Today’s Multi –
50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Stylish Performer 7.50 @ 11/2
Mac Macarthy 8.50 @ 12/1
Imajorblush 8.20 @ 9/4
Selected Hamilton – mostly good ground on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
2.10 Odds on shot here in Atomic Force , a good 2nd on debut at Musselburgh and both the winner and 3rd have done well since , but that was a worrying 2 months ago and this is a very different type of track , but the opposition doesn’t look strong .
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.40 The admirable Omany amber just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and after a cracking series on the all weather , 4 wins in 6 runs ! ran a cracker on soft turf at Nottingham coming a gutsy 2nd Another big run looks on the cards but I like the look of a longshot in Favourite Niece , who’s ran well the last twice off around this mark giving the impression the longer trip would suit .
¼ pt ew Favourite Niece @ 16/1
5.10 The admirably consistent Gunnerside won well over C&d last time , making all on similar ground, but didn’t win by far and is 5 pounds higher today in this apprentices handicap . Lady Celia is another admirably consistent sort , who runs this C&D very well, but has a very inexperienced rider aboard . Sound Of Iona wasn’t far away over C&D last time and drops into Class 6 for the first time , which should make the difference .
¼ pt win Sound of Iona @ 6/1
Selected Warwick – good to soft on this flat and sharp track .
6.00 The decent flat horse Mon Frere has taken to hurdles well and his mark of 123 is in keeping with the quality of his form while the fav Belliatrix , has only run to levels of 110 and is rated the same as the former ? The Wrekin stepped up on previous with an all the way win at Ludlow on easy ground ,and the longer trip will suit and Bellatrix is proven at the trip and ground . Mon Frere has the best form and potential but tries soft ground for the first time , but the top stable were well aware of conditions so must be happy he’ll handle the ground .
½ pt win Mon Frere @ 7/4
6.30 No Anxiety impressed in his first chase last time and both the placed horses have run well since . The 6 pound hit should be fine for this unexposed youngster and has run fine on soft ground .Aheadfullofdreams is admirably consistent but on a stiff mark and softer ground a worry while The Composer is on a very stiff mark in his maiden chase .
½ pt win No Anxiety @ 9/4
7.30 It’s not a deep race and a deserved win could come the In form Special Buddy’s way . He lost little in defeat over C&D on soft ground in quite a hot contest and stuck on really well when 2nd last time . The opposition is modest and this should be his day.
½ pt win Special Buddy @ 5/2
8.00 Another uncompetitive heat and the short priced fav is the in form Sartene’s Son , 2nd here last time off this mark and similar ground and ,slightly longer trip no issue . HE’s ridden by the highly capable Zac Baker in a race for amateur riders and should reward fav backers .
½ pt win Sartene’s Son @ 5/4
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta .
5.50 The short priced fav is the bang in form Good Earth , 3 wins and a 2nd in his last 4, the only defeat coming here in a claimer, at a shorter trip . He’s now on a stiff mark and this longer trip hasn’t helped in the past. Al Aseef has run two most solid races of late behind the most likeable Sir Rodneyredblood , who’ll make another honest bid from the front , but the 5 pound hit looks a stopper and Al Asef has a shocking win record . Bythebay has a bit to prove returning from a break down in trip but has moved to a respected stable . Wouldb’t be the biggest shock of the capable Imaam consented to strut his stuff but with so many ifs and buts, happy to watch .
6.20 The fav is Metjhaam , who was 2nd here last time but the drop in trip unlikely to help and poorly drawn . Uninspiring heat .
6.50 Gift Horse has run two most solid races and wascvery unlucky last time at Lingfield, when given a confident ride , well off the pace from a bad draw , to finish 2nd with Lucky Shake not far behind . He’s been unlucky in the draw again and is new to the surface, so 5/4 is plenty short enough .
7.20 Astrogem has looked a much improved filly this season and is 2 from 2 , making all well both times and the 5 pound hit looks manageable , but is badly drawn on her tapeta debut so at short odds , not hard to look elsewhere in an open race.Annie Rose is also badly deangoing up in trip as is the capable Mummy Bear . Puchita is an honest type and makes longshot appeal after a good 3rd over C&D last time and stays on the same mark and the draw is fine for this prominent racer . Port Noir likes it here and subsequent turf runs have been pretty good, so another good run expected.
¼ pt ew Puchita @ 14/1
7.50 The short priced fav is Royal Pleasure who ran two big races over C&D last season , despite very slow starts and is on a fair mark in his handicap debut and as he won first time out last year , the absence shouldn’t be an issue . I prefer the chance of the lightly raced Stylish Performer , who is 2 from 2 over C&D and this prominent racer is on a realistic mark and can be forgiven a lesser effort last time on easy ground at Ascot .
½ pt win Stylish Performer @ 11/2
8.20 Very few come into this with high hopes and offers another golden chance for Imajorblush to shed his maiden tag . He is consistent, on a workable mark and effective over C&D and this could be his day .
¼ pt win Imajorblush @ 9/4
8.50 Pope Gregory’s hat-trick bid here was foiled by a combination by a sharp nudge up the weights and the slightly longer trip and the drop in distance is in his favour and should be competitive just 3 pounds above his last winning mark .There’s been money for Whatwouldyouknow off a very good mark , but this track specialist hasn’t been cutting the mustard for some time . Mac Macarthy is lightly raced and sprung a 33/1 shock winning over C&d and backed that up with a most respectable 3rd over C&D off this mark , finishing just behind track regular international Line but has a small pull in the weights and this prominent racer has a good race make up with few of these likely to serve it up early .
½ pt ew Mac Macarthy @ 12/1