Belter of a bet in the 4.20

Today’s Multi

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Beltane 4.20 @ 3/1

Bell shot 2.15 @ 9/4

Kitten’s Dream 7.50 @ 10/3

Selected Carlisle – good to firm on this undulating, stiff and galloping track

2.05 Not a deep race and question marks around a number of the fancied runners at this trip . John Kirkup responded very well to the ease in the ratings last time out with a close 3rd in a highly competitive sprint handicap in higher grade and has a rare run in Class 5 where his record stands at 4 wins from 7 tries. In 5 runs here he has 2 wins and 2 places and goes up in trip today , and of late his form has been mixed at this trip , but considering the weakness of this race , can get back on the winning trail , now 3 pounds below his last winning mark .

1/2pt  win John Kirkup @ 7/1

3.10 The longer trip is the issue for recent Musselburgh winner Monhmmer which may just let recent all the way winner Shahnaz go in again . He sluiced in at Hamilton making all under this 5 pound claimer and next time couldn’t dominate at Musselburgh , not an ideal track for her , but was still beaten just over a length , off this mark . She’s the likely leader and could take a bit of catching. There has been floods of cash for the lightly raced Me Heinz, racing on a lowly mark after 3 undistinguished tries in maidens. Not for me .

1/4pt win Shahnaz @ 5/1

3.45 Dogged is not one for The Kids’ Dinner Money , with a record of just 1 from 23 , but his best run of late came when chasing home Captain Corelli at Ponty , and should swell gain revenge on these terms , and the return to a stiff track raises hopes.

1/4pt  win Dogged @ 6/1

4.20 The lightly raced Beltane was most unlucky to lose his latest race in The Stewards Room at Ayr  but with just a pound penalty , and taking on lesser opposition , justice should be done. Grizedale profted from the Ayr Stewards and has won since under a penalty . The tip did very well from the worst of the draw and the stiffer track today is very much in his favour .

3/4pt  win Beltane @ 3/1

4.56 It’s only a matter of time before they name a race here after Detectiveas in 14 races here has 5 wins and 8 places ! , but with a 6 pound hit for yet another course win last time , preference is for the thriving Molinari , on a hat-trick and the 3 pound hit looks manageable .

1/4pt  win Molinari @ 5/2

Carlisle placepot







Selected Newbury – good to firm on this flat and galloping track

1.10 Plenty of money for the newcomer Purple Love, yet another expensive and well bred purchase for the successful Amo racing , but it is a bit late in the day to be making your debut and nothing wrong with the chance of clear form horse Sassy Belle, 2nd in both runs and running to a very decent level , including over C&D and on quick ground .

1/4pt  win Sassy Belle @ 11/4

1.40 Indian Dream should have given the form of Saxon Scene a major boost at York yesterday , but was such an unlucky 2nd, but the form has been franked and off a clearly workable mark and no issues with trip, nice ew play in what looks a winnable heat .

1/4pt  ew  Saxon Scene @ 15/2

2.15 The lightly raced Bell shot was a smart winner over C&D two starts back and lost nothing in defeat next time dropping in trip at Windsor off just this 2 pound higher mark . This is a modest heat and this prominent racer is going to take a bit of beating .

1/2pt win Bell Shot @ 9/4

2.50 Worth trying the consistent Aldhaja as he’s the only front runner and the return to a speed track in his favour .

1/4pt  ew Aldhaja @ 9/1

Newbury placepot







24 bets

Selected York – good to firm on this flat and galloping track


2.25 With Stradavarius now  Non runner , the coast looks clear for another top stayer in Trueshan , but the ground will certainly be quick enough and the Alan King stable has been struggling for a while . Easy race to swerve .

3.00 The group 1 Gimcrack stakes and a chance is taken with the unbeaten Marshman , 2 from 2 , and very much all about speed , and looked very good shouldering a penalty at another  speed track in Thirsk .

1/4pt win Marshman @ 10/3




York placepot







24 bets

Selected Salisbury – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track

4.52 Usually Brighton form is best left to Brighton but the South Coast specialist Sly Madam routed the opposition over C&D last time, and could be up to the 5 pound hit . Hot Day is rarely far away and has conditions to suit . A stiff track is fine and lurks on a workable mark .

1/4pt  ew  Hot Day @ 8/1

Salisbury placepot







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Selected Newcastle – all weather – the track is stiff and galloping

8.14 Inexplicable has recently returned to action with a couple of reasonable efforts. All 5 career wins have come on tapeta but has run 4 times here , and yet to hit the frame , due to the harsh configuration of this track , but dropping in trip makes him of interest .

1/4pt  ew Interaction @ 12/1

Selected Wolver – all weather polytrack

6.05 Jack Yeats is certainly the form horse but has a rotten win record and is partnered by an inexperienced jockey in this  amateur riders’ race , but is still preferred .

1/4pt winJack yeats @ 11/4

7.50 This is very weak and a cracking opportunity for the well capable Kitten’s Dream , who’s been ticking over on turf pretty much OK and the return to this surface and trip off a good mark ,can see him dispose of modest rivals .

3/4pt  win  Kitten’s Dream @ 3/1

Wolver placepot







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