3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Fortamour 4.55 @ 9/2
Darling Du Large 4.15 @ 3/1
Last Sunset 4.35 @ 8/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
1.30 Noisy Night is 2 from 2 here running to a level both times which makes his opening handicap mark well workable . Tactically versatile and hard to beat .
½ pt win Noisy Night @ 11/10
2.40 Even though he has little room for manoeuvre at the weights , Hukum has really impressed of late and should reward odds on players .
½ pt win Hukum @ 4/6
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 Broxi has plummeted in the weights and he’s well drawn today to repeat his good 3rd over C&D last time , good enough to put him in the picture .
¼ pt win Broxi @ 5/1
Selected Haydock – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
1.15 A tricky 2yo listed race but the nod has to go to Power Of Beauty , who has nothing to prove bringing the strongest form to the race , proven at the trip, ground and kind of track .
½ pt win Power Of Beauty
1.45 Clearly the one to beat at the weights is the admirably consistent Lord Glitters , now an 8yo but still running to his lofty mark of 115 . He is a hold up horse but a decent gallop likely and his class can tell late on .
½ pt win Lord Glitters @ 7/4
2.55 A very open stayers handicap and the short list is very long , hard to rule anything out but despite a nudge up the weights and a drop in trip , the reliable Rajinsky gets the nod , as he’s expected to be front rank in a strongly run race and stays well and willingly .
¼ pt win Rajinsky @ 5/1
3.30 The race of the day , the group 1 Betfair Sprint and the worthy short priced fav is arguably the best 6 furlong horse around in the prolific Starman . A strong pace is assured which is ideal for this smooth traveller and if there is a negative , it’s the draw , as most of the early action is on the other side of the track , but should still show his class .
½ pt win Starman @ 10/11
4.05 A wide open sprint handicap but a good pace assured with the out of form Jabberockie , the harshly handicapped Atalis Bay and recent York winner Copper Knight all sure to get busy early , but the latter is a York specialist and despite this being a similar track , has never run well here . Mountain Peak is 3 from 4 here and despite a testing mark will be finishing to effect thriving on the strong gallop.
¼ pt ew Mountain Peak @ 8/1
Selected stratford – good ground on this flat and sharp track
3.05 Rhythm is A dancer beat a good field from the front last time and the 4 pound hit looks well manageable for this front running C&D winner . Franz Klammer has finally found his niche and has won his last 3 over C&D but is a stone higher today . Solar impulse struggled last time off his testing mark and little better expected over this longer trip while Licklighter is also looking high in the ratings .
½ pt win Rhythm Is A Dancer @ 2/1
3.40 The front running Hang In There is a C&D winner and excelled last time In the Market Rasen Summer Hurdle with a very brave run from the front , being chinned narrowly . Only up a pound .
¾ pt win Hang In There @ 4/5
4.15 Darling Du Large landed a soft ground handicap well a few starts ago and did little wrong over C&D last time chasing home a back to form mare who has since doubled up under a hefty penalty , Now proven on quick ground .
½ pt win Darling Du Large @ 3/1
Selected Thirsk – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.40 PREMIUM RACE
2.15 Not a deep maiden and recent smart C&d winner Tuscan has a solid chance of defying the penalty .
½ pt win Tuscan @ 9/4
2.50 Plenty of promising types here but as Yellow Bear put in a most solid effort when 2nd over C&D on debut , looks a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Yellow Bear @ 13/2
3.25 Mossbawn scooted clear over C&D last time and as he’s lightly raced , open to improvement and should be up to overcoming the 4 pound hit against exposed rivals .
¾ pt win Mossbawn @ 2/1
4.00 This is wide open and at the odds , hard to ignore the chance of the very capable Siam Fox, returning from a break , C&D and ground likely to suit and still on a workable mark .
¼ pt e Siam Fox @ 16/1
4.30 Another open contest and a chance taken with the Godolphin horse on a good mark , down in grade and C&D and ground should suit.
½ pt win Last Sunset @ 8/1
5.10 The bookies make this a 2 horse war but the lightly raced Southern Voyage already has stronger form than chief rival Strawberry Rock and looks a very strong fav .
¾ pt win Southern Voyage @ 6/4
Selected ascot – good ground on this stiff and galloping track
3.10 A wide open handicap full of progressive and prolific 3yos but at the odds , the lightly raced Stay Well is overpriced for his chance . Well drawn for a prominent racer , one of the few proven at the trip on the ground and still fairly weighted .
¼ p tew Stay Well @ 14/1
3.45 A good field but as the majority of these are hold up types reliant upon a strong gallop, they could be in trouble as this could well be steadily run . Maxi Boy is the likely pacesetter and hasn’t been far way of late off around this mark . Could pinch this from the front .
¼ pt ew Maxi Boy @ 12/1
4.20 Another race lacking early pace and the likely front runner is the hat-trick seeking Sunrise Valley , but is quite a short priced fav . I prefer the chance of the in form late playing Ready To venture , with ground and type of track to suit .
¼ pt win Road To Venture @ 8/1
4.55 The late playing Fortamour won this last year off a 4 pound higher mark . He had been in the doldrums of late but comes here on the back of a good win at Ripon , beating a pair who have advertised the form well since .
½ pt win Fortamour @ 9/2
5.30 Devil’s Angel put in a career best run last time when dropped to this trip for the first time . 6 pound hit makes life difficult , especially with handicap newcomer Mines A Double being 2 from 2 and on a good opening mark , but worth chancing as he could have found his niche .
¼ pt win Devil’s Angel @ 9/2
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.25 Tricky low grade handicap made even trickier as it’s a race for apprentices . Vocatus, Far From A Ruby and Glendun all tick plenty of boxes but the nod goes to Ephermeral, rarely far away and a good run over C&D of late.
¼ pt ew Ephermeral @ 7/1
6.00 Not a deep maiden and the fav , Old Flame has quite a bit to do, down in trip, switching from polytrack and has the worst of the draw . Dubai Hope brings stronger form to the table , well drawn , trip right and the in form stable does very well here .
½ pt win Dubai Hope @ 5/2
6.30 The short priced fav is Lovesmelikearock but is another with it to prove, badly drawn , down in trip and switches from polytack . It’s a pretty open heat with Alaskan Jewel not out of this despite long odds but the capable Rosa Mystica could find the trip too sharp . Despite conceding weight all round , May Blossom comes out well at the weights and from a good draw, a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew May Blossom @ 9/1
7.00 A good quality nursery and plenty with a chance . The well drawn Mohi , a winner last time is the least exposed and on a fair mark for his first handicap but Zebelle has stamina doubts. Both Beauzon and Sterling Knight ran very well when 2nd & 3rd in a recent deep maiden over C&D and from a good draw, the late playing Beauzon gets the nod .
¼ pt ew Beauzon @ 6/1
7.30 Another tricky event as the fav Bashosh , lost his unbeaten record last time off this mark , but was finishing well so the extra yardage could suit, but untried on synthetics . Big Team has even more to prove off the track for 6 months and goes up massively in trip . The consistent Possible Man stays the trip well and remains on a workable mark, so worth chancing on the surface at decent odds. Sky Defender ran a cracker last time down a bit in the handicap and this front runner is not out of this ,up in trip and switching to tapeta.
¼ pt win Possible Man @ 11/2
8.00 A most winnable heat as the fav Perthshire is up 4 pounds for a surprisingly good run last time over C&D when 2nd , Lunar shadow is also penalised and has it to prove on the surface while Power On has a similar issue. Hooflepuff responded very well to the ease in the ratings going close over C&D . Well drawn for a front runner and looks the bet of the night .
½ pt win Hooflepuff @ 13/2