Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Commanche Falls 2.10 @ 5/2
Howzer Black 3.45 @ 9/4
Music Society 6.30 @ 6/1
Selected Ayr- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
1.00Vintage Clarets needed the stiff finish at Beverley to thank for a clear win last time and wont have that assistance today . She carries a penalty and looks likely to play second fiddle to Mark Johnston’s Love De Vega after a good 2nd on debut in a competitive looking Newmarket maiden .
½ pt win Love De Vega @ 4/5
2.10 This is so winnable and offers a great opportunity for the prolific Commanche Falls, a winner first time out last season and only 2 pounds higher for his most recent success. A good pace is on the cards with the up in trip glory Fighter sure to go on along with the disappointing of late fav in Bielsa and as long as the ground isn’t too lively , the hold up tip should be able to gun these down late on .
½ pt win Commanche Falls @ 5/2
3.45 The drop in trip wont help the front running Dream With Me, who is now on a tough mark . The consistent Howzer Black doesn’t know how to run a bad race and expect him to be front rank over a C&d he’s run well over before and fast turf fine . The consistent Brequet Boy could do with a bit more juice in the ground .
½ pt win Howzer Black @9/4
Selected Southwell – all weather – fibresand
1.50 the long standing maiden Villanelle doesn’t fail for the want of effort and was narrowly beaten at Bath last time but is proven over this specialist C&D. The handicapper has shoved her up a harsh 4 pounds but this is a golden opportunity and should finally ring that Victory Bell .
½ pt win Villanelle @ 11/8
2.50 The lightly raced Tom Mix sluiced in over C&D last time with the hard to win with Harswell Princess just behind , who’s drawn the 1 stall , which is often not the place to be here unless you can get out sharpish . Little Gem is only modest but with a good stable and was only 2 lengths behind Tom Mix and enjoys a nice pull in the weights .
¼ pt ew Little Gem @ 12/1
3.25 A tricky event with the prolific pair of Call My Bluff and Eagle’s Foot returning from breaks on higher marks and with no experience on this surface . A chance is taken with the useful hurdler Rayna’s World , who’s on good mark on her return to the flat . The stable does well here and this mud lover could just take to this specialist surface .
½ pt win Rayna’s World @ 13/2
3.55 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 Arctic Emperor brings solid C&d form to the table and is preferred to Regal Vega , a good 2nd in the Hatdock mud last year but has drawn the dreaded 1 box and likely to get all the kickback .
½ pt win Arctic Emperor @ 2/1
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
2.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 Looks a very good opportunity for Moselle Valley after a good 2nd at Kempton and comfortably preferred to the hard to win with atacamena
½ pt win Moselle Valley @ 8/11
3.35 The useful Modmin is likely to take them along and has the form to hold on but is new to the surface . Dollar Bid’s form was a bit in and out last season and C&d winner Gavi de Gavi is looking high in the ratings . A chance is taken with longshot Top Class angel . a good winner off a slightly lower mark at Chelmsford City and ran encouragingly on her comeback spin .
¼ pt ew Top Class Angel @ 16/1
4.05 The problem with this race is where the early pace will come from . The likeliest leader is For Richard , who when last seen was a good 2nd over C&D but that was 6 months ago and has no good record running fresh . The rest of the runners are late players , so there’s a chance something may try to pinch this from the front . If they do go a decent pace , the In form Avorisk Et Perils is looking ahead of the game over this C&D and given the tentative nod .
¼ pt win avorisk Et Perils @ 4/1
4.40 PREMIUM RACE
5.15 A wide open finale and I like the look of a longshot in Shaqeeqa, well drawn for a front runner, proven over C&D and on a fair mark .
¼ pt ew Shaqeeqa @ 14/1
Selected Windsor – good to firm on this flat and galloping track, speed track.
4.50 Spring Bloom ran really well over C&D last time on his first start for a new stable , when going with the pace and only beaten less than a length . He stays on the same mark and drops in grade and should be too good for these.
½ pt win Spring Bloom @ 6/4
7.50 Most of these have a bit to prove switching from the al weather which offers a good opportunity for Ranco to double up on a recent C&d win when giving the field a start and winning comfortably and the 5 pound hit looks manageable .
¼ pt win Ranco @ 9/4
Selected Thirsk- good to firm on this flat and galloping track – speed track
5.00 Despite the big field hard to find many with a serious chance and the fav is the in form but hard to win with Low Profile , but the drop in trip wont help especially around this sharp track . Termontor ran well at this trip last time on tapeta off this mark and also has some Ok fast turf form so from a good draw, a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Termonator @ 9/1
5.30 Both Akkeringa and electric Love have a bit to prove switching from tapeta and this trip looks short enough for both . This looks a match between the consistent pair of bobby on The beat and Lost My sock , who have both had plenty of chances to break their duck but the latter brings the stronger form at this trip to the table and this could be this late player’s big day .
½ pt win Lost My sock @ 5/2
6.00 Another big field where it’s hard making any kind of case for the majority .Portelet Bay fought out the finish with Attaboy Roy at Redcar recently and they’re drawn close together today so could well have the race between them again but at the revised weights and with the first time cheekpieces a negative for the Portelet Bay stable , revenge could be sweet.
¼ pt win Attaboy Roy @ 4/1
6.30 Most of these are either running poorly , on a tough mark or switching from the all – weather which offers a good opportunity for the in form Music Society , who looks a most solid ew play .
½ pt ew Music Society @ 6/1
8.00 PREMIUM RACE