Today’s Fortune for a fiver
3 100p doubles & 100p ew treble Atalis Bay 1.45 8/1
See The Sea 2.44 9/1
Orin Swift 8.15 4/1
No advice for Ireland today .
Selected Haydock – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.45 No shortage of early pace In this , Attagirl , King Of The Stars , who are both unlikely to stay there , and the disappointing Dragon Symbol , who built up a reputation of being a quality , consistent and most tenacious sprinter , but has dropped his guard of late and the switch to Roger Varian’s stable has made no difference , yet . Atalis Bay ran a cracker over C&d last season in a quality handicap off a lofty mark of 103 . He ran well for a long way in his comeback spin , is drawn close to the pace and has just his 2nd stat for the Master of The Sprinters , Robert Cowell .
½ pt ew Atalis Bay 8/1
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.55 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.05 It’s certainly worth a try on the 4 timer chasing Nationwide , who’s been winning handicaps on the all weather with abject ease , and could still be ahead of the game and surely worth a try on turf.
¼ pt win Nationwide 7/1
4.40 Vintage Clouds hasn’t put a hoof wrong in 3 outings and as he’s proven at the trip , ground and this kind of track and on a fair mark in his first handicap , could be the answer to The lucky Last .
¼ pt win Vintage Clouds “ 5/2
Selected Beverley – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
2.05 As you would expect in a juvenile event , a stack of early pace around , which wont help the ones battling up front but will favour the late players . Parr Five came strongly off the pace to land a decent looking maiden and if anything , the stronger pace and stiffer track in his favour .
1/2pt win Parr Five 9/2
2.40 Hard to find many contenders and the front running hat-trick chasing Percys Lad would do well to overcome a 6 pound hit . The reliable I’m A Gambler is well drawn for a prominent racer and remains on a workable mark . He just about gets away with this trip .
¼ pt win I’m A Gambler 7/1
3.50 Achnamara remains on a stiff mark and as 4 of these have stamina to prove , worth chancing recent Salisbury winner Udeberri , who did it well and could be up to the 5 pound hit .
¼ pt win Udaberri 9/2
5.00 The even money fav is the lightly raced The covex Kid , who was punted last time on the Lingfield polytrack, first time in a handicap and first run for Amy Murphy , but the 5 pound hit wont help and worth taking on over this stiff C&D on quick turf . Cobra Kai is certainly getting closer and despite a frustrating 2 pound nudge up for only coming 2nd , this isn’t a big ask .
¼ pt win Cobra Kai 4/1
Selected Catterick – good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
1.51 There was plenty of money for Haven Lady switching from the all weather to this C&D , and she won very comfortably , but does have a nasty 6 pound penalty which must bring long standing maiden O’Reilly’s Pass into the argument as he was a 2lengths 2nd .
½ pt ew O’Reillys Pass 13/2
2.29 Vadamia goes for the C&D hat-trick , and the way she’s been winning , the 6 pound hit looks manageable , in an uncompetitive heat .
½ pt win Vadamia “ 15/8
3.39 Langholm runs this C&D very well but is now on a stiff enough mark and wont have an easy time of things up front with other pacesetters in contention . This should be set up for the late players and the well handicapped C&d winner Key Look , has a smart chance of a return to The Winners’ Circle .
¼ pt win Key Look 9/2
5.24 The long standing maiden Stalingrad went very close last time, it coming over C&D and this could finally be his day .
¼ pt win Stalingrad 5/2
Selected Chester – good to firm on this flat and sharp track, On today’s going , front runners drawn low are the one to be with .
2.35 The lightly raced Origintrail sluiced in at Ripon last time , making all , a win which puts him on a good mark in his handicap debut .
½ pt win Origintrail 2/1
3.45 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 Despite a wider draw than ideal , Self Praise bring strong form to the event , is proven here and longer trip should be beneficial .
½ pt win Self Praise 2/1
4.55 The front running Roudemental ran well off his new mark last time to be a close 3rd in a good event and on pedigree , should improve for this longer trip .
½ pt win Roudemental 5/2
5.30 The reliable Fairmac is back in the groove responding to the drop in the ratings and if returning to front running tactics , would take some catching in an uncompetitive Lucky Last .
½ pt win Fairmac 10/3
Selected Cartmel – good ground on this undulating and very sharp track .
2.44 See the Sea could very well get a soft lead and be hard to catch around this sharp circuit . Like all the field , he’s a bit high in the ratings , but the race make up compensates .
½ pt win See The Sea 9/1
3.19 I was with the Irish raider Bronson In Blue at Haydock when going for the hat-trick, but was never put into the race , worth another chance .
¼ pt ew Bronson In Blue 9/1
4.29 The front running Mah Mate Bob will give it a right old go from the front and was a most tenacious winner over C&D last season off a much higher mark .
1/4pt win Mah Mate Bob 11/2
5.39 The smooth travelling Grey Atlantic Way has dropped to sa good mark and hasn’t been running badly at all . Nice longshot .
¼ pt ew Grey Atlantic Way 10/1
No Cartmel placepot
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
4.10 The classy Popmaster drops to a good mark and from a nice draw should be too good for these .
¼ pt win Popmaster 7/2
4.45 Dutch Decoy just can’t run a bad race and was unlucky over C&D last time , compensation could await .
¼ pt win Dutch Decoy 9/2
No Placepot for Chelmsford City
Selected Salisbury – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
5.35 Sunny Orange made an excellent impression winning on debut , coming off the pace to storm home up the Leicester hill , so this C&D should be fine. Silencer has to be interesting as this newcomer’s value rocketed from 25,000 as a yearling to 160,000 as a 2yo , but experience counts for so much .
½ pt win Sunny Orange 7/4
6.10 With a stack of early pace this could go to a late player , and the well handicapped Dusky Prince could get a welcome change of luck which he hasn’t had at all of late .
1/4pt win Dusky Prince 9/2
6.45 Not a deep race and the bookies have got this right making the luckless Strike and the consistent The Cola Kid joint favs , but the tip has bee running in stronger races and the first time visor on his main rival, a negative for the stable .
½ pt win Strike 9/4
8.15 The reliable if luckless Orin Swift looks assured of an easy lead and this C&D will hold no terrors now back on good mark .
½ pt win Orin Swift 4/1
Selected Ffos Las – good ground on this flat and galloping track
8.00 Not a deep race and despite now racing on a stiff enough mark , there’s not a great deal to beat.
½ pt win John Benjamin 9/4
8.30 Eskay Lad ran well for a long way in his first run for Rebecca Curtis,but found the 3 mile trip stamina sapping . This intermediate trip will suit fine and remains on a workable mark In another race where competition not strong .
½ pt win Eskay Lad 3/1