50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Hollywoodien 12.50 @ 12/1
Benito 3.25 @ 4/1
Notachance 2.00 @ 4/1
Selected Bangor – very soft ground on this flat and sharp track
12.50 Many of these would prefer : less testing ground , a shorter trip , or a run under their belt , which presents a good opportunity for the very well handicapped Hollywoodien , who ran pretty well in all 4 tries last season and today’s conditions and C&D will suit this smooth traveller who looks a very lively longshot .
1/2pt ew Hollywoodien @ 12/1
1.25 PREMIUM RACE
2.00 Another good contest , but again after elimination due to ground conditions , current form , trip and form after a break, not that many left . Notachance is a former winner of this , which came off this mark , same ground and won by a long old way . He ended last season with a couple of respectable efforts and has optimum conditions today , so we can expect better .
1/2pt win Notachance @ 4/1
3.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.05 Maximillian is 4 from 4 but has to concede weight to a trio of very useful and tough chasers , all proven in the mud in Dr Katanga , 3 from 6 last season , Saint Palais 4 from5 last season and Fortescue just 1 from 6 , but ran very well in all races and his stats on deep ground makes him worth a play .
1/4p win Fortescue @ 15/2
Selected Ayr – Very soft ground on this flat and galloping track
2.25 Strong Economy has only 4 wins in the book , and they’ve all come here on deep ground . His form was very mixed last year , but did start the season well , and has now dropped to a very workable mark . Could surprise in a winnable heat .
1/4pt ew Strong Economy @ 12/1
2.55 An open looking handicap chase . and plenty of these are having their first try over the larger obstacles. Lord Roco put in a consistent series of efforts last season ending with a close 4th here in the mud at around this trip and mark on deep ground . He started last season well and worth a try .
1/4pt win Lord Roco @ 6/1
3.25 This looks very much a match but as Benito is proven at the trip and ground off this mark , is preferred to recent course winner Hard Iron , who has a stiff 7 pound penalty to overcome .
1/2pt win Benito @ 4/1
3.55 A chance can be given to most of these reliable mares but despite starting the season on a 4 pound higher mark , the very tough Charm Offensive is 2 wins and 4 places in 7 tries here and is an utter mudlark.
1/4pt win Charm Offensive @ 5/2
It’s one of those days at Dundalk where good bets are very hard to find , Happy to skip the meeting .
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
4.30 On the strength of a clear and impressive win in just his 2nd start , the short priced fav is Oh So charming . who makes a 500 mile round trip for Grant Tuer , but I wouldn’t read too much into that that as he is 0 from 4 here . That win came on easy ground at Redcar , and he did take a bit of time getting on top, so the switch to the all weather around this tight track and from a shocking draw , looks one to take on , as he’d do very well to win . A few of these have good experience over C&D and the form of Icy deep gives him every right to get involved .
1/4pt ew Ice Deep @ 13/2
5.00 The bookies are running scared with the Gosden newcomer Naaey, but Miss Dolly Rocker brings very solid C&D form to the table and backed that up with another good run down in trip at Southwell. There are some likely newcomers from good stables , but experience counts for plenty .
1/4pt ew Miss Dolly Rocker @ 13/2
5.30 Another race with a number of possible newcomers wearing famous colours and racing for top yards but again sticking with experience with recent Windsor 2nd Zouzanna , bred to act on this surface .
1/4pt win Zouzanna @ 10/3
6.30 Masgool was looking limited but suddenly comes here on a 4 timer and though up 5 pounds and also in grade , can’t be ruled out the way he won over C&D last time . I prefer another on a roll in the hat-trick seeking Ring Of light , who doesn’t have many miles on the clock and this longer trip could see an even better run .
1/4pt win Ring Of Light @ 6/1
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
7.30 The consistent How Can It Be has only had two races over C&D and comes out with a win and a 3rd , that placing last time was when Sundayinmsy was narrowly ahead , but did suffer traffic problems and fancied to come out on top tonight .
1/4pt win How Can It Be @ 4/1
8.00 PREMIUM RACE