Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
12.40 Both Rogue Tide and Accomplice have been successful over C&D of late but now on testing marks. The prominent racer Thrill Seeker is well drawn to probably take these along and can gain due reward for a narrow defeat last time out over C&D off this mark . Looks a penalty kick .
¾ pt win Thrill Seeker @ evens
1.10 The enemy of any racehorse is age, the spirit often remains willing but the flesh it is weak ! A couple of top notchers go in this claimer , one of them the once prolific and very useful mindurownbusiness , who at his peak was rated a most lofty 111, but this is his first race 5 years and has joined a very small stable, so most unlikely to be anywhere near his best . Another ageing former top notcher is Salateen , multiple winners off marks in the 100’s , but two recent runs for his new stable most disappointing . If they are still enjoying their racing , then let them race , but still a it sad watching former useful types struggling in low grade . Easy race to swerve .
1.40 The lightly raced Royaume Uni was highly impressive over C&D in a Jumper bumper , but his opening mark is no gimme given the horse he beat is 70 rated and he was receiving chunks of weight from him . social City seems to have done his winning for now off a tough mark and better on slowr surfaces while Totochica has stamina doubts . Both dynali and Bird For life come here on the back of Ok efforts at this trip and on this surface and the former could surprise .
¼ pt ew Dynali @ 7/1
2.10 A modest sprint handicap and the fav is recent C&D winner Lucky ava , but she does have a hefty 6 pound penalty . Mehmo is hard to win with but is on a good mark and this could be his day from a good draw .
¼ pt win Mehmo @ 5/2
2.40 The odds on fav is the progressive Father of Jazz, who looks ahead of the game , but I can pass on this.
3.10 The fav is Greystoke but he returns from a lengthy break , is badly drawn and no exoerience on the surface. Clear preference is for Swallowdale, a good 3rd here last time and longer trip looks a smar move .
½ pt win Swallowdale @ 7/2
3.40 The only certainty in this fiercely competitive finale is a very close finish and you could have 6 goes at this and still miss the mark .
Selected Catterick – heavy ground on this undulating and sharp track
1.30 Very few come into this with high hopes and the clear form horse is Shallow Run after a convincing win in the Musselburgh mud but is 9 pound higher, drops in trip and going left handed is not in his favour .Barratineur came into his last race in top form, but despite being the fav, something went wrong and he was pulled up . He’s at his best on heavy ground and has hit the frame in all 3 tries here. Tries fences for the first time but at the odds, hard to ignore .
¼ pt ew Barritineur @ 18/1
2.00 This is fiercely competitive with all of Dadintrouble, Big Penny , Small Present , Legalized and Wbee ticking plenty of boxes but preference for the consistent and well handicapped Exod’ela , who runs for Jamie Snowdon who has a massive 53% success rate here .
½ pt win Exod’Ela @ 11/2
2.30 a tricky small field chase for mares but on the ground and over a C&d which should suit the front running Quick Wave could take some catching on ideal ground.
3.00 despite the big field this looks a match but as Barrichelo brings the best form to the tavle and that run was over C&D in the mud, preferred over Ripper Roo .
¾ pt win Barrichello @ 11/8
3.30 The lightly raced Zee Man could well double up being an unexposed young chaser and only having his 2nd run for Olly Murphy .Newberry New has plummeted in the ratings and showed clear signs of a revival last time .
¼ pt ew Newberry New @ 7/1
4.05 The fav is the form horse in Donladd, but does have stamina to prove. Dorouyn has run well the last twice at this trip and ground on similar tracks and worth a dabble as Henry Oliver does very well here .
¼ pt ew Dorouyan @ 15/2
Selected Chepstow – heavy ground on this undulating , galloping and pretty stiff track.
1.50 Grumpy Charley and Real Stone recently crossed swords over C&D in the mud with the former winning by 4 lengths , but had to work hard for the win and at the revised weights , revenge likely .
½ pt win Real Stone @ 9/4
2.20 A fiercely competitive stayers chase and plenty can be given a chance but the fav is Terrierman doesn’t make the short list as he has it to prove on the ground . Butterwick Brook , Oski, Hey Bud and Colonel Keating all come here in good form and proven at the trip and ground , but the nod goes to the consistent yet luckless Big Nasty.
¼ pt ew Big Nasty @ 7/1
2.50 A modest event looks very much at the mercy of odds on shot Young Buck .
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Dundalk – all weather = polytrack
A typical tough Dundalk card with plenty of regulars in each race hard to split. Just the two plays .
5.00 Crest of The wave won well over C&d a few starts back off a lower mark but didn’t do badly last time off her new mark . She’s a late player and the quicker they go up front the better . Nicely drawn and regular jockey rides.
¼ pt ew Crest of The wave @ 10/1
5.30 Not many are cutting the mustard of late and the two form horses of Blackstone Cliff and Gormanston hold clear claims but the well handicapped quiet Desire is closely matched with that pair and from a good draw and jockey booking worth a dabble .
¼ pt ew Quiet desire @ 14/1
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta . The track is stiff and galloping
4.15 A tricky opener with track regular Bobba tee, a consistent hold up type, likely to find this trip too short as could the in form Lord Halifax. Monash was denied over C&D narrowly a few runs back and backed that up with a solid 2nd again here when upped in trip . Up in grade but likely to go well .
¼ pt ew Monash @ 8/1
4.45 PREMIUM RACE
5.15 Broctune Red was entitled to sluice in over C&D last time in a weak handicap and has no penalty , but finds himself in a deeper heat . Chances can be given to all of Calonne, Dramatista and Confrontational, on fair marks and effective over C&D but the nod goes to Castle quarter , who has only recent joined Mike Appleby and ran very well at Southwell up to this trip. He has win here off a higher mark and will do for me . A close friend is one of the owners and they are hopeful .
1/2 pt win Castle Quarter @ 6/1
5.45 The fav is Gioia Cieca who ran respectably on his debut here a few months back but I prefer Lead story , two good runs on this surface and longer trip should suit . she cost a packet and is likely to click sooner than later .
½ pt win Lead Story @ 5/2
6.15 The likeable Ghatanfar goes well here and is likely to set the pace but would do well to hold on up in grade and the ratings returning from a break . The in form Danielsflyer us very hard to win with and despite being effective here, the drop in trip wont help. The in form Chookie Dunedin has never done much here while the in form Mythmaker returns from another short break, suggesting he can’t take much racing nowadays . Athollblair Boy recently returned to duties with a respectable effort over C&D , which he did last year , and his best run was 2nd time back !
¼ pt win Athollblair Boy @ 11/2