50p ew trixie & 50p ew treble
intrinsic Bond 3.55 @ 6/1
Highjacked 4.30 @ 11/4
London Paladium 5.35 @ 15/2
Selected Thirsk – soft ground on this flat and galloping track.
12.30 I’m one of the owners of the rank outside Qwicken and trainer Ollie pears will be happy if she handles the hurly burly of racing and shows up pretty well . This looks a hot maiden with a stack of bigger stables having representatives and the clear form horse is El Haddeeyah , the odds on fav , who should collect if handling softer ground . Just regardingQwicken , the trainer has been happy with her work and when finding her grade , there are races to be won with her .
1.35 The short priced fav is Boundless Spirit who came off the pace to win on the Nottingham mud last time , doing it well , but the 7 pound hit wont help . Get Boosting won in higher grade last time at Ripon on easy ground and despite a 4 pound hit and slightly slower ground , nice odds for his chance .
½ pt ew Get Boosting @ 6/1
2.10 This has a most winnable look to it as it’s very much about quantity than quality . The prolific Ventura Rascal is up 5 pounds for a good win at Ponty from a bad draw , but new to soft ground which is more of an issue than the 4 pound hit . Little Jo is well handicapped and ran well to be 3rd last time and today’s ground will suit .
¼ pt ew Little Jo @ 9/1
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
3.55 The prolific Commanche Falls , 3 wins in his last 4 , has the ground in his favour and is 2 from 3 over C&D but the 7 pound hit asks severe questions. The consistent intrinsic Bond remains on a workable mark , runs the C&d well and handles the ground .
½ pt ew Intrinsic Bond @ 6/1
4.30 This is certainly more about quantity than quality and the ultra consistent Highjacked comes here on the back of a good 2nd over C&D in the mud in a far better race and despite the 3 pound hit , should be winning again .
½ pt win Highjacked @ 11/4
Selected Bangor – good to soft on this flat and sharp track
1.40 Hard to knock the ever so consistent Furius De Ciergues but he’ll have company up front today and the 7 pound hit will take some overcoming . Loch Garmon Aris ran an absolute belter over C&d last time when trying to make all and never stopped trying in 2nd . He’s up 3 pounds but gets the nod over the well handicapped and capable Seemingly So .
¼ pt win Loch Garman Aris @ 5/2
2.15 Looks a 2 horse wat between Dave And Bernie and Caddyhill , hard to split .
2.50 Generation Gap won well at Exeter last time but the stiff penalty wont help and neither will the switch to a speed track . The admirably consistent Armattiekan again ran well when a close 2nd over C&d last time and the winner has done well since . Rebel Royal was in the process of running a good race last time when taking a late fall and not out of this .
½ pt win Armattiekan @ 7/4
3.25 Juge Et Parti has done well of late off his reduced mark and this course winner is the one to beat in a winnable heat .
½ pt win Juge Et Parti @ 9/4
Selected Newbury – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.50 Tactical comes here fresh from a victory in the Free Handicap and the 2nd horse was a close 4th in the 2000 guineas but does drop In trip and carries a penalty .Creative Force has looked a youngster to keep on the right side after two smart wins at Newmarket on fast ground and in handicaps, so steps up today and a bit to prove on the ground . Happy Romance ha a fine time of things last season with 4 wins in a busy season and recently won well at Lingfield on her comeback spin . She’s a C&d winner and will handle the ground but also carries a penalty , but still a nice play .
¼ pt ew Happy Romance @ 6/1
2.25 Logician was a perfect 6 from 6 , including a win in the St Leger , before his latest start when he severely underperformed when last of 4 in a York group 3 on soft ground , but the warning signs were there as he was 2nd race back after a year off and surprised he’s still racing as that was a very bad sign last time . He’s best in at the weights but the short priced fav is the new kid on the black in older horses middle distance races in Al Aasy , so impressive ovder C&D last time . Thunderous was fancied for last year’s Derby , but had a setback and missed the rest of the season and returned with a tame effort , but much better next time , running to his mark and soft ground in his favour . Little tickle .
¼ pt ew Thunderous @ 6/1
3.00 This looks a red hot 3yo handicap and plenty of these will be running big races off higher marks as the season progresses. The pair that take the eye at the odds are Dubami sands and Oz legend , with the latter getting the nod .Tamborrada is 3 from 3 but had to work quite hard to prevail last time and Is 8 pound higher , while the fav Bay Bridge sluiced in at Newcastle last time in the style of a smart youngster .
¼ pt ew Oz Legend @ 7/1
3.35 It’s a very good field but they’re all playing for places behind Palace Pier , who is a class ahead of these but priced accordingly . Without him in the field, this would be nigh impossible to work out.
4.10 Sea Empress looked the biz when sluicing in at Newcastle but preference for Twisted Reality who looked good when winning on soft ground with ease in quite a decent maiden.
¼ pt ew Twisted Reality @ 6/1
4.45 This looks there for the taking , well it has to be if professional loser King Ottaker is fav ! Path of Thunder went close at Meydan off this mark when last seen 4 months ago and this wont take much winning .
½ pt win Path Of Thunder @ 4/1
Selected Newmarket – good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
5.00 Not a deep finale and the likely strong pace should play into the hooves of the in form strong finishing Saaheq .
½ pt win Saaheq @ 3/1
Selected Uttoxeter – good to soft on this undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight
5.15 Cascova is a 1/6 shot for very good reasons and will trot around to score with ease against poor opposition .
5.45 Despite the big field , this will take little winning and the clear form horse is the luckless Going Mobile, 2nd In his last two starts . Drops in trip but is still preferred .
¼ pt win Going Mobile @ 4/1
6.20 This is a red hot heat with all of Skandburg , Jarveys Plate, Lord accord and Canyon City coming here in fine form and on fair marks, effective at the trip and ground , The faintest of nods at the odds go to Lord Oberon after a big run at Ayr last time in another deep heat .
¼ pt win Lord Oberon @ 7/1
6.50 Looks quite competitive but Dolly dancer has a stiff penalty for a win at Hexham , so this much more benign track could catch her out and the same concern applies to the reliable Madera Mist who is a Cheltenham specialist . Floral Bouquet stepped up last time with a close 2nd at Worcester and the winner has run Ok since but preference for the prolific Molly Carew, 3 wins and a non completion in her last 4 , looking ahead of the game and likely to stay this trip .
¾ pt win Molly Carew @ 10/3
7.20 Wye Aye comes here on hat-trick after two smooth wins , one over hurdles , one over fences , one on a speed track, one on a stiff track, one on easy ground, one on quick, and runs off the same mark as last time so as he’s so versatile , today’s test shouldn’t be a problem , especially against modest opposition .
¾ pt win Wye Aye @ 11/4
8.20 Not a deep finale and the back to form Kenyan Cowboy comes here on the back of a good 3rd at Chepstow on this ground and mark and is the one to beat .
¼ pt win Kenyan Cowboy @ 3/1
Selected Donny- soft ground on this flat and galloping track
5.35 The fav is easy recent Windsor winner Eloquent Arthur which came on easy ground but it wasn’t much of a race and this will be much tougher up in trip and the ratings . This isn’t a deep race and as long as London Palladium is ready to go first time back he’s on his last winning mark which came on soft ground at this trip .
½ pt ew London Palladium @ 15/2
6.05 Koda Legend chased home Canonized at Goodwood last time and that one ran a big race yesterday to be 2nd in a York Class 1 . He’s the one to beat and you’d expect him to handle the ground on breeding , but I can pass at around evens .
7.05 PREMIUM RACE
8.05 PREMIUM RACE