50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Henry Morgan Parry 4.20 @ 11/1
Comeonthebull 4.55 @ 4/1
Kaheall 6.30 @ 6/1
Selected Hamilton – good to firm on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
1.35 Looks very much a match and as Cooperation has a good run on his CV at the stiff Ponty , should have the edge over Bannow, but at short odds , I can pass.
2.10 This is very weak and despite a drop in trip , it will be a massive shock if Miqulon fails to collect at 1/3 .
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
3.55 Another uncompetitive heat and despite the ground being quick enough , clear form horse Millie The Minx has little to beat and is a dual course winner .
½ pt win Millie The Minx @ 5/4
4.30 All of these are finding it tough getting their noses in front and this is very open .
5.05 Very little between Ballyare, Ventura Flame , Bunian and Lady Celia and the best play would be on the distance market , going for a photo .
Selected Ffos Las – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.25 A tricky opener but the longer trip is unlikely to help the hard to win with Blumen Glory . Little between Fat Sam , the in form Getthepot and recent track 2nd Buck’s Dream , but the former is on a good mark based on his Warwick 2nd and worth a dabble .
¼ pt win Fat Sam @ 11/2
2.00 This is fiercely competitive and the only one safely ruled out is the now struggling but once useful Drumlee Sunset . Montanna won really well over C&d last time and despite the big penalty and going up in grade is still respected. You can make a good case for all of the other five , but at the odds, the capable and in form Alimnar gets the nod .
¼ pt win Alimnar @ 9/1
2.35 None of these mares have ever won so a big day for one group of connections . The highest rated , by some way is Emma Lamb , who has two ways of running and is hard to support .
3.10 There’s been a stack of money for No Quarter Asked and is now the odds on fav , deposing the clear form horse Arcade Attraction and as the market mover has had plenty of chances of late and never looked like getting close to scoring, the tip looks a good play .
½ pt win Arcade Attraction@ 6/4
3.45 Despite the big field few of these are going well enough to be considered . The exception is the youngster Billy The squid , who has yet to win one but ran well in a big field handicap last time and promises not to be far away .
¼ pt ew Billy The Squid @ 11/2
4.20 There was plenty of money for the lightly raced Henri Morgan Parry in his first handicap chase , but found things happening a bit quickly for him around that tight track . Down In the ratings, up in trip and on a more galloping track , could be another course win for in form trainer Peter Bowen .
½ pt ew Henry Morgan Parry @ 11/1
4.55 The short priced fav is the well handicapped Hit The Bottle, who has showed very little of late but has moved to the Dan Skelton stable, renowned for re- energising new intakes but it’s hard to look past the lightly raced Comeonthebull who set out to make all over C&D last time and kept on plugging away to be beaten in a 3 way photo , with a couple of in form types floundering behind . He was out of the weights that day so can run off a 6 pound lower mark !.
½ pt win Comeonthebull @ 4/1
Ffos Las placepot
Selected Uttoxeter – good ground on this undulating , and sharp track with a galloping straight
1.45 Drakes Well finally got it right with a clear all the way win at Fontwell making all. It wasn’t the greatest race ever , but still has the form to double up .
½ pt win Drakes Well @ 7/4
2.20 Daranova and Enforecement weren’t far behind in a big field handicap chase over C&d recently with Chief Sittingbull some way behind, but the latter did mix it up front for some way before weakening out of it and could be a lively longshot with a reduced mark and likely to have his own way up front .
¼ pt ew Chief Sittingbull @ 18/1
2.55 Chasamax has clearly the best form but this long standing maiden not for me at short odds .
3.30 Bucko’s Boy is unlikely to get a soft lead today and could well struggle . This should be between the in form pair of Saint Arvans and Ernesto , who are both on good marks and trip no issue , but the latter gets the nod on this ground .
¼ pt win Ernesto @ 7/2
4.05 As High Say is long odds on to land the hat-trick and should do, but a few of these are capable of giving her a race .
4.40 The drying ground is no help to the back to form Seymour Sox despite this having a most winnable look . Mr McGuinness hasn’t struck for a few seasons and is consequently now racing off a much lower mark and showed signs of a revival last time and he runs this track well. Worth an interest .
¼ pt win Mr McGuiness @ 10/1
5.10 Camthorne has a massive penalty for a good win in lower grade , but the other 5 all merit consideration and the nod goes to the in form Larch Hill, still on a workable mark .
¼ pt win Larch Hill @ 9/2
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.30 Despite the big field dual C&d winner Silver Nemo is a short priced fav and has won both of his races off the pace and could still be ahead of the game and is well drawn under regular rider Josie Gordon , Pina Collada is inconsistent but this well drawn runner ran her best race over C&d just getting chinned by Silver Nemo and much better off at the weights and hard to ignore at the odds.
¼ pt ew Pina Collada @ 18/1
6.00 A small field for this Class 3 sprint but it’s fiercely competitive . the fav is the ultra prolific Power Over Me , 5 wins and a 3rd since leaving Ireland but is now on a very stiff mark returning from a break and his only reversal came on polytrack . The pace to the race will come from the in form C&D winner , who has every chance despite a nudge up the weights . Ivortheengine is another prolific sort with 3 wins and a 2nd from 5 tries and didn’t do badly on his recent comeback spin over a trip too short and not out of this. The nod goes to the well handicapped Corinthia Knight , a close 3rd over C&d recently in a hot race .
¼ pt win Corinthia Knight @ 7/1
6.30 Another good contest with plenty of prolific and lightly raced 3yos from good stables and in famous colours . Kaheall ran well on his debut on soft turf , close behind the useful El drama and went on to win twice here . On a good mark on his handicap debut and longer trip looks a smart move and he’s tactically versatile. The opposition is tough but quite a few of these have a bit to prove either at the trip or the surface . Very nice play at the odds .
½ pt win Kaheall @ 6/1
Selected Thirsk – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
5.45 PREMIUM RACE
6.15 Delgray Boy made a right fist of following up a C&D win here at Ripon over a longer trip and slower ground , but a further 3 pound nudge up the weights presents him with a stiff task . Dragons Will Rise has won 4 of his last 5 but returns from a break on a stiff looking mark . Kylie Rules has dropped in the weights like a stone and has run a couple of good races of late , one over C&D and looks a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Kylie Rules @ 15/2
6.45 This looks very much a match between recent soft ground winner Timeless Soul , and it wasn’t much of a race he won against Belief , a good 3rd in a competitive Nottingham maiden and clearly gets the nod .
½ pt win Belief @ 13/8
8.15 PREMIUM RACE