The Delightful Double
The Bull McCabe 2.47 @ 5/2
Oski 4.17 @ 2/1
The Longshot double
£1 ew double
Uallrightharry 3.35 @ 12/1
Fidux 3.57 @ 12/1
The Terrific Trixie
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Jessica Rabbit 5.20 @ 9/2
Could Be trouble 3.22 @ 5/2
Frisco Bay 4.32 @ 5/1
Selected Navan – soft ground on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
1.15 Lopes Gold ran a cracker on debut at Naas on easy ground so should be well suited to this C&d . Opposition are lightly raced and of course open to improvement , but is certainly the one to beat .
¼ pt win Lopes Gold @ 13/8
2.20 Art Of Unity took advantage of a huge drop in the ratings with an all the way win over C&D , beating a similar to today big field , with ease but the 11 pound hit will surely test as will the much softer ground . Conversant is a hold up type and will be favoured by the likely very strong pace and won well over C&D on dep ground and backed that up with a cracking 3rd at The Curragh over further and off this mark . He’s well drawn to track the pace and I can see him pouncing late for another C&d win .
½ pt win Conversant @ 7/2
2.55 It’s very weak and Malawi is very likely to reward odds on players .
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Punchestown – very soft ground on this undulating and galloping track
1.30 Quite a tricky opener as the better horses , all switch from hurdles and these are closely matched on their ratings .The fav is Politesse, every chance off her rating but this trip on soft ground spells trouble . Millen To One and Tullybeg have strong claims but the nod goes to mudlark Wingin a Prayer , who’s won here before .
¼ pt win Wingin A Prayer @ 11/2
2.05 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Fontwell – good ground on this sharp track
2.25 Old Harry Rocks is the clear form horse and ran well off this mark last time with a strong finishing 2nd at around this trip at Southwell and if adapting to this tricky circuit , is certainly the one to beat .
½ pt win Old Harry Rocks @ 5/2
3.00 Magical Thomas has a terrific record here , 3 wins and 2 places from 6 tries ! and comes here on the back of a much improved run when 2nd over C&D off this much reduced mark . The very able 5 pound claimer takes the ride, making his task a bit easier, but he’s at his very best when allowed to dominate and wont have the lead to himself , but has run well when having to be ridden more patiently . Worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Magical Thomas @ 4/1
3.35 This is wide open and I’m happy to take on the in form fav In Max Dynamo, down in trip ,up in the ratings and on quicker ground .All of Unai, Legend of Zorro , Plantaganent and friends Don’t ask have claims but I’m having a dabble on topweight Ualltightharry, a C&D winner on this ground and drops into Class 5 for the first time
¼ pt ew Uallrightharry @ 12/1
4.10 Quite a tricky small field stayers handicap hurdle but Lithic has been most unwilling of late while Rumble B’s form is only modest and Top Man is another capable sort who’s been downing tools of late and this longer trip likely to stetch his stamina. Milrow ran really well last time but has been very lightly raced in recent years and this could come a bit soon . The tough and in form The tin Miner is very likely to get his own way up front and could take a bit of reeling in as the track and trip are fine. The late playing and capable Samylou is the big danger .
¼ pt win The Tin Miner @ 3/1
5.20 The fav is the capable Bazaron but is another who rarely sees the racetrack and this could come a bit soon . This isn’t a deep race , and despite a further nudge up the weights, the inform Jessica Rabbit gets the nod .
½ pt win Jessica Rabbit @ 9/2
5.50 Almost all of these have a hard time getting their noses in front but this could finally be Espinator’s Day, consistent and sees his races out well and gets the nod over flintara and I’m On Snap.
¼ pt win Espinator @ 10/3
Selected Kelso – good ground on this undulating and sharp track with a galloping straight .
1.57 Short priced fav is Trailboss, but he doesn’t see the racetrack that often , so this could come quick enough and this field is full of dark horses .
2.32 This is massively open and just couldn’t cut down the short list .
3.07 PREMIUM RACE
3.42 An open event full of in form and reliable types but the nod goes to recent C&D winner Dequall , only a few pounds higher and can be forgiven a lesser run on the Perth mud last time .
¼ pt win Dequall @ 7/2
4.17 First Lord De Cuet hardly impressed in his first chase at Hexham last time and could struggle keeping up with slicker jumpers. Grand MOgel also goes up in trip in his first chase andwith Ashjan a mile out of the weights, the reliable Oski certainly looks the one .
3/4 pt win Oski @ 2/1
Selected Uttoxeter – – good ground on this undulating and sharp track with a galloping straight
2.47 Only 3 go and one is the hugely disappointing Interconnected who cost connections a right old wedge but has been running only modestly and can’t be considered against a pair of in form types who are running to their very decent marks . I’m with The Bull McCabe in his maiden chase to probably make all on ground he relishes .
¾ pt win The Bull McCabe @ 5/2
3.22 Not a competitive novice hurdle and looks very good for the ex-Irish Could Be trouble after a smart win at this trip last time , which is clearly the best form .
¾ pt win Could Be Trouble @ 5/2
3.57 A crackerjack of a Class 2 handicap chase and the only certainty is that they will be going like stink from flagfall with a cluster of front runners which will help those played late and the strong stayers and Fidux fits the bill and his programme appears to be geared to this .
½ pt ew Fidux @ 11/1
4.32 Not a deep contest and I’m with Frisco Bay a respectable 3rd off this mark in his chase debut and his free going style of running , will be suited to this track and his rivals are mostly late players .
½ pt win Frisco Bay @ 9/2
5.42 The in form Hurricane Ali looks a Southwell specialist as his 2nd over this C&d was off a 10 pound lower mark . The fav is Paul Nicholls’ Flinterur Sacre, but hardly convincing of late . Glimpse of Gold runs this C&D very well and looks a very lively longshot /
¼ pt ew Glimpse Of Gold @ 25/1