( Dal)King(stown) to rule in the opener

Multi 3 £1 ew doubles & £2 ew treble

Today’s Trixie – close to a big one yesterday , winners at 6/1 & 11/1  !!

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Dalkingstown 1.30 @ 9/4

Chasamax 3.05 @ 5/2

Barney Stimpson 2.45 @ 3/1

Selected Worcester – good to soft on this flat and galloping track

1.30 The young Hunter Chaser  Port O’Clock is the unknown quantity , especially having his first run for David Pipe and despite looking to be on a fair opening mark , the overnight rain is no help and also this front runner will be taken on by the  out of form Trumps Benefit . Course winner Dalkingstown is holding his form well since being upped in the ratings . He likes to stalk a strong pace and the ground is fine.

3/4pt win Dalkingstown @ 9/4

2.00 Hats off to Al Roc , 3 wins in his last 4 but besides a hefty 6 pound hit to contend with , also softer ground no help. The lightly raced youngster La Dominale won well on chase debut and despite a 7 pound hit , is open to any amount of improvement now over fences and softer ground no issue .

1/4pt win La Dominale @ 9/4


3.05 I thought Chasamax was a little lucky to win his race in The stewards Room last time , but has been bunged up just two pounds , in what looks a very winnable race . The softer ground is in his favour and in two runs here has a win and a place . Expect a prominent ride and a winning one .

1/2pt  win Chasamax @ 5/2

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

2.15 A decent gallop is on the cards with That’s yours Lottie and Chemical warfare likely to get busy early , but also likely to drop away when they reach the unforgiving final hill . The consistent Major Snugfit ran a cracker over C&D last time just beaten a length and just a pound higher and in this race for Conditionals is partnered by a 10 pound claimer , so read into that what you wish , but personally he’s not claiming 10 for nothing and in 5 runs here has never hit the frame and comes here on the back of another 4 unplaced efforts . Archive was close up in that event and is partnered by regular jockey Emma Smith-Chaston , who has a terrific record here .

1/4pt  ew Archive @ 10/1

2.45 As Melburnian is tackling a longer trip and also a probable bouncer , and the in form Well educated a bit to prove at this stiff circuit , a good opportunity for recent C&D 2nd Barney Stimpson , who could well make light of the 3 pound hit.

1/2pt win Barney Stimpson @ 3/1

4.25 Follow Your arrow was a smooth winner over C&D last time out and this lightly raced sort could well overcome the 5 pound hit , as he’s run well off this mark over C&D over hurdles . Recent course winner Dolly Dancer has a bit to prove up in the ratings and down in trip .

1/2pt win Follow Your Arrow @ 13/8

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

4.15 Tricky stuff as 4 times C&D winner Highwaygrey continues to disappoint and can only be watched on his return to his Happy Hunting Ground , despite now racing on a low rating . The stable mates in Love Is golden and Mackenzie Rose deserve plenty of respect bringing good form to the table but I’m trying Taj alola , who just didn’t handle the twists and turns of Epsom last time , but previous runs puts him bang there .

1/4pt  ew Taj Alola @ 10/1


  6.15 Bullet Force is certainly shaping like a winner about to happen and the drop to this grade will certainly help as will the quick ground and probably stiff circuit.

1/4pt  win Bullet Force @ 3/1


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