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Today’s Multi

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Qaasid 5.45 @ 4/1

Striking Out 3.25 @ 7/2

Horacio Apple’s 4.00 @ 5/2

Selected Fakenham – probably good to soft on this tight track

3.45 No No Tonic is a most reliable mare and despite another 3 pound hit for a tremendous effort in 2nd last time , looks way overpriced , and won’t fail for lack of effort .

1/4pt ew No No Tonic @ 12/1

4.20 This looks a very straight forward task for the clear form horse , Basher’s Reflection, who has on his CV a good 2nd over C&D around this specialist track .

1/2pt win Basher’s Reflection  @ 6/4

No Fakenham placepot

Cheltenham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track

1.30 The Triumph Hurdle and Willie Mullins certainly means business as he saddles 7 of the 15 strong field , and amongst them are the three market leaders , who are likely to fight this out . Lossiemouth had looked the real deal with two smart wins but was a costly failure at Leopardstown last time , but had a valid excuse , as he was badly hampered and was closing down on the winner late on .He is preferred to the other market leader in Blood Destiny , who has front run his way to two smart wins , but they were just ordinary novice hurdles and there are other front runners in this field

1/2pt win  Lossiemouth @ 6/4

2.10 PREMIUM RACE

2.50 A stellar field of staying novice hurdlers for The Albert Bartlett , and you could make a strong case for many , none more so than the fav Corbett’s Cross , proven at the trip , ground and stiff tracks and warmed up for this with a smart win , way down in trip . The lightly raced Monty’s Star impressed when winning last time ,and connections know what it takes to win this race.

1/4pt ew Monty’s Star @ 20/1

3.30 PREMIUM RACE

4.10 PREMIUM RACE

4.50 The bookies make the prolific pair of Allegorie De Vassy and Impervious the short priced joint favs , but both have a rare run going left handed and on a stiff track . A strong pace is assured which makes another prolific sort in Jeremy’s Flame worth trying as this hold up type impressed at Huntingdon last time over a C&d sharp enough and ground quick enough . Today’s ground and C&D more appropriate .

1/2pt  ew Jeremy’s Flame

5.30 PREMIUM RACE

Cheltenham placepot

14

6,8

3,10

4,8

9,22

1,6

32 bets

Selected Donny – probably good ground on this flat and galloping track

1.20 Back on his preferred good ground , C&D winner Moon Hunter is preferred as Henry’s Friend prefers a bit of give .

1/2pt win Moon Hunter @ 2/1

2.00 The luckless Elleon thoroughly deserves a win and despite a recent nasty nudge up the ratings , for not winning , his C&D form on good ground well good enough to land this .

1/2pt win Elleon @ 9/4

3.15 The penalty and quicker ground are against recent winner Son Of The Somme , and clear preference for the in form striking Out , 2 good 2nds off around this mark, trip and ground and going left handed will help a lot.

3/4pt  win Striking Out @ 7/2

4.00 The ground is against the penalised Miss Milano while recent all the way Exeter winner Armchair Farmer , had his limitations exposed previously when a well held 2nd in a match over C&D on  good ground , off a 7 pound lower mark . The hat-trick seeking Horacio Apple’s won’t mind the trip or the ground and still on a workable mark .

3/4pt win Horacio Apple’s @ 5/2

4.40 A winnable race and worth a dabble on the ex-French Heros , dropping in the ratings quite significantly and an improved effort last time .

1/4pt win Heros @ 8/1

Donny Placepot

1

7

6,7,8

6

2

5,9,11

9 bets

Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta

4.35 Not a deep race and the penalties for recent winners Win Win Power and Odd Socks Havana will surely test while Irish raider couldn’t even win a  modest classified over C&D last time . The well drawn and reliable He’s our Star is a very lively longshot , but the extra furlong isn’t ideal , but Ok .

1/4pt  ew He’s Our Star @ 12/1

5.20 Another race where few have a serious chance . Tapeta regular Kodebreaker continues to run well and the booking of an able 5 pound claimer can’t do any harm .

1/4pt win Kodebreaker @ 7/2

6.00 King Athelstan comes here on the back of a win in a similar contest at Southwell, but the penalty spells trouble . Miss Sligo is rarely far away and not far behind in that Southwell race .

1/4pt win Miss Sligo @ 9/2

6.30 Bit of an ask for recent polytrack winner Abstract , up a hefty 5 pounds , but still respected in a race where few bring good form to the table . The late playing dual C&D winner Jenny Ren should have the strong pace she needs to sit off and come home strong .

1/4pt ew Jenny Ren @ 12/1

7.30 Tough task for the fav One Hart now on a tough mark and the drop in trip won’t help . Sir Benedict comes here on the back of an unlucky 4th at Newcastle off this mark . He’s hard to win with but hard seeing him far away .

1/2pt ew Sir Benedict @ 6/1

8.30 Certainly worth a try on English Spirit , who looked unlucky on this surface last time and races as if this longer trip is within range .

1/4pt win English Spirit @ 11/2

Wolver placepot

3,7

2

6

2,8

3,4

3,6

16 bets

Selected Newcastle – all weather -tapeta , the track is stiff and galloping

5.05 The step up in trip to two miles has been the making of the hat-trick seeking Rock Chant but a 5 pound hit and a switch to this stiffer track could find him out . Forgetmenotblue has solid course form but does go up half a mile . Preference is for the winning hurdler , only narrowly denied at this trip at Southwell . Late player .

1/4pt win Kiss My Face @ 4/1

5.45 The short priced fav is the handicap newcomer Estidama , who should appreciate the longer trip but unusually , the top stable of William Haggas is currently struggling . After a win over C&D , Qaasid was only narrowly denied , again over C&D and this prominent racer can land a winnable heat .

1/2pt win Qaasid @ 4/1

6.45 The vast majority of these are returning from lengthy breaks with no history of running well fresh . The fav is the recent easy Southwell winner , the late playing Tropez Power , but will surely be tested by the 4 pound hit . The consistent Starshiba has good enough form here to feature .

1/4pt ew Starshiba @ 7/1

7.15 In a modest contest , all of Elisheva , JKR Cobbler and Kraken Florida but the latter’s win over C&D last time looks the strongest form .

1/4pt win Kraken Florida @ 6/1

7.45 A cracking good quality Class 3 sprint and the prolific Badri actually showed improved form dropping to the minimum when coming off the pace to win over C&D , just denying the useful veteran and track specialist Venturous , and with just a 2 pound hit , solid chances again but preference is for the front running The Bell Conductor , who is building up fitness since an absence and only gave best late on in that race late on .

1/4pt win The Bell Conductor @ 5/1

Newcastle placepot

6

4

3,9

1,11

1,5

4,5

16 bets

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