3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Shamson 2.00 @ 4/1
Holdenhurst 3.00 @ 9/2
Bombastic 4.40 @ 11/4
Selected Yarmouth – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
2.10 Goddess of Fire bounced back to form with a good 2nd on polytrack and she is proven on quick ground and the trip . Chance to get the better of unconvincing rivals.
½ pt win Goddess Of Fire @ 3/1
3.15 Another uncompetitive heat and Byzntia has showed well enough to land a race of this nature and has handled quick turf in the past .
½ pt win Byzantia @ 5/2
Selected Nottingham – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
3.20 lights On is high enough in the weights especially returning to quick turf . Rosa Gold was progressive last year and ran well in her comeback spin and nice odds for the upset .
¼ pt ew Rosa Gold @ 10/1
3.55 The highest rated is Freyja but she carries a penalty and best form on soft ground . The lightly raced Mostly only landed a handicap off a mark of 85 last time but she looked very good doing it . She’s with a top stable who are renowned for developing horses from handicaps into listed or Group company and she could be another .
½ pt win Mostly @ 2/1
4.30 The coast is clear for the capable Hochfield to attempt an all the way win and ground . trip no issue. The unbeaten lostwithiel goes handicapping on a very fair mark and is the obvious danger .
¼ pt win Hochfield @ 11/4
5.05 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Brighton – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track
2.00 Zulu Zander was a smart winner over C&D last time from a bad draw and has clear claims again with the 4 pound hit, but wont have an easy time up front with recent clear Wolver winner Spurofthemoment sure to get busy early from a good draw , but hard to fancy this one off a tough mark and turf form not great . the strong pace will suit strong finishing and consistent if frustrating shamson , 2nd to Zulu Zander last time and decent chance of revenge today .
¼ pt win Shamson @ 4/1
3.00 This looks well winnable and the well drawn front running Holdenhurst has a good record here and could take a bit of catching .
¼ pt win Holdenhurst @ 9/2
4.05 Aweemaweh was a convincing winner over C&d last time, going with the pace and despite the 6 pound hit was competitive off around this mark over C&d last season , and this isn’t a big ask .
½ pt win Aweemaweh @ 7/4
4.40 Not a deep race and Bombastic went close over C&D last time off this much reduced mark and hard to see what can spoil his day today .
½ pt win Bombastic @ 11/4
Selected Punchestown – good to soft on this undulating and galloping track .
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 This looks very much a match but with Blue Lord having a bit to prove on drying ground, the very progressive mare echoes In the rain is going to be hard to beat.
¾ pt win Echoes in the Rain @ 8/11
4.50 PREMIUM RACE
5.25 The Champion Chase and everybody was hanging the gold medal around Chacun Pour soi’s neck before the Cheltenham Champion Chase but he could only manage 3rd , but this C&d will suit him more . He finished just behind the useful English raider Nube Negra and if he brings his A game today should get revenge , but did have a hard race at Cheltenham and this meeting favours horses who have missed that Festival . Allaho destroyed the opposition at Cheltenham and has looked a very different horse since front running , but does drop in trip today . I’m happy to watch this spectacle .
6.30 This is very much a match between the unbeaten over fences Monkfish who sluiced in at Cheltenham and the previously unbeaten envoi allen , who was a perfect 11 from 11 under rules until an early departure at Cheltenham . Monkfish is proven at the trip while his main rival has stamina to prove but likely to stay . It’s a case of you pay your money and take your chance .
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
4.35 the admirably consistent Headley George is now a bit high in the weights but is very well drawn for a prominent racer and has found a bit of a soft race .
¼ pt win Headley George @ 11/4
5.10 This looks a lot more open but Almost You has looked held off his new mark while the in form Reeceltic has the worst of the draw and would prefer a longer trip . Foresee has run a couple of good races over C&D and off a fair mark and a decent draw , appeals as a longshot .
¼ pt ew Foresee @ 12/1
5.45 The short priced fav is the very unfortunate Air To Air , who’s been bunged up a total of 15 pounds for two good 2nds and of course would do well to land this off a 7 pound higher mark than last time . I’m trying Chipstead , a decent 4th over C&d in an OK maiden giving him hopes off this mark .
¼ pt win Chipstead @ 6/1
6.20 The inform Kaleidoscope is up 2 pounds and has a bit to prove switching to polytrack . true Scarlet came to hand early last season , is effective over C&D and on a workable mark .
¼ pt win True Scarlet @ 11/4
7.55 Where’s Tom has been banging at the door , including over C&D, but the 3 pound hit wont help . Party Island has a good win record and still looks on a workable mark and is fine at the track and trip .
½ pt win Party Island @ 9/2
Selected Ayr- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
5.00 PREMIUM RACE
5.35 A modest event and it will be disappointing of Dick datchery can’t nail an overdue win , mainly against rivals better on the all weather
¼ pt win Dick Datchery @ 2/1
6.10 Flying Moon ended last season with a hat-trick and as he also came to hand early last year , can carry on the good work off just a 2 pound higher mark.
¼ pt win Flying Moon @ 11/4
6.40 Not a deep contest and likely to be a repeat of a Redcsr handicap where Greengage picked up the hard to win with Will Sommers , and despite the revised weights, it could be the same outcome as the tip certainly knows how to win .
¼ pt win Greengage @ 3/1