Todays Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Mouheeb 3.40 Meydan @ 7/4
Captain Cattistock 3.20 @ 7/2
Man of The North 4.15 @ 8/1
Selected Wincanton – heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
12.30 The worthy short priced fav is the in form Rose Of arcadia, and the form of her 2nd here last time has been boosted by those finishing around her. The longer trip and heavy ground , no issues .
¾ pt winRose Of arcadia @ 11/10
1.00Jackson hill was only a 7/1 shot over C&D last time but after 2 fences had drifted to 100/1 after a couple of ponderous leaps, but he warmed up as the event went on and in the end was a very cosy winner in a good race . Could well be up to the 6 pound hit in a race which lacks substance , and keep your eye on him drifting alarmingly if he again is slow to warm to his task .
¼ pt win Jackson’s Hill @ 5/1
1.35 The useful 101 flat horse Natural History , cost current connections £105,000 and ran a ok race on debut in the Plumpton mud and looks the likely winner as the only serious opposition In Lucky One and Lily Pedlar likely to find the ground too demanding , but I can pass at evens .
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.45 The drop in trip and the stable switch wont help the bang in form Broken Quest and with most of these having stamina doubts, a chance is taken with the front running And The New , who handles the mud and has done well in his last two runs .
¼ pt win And The New @ 11/2
3.20 The short priced fav is the consistent yet very hard to win with Sametegal , who is the one to beat at the weights but preference is for the useful track specialist in Captain Cattistock , no issues with ground and could even improve for the switch to Fergal O’Brien’s stable. Porlock Bay is useful in this sphere , but does have stamina to prove .
½ pt win Captain Cattistock @ 7/2
Selected Southwell- all weather – fibresand
1.10 All of these are importantly proven on this unique surface except for the hat-trick seeking Win Win Power, who has a 5 pound penalty but both the stable and his sire do well here . Cheat won well over C&D last time and with only a pound penalty , will do for me .
¼ pt win Cheat @ 9/2
1.45 I’ve been with spark Fury a few time of late and she is still shaping up like a winner about to happen as she was unlucky at the start yesterday but powered home to hit the frame . New to this surface but this looks winnable and stable/sire both do well here .
¼ pt win Spark Fury @ 4/1
2.55 PREMIUM RACE
3,30 Secret Handsheikh was awesome over C&d last time but this is a deeper heat and the 10 pound hit very severe . You can make a case for all of his rivals but preference for track regular A pint of Bear , who did well last time at this trip at Lingfield off this mark .
¼ pt win a pint Of bear @ 11/2
4.00 not a deep race and the back to form Onebaba has double prospects after a gritty win over C&D last time but the 4 pound hit will have an effect and the reliable veteran Achimedes wasn’t far behind him last time and has a tidy weight pull .
¼ pt ew Arhimedes @ 8/1
Selected Ffos Las – heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
1.25 The odds on fav is recent impressive Ayr winner Champagnesuperover , so no issues with trip or ground but does carry the dreaded penalty and quite a few here entitled to give him a good race .
2.00 The admirably consistent Sexy Lot will give it a good go , but a further 6 pound rise makes it tougher . Born To Please and Dylan’s Sea king are closely matched and hold their form well and both like the ground and at the odds, the latter is the play .
¼ pt ew Dylan’s Sea King @ 8/1
2.35 PREMIUM RACE
3.10 A red hot good quality novice chase and a chance can be given to most .
3.42 Despite a hefty 8 pound hit, this is not a big ask and the tip can double up .
¼ pt win Madera Mist @ 2/1
4.15 Gallic George returned from a lengthy absence last time with a smart win in the Lingfield mud, first time over fences , but could be a bouncer and can only be watched today . The trip is the issue for many of these , who are also hard to win with . Man of The North was a smart winner in the Bangor mud last time, not the first time he’s won on dep ground . The 6 pound hit will test but this is not a big ask .
½ pt win Man of The North @ 8/1
4.45 Not a deep finale and despite the reliable All good things now on a very stiff mark , he may just get away with it against rivals hard to fancy and the deeper the ground the better .
¼ pt win all good things @ 3/1
Ffos Las placepot
Selected Meydan – all weather – dirt . turf, good ground . The track is magnificent , flat , sweeping and galloping .
2.30 English raider Desert Doctordid very well here last time , especially over a trip too far . Back in distance , wont be far away .
3.40 Mouheeb ha done really well in just two starts, both here and is preferred to the Godolphin runner Naval Crown, unproven on dirt .
½ pt win Mouheeb @ 7/4
4.15 Looks a match but as Secret Ambition already holds a decision over Matterhorn, has to be the play .
¼ pt win Secret Ambition @ 3/1
Selected Chelmsford City -all weather – polytrack
5.00 It took Velvet Vista 19 tries to finally get off the mark, routing the opposition over C&d in a modest heat and then quickly followed up with another good win at Wolver . she’s clearly thriving and once a long time maiden gets the taste of success, they tend to improve some way . She’s up a further 5 pounds in this modest handicap and has the worst of the draw, but if she is a reformed character , is likely to land the hat-trick . The veteran Baltic Prince comes here in good shape and well drawn for a prominent racer . He’s never done much at this venue in the past which is surprising as he’s effective on the surface and this kind of track . Nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Baltic Prince @ 10/1
5.30 The recent winners Spirit of May and Ventura Lightning would do well to double up under penalties, especially the latter switching from tapeta. The fav is the useful edraak , but he returns from a break and could find this test on the sharp side and the draw could have been kinder . The veteran Watchable is still a useful sprinter and despite being better nowadays at the minimum trip , he stays this far well enough . On a good mark and well drawn and likes it here .
¼ pt ew watchable @ 11/1
6.00 After a tame display at Lingfield, Fly the nest was a close 2nd over C&D last time , form well good enough to land this winnable heat .
¼ pt win Fly The Nest @ 11/4
7.00 You could make a case for a number of these but the nod goes to the down in grade and In form Globe Theatre, who was rated much higher not long ago and can finally break his duck .
¼ pt win Globe Theatre
8.00 recon Mission looks sure to make a bold bid to make all but is on a tough mark and likely to be run down by the in form Rovaniemi, a close 2nd over C&D last time in a hot heat , but wins hard to come by and I can afford to leave him at evens .
Chelmsford City placepot