£1 trixie & £1 treble
3.50 Morozov Cocktail @ 15/8
Boarhunt 5.40 @ 9/4
Alafdhal 8.30 @ 7/2
Cheltenham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.30 The prolific Mighty Potter comfortably brings the best form to the table , but significant that his only bad run came in his only try here . Balco Coastal has certainly stepped up since going over fences and gave the very useful Gerri Colombe a fright at this trip at Sandown . Proven on the course and the ground and a good race make up with a stack of early pace suiting this strong stayer .
1/4pt ew Balco Coastal @ 12/1
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 This is all about will the real Shishkin stand up as he came here last year , as most pro gamblers’ banker , leaving the cash in the bookies’ satchels , pulled up, the reason for this being the soft ground , which he has today . Previous to that he was a perfect 8 from 8 over fences and this season began with a below par run over 2 miles, but back to his very best last time with a storming win at Sandown, at this trip , pulverising a couple of very useful sorts . Janadil was 2nd in this last year behind superstar Allaho , and comes here in top form . Little ew flutter .
1/4pt ew Janadil @ 6/1
3.30 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.50 the Dawn Run Mares hurdle and today is named after young Jack de Bromhead , who quite recently lost his life in a riding accident , and it will be a poignant moment for the de Bromhead team , who has 5 runners in this and if one was successful , the roar would take the roof off the stands . Luccia is 4 from 4 , never really been pressed , and despite carrying a penalty is the short priced fav , but there are some useful mares at long odds , none more so than the Willie Mullins trained Nikini . who brings a good level of form to the table , proven on the ground and the C&D likely to suit .
1/4pt ew Nikini @ 33/1
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Hexham – heavy ground on this undulating , galloping and very stiff track.
3.10 A few of these are closely matched on quality of form but the ground and this C&D should suit the tip more than the others .
1/4pt win Had To Be Hugo @ 5/2
3.50 Last year’s 2nd in what will be ultra demanding , 4 miles around the very stiff Hexham , and on heavy ground , in Morozov Cocktail , comes here in fine form ,is on a good mark and the ground no issue for this late player .
1/2pt win Morozov Cocktail @ 15/8
No advice for Dundalk , very trappy card
Selected Southwell – all weather – tapeta
5.05 . A weak handicap and the odds on fav is Bristol Hill on the strength of his clear win at Newcastle last time , only his 2nd career win and shoved up 5 pounds for the victory when he benefited from a change of tactics , the waiting game paid off . Preference is for the back to form Jackamundo a good 2nd over C&D on his first run for a new stable , he too is a hold up type , but sufficient early pace in the contest.
1/4pt win Jackamundo @ 13/2
5.40 The lightly raced Boarhunt landed a handicap over C&D last time and should double up dropping in grade into a classified .
1/2pt win Boarhunt @ 9/4
6.10 Daafy and Bobby Joe Legg bring good enough recent C&D form to be contenders while both Saisons D’Or and Like a Lion are also hard to leave out of calculations . Turbo Command came good over C&D last time stepping up to this trip and with a small penalty this late player can double up .
1/4pt win Turbo Command @ 11/2
8.10 Dapper Man is not the decent sprinter he once was but responded very well to the big drop in the ratings last time out with a close 3rd over C&D , and another good run likely off an even lower mark .
1/4pt ew Dapper Man @ 11/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
6.00 The draw has done no favours for the quartet with good enough form over C&D to figure prominently , and these are the in form Lilkian , another in form type in Thismydream and another capable pair in El hombre and Hit Mac , but on current form and the ratings . the tip gets the nod. Shalaa Asker has the plot draw but is more potent on tapeta and a lower mark .
1/4pt win Lilkian @ 9/4
7.30 Hiatus put in a mighty effort last time out going down narrowly at Kempton last time and that is race winning form . Draw could have been kinder .
1/4pt win Hiatus @ 4/1
8.30 After a purple patch , 5 wins in 6 races , the handicapper has Alafdhal where he wants him but very solid claims in this winnable finale as he comes here on the back of a strong finishing 3rd at Lingfield when dropped to this trip and with a stack of early pace about , this will set things up very nicely for his late player .
3/4pt win Alafdhal @ 7/2
Chelmsford City placepot