Cockalorum can doodle do it

Today’s Multi

50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble

Larch Hill 6.50 @ 9/2

Cockalorum 2.45 @ 12/1

Bird For Life 7.00 @ 7/1

Selected Hamilton – currently good to firm on this undulating, stiff and galloping track but heavy rain forecast throughout the day so going likely to ease .

1.45 It’s a tricky one as Shaladar is only 4 pounds higher for a smart win over C&D last time , a much improved effort and all of Head Chef , Come On John and Timbukone all bring strong credentials to the table .

No Bet

2.15 Frisky has a clear winning opportunity but I can afford to pass at 5/4

No Bet

2.45 The front running Cockalorum put in some terrific efforts last season , showing utmost intent for the win, despite a tough official rating . He had a number of hard races on demanding ground, so could be excused some tame efforts at the end of the season and started this season pulled up, most rare on the flat but put that behind him with a fine effort at Thirsk last time in a hot handicap . He’s dropped to a far better mark , and while he’s dropping in trip, this stiff C&D will suit as will every drop of rain .

1/2pt  ew  Cockalorum @ 12/1

3.15 I fear Charles T may have missed the boat as this very consistent sort is now just on too testing mark , which showed last time out . This looks close between the consistent Madame Ambassador proven at the track and any rain will help , up against the much improved Ravenscraig Castle , who may find the trip on the short side .

1/4pt win Madame Ambassador @ 2/1



Hamilton placepot







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Selected Brighton – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and very tricky circuit

2.00 The short priced fav is the lightly raced Bryntag , a good 2nd on handicap debut at Bath , but new to this surface . Track specialist Dawn View is now just too high in the weights but another track star in De Vegas Kid nailed his first win for 18 months over C&D last time and likely to give his running with just a 2 pound penalty but he did respond well to Jason Watson last time and a change of rider today .

NO Bet

2.30 Toybox took to this track like a duck to water last time out , with a comfortable win  over C&D , off a reduced mark , so not out of this with a 5 pound hit. She had the consistent if luckless On The Nose 2 lengths behind  but the 4 pound pull certainly outs them closer today and she ran her race again over C&D last time behind Silver Bubble on softer ground . Surrey Princess also brings solid form to the table .

NO Bet

3.00 The odds on fav is the lightly raced hat-trick chasing Shut Up And Dance , who has no penalty for a good win at Windsor last time, but does drop markedly in trip and never raced on this kind of track before . Aurelia Gold runs more good one than bad, remains on a workable mark and certainly worth a dabble at long odds in an iffy race .

1/4pt  ew  Aurelia Gold @ 20/1

4.10 The lightly raced Sun  Emperor made a right fist of it over C&D last time , nabbed close home by the prolific Major Gatsby . 3 pounds higher today but preferred over King Of War , a wide margin Chepstow winner last time but 6 pounds higher today .

1/4pt win Sun Emperor @ 4/1

4.45 Last Summer Potterinthejungle ran in a 4 timer , 3 of those coming over C&D , and was then shoved on to a far too high a mark , but is slowly working his way down to a more appropriate level . He has showed up quite well in his last few races and both a further drop in the ratings and in grade can see an even better effort .

1/4pt  win Potterinthejungle @ 13/2

Brighton placepot







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Selected Chepstow – good ground on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track


5.25 Crosstitch just about brings the best form to the table and is preferred as his best run also came on a straight 7 furlongs on a stiff track .

1/4pt win Crosstitch @ 9/4


7.00 Infiniti certainly has two wins of running and over hurdles banged in a shock 40/1 win , amidst a pile of poor efforts . She has returned to the flat with two cracking wins , both times under this 7 pound claimer ,picking up from the back most willingly . The 6 pound hit will test as too may this undulating and stiff circuit . Bird Of Love is another late player and is a C&d off a slightly higher mark . She comes into this on the back of two good 2nds on the all weather and with a good gallop likely , this could be run to suit.

1/2pt  ew  Bird Of Love @ 7/1

Chepstow placepot







12  bets

Selected Stratford – good ground on this flat and sharp track

6.50 Larch Hill has come on a ton since joining the Pogson stable and comes here on the back of a fine win over C&D , when given his usual prominent ride , beating another course specialist in Atlantic Storm and is actually better off at the weights today. He is 4 pounds higher but the way he’s been winning , looks capable of overcoming this mark . The danger is another prominent racer and reliable one in Sir Tivo , who holds recent winner Texard . Course form gives the tip the nod .

1/2pt  win Larch Hill @ 9/2  1/4pt  rev fc Larch Hill – Sir Tivo

7.20 Justified was an OK stayer on the flat and was likely to improve over hurdles once tackling a suitable distance of ground , such was the case at Huntingdon last time , winning easily . He previously was held at the same trip at Fakenham , but found it happening far too quickly around that tight circuit . He ran well here over a shorter trip and is taken to overcome a 5 pound hit , now going up further in trip . The admirably consistent Mr Yeats will again run his race but has his usual rise in the ratings to contend with. Une De La saliere brings good credentials to the table but is ridden by a highly inexperienced 10 pound claimer .

1/4pt win Justified @ 5/2

Stratford placepot







16 bets

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