Today’s Multi – Very close yesterday , 2 winners 5/2 & 10/1 and a 4/1 close 2nd !
£1 Trixie & £1 treble
Bretney 1.45 @ 3/1
Thundersocksundae 1.37 @ 5/6
Cobbs Corner 3.07 @ 10/3
Selected Lingfield – all weather course polytrack, turf course , very soft ground. The track is sharp and undulating
1.00Zonisty ran a solid race on his bumper debut and will of course be a bit more street wise today . He’s trained by Arc winning trainer Sir Mark Prescott and the tip is a half brother to top stayer Coltrane , who also acts on the surface.
1/2pt win Zonisty @ 11/4
2.00 Highway One O Three comes here on a 4 timer , but of more concern than the 5 pound hit is the much softer ground he’ll experience today , as well as switching to fences . Gallic Geordie goes well fresh and landed a hat-trick last season , two of them here , taking his course record to 3 from 3 , and soft ground fine . He backed up his hat-trick with a close 2nd at Haydock in a competitive Class 3 , off a slightly higher mark than today, before finding his last race at Ayr one race too many . He ticks plenty of boxes except for a very important one , trip , as he’s been unplaced in 3 previous tries at this distance , but that was before he got his mojo working .
1/4pt win Galluc Geordie @ 7/2
3.30 A Class 3 Stayers Hurdle , but the vast majority of these are wither running so poorly or are unlikely stayers on the testing ground . At the odds worth risking the front running and mud loving and prolific Bushypark , who started last season with a facile win in the Kelso mud, off a 4 pound higher mark than today , but was poor next time and was pulled up in his next two runs , so obviously now hard to keep right , probably due to many slogs in the mud . He returns after a 7 months break and worth chancing that he’s fit and ready to run these into the ground .
1/4pt win Bushypark @ 16/1
No Lingfield placepot
Selected Huntingdon – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1,37 Despite a 7 pound hit , the front running Thundersockssundae can nail a 3rd win here in an uncompetitive event .
1/2pt win Thundersockssundae @ 5/6
3.07 Say Nothing will make another bold bid to make all, and has almost succeeded the last twice off her reduced mark , but beaten a couple of lengths both times , and up 2 pounds today, unlikely to get back on the winning trail . Rock The house ran well on his first try for Katie Scott , but is another nudged up 2 pounds and both the drying ground and shorter trip are against him. Cobbs Corner put in a much improved display last time , which he is entitled to do being a youngster .The win came at Fakenham at this trip and ground and the 4 pound hit looks most fair .
1/2pt win Cobbs Corner @ 10/3
3.37 Two good flat stables have runners in the closing bumper , Karl Buke saddling Femme patronne and Rae Guest with Kutaiba. Nice fc
1/4pt rev fc Femme Patronne – Kutaiba
Selected Hereford – good to soft on this flat and sharp track
1.15 Not keen being with the fav in Paramount who returned from a lengthy absence to be a decent 3rd recently , but statistically , this sort tends to go backwards from a return race. Chances can be given to promising bumper horse We Gotta Getaway and The Kniphand who brings decent hurdles form to the race . Preference is for the former pointer Santos Blue, now with Dan Skelton.
1/4pt ew Santos Blue @ 10/1
1,45 Bretney is ultra consistent , last season a win , 4 seconds , 2 thirds and a flop , and ran well for a long way in his recent comeback spin . He ended last season with a close 2nd over C&D off a 2 pound higher mark . He’s a front runner and won’t mind others wanting a piece of the early action as he just stays and stays , and perhaps his luck will change in this winnable heat .
1/2pt win Bretney @ 3/1
4.15 PREMIUM RACE
No Hereford placepot
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.00 Ottoman Prince came off the pace to win well over C&D on his debut , and it’s fair to expect an even better effort tonight but he was just 2 lengths ahead of Statu Of liberty , who was involved in a brawl for the lead , and did very well hanging on for as long as he did. Less competition for the lead tonight and also enjoys a massive 7 pound pull. Looks very solid ew .
1/2pt ew Statu Of Liberty @ 11/2
7.30 A Class 2 handicap but with the well handicapped and back to form Chichester still hard to win with, and the same can be said about Fantastic Fox , while Natural world and Felix just aren’t cutting the mustard of late , worth a try on the useful polytrack performer Via Serendipity , whose recent effort on turf haven’t been terrible and a return to this trip sees this longshot in a better light . In 5 tries here he is a win and 3 places .
1/4pt ew Via Serendipity @ 16/1
8.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 PREMIUM RACE
Chelmsford City placepot