3 £1 doubles & £2 treble
Cote d’azur 3.10 @ 7/4
Ventura Express 5.30 @ 10/11
Pina Collada 5.05 @ 7/4
Selected Ascot – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
1.00Cliffs of Capri is a cracking handicapper and hit the frame in many hot handicaps last season , in big fields and at this track , where he’s a dual course winner and returns to the fray on a workable mark but he has never had a break as long as 9 months and this longer trip not entirely in his favour . He’s been well backed today but preference is for The consistent and very tough Mostawaa , who unusually missed the break last time in the Lincoln Reserve Race and ran an absolute blinder to be a close 3rd , and the winner has sluiced in since This is not a deep race and a deserved win looks likely.
½ pt win Mostawaa @ 10/3
1.35 Looks a match between Chipotle and The Gatekeeper who are both 1 from 1 and impossible to know which has the edge .
2.10 An interesting Class 3 for fillies ,and all have showed their paces in few attempts . Impossible to be sure about this one but the best form is brought to the table by Godolphin’s Danilova, who ended last season as a beaten fav in Group 3, which makes her the bet at the odds .
¼ pt win Danilova @ 6/1
2.45 Stradivarius has been the top stayer around for a few seasons and is highly prolific, once landing 10 wins on the spin . Last season he landed both the Ascot and Goodwood Cups but struggled in the Arc and than ran a woeful race when tailed off over C&d on soft ground , conditions he should have handled. He’s now a 7yo and possible he’s had enough so worth a play on the useful stayer Nayef Road , who pushed Stradivarius all the way at Goodwood . Both Stag Horn and Ocean Wind are likely to run big races too .
¼ pt win Nayef Road @4/1
3.20 Hard to look past one of the top juvenile sprinters from last season in supremacy , but at odds on , happy to watch and no solid ew alternative .
3.55 The short priced fav is the progressive Haqeeqy , who won the Lincoln Handicap with absolute ease , but does go up sharply in grade against proven performers at this level . The front running Marie’s Diamond runs this track well and will relish the quick ground . Could take some reeling in .
¼ pt ew Marie’s Diamond @ 7/1
4.30 The worthy fav is the consistent Rewaayat, but I was very keen on Hans Solo Berger last time when he finished some way behind the fav, but couldn’t recover from a bad draw and for once failed to run his race . Better draw today and worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Hans Solo Berger @ 5/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
1.15 Frame Rate ran a cracker here last time and looks very likely to appreciate the extra two furlongs and has an excellent jockey in Serena Brotherton in a race for amateur riders . He’s never won one but this could be his day .
¼ pt win Frame Rate @ 3/1
3.00 Tricky small field handicap but Sim Card looks plenty short enough and preference is for aletoile now going up in trip .
¼ pt win Aletoile @ 5/1
3,35 It’s understandable that the in form far from A ruby is a warm order after two big runs here of late but she’s a hold up type , making odds of 5/4 unappealing .
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.35 Marta Boy won well last time but the 5 pound hit will test and preference for She’s A Deva , a decent 3rd on fibresand last time and longer trip looks a smart move .
¼ pt win She’s A Deva @ 7/2
5.05 The drop in trip almost did the trick for Pina Collada last time out , beaten a short head at Chelmsford City and the winner has done well since. Effective on this surface and has found herself in a bit of a soft race .
½ pt win Pina Collada @ 7/4
Selected Ponty- good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
2.35 Despite the 4 pound hit , Regal Mirage is hard to oppose and runs this track well .
½ pt win Regal Mirage @ 5/2
3.10 Cote D’Azur hasn’t won for a while but went close over C&D last time and this should be his day as the prolific Rains of Castamere wont have her preferred soft ground .
½ pt win Cote D’azur @ 7/4
3.50 Round The Island has started the season really well with two big runs and despite a nudge up the weights and grade , runs this C&D really well and wont mind the ground .
¼ pt win Round The Island @ 6/1
5.30 Ventura express was most impressive over C&D on his first start for Paul Midgeley and the double looks a formality .
¾ pt win Ventura Express @ 10/11
Selected Punchestown – good to soft on this undulating and galloping track The prolific Mt Leinster Gold, who won his last three points and is 2 from 2 over hurdles , and has been winning in style and has to be the pick in this big field handicap.
¼ pt ew Mt Leinster Gold @ 6/1
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 It’s take your pick between Blue Sari and Decimation , and I can’t split them .
5.55 Al boum Photo made a bold bid to land a 3rd consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cup finishing a good 3rd , but on this speedier track , I’m with English raider, Clan Des obeaux , who comes here on the back of a confidence restoring stylish win at Aintree and could be the fresher horse .
¼ pt win Clan Des Obeaux @ 7/2
6.30 Sir Gerhard landed one of the gambles of the week at the Cheltenham Festival , but did have the run of the race from the front holding on well from stablemate kilcruit , but may well not have things to himself up front today and revenge could be on , but at the odds in this virtual match , happy to watch .
7.00 Snow Falcon is not as good as he was but ran a tidy race last time and is well handicapped in a very rare run in a handicap and has longshot appeal .
¼ pt ew Snow Falcon @ 20/1
Selected Brighton – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track
4.4 Aish ran well on her recent comeback spin but is a weak finisher and preference for the capable Nodsasgoodasawink .
¼ pt win Nodsasgoodasawink @ 5/2
5.45 Fard ran a big race last time at Windsor from the front and from the best of the draw could take some catching . the consistent but hard to win with gherkin is the clear danger .
¼ pt win Fard @ 5/1
6.50 River Wharfe is going very well on the all weather and this mark is certainly manageable and likes this trip. Has it to prove on quick turf and this tricky track , but in a winnable heat , worth a dabble .
¼ pt win River Wharfe @ 6/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
Not an appealing card with many races either very open or just not enough information to go on . There are three solid favs and I’m having a little treble
¼ pt win treble
Last Date 5.40 @ 10/11
Glint of an Eye 7.15 @ 6/4
Street Poet 7.45 @ 5/6
Chelmsford City placepot