Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
12.30 A tricky opener and the fav is the in form , 2 wins from last 3 in monsarez , but the 6 pound hit is more of a concern than the switch of surface . Beat The breeze landed a hat-trick recently , including one over C&d but was held last time out off his new mark , but as this came after a break, not ruled out today . Foresee paid the price for a good double last season with a massive hit by the handicapper and has pretty much struggled since, but did well over C&D last time off this much reduced mark . That wasn’t the greatest race ever but still a nice ew play . Stopnsearch went close here last time off this mark but has stamina to prove .
¼ pt ew Foresee @ 8/1
1.00 Very stiff task for the in form Songkran at the ratings and the same can be said about the up in the ratings and grade crimson King . This looks a match between a pair of unexposed and prolific types in caribeno , who goes for the 7 timer ! and Byford who goes for the 4 timer . Caribeno has been mopping up in some winnable heats and could find this rival a different kettle of fish .
¼ pt win Byford @ 7/2
2.05 A wide open handicap and understandable that the back to form lethal Lunch is the fav but I prefer a play on the well handicapped Mohareb , who hasn’t had much look of late and still ran OK .Going Places is ideally drawn for a front runner and not out of this despite a tough mark .
¼ pt ew Mohareb @ 8/1
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 this has a winnable look to it and I’m with veteran pour La Victoire, who bounced back to form with a win over C&d off this mark 6 runs back then held his form well off a higher mark . Last few runs not to that standard but capable of running these down late. Axel Jacklin is very much an all or nothing merchant and doubtful if this front runner can see these off from a poor draw and tough mark .
¼ pt ew Pour La Victoire @ 11/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Sandown – good to soft on this stiff and galloping track
1.55 The drying ground is a new experience for most of the form horses so happy to try Anightinlambourn , who made all at Wincanton two starts back off an 8 pound lower mark , but won easily and the 2nd horse has backed up the form well since . Nice longshot , especially as an early lead is up for grabs .
½ pt ew Anightinlambourn @ 11/1
2.30 Both Antunes and Dostal Phil are on very testing marks, Longhouse sale comes here very much under a cloud while Beaufort west has showed his best on deep ground . This leaves the consistent and reliable Grey Diamond, who will welcome the better ground and a deserved win looks on .
½ pt win Grey Diamond @ 10/3
Selected Leicester – heavy ground on this stiff and galloping track
2.20 An odds on fav in the useful novice Espoir De romay whose opening mark is no gimme and a bit to prove over this demanding C&d on deep ground Clear preference is for the useful mare The Bay Birch, an easy winner over C&D last time in the mud and despite a stiff penalty has won off higher marks in the past . Goes very well here in the mud .
½ pt win The bay Birch @ 10/3
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.35 the fav is the well treated but out of form Oscar Wilde and the deep ground wont help his case . In a tough heat , the consistent The toojumpa , just gets the nod over Bighorn and Fast Flow .
¼ pt win The toojumpa @ 4/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
Safe to leave he opening three alone, two very low grade sprints , almost exclusively for horses with shocking win records and an unappealing maiden .
5.45 PREMIUM RACE
6.15 Sea of The Shells was backed as if defeat was out of the question and he sluiced in over C&d running to a very good level . The double looks on but is odds on .
6.45 Bosphorous went close over C&d last time but has been hit with a very harsh 6 pound penalty . Uncle Dick won well here and backed that up with a solid effort at Kempton. Up again in the weights and up in trip returning from a break but still ticks the most boxes .
¼ pt win Uncle Dick @ 10/3
7.15 Not a deep race and the in form Nine Elms will take a bit of beating after two good runs here of late, the latest a narrow defeat over C&D off this mark.
½ pt win Nine Elms @ 6/4
8.15 All you wish was rated much higher when trained by Andy Balding but has tended to struggle for his new stable, but the handicapper has been dropping him in the weights and much more encouraging signs of late with a close 3rd over C&d off a slightly higher mark and ran Ok in higher grade last time. Katheefa has a bit to prove off this mark switching from fibresand while the lightly raced Attracted only won a 2 horse race last time and a previous run here puts him on a tough mark . The tip comes late and fast and with a trio of front runners , could have the race run to suit .
½ p tew All You wish @ 13/2
Another very tricky card at Dundalk with a number of valid contenders for each race . Just having the one play .
5.25 Oh say brings the best form to the table and is effective on the surface but he’s had plenty of chances drops in trip and returns from a break . Catherine Chroi landed a nursery over C&D which gives her solid claims at the weights especially from the best of the draw .
¼ pt ew Catherine Choi @ 11/2