Today’s Trixie – 2 from 3 the last 2 days, lovely profits but still frustrating , winners at 10/3, 4/1, 5/1 & 13/2 !
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Fanfan Du seuil 2.10 @ 11/4
Could Be trouble 1.00 @ 6/1
Al Husn 5.00 @ 7/4
Selected Bangor- probably good to soft on this flat and sharp track
12.30 You can find more negatives than positives against the vast majority of these . Do It For Thy Sen comes here on a hat-trick , but was last seen almost 6 months ago, when making all for a clear win at Southwell, so this C&D is fine , but does have an absence and a 9 pound penalty to overcome . Considering the opposition, worth dabble .
¼ pt win Do It For thy sen @ 6/1
1.00A good quality Class 1 novice chase for mares and the best of these over hurdles was The Glancing Queen , who mixed it with some smart company last season, but this C&D looks very short for this strong stayer and drying ground a further concern . Maskada brings the best experience to the table , but this front runner could well be put out of her stride by the useful and tough Emmas Joy , who also front runs but returns from 18 months off the track and drying ground no help . A strong pace is on the cards which will help the prolific Could Be trouble , who’s won her last 4 , including here , and the drop in trip shouldn’t be an issue and the race is likely to be run to suit .
½ pt ew Could Be trouble @ 6/1
1.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Exeter – probably good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.10 The short priced fav is the Nicky Henderson trained , I Am Maximus, who created quite an impression when winning very well in his debut Bumper , but is flat bred, so would rather just watch this even money joint fav , who heads the market with the useful Lutterell Lad , but concedes weight all round . Nice race to watch as scant reward even if you get it right .
1.40 PREMIUM RACE
2.10 The useful handicap hurdler Mack The Man needs much softer ground while this stiff C&D could well not suit the flat bred Turin . Fanfan Du Seuil, is down to a very good mark and this latevplaying C&D winner stepped up considerably on recent form with a good 2nd at Huntingdon to the massively prolific Peltwell , who has won again under a stiff penalty , and a return to this track very much in his favour .
¾ pt win Fanfan Du Seuil @11/4
2.40 On the ground worth chancing Any News , a very useful novice hurdler last term with some smart form. He has experience over fences and the longer trip could help . The luckless Coconut Splash , ran three big races at around this trip but off slightly lower marks and drying ground an issue , and both Gallyhill and Jay Bee Why have ground concerns .
1/4 pt win Any News @ 7/1
3.10 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
2.50 The 106 rated Ultramarine must be the highest rated maiden around , but he’s had his chances before and despite being miles clear on the ratings, would you stick your mortgage on a 1/4 shot who’s an 8 race maiden ! Clear 2nd best is the consistent All In The Mind , proven over C&D , but also has had 6 tries , but despite a poor draw, should be an ew play for nothing .
¼ pt ew All In The Mind @ 6/1
3.50 Very few catch the eye in a typical low grade big field Dundalk handicap . Linus Larrabee goes well here, comes into this in OK form and worth chancing over this extra yardage .
¼ pt win Linus Larrabee @ 11/2
4.20 Chances can be given to all of the following , who are in decent form and most proven at the track : Universal Focus, a bit high in the ratings, Rodney Bay , Rita Levi and Power drive , both now on stiff marks after recent wins over C&D. The nod goes to track regular Macaban City , who will appreciate a return to his best trip .
¼ pt ew Macaban City @ 14/1
5.20 The longer trip and the nudge up the weights wont help the consistent International Lady upgrade recent 2nds here while recent C&D winner Cursory Exam has a bit to prove with the 4 pound hit .Rock Ya Boy ya ran a good race over C&D last time from the worst of the draw. Much better berthed today and a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Rock Ya Boy Ya @ 8/1
No Dundalk placepot
Selected Kempton – all weather – poytrack
The first three races all have very solid short priced favs in mostly uncompetitive affairs , all having run well before at the track .
¼ pt treble – Ward Castle 4.30 @ 11/10 Al Husn 5.00 @ 7/4 Lady Clementine 5.30 @ 11/10
Treble pays 10/1 !!
6.00 A good pace is assured with recent C&d winner Motawaafeq sure to go on as too is the consistent and in form Mc’Ted , but both have bad draws so best looking elsewhere . Natural Colour has run two very big races of late and one poor one in a recent try on this surface at Lingfield, but the run was too bad to be true , so not ruled out at all from a good draw. The likeable track specialist Coverham is not well drawn and that along with a 4 pound penalty , appears to rule him out. Hot Chestnut dead heated on the turf last time , sharing the spoils with a handicap “ Good thing “ and previously ran well here off around this mark over a trip short of her best , so clear chance tonight . The nod goes to the very lightly raced Tacitus , not beaten far at all last time out in his first handicap which came over C&D and with improvement surely in the locker , a nice ew play .
¼ pt ew Tacitus @ 8/1
6.30 Despite a stiff 6 pound hit recent C&d winner Wild Mountain could still be ahead of the game, but the draw could have been kinder . Object takes a big drop in class, but doesn’t look well handicapped on what he’s achieved . Costa Adeje has some decent form In the book and remains on what looks a workable mark . He ran very well for a long way in a deep Wolver nursery last time and every chance this less demanding surface will suit .
¼ pt ew Costa Adeje @ 11/1
7.00 It looks a match between the in form pair of noble Masquerade and Candleford , who both went close here last time , at around this trip and marks , but both ate patiently ridden types so would be reliant upon something setting a decent pace. The lightly raced Here and Now certainly enters the equation but with longshot Galata Bridge likely to try and make all , the nod goes to the fairly prolific tip.
¼ pt win Noble Masquerade @ 5/2
7.30 Sophosc broke a long losing run last time at Wolver at this trip and is also effective here . Nicely drawn and could well take a handy sit and overcome the nasty 3 pound hit. The fav is the lightly raced Limited edition , who is 1 from 1 over C&D and only 3 pound higher , , but latest effort was poor .
¼ pt win Sophosc @ 4/1
8.00 First Charge is on a right roll and followed up a long priced win at Wolver with a determined win at Newcastle , and is now 2 from 2 at this trip but a few questions to answer up 4 pounds and switching from tapeta , but In fairness , hasn’t had a great deal of racing . Beggarman went close over C&d a few starts back but 2 pounds higher and curiously top jockey Tom Marquand is on a long losing run at the track ! The lightly raced Independence , won a bumper in above average style and in his first handicap , which came around C&d, finished alongside some very decent and in form stayers behind a runaway winner . This late player looks a lively longshot in the Lucky Last .
¼ pt ew Independence @ 12/1