50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Rectory Road 1.00 @ 4/1
Chichester 6.35 @ 12/1
Isola Rossa 7.35 @ 18/1
Selected Salisbury – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.00Not a deep opener and despite a nudge up the weights, Rectory Road should still have the call in this apprentice handicap . He runs this type of C&D very well and is still on a good mark on last year’s form and the young jockey is the regular rider .
½ pt win Rectory Road @ 4/1
2.00 Hamseh had Persist a few lengths behind when both ran well on their debuts at Newbury and both should be suited to the step up in trip on this stiffer track and no reason why the tip can’t confirm the form .
¼ pt win Hamseh @ 2/1
2.35 A wide open Group 3 for 2yo fillies and many of these are unexposed , so not a race you can be sure about . Delmona is the most exposed in the field , but brings the best form to the table, holds her form well and this stiff C&D and quick turf should hold no terrors .
¼ pt ew Delmona @ 8/1
3.05 PREMIUM RACE
I’m giving the Sedgefield card a swerve , two odds on shots who are hardly past the past and 4 very trappy handicaps . Good luck if you’re flying solo .
Selected Haydock – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
Sorry folks , another highly tricky card with a couple of very tricky small field handicaps and a couple pf tricky maidens full of unexposed types. Just a few plays
3.45 Only 3 go In this Conditions event and the odds on fav is Al Suhail , who drops significantly in grade but has hardly covered himself in glory this season. Azano is no slouch and is sure to have the run of the race from the front and with a smart ride will take some catching . the field is completed by the bak to form Accidental Agent , who I’d been following but jumped ship just in time for him to land a big priced win ! but the double unlikely at this shorter trip and he’s so hard to predict anyway .
½ pt win Azano @ 11/4
5.25 PREMIUM RACE
No advice for Dundalk
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
Sorry folks , again so many possible winners in the majority of races and no stand out bet
7.55 Despite a few recent tame runs I was very much with Rhubarb Bikini last time , and wasn’t on my own as he was nibbled at in the market and won cosily . The 5 pound hit wont help , but has run big races off at least this mark over C&D before and if securing an all important early lead from a tricky draw, could take some reeling in .
¼ pt win Rhubarb Bikini @ 11/2
8.25 The admirably consistent The Vegas Raider nailed a deserved win here last time but the penalty and longer trip could catch him out. Dreambird is with a top stable and ran a very much in form rival close last time at this trip on turf . Up a bit in the ratings and switches to polytrack but looks overpriced for a cleat chance .
¼ pt win Dreambird @ 11/2
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta, the track is stiff and galloping
At last , some decent sized fields and some good handicaps to get your teeth into .
6.05 PREMIUM RACE
6.35 Tricky stuff with the lightly raced Ace Rothstein switching back here after a facile win at Yarmouth at around this trip and despite the 6 pound hit a clear contender . Rewired has been hit with a 7 pound penalty for a narrow win at Sandown , so a bit to prove switching to here . Chichester goes well here and holds his form well off this now testing mark but still a very nice ew play .
½ pt ew Chichester @ 8/1
7.05 The lightly raced Bonneval sluiced In over C&D last time and clear claims even with the penalty while Sevenal won well at Salisbury last time but would rather watch first time here . Smooth Spirit comes here in cracking form , a win and 2 seconds , stays on around the same mark and this C&D could well suit with a good run on this surface at Wolver .
¼ pt ew Smooth Spirit @ 12/1
7.35 No stopping Billhilly presently and comes here on the back of a facile success on the Lingfield polytrack, but a stiff penalty and first try here today , which could catch him out . The front running Foxtrot Sizzler is another prolific sort coming here on a 4 timer but now on a tough mark and switches to the all weather , so too much to prove for me. Isola Rossa has been given a chance by the handicapper and a good run over C&D gives longshot appeal .
½ pt ew Isola Rossa @ 18/1
8.05 PREMIUM RACE
8.35 A wide open finale but despite now being on a testing mark the late playing Saluti has a good race make up with so much early pace in the race and runs this C&D very well .
¼ pt ew Saluti @ 10/1