3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Blazing Saddles 2.05 @ 9/4
Bollin Joan 3.05 @ 7/2
Urban Violet 8.30 @ 3/1
Selected Worcester – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.00Birchdale and Eglantine Du seuil are the pair to concentrate upon at the ratings but stamina not assured for either in a tricky race .
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.05 This will take little winning and a good opportunity for the in form and reliable Blazing Saddles .
½ pt win Blazing Saddles @ 9/4
2.40 The fav is Lost History , whose been absent from jumps for over 2 years , and wasn’t doing much then and a recent pop on the flat wasn’t great , but at least he led the field for quite a way . He’s joined the top stable of Dan Skelton , renowned for coaxing new intakes back to form and this one is very well handicapped , but still hard to fancy .Isle Of aron ran a good race last time when 3rd at this trip and ground at Southwell , and is preferred .
¼ pt win Isle Of Aron @ 5/1
3.15 You can pick big holes in the chances of all 4 in this .
3.45 Jac Brown was an excellent winner over C&D last time In a handicap and despite the penalty back in novice company, he’s up against professional loser Johnny B and in form chaser Licklighter .
½ pt win Jac Brown @ 6/5
4.45 This is a really good competitive race and the short list is very long .The fav is the novice Gold Link , on a fair mark for his handicap debut , but he’s yet to win one and has plenty of chances .High Change took advantage of a drop in the ratings when successful over C&D on his first run for Richard Newland and another big run can be expected with the 4 pound hit . Faint Hope comes here on the back of two big runs and this late player is only up 3 pounds and has the ground and probably C&D in his favour . Nice longshot .
¼ pt ew Faint Hope @ 11/1
Selected Ripon – very soft ground on this undulating and sharp track
1.55 Atomic Lady is the fav after a good debut run , but up in trip and soft ground today .
2.30 This will take little winning and the consistent if luckless Livia The empress can gain reward today with trip and ground no issue .
½ pt win Livia The Empress @ 10/3
3.05 Jean Baptiste stormed home in the Newmarket mud last time making all but has a stiff penalty , up in trip and wont have the front to himself with Sociologist sure to go on as could fibresand specialist carasius . Bollin Joan has a fine record over C&D in the mud and this late player has a fine race make up .
½ pt win Bollin Joan @ 7/2
3.35 Benadlid has a fine record over C&D and sluiced in last time in the mud but does have a stiff penalty . Fishable also handles the mud and is on a fair mark and these are hard to split .
4.05 Camerily Joe comes here on the back of a narrow defeat over C&D on soft ground and another big run expected. The Princes Poet also did well to be 2nd In a better race at Nottingham in the mud and has come a fair way for this but the trainer has drawn a blank in 14 tries here . There’s a lot of early pace in this with Impeller . Julie Johnston and My Best Friend all likely to go forward quickly , but unlikely to stay there and the strong pace will help Driftwood , a running on 3rd over C&D last time and a lively longshot .
¼ p t ew Driftwood @ 12/1
4.40 Moorbik brings comfortably the best form to the table for a top stable who plunders well here , but how will he cope with much softer ground ?
5.15 The well treated Qaanah handles the mud well and is preferred to Refuge in this low grade sprint .
¼ pt win Qaanah @ 11/4
Selected Haydock – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2.15 The consistent Olympic Theatre sluiced in on the Windsor mud and could well be up to the 6 pound hit, but the bookies agree and is only 5/4 . Red Glory got the run of the race when successful last time while Secret Shadow found this trip far enough last time.
2.50 KIngmax did well on his debut and as his sire is an influence for soft ground, looks good to go one better. Sharp Riposte also did well on debut , but the value of the form questionable .
½ pt win Kingmax @ 10/11
3.25 After a smart debut run on easy ground you would expect Jadlaah to land this with the minimum of fuss , but is odds on .
3.55 The hat-trick seeking Dan De Light , is hard to fancy off his mark and switching to soft ground , which was no help last season . Hard to split Haveagomecca and Tantastic and the nod goes to the former , bred for soft ground.
¼ pt win Haveagomecca @ 3/1
4.30 Unusual having an Irish raider midweek and the in form Pretty Boy Floyd is the short priced fav, but the trainer has had scant success in previous raids and this one could well find this C&D sharp enough . John Kirkup has yet to fire this season while Terentum Star is capable yet inconsistent . Despite a penalty , Somewhere Secret has a great record here and relishes the mud .
¼ pt win Somewhere Secret @ 6/1
5.00 Lexington Knight has done little wrong in all four runs, and easily beings the best form to the table and is proven on this kind of track and ground . Looks good for the big hitters .
½ pt win Lexington Knight @ 4/6
Selected Carlisle – soft ground on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
5.30 I’m one of the owners of Qwicken and we were thrilled with her debut run when a running on 2nd in the Thirsk mud at the princely odds of 125/1 !. She wont be anywhere near those odds tonight and is in fact the fav , despite this far being cut and dried . She looks sure to appreciate this stiffer track and on this ground I make Province , a good 3rd in the Catterick mud, more of a danger than the consistent Wee Loch Lass, who may find the track and going against her . C’mon Qwicken !
½ pt win Qwicken @ 9/4
6.05 Aleezdancer was mightily impressive at Beverley last time on easy ground winning from the worst of the draw by a long looking 6 lengths . This longer trip and track look to be no issue and the clear danger Mattice , has good form at this trip but a bit to prove on the ground and track .
½ pt win Aleezdancer @ 11/10
6.40 This is very weak and Listen Again has showed a lot more than most and soft ground no problem. Out Of Sight ran well last time but can he reproduce that on softer ground .
¼ pt win Listen Again @ 7/2
7.15 Injazati ran a blinder on debut behind a smart winner at Newmarket in the mud and shouldn’t be troubled to open his account tonight , but is odds on .
7.50 A weak handicap and the clear form horse is recent track winner Helm Rock who you would expect to see out the extra furlong despite the 6 pound penalty, but is odds on .
8.20 PREMIUM RACE
8.50 Lucky Draw made all for a clear win in the Windsor mud and is only 2 pounds higher but this is a far different type of track,but he’s come far enough for this and the stable has done well in the past. She may not get her own way up front so I can pass at evens .
Selected Sandown – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
5.45 PREMIUM RACE
6.15 A red hot 2yo Class 1 and the fav is the 4 timer seeking Navello , who arguably has the best form on show but ALL of these are unexposed and capable of more , Bond Chairman won really well on debut and his price rocketed from £60,000 to £120,000 from foal to yearling , which is often a very positive sign . He won on quick ground but the Bryan Smart stable have travelled a long way for this and worth a dabble at juicy odds.
¼ pt ew Bond Chairman @ 11/1
6.50 At the weights little between Nayef Road and the admirably consistent Ocean Wind , but the former does come here on the back of an uncharacteristic poor run last time , so the fav should oblige .
½ pt win Ocean Wind @ 4/5
7.25 Another race which looks a match at the ratings and the better win record is enough to persuade me to go with Extra Elusive over Sangarius .
¼ pt win Extra Elusive @ 5/2
8.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 Urban Violet demolished her rivals here last time and this mudlover will take some beating despite the 6 pound penalty and the slightly shorter trip .
½ pt win Urban Violet @ 10/3