Wolver – all weather – tapeta
3.10 This is very open with Fard showing he’s a force to be reckoned with at this trip with a close 2nd at Ffos Las and proven on the surface. Both cool spirit and Little Miss Lilly were close up over C&d last time and again should be competitive but the nod goes to the back to form Signore Piccolo , a smart winner over C&d recently off just a 2 pound lower mark and as she goes up 4 pounds whatever today , could be her last clear chance to strike for a while . Trusty Rusty won well over C&d last time first time for Tony Carroll , but has a stiff penalty and first time geldings have a shocking record with this stable .
½ pt win Signore Piccollo @ 10/3
3.45 A tough task for Electric Love up 8 pounds in a deeper race while the transformed Under Curfew lost nothing in defeat last time off this new mark. Has showed promise on tapeta and is preferred .
½ pt win Under Curfew @ 15/8
Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
4.30 The longer trip will test the in form Top secret while the drop in trip wont help another in form runner in Willywon’t He . In a winnable event , the lightly raced Neenee’s Choice made all at Ffos Las to win smartly and makes this handicap mark well workable .
½ pt win Neenee’s Choice @11/4
5.05 After landing a modest event at Nottingham , Shining Aitch stepped up with a close 3rd over C&d off this mark and the 2nd horse has won since . This isn’t deep .
½ pt win Shining Aitch @ 7/2
Nottingham- good ground on this flat and galloping track
3.00 The odds on fav is the ex-Irish Daamil who clearly has the best form but Flatley has run well in both tries and proven at the trip and on ground.
¼ pt ew Flatley @ 14/1
3.35 Speedo Boy landed an overdue win last time but on this more benign track , he could be chasing a few shadows in the in form pair of Roar and Byron Hill , with the nod going to the latter .
¼ pt win Byron Hill @ 11/4
Night racing Fortune for a fiver
50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Reve De Vol 6.00 @ 18/1
Saisons D’Or 7.53 @ 16/1
Galidermes 8.23 @ 9/1
Selected The Curragh – good to soft on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
4.25 A Listed race for 2yos and it could well go the way of Head Mistress, who was well supported on debut at Down Royal, winning as she pleased and had the useful yardstick in Harmony Rose a few lengths away and she is rated a realistic 90, making her one of the best in at the ratings, and holds Loveday clearly on form . The highest rated is Strapped , but the drop in trip is a worry in this grade .
½ pt win Headmistress @ 3/1
4.55 PREMIUM RACE
6.00 A good quality Group 3 but the pair heading the ratings , Leo De Fury and Oodnadatta both come here in lukewarm form and there’s a lively longshot in Reve De Vol . This lightly raced sort beat a good one in Patrick Sarsfield over C&D on similar ground a few starts back and can be forgiven a much lesser run next time when upped in trip and found it just too far . He’s not far at all behind the highest rated in this and could shock .
½ pt ew Reve De Vol @ 18/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
5.00 Amazon Prince ran a good race on debut at Redcar on fast ground giving every indication that this stiffer track would suit .
¼ pt ew Amazon Prince @ 7/1
5.35 Yimou is finally responding to the ease in the handicap , but wins still hard to come by , but after a good 2nd over C&D has to be respected .Able Kane could well have been flattered in the Reserve Stewards Cup on soft ground as he has been finding it hard work off this new mark . Al Saariyah won only a modest heat at Windsor and could be challenged by a penalty and the stiffer circuit . Phoenix Star is very hard to knock as he always runs his race . The handicapper has got wise and he’s now on a testing mark , but the return to this kind of C&D will suit and has longshot appeal.
¼ pt ew Phoenix Star @ 12/1
6.08 Hold the front page, the Godolphin newcomer Corobus , who has Group 2 entries , has been backed into odds on , significant . A must watch as he could be useful .
6.38 PREMIUM RACE
7.08 The bang in form Contingency Fee , 4 wins and 2 seconds in his last 6 when front running , will give it a real go from the front and this C&d likely to suit , but the drop in trip and stiff mark presents a tough task . Classy Dame is rarely far away and worth an ew play .
¼ pt ew Classy Dame @ 9/1
7.38 A tricky finale but Maxis Boy has stamina to prove and Variyann is on a stiff mark . Thibaah was a ready winner at Haydock last time on quick turf down in trip and could well have his own way up front again tonight and might take some catching with just a 3 pound penalty . Both Hypnos and Power Of Darkness hard to rule out .
½ pt win Thibaah @ 8/1
Selected Thirsk – good ground on this flat and galloping track
5.20 PREMIUM RACE
7.23 Vanitas is still on a stiff mark and would do well to win while handicap newcomers Tromso and Clevelys are both high enough in the weights for what they have achieved, but both are youngsters entitled to improve .Northbound ran a cracker over C&D last time responding well from the drop in ratings and trip coming from way back. Just preferred the capable Tommy Tittlemouse , who remains well handicapped but hard to win with .
¼ pt ew Northbound @ 6/1
7.53 Candescence will again run his race but a deserved win may again be elusive off this tough mark while the well handicapped Irv is not really threatening of late and is up in grade. Both the recent winners Chalet and Turandot will give it a go but stiff marks again the issue . Saisons D’Or has a great draw for a front runner and despite recent form being a bit in and out, he was defied only by a nose at this trip at Ayr and is 2 pounds lower today and has run well over C&d before . Lovely longshot .
½ pt ew Saisons D’Or @ 16/1
8.23 Stepping up to this trip has been the making of My Boy Max and despite the rise in grade and the ratings has to be respected , but his odds are short enough . The consistent De Mazzaro would do well to feature off this mark and down in trip . Galidemes won over C&D a few starts ago and off just a 3 pound higher mark has solid ew hopes .