Today’s Fortune for a Fiver
50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Edraak 2.25 @ 10/1
Haveyoumissedme 2.55 @ 10/1
Island Brave 3.30 @ 14/1
Selected Newmarket – probably good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track.
2.05 A Listed Race for 2yos , and only one in the 11 strong field has yet to win . the fav is Minnetonka who spreadeagled the field when making all on debut at Salisbury , so this C&D should suit well but she wont have an easy time of things up front today with 3 other front runners . Lezoo also ran to a good level when winning on debut at Bath , so again this C&D should suit . She came willingly off the pace that day and is preferred in a race likely to be run to suit .
1/4pt win Lezoo @ 3/1
3.15 Pogo was handed a soft lead at Haydock last time and wasn’t for passing despite earnest challenges from both Laneqash and Sunray Major , who both finished close up. Pogo has to carry a penalty today but was successful over C&D last year ,again making all, giving more weight to Laneqash , so at nice odds , worth a dabble that he can repeat .
1/4pt win Pogo @ 7/1
No Newmarket placepot
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta. The track is stiff and galloping
1.15 Many of these have a point to prove in terms of the trip and current wellbeing which makes 4 times C&D winner Lopes Dancer worth a play . He’s only a pound higher for an all the way win at Wolver , taking advantage of the handicapper’s generosity and no reason why this tactically versatile type won’t run his race again , at juicy odds .
1/4pt ew Lopes Dancer @ 11/1
1.50 The late playing Strike Red ran a cracker last time and this dual C&d winner could get back on the scoresheet today , but does require a strong pace to come off , which is unlikely today , as there is only one front runner in If You Dare . Twice a winner this term , both from the front , and just a pound higher for his last win . He is proven on the surface , and as he’s won over further , this C&D should hold no terrors and could be hard to catch . The in form trio of Rolfe Rembrandt , Be proud and Sound Reason are all much more potent over a furlong less . The tip has disappointed the last twice , but has had excuses .
1/4pt ew If You Dare @ 11/1
2.25 A very valuable and competitive Group 3 sprint and the fav is the 4 timer seeking Sense Of Duty , but this one has it to find at the ratings and is untried on synthetics. The front running Glen Shiel has a terrific record here , 3 wins and 2 places from 5 tries , but he’s now an 8yo , and despite still being rated a lofty 114 , has only run to 104 in both runs this season . Edraak is a consistent and useful sprinter and last time we saw him over C&d was on Good Friday when he was a chinned a short head over C&D by a French challenger and that performance puts him right in the picture today .
1/2pt ew Edraak @ 10/1
2.55 The Pitman’s Derby Consolation race and the fav is the prolific and progressive Evauation , but with a further 5 pound penalty would do very well to land the 5 timer and only run on tapeta wasn’t good . You can really make a good case for many in this wide open handicap but I’m trying the consistent Haveyoumissedme , who comes here on the back of two good runs on turf but is also a course winner . Tactically versatile and a nice ew play .
1/2pt ew Haveyoumissedme @ 10/1
3.30 The very valuable Pitman’s Derby , and it’s as open as ever but I’m with a runner who was an excellent close 4th in this last year and is 2 pound lower today and also has the services of an excellent 5 pound claimer . Island Brave has had a similar preparation to last year and has actually ran better in them than last season . Expect a prominent and gutsy run .
1/2pt ew Island Brave @ 14/1
4.38 Boosala is a very classy handicapper who is proven over C&D and is going to be hard to beat , for those who like a longshot , Aleezdancer brings good form to the race but is unproven on the surface .
1/2pt win Boosala @ 7/4
Selected Windsor- good to firm on this flat and galloping track
3.20 Modern News has progressed very well from handicaps and this C&D winner is going to be hard to beat against runners who would prefer a stiffer test .
1/2pt win Modern News @ 6/4
3.55 There was money around for the late playing Trais Flouris , now down to a good mark , but not for the first time . made his challenge too late . There is a chance of a decent gallop, so worth a dabble in a winnable race .
1/4pt win Trais Flouris @ 11/4
No Windsor placepot
Selected Chester – probably good ground on this flat and sharp track where a low draw and a handy position are both big advantages .
A very big hello to Emily and friends, all most wonderful NHS staff, who all do such a terrific job . They’re following my tips today, so I’ve been working especially hard to find horses with big runs in them . Have a wonderful day girls and hope I can find you a few winners . John
1.55 Should certainly be a good start for big hitters as Silencer brings by far the best form in the race and this prominent racer has the best of the draw. Could be a long margin win , I’ll be playing 3 lengths or more on the distance market
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.10 The short priced fav is Navallo but he’s on a long losing run so prefer to look elsewhere . The front runners in Night On Earth and Bossipop are both drawn wide and likely to be a spent force in the home straight . At the weights , course specialist Gabrial The Devil gets the nod over the consistent but infuriating Glory Fighter .
1/4pt win Gabrial The devil @ 7/2
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 PREMIUM RACE
5.20 Looks very much a match but as the strong staying emiyn is likely to front run , a smart play in long distance races here , has the call over Bailey’s Derbyday .
1/4pt win Emiyn @ 7/4
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
5.45 The fav is last time Wolver winner the front running Barging Thru , who is proven on the surface but the 4 pound hit and other front runners in the field , would do well landing the double . Dayman came smoothly off the pace to win at Kempton and only 2 pound higher today and this late player is 3 from 4 on the all weather.
1/4pt win Dayman @ 3/1
6.15 Power On has the best recent win record and off a workable mark , can be expected to run another big race but preference is for the well drawn prominent racing Keep right On who runs this C&D well and has a close 3rd over C&D on his CV in higher grade . Latest effort was poor but was at Wolver and wasn’t put into the race .
1/4pt ew Keep It Right @ 15/2
6.45 Despite carrying a penalty , Daytona Lady brings good form to the table and is proven on the surface and the trip .
1/2pt win Daytona Lady @ 15/8
8.45 Plenty of cash around for the downgraded Night Eagle but a record of just 2 from 5 in this grade not overly convincing and comes into the race on the back of some poor runs . The reliable Sun Festival is well drawn for a front runner , has been going close off this mark and no issues with trip or surface and the young 7 pound claimer rides him well .
1/4pt win Sun Festival @ 11/4
Selected Donny – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 Bookmark had Wow William safely behind when winning over C&D recently and Ryan Sexton’s 5 pound claim gives him strong claims of doubling up in a modest heat .
1/2pt win Bookmark @ 6/5
7.00 Abu Malek ran well in just his 2nd ever race, but considering his first race was over a year ago, looks the type hard to keep sound and those are ones I steer clear of . Hiya Maite has run two good races in maidens , one of those over C&D which puts him on a good looking mark in his first handicap but I’m with the capable Recall The Show, who did so well at Ponty last time from a horrendous draw and was also a good 2nd over C&D in a hot little contest . He’s a few pounds high in the ratings , but likely to be In the thick of things .
1/4pt win Recall The Show @ 9/2
8.00 With a lack of early pace in this contest , worth trying dual course winner Seven Brothers , a winner over C&D recently off a pound lower and today has the services of an able 5 pound claimer . Pure Dreamer missed last season but has made up for lost time and this late player is 3 from 3 this season . She’s up a nasty 5 pounds and in trip , but still hard to rule out. Tammani is another late player who got it well right last time and most of the 7 pound penalty is swallowed up by the very able Ryan Sexton’s 5 pound claim .
1/4pt win Seven Brothers @ 11/2
9.00 In a another race lacking In early pace , the very probable pace setter is recent C&D 3rd Noteable, who has 2 lengths to find with raydoun , but is 4 pounds better off and the winner profited from a very good ride by a 5 pound claimer , who keeps the ride , and was held up way at the back in a race run at a good pace. That’s unlikely tonight and the tip could make every post a winning post .
1/2pt win Noteable @ 3/1