3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Top Beak 2.30 @ 5/2
Devils Cub 2.55 @ 5/2
Big Les 4.35 @ 6/1
Selected Nottingham – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.15 Experience counts for plenty in 2yo races and the best form is brought by Night Candle, who runs in famous colours for a top stable and did well coming 4th on debut in the Salisbury mud. This is a very different type of track, but still gets the nod .
¼ pt win Night Candle @ 5/2
2.55 Despite the big field , hard to get excited about the prospects of many and a good chance for recent easy Bath winner Devil’s Cub to land the double.Softer ground is no issue and despite the stiff 5 pound hit , should get away with it against modest opposition . Longshot seekers could do worse than trying Bannergirl , who has showed ability in the mud . Expect a prominent ride aboard the tip .
½ pt win Devil’s Cub @ 5/2
3.30 The hard to win with King Carney is the likely leader in a field of patiently ridden types , but that advantage is still insufficient to tempt . Brentford Hope has the ground in his favour but is still 5 pounds higher for his last win . Quysar is a classy type, who likes the ground and has a very rare pop in handicap company .
¼ pt win Qaysar @ 4/1
4.35 The short priced fav is the in form Boundless Power , but he’s 4 pounds higher for only coming 2nd in a modest handicap last time, so keen to take him on . The veteran Stake Acclaim has responded well to the drop in the ratings, but this is bigger ask . Big Les has a terrific record on soft ground and while his form at this trip and returning from a break patchy , worth a dabble at nice odds.
½ pt win Big Les @ 6/1
Selected The Curragh – heavy ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.30 Only a few of these have experience and worth a try on longshot Pepsiwithacap as she’s been running on well at the end of her races so this longer trip and probably deeper ground will help .
¼ pt ew Pepsiwithacap @ 14/1
2.05 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 The Irish 1000 guineas and the fav is the ultra consistent Pretty Gorgeous who has no issues with track or trip and soft ground again fine . She’ll be hard to beat and has a good race make up for a patiently ridden type in a race full of early pace . The English representative is Fen rover , who ran a blinder in the English equivalent coming 3rd on ground far too quick . She’s real mudlark and sees the trip out really well. This is not a 2 horse race with a number of fillies coming here in fine form and likely to handle the ground . I’m having a little dabble on the fav’s stablemate in No speak Alexander , a smart winner here last time and loves the mud .
¼ pt ew No speak Alexander @ 10/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 A wide open handicap and recent C&d winner Lafayette would do very well to double up with a stiff 6 pound penalty , but does like the mud. The useful handicapper Fame And Acclaim is rarely far away and Is closely matched with a few longshots on recent C&D form and the lightly raced star Of Cashel was only a length behind Lafayette with Fame and Acclaim just behind and can be forgiven a lesser effort since at Rosscommon when fav and suffered from a bad draw and a disappointing ride . Lively longshot .
¼ pt ew Star Of Cashel @ 14/1
Selected Fakenham – good to soft on this flat and sharp track.
1.55 The youngster Tommie Beau has done really well since going up in trip and was a determined winner in the Hexham mud last time and only 3 pounds higher, but did have a very hard race so would say plenty about him if he landed the hat-trick, and this is winnable. Say Nothing has run well here in both tries and gives the impression this longer trip will suit, but is hard to win with. Rebel Leader hasn’t showed much for a while but is down to a good mark and has his first start for Richard Newland, no stranger to coaxing new intakes bac to form .
2.30 It’s very hard fancying many in this and recent C&d winner Top Beak can go in again despite the 5 pound hit . It’s race for lady jockeys and the very excellent Bryony Frost takes the ride .
½ pt win Top Beak @ 5/2
3.05 There was little between Barden Bella and Joey Steel here last time and race off the same weight differential today , but the former has won a point at this trip , so is preferred. Jimmi chew was a smart winner last time and is considered despite the nudge up the weights while the well handicapped Kapsize showed more last time.
¼ pt win Barden Bella @ 5/1
4.10 This looks very open with the 5 timer seeking Diligent showing no signs of stopping , track specialist Thomas Todd in fine form but on a vey stiff mark , the consistent Buster Thomas rarely far away and Montys Amigo a smart winner last time in quite a deep heat and at the odds, gets the nod.
¼ pt win Montys Amigo @ 8/1