3 £1 doubles & £1ew treble
Ah Whisht 1.50 @ 5/2
Le Patron 3.00 @ 15/8
Bird For Life 7.30 @ 7/1
Selected Stratford – good to soft on this flat and sharp track
1.30 The very consistent Greenock Abbey is creeping up the ratings but this C&D should suit as will the soft ground and preferred to Grandeur D’Ame , a recent winner and now also on a stiff enough mark .
1/4pt win Greenock Abbey @15/8
3.15 PREMIUM RACE
No Stratford placepot
Selected Taunton – good to soft on this flat and sharp track
2.15 Karakorum always runs his race and both the drop in grade and longer trip could see a deserved win in a race where it’s hard fancying many .
1/4pt ew Karakoram @ 8/1
3.25 The prominent racing Golden Sovereign doesn’t see the racecourse often , but when he does, he runs well , as in both runs this season and races very much as if this longer trip will suit .#
1/4pt win Golden Sovereign @ 3/1
4.35 The lightly raced Estate Italiana was well backed last time and those in the know had few alarms , as he sluiced in at Ludlow on good ground . He was given a prominent ride that day and the 4 pound hit looks within reach, but has to be trusted on slightly softer ground . The Fav Doyannie has a very stiff task being handed a hefty 9 pound penalty for landing a modest heat .
1/4pt win Estate Italiana @ 5/1
5.05 Not a deep finale and interest lies with the trio of younger horses at the top of the handicap in Privatory , Loop Head and Inennio , the nod going to the latter after a close 2nd off a slightly lower mark at Huntingdon, and longer trip should suit .
1/4pt win Ingennio @ 3/1
Selected Plumpton – very soft ground on this gently undulating and sharp track
1.50 After landing an Irish point , Ah Whisht was subsequently sold to present connections for a lofty £145,000 and repaid a fraction of that with a facile win in The Ffos Las mud , form well good enough to double up.
3/4pt win Ah Whisht @ 5/2
2.25 The front running and reliable Bolsover Bill is certainly high in the ratings but should get away with it today on his preferred soft ground and main rival , the reliable Who Is That , has a clear preference for better ground .
1/2pt win Bolsoverv Bill @ 6/4
3.00 Le Patron has run well in both races since coming over from France , both runs being over C&D and one of those on deep ground , and can land a winnable heat .
1/2pt win Le Patron @ 15/8
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.30 The cash has come a few times for Give A Little Back , and has remained in the bookies’ satchels, but he is looking a winner about to happen and was desperately unlucky here last time , just unable to find an opening , but still came 2nd . Slightly longer trip shouldn’t be an issue in a winnable heat .
1/2pt win Give A Little Back @ 9/4
6.30 PREMIUM RACE
7.30 Rock Chant would do well to double up with a 5 pound penalty , and is not at his best on tapeta . All of the lightly raced Heath Rise , who did well here last time and should appreciate the longer trip . Hooves Like Jagger , Frame Rate and Bird For Life all carry live hopes , but with a strong pace certain , this will be of advantage to the late playing 4 times C&D winning tip.
1/2pt ew Bird For Life @ 7/1
8.00 The lightly raced Letmelivemylife came late and fast to nab the spoils at Chelmsford City last time , and only two pounds higher and is also potent on this surface , but as the usual hood is missing , preference is for another lightly raced sort in Candy Warhol , never far away and unlucky in running in a far better race last time .
1/4pt win Candy Warhol @ 11/4
8.30 Not a deep finale at all and looks a match between the admirably consistent Fly The Nest and C&D winner Miss Calculation , who had Fly The Nest a close 2nd when successful here and should on paper confirm the form , but the tip continues to churn out big efforts and this prominent racer is preferred from a good draw and under a jockey who rides him well .
1/2pt win Fly The Nest @ 5/2