3 £1 doubles £ 1 ew treble
Motion In limine 12.55 @ 7/2
Jolly maker 3.23 @ 10/3
Goddess Of Fire 4.50 @ 8/1
Selected Newmarket – good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
2.30 A good quality Listed event for 2yo fillies and the fav is the admirably consistent Desert Dreamer , who is effective over C&D , brings the best form to the race , but often finds 1 or 2 to beat here . The Irish are here in force and one of those takes the eye in Pennine Hills , who like the fav is more exposed than most but brings very good form to the table and Oisin Murphy has jumped ship from the fav to be with this one .
¼ pt ew Pennine Hills @ 13/2
3.05 An uncompetitive small field stayers handicap and hard to be with the fav Whitehaven with a very stiff 6 pound penalty and wont have his required soft ground today . Royaume Uni remains in the category of could be anything and sluiced in over hurdles last time , making a mockery of his 116 mark, suggesting very much that today’s mark is well within reach.
½ pt win Royaume Uni @ 2/1
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 The hat-trick seeking fav , youngster The Nu Form Way , has a bit to prove up in the ratings, grade and on quicker ground , but this longer trip could balance the books. Koeman ‘s win at Hamilton in the mud came out of the blue , but hasn’t been disgraced since and could surprise .
¼ pt ew Koeman @ 12/1
4.50 Despite many of these hitting the frame frequently of late , very few have looked like landing one so worth trying the in form front running Goddess Of Fire , dropped 3 pounds for a mighty run over C&d recently , and she could take a bit of catching .
½ pt win Goddess Of Fire @ 8/1
Selected Wetherby- good to soft on this flat and galloping track
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12.55 Motion in Limine did little wrong on his first start for Dr Richard Newland off a mighty 16 pounds higher mark for his swan song in Ireland. Both runs came over a longer trip but this lightly raced youngster doesn’t look short of pace .
½ pt win Motion in Limine @7/2
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
2.05 With the defection of the short priced fav , the very excellent Ahoy senor, it now becomes very hard picking between useful hurdlers Ashtown Lad and Barbados Buck’s
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 A good quality juvenile hurdle, and the odd man out is decent flat stayer Oceanline , as he’s yet to win over hurdles, but judging on his fine debut run over timber, that is just a matter of time . The very short priced fav is the ex-French Porticello , 1 from 1 in the mud and while he could be anything , the same could be said about all of these unexposed youngsters. I’ll be enjoying the spectacle
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 Larch Hill has certainly been revitalised by the switch to the Charles Pogson stable . coming here on a hat-trick, but the 7 pound hit takes him onto a very testing mark and preference is for the in form Casa Tall , 2 wins in his last 3 and just 2 pounds higher for the most recent and looks capable of going in again .
¼ pt win Casa Tall @ 10/3
Selected Uttoxeter – good to soft on this mostly undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight .
1.38 Not a deep race and the fav is the progressive youngster Ten Past Moonlight , no penalty for a clear cut win in the Newton Abbot mud, but previously only a decent 2nd over C&d off a 3 pound lower mark which gives a good chance to the back to form and very well handicapped , the late playing Karakorum @ 5/1
2.13 Some very promising mares go hurdling for the first time after doing well in points or bumpers but pride of place goes to Credo , who hasn’t broken sweat in winning a point and two bumpers , running to good levels , and looks a very nice play at the odds .
¾ pt win Credo @ 7/2
2.48 The drop in trip wont help the prolific and very willing Minella drama , but still hard to rule out while the useful hurdler Flic Du Voyou looks a chaser in the making . Fast Buck has his first start for Dsn Skelton and is certainly capable of springing a mini shock off this mark and this kind of C&D and ground .
¼ pt win Fast Buck @ 13/2
3.23 Not a deep race at all and the reliable Jolly Maker , can go one better than 2nd in this last year , despite a 3 pound hit .
½ pt win Jolly Maker @ 10/3
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
5.00 Aurelia Gold has run really well in her only two nurseries and did especially well over C&D last time , when racing from the worst of the draw and losing out by a short head to an even money fav and generously stays on the same mark , and SDS keeps the ride. He’s far better drawn and this isn’t a deep race and my only concern is that she is a hold up type , but no obvious early pace in the contest , but as she’s a winner about to happen off this mark and C&D , has to be the pick .
½ pt win Aurelia Gold @ 9/4
6.30 A far better quality but again not a deep nursery and C&D winner Altraif remains on a workable mark and for the top stable, the addition of blinkers is a positive .
¼ pt win Altraif @ 9/4
7.30 Run to Freedom must have fav claims after a smooth success over C&D last time , but would do well to overcome the 6 pound hit . Mishal Star wasn’t beaten far over C&D last time and this useful youngster has decent ew claims in a trappy heat .
¼ pt ew Mishal Star @7/1
8.00 Got No Dollars has gone close over C&d of late but a nudge up the ratings and wide draw makes this tough and preference for the back to form Redzone , who remains on the same mark despite a big run when 2nd at Newcastle and chanced on the different surface
1/4pt win Redzone @ 5/2