Today's Fortune for a fiver
50p ew trixie & 50p ew treble
kentford Mallard 3.45 @ 9/1
Phoebos Lescribaa 4.50 @ 16/1
Van Dijk 5.40 @ 11/1
Selected Salisbury – good to firm on this undulating , galloping and stiff track
1.00It’s never easy to carry a penalty in a maiden but this lacks depth and Cashew ran very well here on quick ground over a furlong shorter and is proven at this trip and looks a very solid fav .
½ pt win Cashew @ 11/8
1.35 This has a winnable look to it as Desert Marathon wont be suited to the drop in trip and Lexington Liberty a bit to prove on quicker ground and the majority of the rest switching from the all weather . Emjaytwentythree is hard to win with but has good enough form in the book to be a factor in this and this C&D should suit well .
¼ pt ew Emjaytwentythree @ 8/1
2.10 Recent C&d winner Walls Of Kano would do very well to give weight away to a couple of likely newcomers in Papacito and Qasaad , both run in famous colours and both cost a right old wedge but the latter’s value zoomed from £38,000 to £115,000 from foal to yearling , often the sign of one to keep on the right side .
¼ pt win Qaasad @ 9/2
2.45 This will take little winning and the fav Morrooj could well be vulnerable off this mark and on quick ground . Elegant erin is a course winner and ran OK on the all weather last time and could be the answer as the in form Roca Magica is better on flat tracks .
¼ pt win Elegant Erin @ 9/1
3.55 Auriferous has decent form but all on soft ground while Modestus ran only a fair race on debut . This looks good for Franklet , who brings the best form to the race and proven at the trip and the ground and will be prominent throughout before asserting .
½ pt win Franklet @ 6/4
Selected Southwell – good ground on this flat and sharp track
1.25 A tricky opener as both Brotherly Companion and west to Crossgales are better than they have showed of late , but prefer to just watch these for now, Steel Wave hasn’t had much racing of late and for that reason is another to just watch , Renwick ran really well last time in a deeper race at Uttoxeter and is preferred to Lord getaway , another who rarely sees the racetrack and can’t be guaranteed to back up his good effort last time.
½ pt win Renwick @ 4/1
2.00 Former pointer Tardree was well supported in his first chase last time , coming away for an easy win and could still be ahead of the game but the 12 pound hit puts me off backing this 5/4 shot .
2.35 Not a deep novice event and with the fragile Bolrissime running a bad one last time , returning from a long break , looks a straight fight between the ex- Irish valupo , who could well find this C&D very sharp and preference for former useful flat horse Awesomedude , who shaped well on his recent hurdles debut .
½ pt win Awesomedude @ 5/2
3.10 Robsam went close over C&d last time but did have the run of the race in a most steadily run event and despite being 6 pounds higher Eden Collanges ran a belter over C&D last time and a reproduction sees him bang there .
¼ pt ew Eden Collanges @ 15/2
3,45 Hard to fancy many here and understandable that the ex -Irish Present Storm heads the market with a decent 3rd here in a small field novice hurdle and thus longer trip will surely help . Kentford Mallard has a modest strike rate as she is a hold up type but went close at Newton Abbot over shorter and with a good pace likely , this could be her day .
½ pt e w Kentford Mallard @9/1
4.20 Ballinska continues to disappoint while when it goes from push to shove , The some Dance Kid is often wanting . This is likely to be between the two novices going handicapping for the first time and on their marks, Kentucky Hardboot is just preferred to Timberman .
¼ pt win Kentucky Hardboot @ 11/2
4.50 A very open finale but the consistent Phoebus Lescribaa ran a cracker over C&d on his comeback spin when a close 2nd and both the winner and 3rd give plenty of substance to the form and off a 3 pound higher mark , looks a cracking longshot .
½ pt ew Phoebus Lescribaa @ 16/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
1.45 The bang in form Lets Go Lucky is usually wanting on this surface while the down in the ratings Hachert has showed up well here over a shorter trip and respected back to a more appropriate distance, but losing runs racking up , but he’s not on his own in a field where the vast majority find getting their noses in front troublesome and this includes the tip Deftera Lad , who is rarely far away and his only two wins came here . He’s a hold up type but there is quite a lot of early pace which will help .
¼ pt ew Deftera Lad @ 9/1
2.20 The consistent Fact or Fable goes well here but has a rotten win rate . The front running Rockebury has gone close a few times of late off around this mark and over this C&D and could take a bit of catching .
¼ pt ew Rockebury @ 6/1
2.55 Manhattanville ran well on debut and brings the best form to the race shaping as this longer trip would suit well but that was on turf so I can let this even money shot go .
3.30 This looks very much a match between the lightly raced Rita The Cheetah a C&d winner who returns from a break and carries the dreaded penalty up against the consistent but luckless Tantastic , and this should be his day .
½ pt win Tantastic @ 11/8
4.05 Highest Ambition did well last season and went close over C&d but his recent comeback spin was most disappointing but it was on soft ground . Global Vision is rarely far away including over C&D off around this mark and should be in the mix again at juicy odds.
¼ pt ew Global Vision @ 12/1
4.40 Not a deep race and likely to be a straight fight between a pair of unexposed 3yos in Kalma and envega , and on the surface and trip, the former gets the nod .
¼ pt win Kalma @ 6/4
5.10 The front running Cloud Thunder went very close over C&d of late off this mark and shouldn’t be troubled up front early on and can upset the short priced fav Live Your Dream , who has stamina to prove .
¼ pt ew Cloud Thunder @ 9/2
5.40 Diamond Jill won well over C&D last time and the double is no pipe dream off just a 4 pound higher mark despite the fact that Pearly Prince is entitled to reverse form at the weights but as that was his first run for a long time , unlikely to reproduce that good run . A strong pace is on which will help the strong finishing Van Dijk , who can get detached , but flies home.
½ pt ew Van Dijk @ 11/1
Selected Wetherby – good to firm on this mostly flat and galloping track.
4.55 Haymaker has done little wrong in both runs and could get his reward in a winnable maiden , proven at trip and ground .
½ pt win Haymaker @ 5/2
5.30 A modest maiden but the two form horses in El Picaro and Tommaso have showed peak form on soft ground , so an easy pass.
6.00 A good pace is very much on which is unfortunate for recent 100/1 winner Katie’s Kitten , who made all at Leicester off this mark and there didn’t appear to be any fluke about it , but other early pacers on this quicker track rules her out. My boy Charles ran well on his first start for a new stable and this hold up type has a favourable race make up .
¼ pt ew My Boy Charles @ 7/1
6.30 PREMIUM RACE
7.00 This will take little winning and the clear form horse is Eagles Rock after a narrow defeat at this trip on quick ground at Ayr off this mark and really should be landing this but does have a rotten win record .
½ pt win Eagles Rock @ 11/4
7.35 This will take little winning and the fav is September Song who runs in famous colours and for a top Southern stable and has decent form but goes up markedly in trip , which isn’t sure to suit and needed her first run back last season . Preference is for the bang in form hurdler Pepper Street , who’s on a good mark back on the flat and the ground and probably C&d will suit .
½ pt win Pepper Street @ 3/1
Selected Ayr – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
5.45 This will take little winning and despite the ultra consistent Pearl Of Qatar being now a bit high in the weights , he is still hungry for success and an ideal strong pace is on the cards for this C&D winner to gallop behind and keep going comfortably the best .
½ pt win Pearl Of Qatar @ 10/11
6.15 PREMIUM RACE
6.45 Another winnable contest and despite the small field a few of these will try and go all the way which favours the capable C&d winner Pavers Pride , a good recent 2nd at Hamilton and unsuited by the Catterick mud next time . He sees out the trip well and this looks a good opportunity .
½ pt win Pavers Pride @ 9/4
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
7.45 I was very keen on Motawaazy at Catterick last time despite the unfavourable wide draw but got the front and controlled the race well , but In the end just scrambled home but is better drawn tonight and may be able to overcome the stiff 5 pound hit . Slight preference is for the well handicapped prominent racing Tukhoom in a rare run in a 0-60 .
¼ pt win Tukhoom @ 5/1
8.15 PREMIUM RACE