50p ew trixie & 50p ew treble
Westend Theatre 2.10 @ 18/1
Damiens Dilemma 3.20 @ 16/1
Remedium 5.00 @ 6/1
6 50p doubles 4 25p trebles & 50p ew acca
Mercurial 3.20 @ 7/1
Zihaam 4.20 @ 7/1
Perfect Balance 4.50 @ 5/2
Rumsythah 3.15 @ 7/2
Selected Cartmel – good ground on this sharp and quick track
The very best of luck to Andrea and friends, enjoying a day at the races and the occasional vino .
1.05 The odds on fav is the Irish raider Gladiatorial , who showed much improved form last time and has to be very much respected given the record of Irish horses in Britain but I prefer the chance of the consistent Geronimo , stepping up to a trip which should suit and his stable do very well here .
½ pt win Geronimo @ 3/1
1.35 There’ll be no hanging about here as all of Calliope , Ordered Lives and See The sea are all known for front running and with Laskadine and Lady Bowes more effective over further, this should drop nicely for the late playing Voice Of Calm.
½ pt win Voice of Calm @ 9/4
2.10 This has a winnable look to it and you could do worse than being with the consistent Westend Theatre , who races with the pace , ideal for here , no issues with ground or trip and a very lively longshot .
½ pt ew Westend Theatre @ 18/1
3.20 Another nice longshot here in the front running course winner Damien’s Dilemma , who’s been In pretty good form of late and could take some catching in a winnable heat .
½ pt ew Damiens Dilemma @ 16/1
3.55 this is wide pen and the short list is very long but Ballyellis has returned from an absence with two very solid runs and despite being a hold up type , which may not be ideal in this field, certainly wont be stopping .
¼ pt ew Ballyellis @ 8/1
4.30 A wide open finale but Fleeting Visit , 3 wins and 2 seconds in his last 5 is very hard to knock and this hold up type may still be ahead of the game .
¼ pt ew Fleeting Visit @ 8/1
Selected Haydock – good to soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.15 This has a most winnable look to it with the runners either not going well , up in trip or returning from long breaks. The exception is the prolific Labeeb ,who did well last time at York in a hot handicap , coming from a most uncompromising position to finish with a rattle to be 5th of 15 . He can front run, and I expect a prominent ride today .
½ pt win Labeeb @ 4/1
1.45 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.55 At the ratings little between cabaletta, who could be in better form , La Lune , with ground issues and Oriental Mystique ,a hold up type with good form but hard to win with . The admirable Salsada has a bit to find at the weights but she will have the run of the race from the front and could pinch this.
¼ pt win Salsada @ 5/1
3.30 The useful Safe Voyage has a bit to prove after two shocking runs and this is best left to the inf form and classy Glorious Journey and gets the nod in a competitive heat .
½ pt win Glorious Journey @ 9/2
4.05 The amazing Mo Celita has graduated from selling company , through handicap company and comes here on the back of a clear win over C&D in the mud , but the 7 pound hit will test as will drying ground . Blackrod impressed in his first two runs until finding Listed company too hot, especially on very deep ground , Could be too good for these.
¼ pt win Blackrod @ 7/1
Selected Beverley – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.30 The fav and clear form horse is Trevolli but badly drawn and soft ground an unknown . In an uncompetitive heat I’m with Ziggy , who ran promisingly on easy ground last time .
¼ pt win Ziggy @ 7/2
2.00 A class 2 sprint for 2yos and I’m with the fav is Kyber Crystal , a cracking 2nd on debut in the Donny mud and the winner has sluiced home in a Class 1 since .
½ pt win Kyber Crystal @ 2/1
2.35 This is very open and a chance can be given to the well handicapped and capable Al Erayg , especially on soft ground .
¼ pt ew Al Erayg @ 12/1
3.10 Another Class 2 sprint for 2yos and with The Gatekeeper struggling on soft ground previously , Robjohn down in trip and with Tipperary Sunset and Ryan’s Party fighting out an uncompetitive Hamilton maiden last time , I’m sweet on the chance of Mercurial after beating a couple of useful yardsticks in the Chester mud .
½ pt win Mecurial @ 6/1
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 C&D specialist Bit Of A quirke will give it a good go from the front but up in the ratings as too is the hat-trick seeking Casilli . Zihaam is another C&D specialist who remains on a workable mark , but would want the ground to dry out a bit .
½ pt win Zihaam @ 7/1
Selected Catterick – good to soft on this undulating and sharp track
1.55 in this modest handicap the fav is Katsonis who belied odds of 50/1 to be 2nd in the Musselburgh mud in a similar event but no appeal at cramped odds today . See the eagles fly has solid form and Is going well over hurdles but I prefer a dabble on Point of Honour , who runs this track well , on a good mark and runs well fresh .
¼ pt ew Point Of Honour @ 8/1
2.30 The fav in this winnable sprint is the back to form Zim Baby , well supported when losing narrowly in the Ripon mud, but up in the ratings, down in trip and badly drawn . Dark Shot comes here on the back of two big runs off around this mark and this could well be a deserved win .
½ pt win Dark Shot @ 11/2
3.05 The ultra consistent Nordic Fire has a rotten win record but is rarely far away and has run very well over C&D on easy ground of late . This has a very winnable look to it and could be his day.
½ pt ew Nordic Fire @ 4/1
3.40 The well drawn The Big House runs this C&d well , is well drawn , on a good mark and ground fine . He can be a little in and out so just a small play despite this being another race where quantity outweighs quality . The consistent Hope Probe’s limitations were exposed last time when only 3rd in a modest heat .
¼ pt win The Big House @ 9/2
4.15 Another uncompetitive heat and preference for the front running Selsey Sizzler over the poorly handicapped Bollin Nell .
¼ pt win Selsey Sizzler @ 9/4
4.50 Perfect Balance sluiced in over C&D last time on easy ground and on a fair mark on that run. The consistent Crown Princess would do well to get competitive off a 4 pound higher mark .
½ pt win Perfect Balance @ 5/2
5.55 A very open finale but the well handicapped Paddy Power has been going very well of late , including over C&D on easy ground and a nice ew play.
¼ pt ew Paddy Power @ 13/2
Selected Chester – good to soft on this flat and very sharp track where a low draw is quite an advantage
2.05 The form horse is clearly Aveta after a clear win In the Windsor mud, but did take quite time to find her stride , so this sharp C&D could find her out . Happy to watch
2.40 Boardman has been awesome In his last two but a 10 pound hit will test and this C&D may well not suit this hold up type. Ejtilaab is in good form and ran very well from a poor draw over C&D last time on similar ground. He has the plot draw today and may well make all .
1/2pt win Ejtilaab @ 9/4
3.15 The front running pair of Baileys Breathless and Cuban Breeze are both proven over C&d but should set up nicely for the lightly raced , progressive and well drawn Rumathayan @ 7/2
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 The short priced fav is Al Shibli who was well supported on debut and ran well coming off the pace. This is not the track for these tactics and both I’m A Gambler and Sir Min bring solid form to the table, the nod going to the latter with course experience .
¼ p t win Sir Min @ 4/1
5.00 The well drawn Remedium has run 2nd in both starts this season , running to a good level both times and easy ground no issue. He has the plot draw to front run and a very nice ew play .
½ pt ew Remedium @ 6/1
Selected Ffos Las – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
5.30 Hard to fancy many in this and the clear form horse is Mosambo , a good 3rd in her first try at this trip and that run well good enough to land this .
½ pt win Mosambo @ 7/2
6.00 Lerloos Legend won as he pleased last time over C&d on similar ground, held up and cut through the pack comfortably and in no danger of losing . Only 4 pounds higher , but that wasn’t the greatest race ever and I prefer a play on elios D’or after a good 3rd last time and an unlucky late fall the time before /
¼ p tew Elios D’Or @ 8/1
6.30 Wicked West brings the best form to the table , especially at this trip and the move to Richard Newland’s stable can only be seen as a positive .
¼ pt win Wicked West @ 2/1
7.00 Jemima P is the fav and in top form but the hefty 11 pound hit and softer ground will test . Black Buble has been going well of late at this trip and ground and could get his reward for consistency .
½ pt win Black Buble @ 7/1
7.30 John Betjamen finally broke his duck last time over C&d on similar ground at the 28th attempt ! but it was a weak affair and a follow up unlikely with the penalty . Clemento did well on his first run for Fergal O’Brien but it came after a long absence so can only watch today . The juvenile Hoorah won as he pleased in his handicap debut and the 5 pound hit unlikely to stop him .
½ pt win Hooroo @ 2/1
8.00 Beau Haze comes here on the back of two big runs over C&D on similar ground but the 7 pound hit will test in a deeper race . Imperial acolyte is going well and has claims but preference for the consistent Holly James , who’s been knocking on the door and this is easier than of late .
½ pt win Holly James @ 3/1
Ffos Las placepot
Selected Salisbury – good to soft on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
5.40 Amazonian Dream has run to a good quality of form in both tries , well drawn , proven on the ground and stiffer track should help .
½ pt win Amazonian Dream @ 9/4
6.15 This is weak and it looks at the mercy of easy Windsor winner Colombe, on a good mark in this handicap and looks good for fav backers.
¾ pt win Colombe @ 5/4
6.45 The drop in trip could catch the short priced fav Biggles out and preference for the in form and luckless of late Lordsbridge Boy, proven over C&d and the ground .
½ pt ew Lordsbridge Boy @ 15/2
7.15 The fav is newcomer Asjad but best recent form brought by Cape Columbus after a good debut run on the Nottingham mud. Ower Starlight did OK last time and the drop in trip makes him a lively longshot .
¼ pt ew Ower Starlight @ 16/1
7.45 These are all rated almost identically , so just have to concentrate upon form , C&D and ground . Komore has been going well on the all weather and did well coming 3rd last time behind a couple pf in form types , but he did have the run of the race up front , but his general form makes him appealing , especially at the odds .
½ pt ew Komore @ 10/1
8.15 An open stayers handicap and plenty of these in good form but I give the nod to the reliable Gentleman At arms , a good 3rd on his comeback spin on the al weather but proven at the trip and ground on stiff tracks and still on a workable mark .
½ pt ew Gentleman At Arms @ 8/1