£1 trixie & £1 treble
Garden Oasis 3.25 @ 11/4
Tees Spirit 2.41 @ 7/4
It Just Takes Time 4.23 @ 9/4
Selected Donny- good to firm on this flat and galloping track .
2.41 Not a deep sprint at all and this looks good for the prolific and progressive Tees Spirit , who landed his first 3 wins this season , including The Epsom Dash , and has held his form vey well since , despite climbing the ratings . He runs this track very well .
1/2pt win Tees Spirit @ 7/4
4.23 Another race where it’s hard finding strong contenders and It just Takes Time looks good for the hat-trick , just 3 pounds higher for a smart win at York coming off the pace , and was competitive off this mark last year and in form jockey Harry Russell can claim his 3 pounds today.
1/2pt win It Just Takes Time @ 9/4
Selected Newbury – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
1.20 Definite has impressed with his attitude and this front runner lost little in defeat last time just being outpointed by the prolific Eagle’s Way off this mark and trip at Haydock , but the ground could be quick enough and Ralph Beckett very rarely employs a tongue tie . He’ll have company from Highland Premier , who Is on a competitive mark , likes the ground and runs this type of C&D well. Frantanck disappointed on his first try at this trip and looks a fav to take on.
1/4pt ew Highland Premier @ 10/1
1.55 The odds on fav is recent Group 2 runner up Victory Bell , and despite that form giving him at least a stone in hand over his rivals, both runs have come at the very different track of Newmarket , and we witnessed here yesterday , horses with form on stiff tracks , struggling for pace . Both Candle Of Hope and Ferrari Queen , both with form on speed tracks. Ferrari Queen made all on quick ground at Donny , coming home by 6 lengths and defied a penalty well last time. Could be a minor shock .
1/4pt ew Ferrari Queen @ 6/1
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 The handicapper is finally relenting with Frontispiece , who has run well the last twice and is a triple course winner and in this winnable race for amateur jockeys is partnered by the evergreen Simon Walker , who rides this track very well .
1/2pt win Frontispiece @ 5/2
Selected Ripon – good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
1.40 This looks a 3 horse war , but the drop in trip could catch Ayr debut scorer Prince of Pello out . You can never underestimate the value of good course form here which gives the nod to Wen Moon , who ran to a good level when winning last time .
1/4pt win Wen Moon @ 11/4
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.25 Garden Oasis tends to come to life here , with 3 wins and 4 places from 12 tries and last time over C&D was 2 starts back, when as usual tried to make all, and only failed by a length and a pound lower today. Compensation awaits .
1/2pt win Garden Oasis @ 11/4
4.00 This will take little winning and the fav is the maiden Make A prophet , whose last two runs have come at Beverley , staying on well, but this track likely to be too sharp . May Punch has a smart record here , a win and 4 places from 5 tries but currently struggling off this mark and has stamina to prove . Bearskin ran an astonishing race last time out . Hopelessly outpaced from flagfall , but came home with an absolute wet sail , to be a good 4th , and those ahead have run well since . Longer trip looks to be very much in his favour .
1/2pt win Bearskin @ 7/2
4.33 It’s a very weak finale with both of the form horses in City Vaults and Tiberio Force a bit to prove up in trip and the ratings . High Born Eagle hasn’t pulled up any trees in her three runs , but does very much give the impression this longer trip would suit . Worth a dabble.
1/4pt win High Born Eagle @ 9/1
Selected Perth – good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.35 A case of sorts can be made for all but at the odds worth a dabble on the consistent And The New after a good close 2nd over C&D last time out off this mark .
1/4pt win And The New @ 6/1
3.05 PREMIUM RACE
3.40 The ex-Irish Friary Rock won easily here last time , but is 0 places from 8 tries at this trip , and the 5 pound hit can’t help . Getaway Goldie did well to be 2nd over C&D last time , despite the massive 19 pound hit by the handicapper , but this could be Castletown’s day , never far away , including over C&D the last twice .
1/4pt win Castletown @ 4/1
4.15 A very competitive handicap hurdle full of progressive young hurdlers but the nod goes to one of the least exposed in Socialist Agenda , who is 1 from 1 in handicaps,, breezing in at Musselburgh , and then found the softer ground against him in The Scottish Champion Hurdle .
1/4pt win Socialist Agenda @ 7/2
4.50 The mightily consistent Lake Shore Drive has clear claims of the C&D double with just a 4 pound hit , especially in a race lacking depth . Golden Chancer has dropped to a good mark and on a going day this C&D winner could land this at long odds, but is inconsistent .
1/4pt ew Golden Chancer @ 14/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm on this galloping stiff and undulating track
2.10 Atlantis is all the rage here , but would do well to win this competitive heat . He was an easy winner at Donny on his handicap debut but has both a 9 pound penalty and a longer trip to contend with . All of the other 4 have a chance and at the odds I’m with the feasibly handicapped Sea Sylph , splitting a pair of in form runners last time .
1/4pt win Sea Sylph @ 8/1
3.18 One of my favourite races of the season , the spectacle of the Newmarket Grey’s sprint , and over the years there have been some very suspiciously titled greys, but it’s a novelty race , always well supported , common to have 16 runners plus , but the fast ground has taken its toll and only 5 turn up and it’s so winnable .Lord Rapscallion hasn’t won for 2 years but does have a good record here and is well handicapped and this front runner could take some reeling in .
1/4pt win Lord Rapscallion @ 7/2
3.53 A competitive nursery and except for al weather lower grade winner Bonnie, the other 4 all have strong claims . I can’t be sure at all .
5.00 The lightly raced Total Lockdown shaped up very well here last time when a close 2nd and the winner has held his form well since. Shapes as though the longer trip will suit .
1/2pt win Total Lockdown @ 9/2
Selected Market Rasen – good to firm on this mostly flat and sharp track
6.10Getaway Jewel comes here on a C&D hat-trick , after previously looking very hard to win with . He only just beat Go As You please last time and with a 3 pound pull in a modest heat , looks solid ew , but can throw the odd bad one in . Serjeant Painter comes here on a 4 timer but would do very well to achieve it way down in trip and up a whopping 8 pounds while Trumps Benefit responded very well to the big drop in trip when making all at Stratford and has claims once more with just a 4 pound hit .
1/4pt ew Go as you please @ 7/1
6.40 The 8 pound hit and the much longer trip makes it very tough for track hat-trick chaser Who’s The Guvnor . This isn’t a deep race and worth chancing youngster Red Maple , back on a winning mark and does shape like he’ll stay .
1/4pt win Red Maple @ 13/2
7.10 PREMIUM RACE
7.40 The front running Giovanni Change goes very well here and responded well last time when finally dropping in the ratings , but both No Fixed Charges and Une ‘De La Seniere will provide stern opposition making the front runner’s 7/4 odds too skinny .
8.10 It was a weak contest which Good Bye won over C&D last time , and hard seeing him doubling up with a 5 pound hit while the consistent Fox’s Socks needs a stiffer test of stamina . Misty Mani took advantage of a rapidly declining mark to beat an odds on fav last time and with just a 2 pound penalty and the extra yardage In her favour , looks a nice bet .
1/2pt win Misty Mani @ 13/2
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
6.20 Rock Girl is mightily consistent , 4 seconds and a 3rd in 6 runs and is proven over C&D . She’s a straight forward type and no reason why this won’t be her night as her form is good enough to land this .
1/2pt win Rock Girl @ 3/1
6.50 Freedom Flyer is hard to win with , but went close over C&d a few starts back off his much reduced mark and this won’t take much winning .
1/4pt win Freedom Flyer @ 5/1
8.20 The consistent Punda Maria is certainly one of the lesser lights of top trainer William Haggas , rated only 59 , but has been eased in the handicap , proven at the track and longer trip should help .
1/4pt ew Punda Maria @ 5/2