Day behind over C&D but the latter has put in an improved run since . queen Among Kings has dropped to a good mark and recent efforts not awful but the tip is marginally preferred .
¼ pt ew Air Hair Lair @ 8/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
Night racing delicious double
£2.50 ew double
Iesha 5.45 @ 12/1
In The Red 7.15 @ 9/1
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 A shocker of a low grade handicap and something will consent to prevail but very hard to work out which one.
5.15 This wont take much winning and despite a nasty wide draw, the lightly raced High Class Flier is on a fair mark after some decent efforts in maidens and gets the nod at nice odds.
¼ pt win High Class Flier @ 6/1
5.45 Vitlaline was a good winner over C&d a few starts back off this mark, but other runs not nearly as good but nicely drawn if bringing his A game . Iesha is very consistent here and off the same mark and a good draw can be expected to run her race at good odds.
½ pt ew Iesha @ 12/1
6.15 The best quality race of the day and with 100/1 shot Liberty Beach safely ruled out , the other 4 all have clear claims but despite the small field this is an easy race to read . The useful and admirable The Mighty Gurkha is sure to bomb out, but even in a small field, the wide draw is no help and he wont have the lead to himself with the front running and 3 from 3 Bravado bombing it up the rails. He won last time at Lingfield in a good handicap with the massively progressive Rohaan an unlucky 2nd , so could get revenge and continue his amazing progress. Preference is for the capable Zamaani, who comes out best at the weights , just, and will be suited to the certain strong pace.
¼ pt win Zamaani @ 7/2
6.45 PREMIUM RACE
7.15 Love Destiny was a surprise winner over C&d last time returning from a lengthy break and despite having the best of the draw , the question is whether he will be as effective 2nd time back . In The Red is a 4 time C&d winner , who comes here on the back of a good 3rd over C&d , which can be upgraded as this front runner had a hard time getting to the front . There are a few other prominent racers in this but from a decent draw, can get front rank at least and run his race at good odds.
½ pt ew Into The Red @ 9/1
The last two races are both low grade middle distance handicaps in which minor cases can be made for a number but with so many having rotten win records and very limited, happy to watch Only Connect !