The Terrific Trixie
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Ranch Hand 2.00 @ 10/3
Shimmering Dawn 2.35 @ 10/3
United Front 4.07 @ 11/4
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta – the track is stiff and galloping
1.40 All 7 are juvenile debutants and you couldn’t really rule anything out with plenty of well bred and quite expensive types running for capable stables . Be delighted to still be In the placepot after the event .
2.15 What a success story for former professional loser Broctune Red who landed s 4 timer here recently taking his winning mark from a very lowly 55 up to 60 and last time was narrowly denied up In grade off today’s mark of 68, and this looks well winnable but the issue is the drop in trip, and his progress has been due to a change in tactics, so couldn’t rule out but I prefer a play on the consistent Gweedore , who rarely runs a bad one , ran well on his reappearance last year and was only narrowly denied off this mark on turf. He’s hit the frame in both runs over C&D and looks a lively longshot .
½ pt ew Gweedore @ 12/1
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.25 Only 4 go in this listed race and the odds on fav is Magellan , who’s well clear at the ratings but no wins since his debut and comeback spin only OK . Legion Of Honour looked good winning here on just his 2nd start and is well preferred . The other two are no slouches either .
½ pt win Legion Of Honour @ 2/1
4.30 PREMIUM RACE
5.30 The only certainty here is this will be raced at breakneck pace 5 of the 8 confirmed front runners so the hold up horses are advantaged and despite having a rotten win record , North Wind comes here on the back of 2 big runs over C&D off this mark and this could he his day .
¼ pt ew North Wind @ 4/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
1.50 The short priced fav is the useful but obviously fragile Sky Commander , only 4 career runs in 3 seasons and despite running very well last time after a break , could well bounce , with this run coming quite soon , and draw is another issue . The consistent Ghaith ticks plenty of boxes and this strong finisher will be favoured by the strong pace set by Fred and Alminoor
½ pt ew Ghaith @ 6/1
2.25 A weak event and the consistent but hard to win with dawn View has dropped to a good mark and has been going well over C&D and this could be his day .
¼ pt win Dawn View @ 7/2
3.00 A very similar event with most hard to fancyand preference for the well handicapped and lightly raced Thomas Lanfiere with some enough form in the book .
¼ pt win Thomas Lanfiere @ 9/2
3.35 The admirable Khatm 6 wins and a 2nd In his last 7 races , all in the merry month of March ! His winning spree started off 60 and last time won off 79 ! and today is up in grade and racing off 84. This does look a bridge too far in quite a deep race and preference for the consistent and useful Intrepidly .
½ pt win Intrepidly @ 4/1
4.07 The fav is the useful Zabeel Champion , but is still on a very testing mark and prefer the in form United Front who only just failed to pick up Habit Rouge over C&D last time when his rival very much had the run of the race from the front . That wont happen today wit Zabeel Champion in the field which should set things up nicely for the tip.
½ pt win United Front @ 11/4
4.37An odds on fav in John Gosden’s Highland Rocker , a promising 3rd on debut but quite a few dark horses here but at long odds I can’t ignore a small dabble on the massively in form hurdler Bard Of Brittany, whose two recent wins are indicative of a much improved performer . He hasn’t shone in former tries on the all weather , but they were before his improved runs .
¼ pt ew Bard Of Brittany @ 40/1
5.07 A tricky event but Kabuto is doing little wrong , mark and trip /surface all fine.
¼ pt win Kabuto @ 5/2
6.10 The consistent Sir Hector goes well over C&D and mark is OK and looks the solution to a tricky finale .
¼ pt win Sir Hector @ 3/1
Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Lingfield – all weathe – polytrack
Champions Day and some great racing in store .
2.00 The Champion stayer . The fav is the useful and consistent Rainbow Dreamer, but not at his brilliant best this season and new to this C&D . this is a deep contest with plenty of highly rated stayers but the nod goes to the useful Ranch Hand ,who warmed up for this with a smart win at Chelmsford City and rated to go close .
½ pt win Ranch Hand @ 10/3
2.35 The short priced fav is Indie Angel who was so impressive in her only run here giving them all a start and running the down very well but that was over a longer trip and the race did fall apart late on with many chasing a strong pace . A decent pace is on the cards today with Nirodha and Fizzy Feet, both front runners. Preference is for the useful Shimmering Dawn , clear 2nd best at the ratings but could have the fav’s legs at this trip .
1/2pt win Shimmering Dawn @ 10/3
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 The useful Bangkok holds a recent decision over the clear danger in Forest of Dean and looks a most solid fav .
¾ pt win Bangkok @ 5/6
4.45 The consistent and classy Khuzaan will be very had to beat , proven on surface and trip .
½ pt win Khuzaan @ 13/8
5.15 A strong pace is assured with Lord of The lodge, Ayr Harbour , Harrison Point gabrial The Devil and Corazon Espinado all known for getting stuck in early and as this is an apprentices race , likely to go too fast , too early , so the late players have the call making Oh This Is Us a very attractive play at long odds . Well draw, a course winner twice , workable mark and an able rider aboard .
½ pt ew Oh This Is Us @ 16/1