Today’s Fortune for a fiver
20p ew yank & 30p ew acca
Licklighter 2.20 @ 8/1
Iwilldoit 3.30 @ 13/2
Benny’s Secret 4.05 @ 13/2
From The Heart 3.40 @ 3/1
Selected Warwick – good ground on this flat and sharp track
1.00A most uncompetitive novice hurdle and a good opportunity for Sopran Tor to finally get off the mark but this C&d will be sharp enough and the ground quick enough , but he should still struggle to victory .
½ pt win Sopran Tor @ 5/6
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.00 The two novices in Chasamax and Rabski are both on fair marks for their handicap debuts and both respected going up in trip but preference is for The Knot Is tied , who wasn’t put into the race last time but previously had made a bold bid at Donny to make all at this trip, mark and ground , and only found one too good. Could take some catching .
¼ pt win The knot Is Tied @ 4/1
2.30 The drying ground is the issue for Darling Du Large while the in form front running gouet Des Bruyeres is nudged up the weights again . Both Atlantic Storm and Larch hill are on form late players and the nod goes to the former after a good effort last time over a trip too far .
¼ pt ew Atlantic Storm @ 11/2
3.40 This is most winnable with this being too sharp a test for both Well Smitten and High Counsel while Black Anthem is just on too high a mark. From The Heart ran well on his comeback spin , only weakening late over further at the stiff Exeter . On a tough enough mark but should get away with it in this field.
½ pt win From The Heart @ 3/1
Selected Beverley – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
1.10 Empress Sheba did well on debut at Redcar , and the way she ran, this much stiffer track will play into her strengths . Well drawn and likely to be front rank and is preferred to Chandrika whose 2nd came on the all weather .
½ pt win Empress Sheba @ 7/4
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 A tricky event with Ghost Rider having his firs try both in a handicap and on turf but Mark johnston’s other runner state Of bliss won well at Chester last season making all and on a fair mark to repeat the dose .
¼ pt win State Of Bliss @ 4/1
3.15 Blu Boy didn’t look to have a special chance at Newcastle last time but was well supported and sluiced in by a long looking 6 lengths. The 6 pound hit will test switching to quick turf but too soon to rule out. Preference is for the Mark Johnston runner Alhaajeb , who ran well enough in a maiden to be given a chance off a fair mark and runs in famous colours .
¼ pt winAlhaajeb @ 4/1
Selected Perth- good to soft on this flat and sharp track – speed test
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 There will be no hanging about in this with 3 of the field front runners which wont do their cause any good at all and of the hold up horses, Sao has a clear preference for soft ground , the in form Isaac Wonder, has let the side down a few times before so preference for the ex – Irish Lickilighter , who ran well on his recent comeback spin, the ground will suit as too should the track and the strong pace is ideal for this strong stayer .
½ pt win Licklighter @ 8/1
2.55 Looks a match and preference for the ultra consistent Def Sacre over the heavily penalised Pistol Wrapped .
¼ pt win Defi Sacre @ 15/8
3.30 An open stayers hurdle and I was very much with Iwilldoit last time at Haydock after a big run at Newbury off around this mark . He ran really well for a long way at Haydock but the quick ground caught him out in the final stages . This slightly slower ground and longer trip are both big positives . A very good friend of mine is one of the owners and they’re hopeful of a big run .
½ pt ew Iwilldoit @ 13/2
4.05 A most winnable Veteran’s Chase and very har to fancy last time shock winner Gangster who ploughed through the Hexham mud to land a 4 mile chase, so very different conditions today . I smell a well laid plan with Bennys Secret who recently returned from a lengthy break with a pipe opener over a trip far too short and with the ground in his favour and the trip , looks a very nice play.
½ pt ew Bennys secret @ 13/2
4.40 PREMIUM RACE
Night racing Multi
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Shimmering Dawn 6.15 @ 9/4
Gloves Lynch 7.45 3/1
Art approach 6.25 @ 13/8
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.45 It was a rough old race in which Silver Nemo recently prevailed over C&D and should go well off a 4 pound higher mark but the reliable Mops Gem was one of the chief sufferers in that event and appeals as an ew play .
¼ pt ew Mops Gem @ 8/1
6.15 The last time the useful Shimmering Dawn ran in a handicap over C&D off this mark and she sluiced in by a long old way and the double looks well and truly on . The fav is Raaeb who showed little on his comeback spin and was way behind the tip and no reason at all while he should do any better tonight .
¾ pt win Shimmering Dawn @ 9/4
6.45 Only 3 runners in this Class 2 event but still a fascinating race . Aljaady made massive strides last year but a bit to prove on his comeback spin on synthetics and best runs last year came at a furlong shorter . May Sonic has a lot to find at these weights but is sure to blast out which will test the odds on fav Highland Dress at this trip , but you would expect him to reel in the front runner .
½ pt win Highland Dress @ 8/11
7.15 It really is hard ruling any of the 6 out but at the odds I’m with the consistent Sharp Suited , worth a try at good odds switching from tapeta .
¼ pt win Sharp Suited @ 9/1
7.45 Heaven Forfend sluiced in at Windsor last time profiting from coming off the pace in a strongly run event but a bit more to do tonight with a stiff penalty . Gloves Lynch is running much better since they opted to race him closer to the pace . he’s run big races over C&D the last twice and is preferred .
½ pt win Gloves Lynch @ 3/1
Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Exeter – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
5.25 As trump Lady has a clear preference for soft ground this is very much a match between College Oak and Shentri , but the former s running to a better level and expected to land this despite conceding plenty of weight .
½ pt win College Oak @ 5/4
5.55 The short priced fav is Shake A Leg who has a most unappealing profile and his only try over hurdles was very modest but was on soft ground . Nonetheless this should be fought out by the reliable pair of Ernesto and Castel Gandolfo , who are hard to split .
6.25 Youngster Art Approach can follow up a recent C&D win on similar ground under just a 3 pound penalty . Stiffer task for the in form Coal Stock and he’ll find the ground quick enough .
½ pt win Art Approach @ 13/8
6.55 Singapore Saga did well over C&D last time coming 2nd off this mark and this is more about quantity than quality .
¼ pt win Singapore Saga @ 4/1