3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
On The Blind Side 2.05 @ 3/1
Full back 1.50 @ 5/1
Bold Plan 1.30 @ 11/4
50p ew trixie & 50pew treble
Sir Ivan 3.55 @ 25/1
Neetside 5.08 @ 8/1
Fawsley Spirit 4.10 @ 11/1
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
12.15 PREMIUM RACE
12.50 All of brass Clankers , Szarratu , headley George and Mercurist come here in fine form but all now on stiff marks and the latter, today’s fav, has a bit to prove up in trip . Music Major is a 3 time C&d winner and comes here on the back of a decent effort over C&D and looks a very lively longshot in a winnable heat .
½ pt ew Music Major @ 25/1
2.01 PREMIUM RACE
2.36 A low grade sprint but the well drawn Dreaming Annie could well exploit a big drop in grade . She likes to dominate , as she did when successful over C&D in a handicap off a slightly higher mark and it’s hard getting excited about the prospects of many here . The consistent Gonzaga has been unlucky in the draw and best form on the Wolver tapeta .Another nice longshot .
½ pt ew Dreamboat Annie @ 14/1
3.09 There’s been a stack of money for Dashing Dick this morning and understandable as his recent tame one came after a break and form prior to that stacks up well but the consistent Stay Smart holds his form really well ,including off around this mark over C&D and another good run likely .
½ pt win Stat smart @ 11/4
3.46 The short priced fav is the very lightly raced Raasel, just 3 races in 18 months and not the type to be trusted at a shade of odds on . he’s obviously hard to keep sound and when put down for a challenge , physically could be disadvantaged . the likely leader is Zulu Zander , a ready winner at Wolver last time but 4 pounds higher and much less effective here. Saaheq is plummeting down the ratings and wasn’t beaten far last time and this could be his day .
¼ pt ew Saaheq @ 7/1
Selected Wincanton – heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
2.13 Youngster Flaglant delitiep did very well to win over C&d in the mud last time in a race full of early pace , which wouldn’t have suited this prominent racer , but he had things under control from some way out and despite the hefty 10 pound hit could be ahead of the game . The drop in trip wont help Brelan D’as but Le Cameleon is respected despite a penalty for a good recent win and relishes deep ground .
½ pt win Flaglant Delitiep @ 9/4
2.48 Not a deep race and understandable that First Man is a short priced fav despite a 9 pound penalty for a C&d win , which was close at the end, but he was trotting in when making a shocking last fence blunder and the jockey performed miracles to stay in the plate . Likely winner but too short for a play .
3.18 A good quality Class 1 hurdle and the question on everyone’s lips is what has happened to Goshen , 3 from 3 over hurdles last year going into The triumph Hurdle where he was way clear only to lose his jockey at the last but since then has flopped both on the flat and on his recent comeback spin . You don’t become a bad horse overnight but can only be watched for now. The fav is the admirable song For someone , a real win machine and ultra consistent, Even money is not a great play despite being the likely winner . Navajo Pass took the scalp of a couple of useful hurdlers in the Haydock mud last time and is not to be underestimated .
3.58 A wide open good quality handicap hurdle and the short list is very long with all Our power, first Lord De Cruet , buckhorn George, take your Time and oneupmanship ticking plenty of relevant boxes but at the odds , like the look of sir ivan , who’s ran really well in three chases this season but his last win came over C&D on soft ground off just a 5 pound lower mark .
½ pt ew Sir Ivan @ 25/1
4.33 Shantou Flyer was a bit disappointing last time looking in need of a stiffer test but returns to the same C&D. Preference is for the back to form mud loving Late Romantic , determined winner at Haydock recently and not weighted out of this . Sizing At Midnight returns from a break on a tough enough mark and the soft ground is a major issue .
¼ pt win Late Romantic @ 11/2
5.08 Despite the big field few with strong claims and happy to row in with the reliable Neetside, despite the 10 pound hit as they were two very smart runs and looks capable of running her race off her new mark .
½ pt ew Neetside @ 8/1
Selected Ascot – very soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.15 The odds on fav is Gallyhill , but is up against two good types in Midnight River and one true king .
1.50 A cracking grade 2 novice chase and on ability there is little between tham but Kalooki has a bit to prove after a poor one last time . the nod goes to Full Back, impressive in both of his recent wins and no issues with ground and probably C&D .
½ pt win Full Back @ 5/1
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 The one to beat clearly at the weights is the highest rated Chaser in Britain in Cyrname, but you wonder which Cyrname will turn up and he’s been a beaten fav 6 in 7 races ! He hardly comes here screaming to be backed after a pulled up in the King George when entitled to do chunks better but has run some of his best races over this C&D in the mud. This is likely to be run at a frenetic pace with a few new kids on the block In Mastertommytucker and Dashel Drasher impressing of late but both like to dominate and Cyrname could join in too . Benny’s King deserves a crack in this grade and was only narrowly denied by Dashel Drasher over C&D last time and is taken to cause the upset , staying on the best .
½ pt ew Benny’s King @ 7/1
4.10 Plenty of in form and progressive types here and all of Zhuguli , Flight Deck and Jai Froid have to be respected but all on stiff marks and all have a rare try on a stiff track . Fawsley Spirit gained due compensation for an unlucky last hurdle fall over C&D with a good win at Market rasen , a track which wouldn’t play into his strengths . He’s now 7 pounds higher but when falling here, he had the rest of the field well beaten and looks a very tasty longshot .
½ pt ew Fawsley Spirit @ 14/1
Selected Haydock – very soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.30 As both The Ferry Master and The Mulcair have showed their best form over longer trips, this could develop into a match between the in form pair of bold Plan and Marown which preference for the former who runs this track well and beat a good one last time .
½ pt win Bold Plan @ 11/4
2.05 A red hot Grade 2 hurdle and last year’s winner Emitom has to be respected despite not always running to his mark and this looks deeper than last year . Main Fact’s incredible winning run came to an abrupt halt in the Grade 1 Long Walk at Ascot , when entitled to do better and is another who can’t be ruled out returning from a break. The nod goes to the ultra consistent On The Blind side, neve out of the first two this season and proven at the trip and ground . itchy Feet goes up in trip switching from fences and while good handicapper Third Wind has a it to find at the weights , another good run likely .
½ pt win On The blind side @ 3/1
2.40 impossible to rule anything out in this ultra competitive Grand national trial but with so many going up in the ratings , C&d winner Lord Du Mesnil could take advantage after a creditable effort in the Welsh Grand National last time .
¼ pt ew Lord Du Mesnil @ 15/2
3.14 Take your pick, Monmiral or Nassalam , I can’t split them .
3.50 I’ve been with Clyne a few times of late and should have done better the last twice but this mud lover has good form over C&D off higher marks and happy to play at long odds .
¼ pt ew Clyne @ 25/1
4.25 A red hot Grade 2 novice event full of reliable and prolific types but as so few have tried this longer trip, too much guesswork .
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta
The track is stiff and galloping
4.20 Lopes Dancer is a regular here and a three time C&D winner. He responded very well last time to both the drop in the ratings and grade with a solid 2nd behind a runaway winner who wasn’t disgraced next time with a massive penalty . Looks a very nice ew play .
½ pt ew Lopes Dancer @ 15/2
4.55 You can safely forget Faraman and your odds on fav is the Godolphin runner pitcher’s Point, who has been held off this mark of late and a bit to prove first time over this demanding C&D returning from a break . Starfighter was looking hard to win with until good victory over C&D last time . He may have found his niche and could go in again .
¼ pt win Starfighter @ 5/2
6.30 Tough task for The hulk over this stiff C&d unlikely to suit . Quite a few of these Have been running respectably in maidens over C&d and could improve for the switch to handicaps . The consistent Kevin The minion has good C&d form in the book and despite a harsh 3 pound hit for coming just second , this could be his day .
½ pt win Kevin The Minon @ 4/1