3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Hard Iron 3.55 @ 13/8
Bents Hollow 1.50 @ 13/8
Flying Nun 3.35 @ 5/2
Selected Punchestown – soft ground on this undulating and galloping track
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 Quite a few of these mares remain unexposed but in this Listed Race , I’m with the form horse in the strong galloping Harmonya Maker , who likes to dominate but has also run well when waited with . She’s unlikely to try to lead today with a couple of headstrong longshots in the field , but very fair odds for another success.
1/4pt win Harmonya Maker @ 11/4
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Newbury – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
1.30 The most relevant piece of form is when Quick Draw had the run of the race at Kempton , but had no answers to Dalamoi , who was a very easy winner , and is 3 pound better off today . Arguably he could have done better last time , but was given a prominent ride at Cheltenham in the mud, so that probably resulted in a rare tame effort . Taken to bounce back .
2.00 Fast Buck is certainly back in the groove and followed up a clear win on deep ground at Lingfield with a determined effort at Sandown , going down narrowly in a far better race than this. He’ll be taking these along and despite the 4 pound hit , no reason why he won’t act on this quicker ground . The drop in trip won’t help the consistent Mortlach while the late playing Tap tap Boom is unlikely to get competitive in this company .
1/2pt double Dalamoi @ 11/8 Fast Buck @ 11/10 – double pays 4/1
3.35 Flying Nun finally has the ground in her favour and she has also been dropped to a workable mark . Expect a prominent ride and could take some catching .
1/2pt win Flying Nun @ 5/2
Selected Musselburgh – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
1.50 An uncompetitive novice hurdle and the short priced fav is the Irish raider Clairmc , who hasn’t been pulling up any trees of late . Despite carrying a penalty , clear preference is for soft ground C&D winner Bents Hollow .
1/pt win Bents Hollow @ 13/8
2.20 Dr Scirocco is 0 from 20 and this longer trip not sure at all to help . It must be very frustrating for connections of the luckless Beat The Edge , 3 seconds and a 3rd in his last 4, and continues to be nudged up the ratings , which gives the nod to young chaser Duke Of Deception , narrowly defeated on deep ground at Kelso and travelling well when falling over C&D last time , and remains on a good mark .
1/2pt win Duke Of Deception @ 7/4
2.50 An uncompetitive handicap and a decent chance for the front running Euchan Falls , two good runs of late at Ayr on soft ground . He may well not have the front to himself today , but can run well when having to share the donkey work .
1/4pt win Euchan Falls @ 7/2
3.55 Hard Iron is 3 from 3 in handicaps and the way he won last time , the 7 pound hit won’t stop the 4 timer .
3/4pt win Hard Iron @ 13/8