3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Bell rock 1.50 @ 5/1
Onemorefortheroad 3.05 @ 3/1
Mountain Brave 5.00 @ 5/1
Selected Goodwood- good to firm on this undulating, sharp and tricky track
1.00Master Milliner is probably the odds on fav because the opposition is so poor . He doesn’t go well fresh and the fast ground is against him , but still the likely winner .
1,30 Both It’s A Love thing and Farsi Lane have plenty to prove off tough marks and switching from the all weather . Billy Mill is 2 from 2 this season looking ahead of the game and should have the legs of Nebulosa who prefers softer ground .
½ pt win Billy Mill @ 5/4
2.05 The bookies look to have got this right making the useful pair of Maamora and lilac Road the joint favs and both like to race up close but over this speed track , the latte should have the edge .
¼ pt win Lilac road @ 15/8
2.35 PREMIUM RACE
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.45 As ensyabbly brings the best form to the table , is proven on quick ground and has the best of the draw, looks a nice play at the odds .
½ pt win Ensayabby @ 3/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
1.15 Creative Force was Oh So impressive winning over C&D in his come back spin winning very much as he liked and the 8 pound hit unlikely to stop him but Bickerstaffe also looked good winning at Ponty beating one who has run very well since . I can pass at a shade of odds on about Creative Force .
1.50 This has a winnable look to it and I’m with track specialist Bell Rock , who won first time out last season and ran some big races off this mark .
½ pt win Bell Rock @ 5/1
2.25 A crackerjack of a Group 3 sprint and the classy Lazuli would do very well to land this carrying a penalty and returning from a 3 months break . The likeable but outclassed Glamorous Anna will certainly put the pace to the race so a true run event is on . I’m with the most progressive Aljady who again ran his race on his comeback spin on the all weather over further and these conditions suit fine . Came from The dark and Garrus fought out a finish at Newbury recently and both have claims along with last year’s runner up Judicial and the useful Emaraaty ana
¼ pt ew Arecibo @ 9/1
3.00 The very useful Air Ron Priestley returned from a very long break to win comfortably at Nottingham but the acid test for long time absentees is the 2nd race back ,when a % tend to bounce , not run their race . Pyledriver ran many a big race last year including at Royal Ascot and 3rd in the St Leger . He ran well first time out too. Al Zaraqaan is on a right role but this is a big step up from handicap company .
¼ pt win Pyledriver @ 9/4
3.40 The first Classic of the season , the 2000 Guineas and how open is it with joint favs in mutasaabeq, thunder Moon and Wembley and the likes of Battleground , Chindit, Master of the Seas , One ruler and Poetic Flare all having very sound chances . I’m going for a longshot in Godophin’s naval crown , who’s a front runner and could well have the lead to himself, which isn’t a bad place to be over this C&D. He is proven on the track , not far behind the best on the ratings, acts on the ground and proven at the trip . Very nice longshot .
¼ pt ew Naval Crown @ 40/1
4.15 Very tricky stuff with Raaeb and Great Ambasador having to convert good all weather form to quick turf off higher marks. There was little between Count Otto and Chil Chil over C&D recently when they fought out the finish and despite both going up in the weights, I’m with them to fight it out again and so hard to pick the winner . Fc time.
¼ pt rev fc Chil, Chil – Count Otto
4.50 This really should be easy peasy for secret Protactor who has a hefty buffer at the ratings and the odds aren’t bad relatively .
½ pt win secret Protractor @ 10/11
Selected Uttoxeter – good ground on this mostly undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight .
1.22 Not many come here with high hopes and the novice Wireless operator has showed well enough to land this off a decent mark .
½ pt win Wireless Operator @ 5/1
3.05 The youngster Onemorefortheroad is still looking ahead of the game and can land the hat-trick .
½ pt win Onemorefortheroad @ 3/1
3.35 Quite an open good quality Class 2 chase but drying ground is not ideal for most and plenty now on tough marks. Solomon Grey is 3 from 3 around this tricky track , has the ground in his favour and on a fair mark and worth chancing up in trip .
½ pt win Solomon Grey @ 8/1
4.40 The Newest One has some way to go before eve getting closer to the heights his illustrious half brother The New One reached but comes here on the back of a big run at Warwick behind Ayr hero One more Fleurie and this looks a great opportunity to break his duck .
½ pt win The Newest One @ 9/4
5.15 I was with the veteran Full Flow last time out when he won well at rewarding odds and returns to his favourite C&D , still on a decent mark, up to a trip which suits and has the ground in his favour . Nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Full Flow @ 8/1
Selected thirsk – good to firm on this flat and galloping track .
1.35 Hotline Bing ran well at Windsor , a similar track to this, on debut and nicely drawn to bag the favoured stands rails and should have too much pace for the another with decent experience in wee loch Lass who ran at Beverley and needed that stiff track to get competitive .
¾ pt win Hotline Bling @ 13/8
2.10 Copper And Five is the clear form horse after a close 3rd at Nottingham in a far better race but he’s a real hold up type and there’s no front runner in this , so fingers crossed something goes on with intent .
¼ pt win Copper and Five @ 10/3
2.40 The thirsk Hunt Cup and as usual a very competitive heat . The fav is the progressive Nugget but has a bit to find with on Nottingham form and both are now on stiff marks . Not a great deal of early pace in this and I’m with Hartswood who progressed well last year, came to hand early and likes to race prominently and on a decent mark .
¼ pt ew Hartswood @ 8/1
3.50 A wide open sprint handicap and plenty of early pace which will help the lightly raced Freedom Flyer , a decent 3rd over C&D last time and this stronger pace will suit .
¼ pt ew freedom Flyer @ 7/1
4.25 Hard to get excited about the majority of these and a decent chance can be given for the prominent racing Macree and two runs this season will have put him spot on for this .
½ pt win Macree @ 9/2
4.55 An uncompetitive finale and hard to fancy the Michael Stoute horse Chairman power after a very tame run last time . this looks a match between Glan Y Gors and Ghadbaan and the nod goes to the former as his chief opponent is a long standing maiden .
¼ pt win Glan Y Gors @ 4/1
Selected Punchestown – good to soft on this undulating and galloping track
2.15 The veteran Josies Orders has run 3 times in this and comes out with 2 wins and a 2nd . He’s getting no younger but warmed up for this with a good win over hurdles in a big field Cork handicap on his preferred good ground. Looks a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Josies Orders @ 15/2
2,50 PREMIUM RACE
3.20 The short priced fav is the very useful Concertista , whose winning run was halted narrowly at Cheltenham and brings the best form to the table, but drying ground could be an issue and I make the useful and consistent Skyace a good ew play , proven over C&d and likes the ground .
¼ pt ew Skyace @ 9/1
5.05 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Donny- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
5.00 Mountain Brave did very well last year winning 4 times with some bold front running displays. He was hardly disgraced on his comeback spin when a close 4th at Chelmsford City off this mark and has found himself in a bit of a soft race, with rivals either better at longer or shorter or on losing runs . All the way and very nice odds .
½ pt win Mountain Brave @ 5/1
7.40 The rutland Rebel did well at Ponty and certainly transferred his useful all weather form to turf and has little to beat here .
½ pt win The Rutland Rebel @ 7/4
Selected Hexham – good to soft on this undulating, galloping and very stiff track
6.55 The consistent Glittering Love goes well here and wont mind the ground and looks the solution to this as most of his rivals are not really firing or a bit to prove over this kind of C&D .
¼ pt win Glittering Love @ 7/2
7.25 Golden Town is often long odds but often outruns them , just as he did last time . No issues with this track and another good run at good odds likely .
¼ pt ew Golden Town @ 12/1
7.55 Track specialist Real Armani goes a right old gallop from the front but has been nudged up the weights again and drops in trip on slightly quicker ground which could let in Mill race king after a staying on 3rd here and this longer trip will suit .
¼ pt win Mill Race king @ 4/1