Hi folks , finally back after an unexpected 11 day stay in hospital , where I received the very best care and treatment. It came very much out of the blue , feeling unwell on the Sunday , passed out momentarily and it was discovered I had a bowel infection , inflammation and blockage. Nasty gear !
Anyway feeling chunks better and hungry for success
Sorry selections only , out of practice !
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
King Krackatara 5.20 @ 9/2
Haribo Collanges 5.00 @ 9/2
Nothing To ask 6.25 @ 10/3
Selected Perth – soft ground on this flat and sharp track
1.30 1/2pt win Cuban Cigar @m 4/1
2.05 1/4pt ew Just Don’t Know @ 12/1
2.40 Resplendent Grey 3/4pt win @ 11/10
3.15 Kakamora 1/2pt win @ 4/1
3.50 The Wolf 1/4pt win @ 10/3
4.25 PREMIUM RACE
5.00 1/2 pt win Haribo Collanges @ 4/1
Selected Donny – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.40 1/2pt win Hoots Toots @ 5/1
4.00 1/4pt win It’s All About You @ 7/2
5.05 1/4pt win Ghadbaan @ 6/1
5.35 1/4pt win Juryman @ 4/1
Selected Punchestown – good to soft on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track .
4.15 Adamantly Chosen has been mixing it pretty well in hot Grade 1 company and will find the switch to handicapping very much in his favour , as too is the drying ground . He has a very good record at the track and I’d have been more confident if the very capable Jack Foley wasn’t on the cold list .
1/4pt win Adamantly Chosen @ 6/1
4.50 Very hard looking past the classy mare Impervious , 4 from 4 over fences including a smart win at Cheltenham , but is understandably odds on .
5.25 Arguably the 2nd best 2 mile hurdler around , State Man will take some beating in this valuable Irish Champion Hurdle , but is also odds on .
6.00 Impaire Et Passe is 4 from 4 including a smart win at Cheltenham but I’m chancing the capable front runner Champ Kiely , an honourable 3rdv in that Cheltenham race but going right handed on quicker ground , has ideal conditions.
1/4pt win Champ Kiely @ 9/2
7.10 The ultra consistent Firm Footings comes here on the back of a big run at The Cheltenham Festival when 6th of 21 . Looks a good ew play , at least .
1/2pt ew Firm Footings @ 8/1
Selected Southwell – good to soft on this flat and sharp track
4.35 Walk in Clover was a shock winner at Cheltenham last time and races off a 7 pound lower mark , but around this very different track , the ultra reliable Midnight Mary could land the bets .
1/2pt win Midnight Mary @ 2/1
5.10 PREMIUM RACE
6.15 White Rhino is 3 from 3 in handicaps including 2 wins over C&D but a 10 pound hit could be a stopper making the reliable Sageburg County a solid ew play in a race low on serious contenders.
1/2pt ew Sageburg County @ 8/1
6.50 In a competitive small field novice hurdle , the front running C&D winner Richmill could take some reeling in . Short priced favThanksforthehelp could find things happening too quickly around this sharp C&D down in trip .
1/4pt win Richmill @ 7/2
7.25 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chepstow – good to soft on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track .
5.20 Kings Krackatara is only a pound higher than his recent comfortable win at this trip at Newton Abbot and previously ran well here when 4th over a shorter distance . Not a deep race .
1/2pt win Kings Krackatara @ 9/2
6.25 A very competitive stayers chase and the short priced fav is the back to form Jetoile , who is 2 from 2 over C&D , but the penalty could be hard to overcome. The very reliable Nothin To Ask has held his form well off his new mark and is also 2 from 2 here .
1/2pt win Nothin to Ask @ 10/3
7.00 PREMIUM RACE