3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Threeunderthrufive 2.30 @ 9/4
Muhalel 2.20 @ 5/1
Fendale 3.25 @ 9/2
Selected Ludlow – good ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
1.00This C&d will be sharp enough for clear form horse Tinnahalla , but against modest opposition, this 1/4 shot should win with ease .
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 The bang In form Tinkers Hill Tommy is on a hat-trick but a stiff climb in the ratings and a switch to quicker ground and a sharp track are hardly In his favour and the stable is also struggling presently , but what’ going to beat him in a winnable heat . Bbold has the ground in his favour but returns from a 6 months break and usually needs his first race back but worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Bbold @ 3/1
3.15 The quicker ground is the issue for short priced fav Winged Isle having his first race for Neil Mulholland which has to be considered a positive . Mount oliver has a bit to prove too on quicker ground and switching from a win over fences . Preference is for If Karl’s Berg Did who has the ground in his favour and was 2nd over C&d off a higher mark earlier in the season .
¼ pt win If Karl’s Berg Did @ 5/1
Selected Perth – good to soft on this flat and sharp track, speed track
1.55 PREMIUM RACE
2.30 A good quality Class 1 event for novice hurdlers and the fav is the prolific and so consistent Stoner’s choice , and is the one to beat at the ratings but that is based on his last run when he very much had the run of the race from the front and wont have that luxury today . preference is for threeunderthrufive , another prolific type with strong form and ran well at The Cheltenham Festival .
½ pt win Threeunderthrufive @ 9/4
3.00 This has a winnable look to it with the reliable and prolific francky Du Berlaus up in grade, the ratings and trip and Fortescue far more potent on deeper ground . Valtor was still in with a chance when exiting late on last time and this classy chaser is worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Valtor @ 8/1
4.10 The consistent Hunny Moon was far from disgraced when 4th In a hot Newbury mares hurdle and is in calmer waters today.
¼ pt win Hunny Moon @ 9/2
Selected Catterick – good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
1.45 Many are these are taking their chances on fast turf having raced almost exclusively on synthetics and I prefer to play ones with a little bit of form on turf. The ex- Irish Ginato drops in grade and has the form to figure but I’m playing a longshot in Fliss Floss , whose turf runs give hope off this lowly mark.
¼ pt ew Fliss Floss @ 16/1
2.20 The short priced fav is top trainer Roger Varian’s Aquaman , who brings comfortably the strongest form in the race but that was on soft ground and runs on better ground only fair and the stable is 0 from 7 here ! Fast Medicine did well at Newmarket in quite a deep maiden but this sharp C&d could well catch him out . Preference is for the lightly raced Muhalhel , who’s with a top stable and his last run was a definite step In the right direction and the stable is 3 from 8 here !
½ pt win Mulhalhel @ 5/1
2.50 track specialist Parys Mountain did very well making all over C&D last time on quick ground , doing so from the worst of the draw . He’s 4 pounds higher is higher grade and wll not have things his own way with Streak Lightning also a prominent racer . The reliable Queen’s Segeant is down to a good mark and likely to pick up the pieces late on .
½ pt win Queens Sergeant @ 11/8
3.25 A very winnable sprint with Medicine Jack switching from the all weather and nudged up the ratings and so is the consistent Excessable / Round the Horn ran very well on his comeback spin when 3rd at Ripon off this mark and has claims on that run . Preference is for the back to form Fendale who’s still very well handicapped on recent turf efforts and can run these down late on .
½ pt win fendale @ 9/2
4.00 The prolific Wise Eagle is up in the weights again, but could be ahead of the game, but will need to be dropping significantly in trip . Preference is for the in form Molinari after a close 2nd over C&D last time off around this mark.
¼ pt win Molinari @ 6/1
4.30 The well drawn Mokaman returns to the scene of his only triumph and despite recent form not great , he’s down to a good mark and this looks winnable .
¼ pt win Mokaman @ 6/1
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
4.05 It’s hard getting away from the joint favs in Lord Torranga , a smart winner on tapeta last time but switching surfaces and this longer trip hasn’t helped in the past , up against the lightly raced and hat-trick seeking French minstrel, who’s up a stiff 6 pounds , but has been winning well .
½ pt win French Minstrel @ 7/4
4.35 No point looking any further than 1/3 shot Polling Day, running for Godolphin and won well here on debut .
5.10 PREMIUM RACE
5.40 The ultra consistent Luna wish would do very well to notch another win with a stiff 6 pound penalty , despite this looking well winnable . the capable Lady Alevesa has dropped to a really good mark and the quicker they go up front the better for this late player .
¼ pt ew Lady Alavesa @ 9/1
6.10 Axel Jacklin usually front runs and is to great effect over this C&d with 4 wins , but last time from a bad draw he was held up , finished down the field but full of running . He drops in grade and has a decent draw and could take a bit of catching .
¼ pt ew Axel Jacklin @ 6/1
6.40 & 7.10
A couple of very tricky sprints to sort out and I found myself going round in circles .
7.40 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Taunton – good to firm on this flat and sharp track
4.55 The short priced fav is Mon Frere who’s debut was ok but looked a bit tricky . Both Ginistrelli and Cheng Gong are tough rivals . Hard to call .
5.30 This looks very much a match between Tonyx, who very much got the run of the race last time and improved massively on previous efforts but I prefer Ordered Lives , even though the strength of his win isn’t great , he was always in charge .
½ pt win Ordered Lives @ 5/2
6.00 Mi Laddo had a good spell on the flat , be it as a modest level and in a winnable heat can defy a 4 pound hit for a recent win over C&D on quick ground .
¼ pt win Mi Laddo @ 3/1
6.30 Deputy Jones went close here on similar ground last time and off the same mark is taken to go one better with this longer trip in his favour .
¼ pt win Deputy Jones @ 5/1
7.30 All of these are struggling to getting even close to a win so worth chancing the novice Just No Risk , on a fair mark in his handicap debut and runs for a good stable .
¼ pt win Just No risk @ 7/1