Between you and I, a good play in the 2.55

Today’s multi

50p ew trixie & 50p ew treble

Between The Waters 2,55 @ 13/2

Aristobolus 3.03 @ 14/1

Can Can Girl 7.00 @ 8/1

Selected Hereford – good ground on this flat and sharp track

12.20 This should concern the trio of in form runners in Manintheshadows , who can run the odd bad one , Pottlerath and Liliy Glitters , and as the latter is less penalised than the other pair and is a C&D winner on the ground , is the likeliest ,but is only evens !

No Bet

12.55 Marble Sands is the stand out form horse , and just quicker ground a possible chink  in his armour , but should still prevail, but again only evens .

No Bet


2.00 After some deliberation , I got this down to the in form and reliable trio of Addosh , Pillar Of Steel and Aliomana , but couldn’t get any further to a winner .

No Bet

2.35 The ultra consistent Mdnight Jewel has had a fantastic run , 6 wins in his last 11 , but the handicapper has now got very serious and despite being in with a chance when taking a last fast fall last time , his current mark is now looking testing , and is 2 pounds higher again today . Both Highstakesplayer and Mackleduff bring good hurdles form to the table , off these marks , but which one will take to fences better is the question .

No Bet

3.10 Nothing has got close to the front running Kingston Sunflower in her last 2 races and today’s sharp C&D and quick ground provide optimum conditions and despite a double penalty , an able 7 pound claimer keeps the ride .

1/2pt win Kingston Sunflower @ 6/4

3.45 The consistent C&d winner Ben Buie is the most likely winner , but 6/4 too short for me and no real stand out ew alternative .

No Bet

Hereford Placepot







16 bets

Selected Plumpton – good ground on this gently undulating and sharp track

12.45 Mullenburg is the stand out form horse , but it’s a pass at a shade of odds on .

No Bet

1.15 The clear form horse is  the 128 rated maiden Scarface , but this C&d and on quick ground , will be a sharp enough test and prefer a play on Hermes De Grey , a good 2nd on his hurdles debut on quick ground at Warwick and with the longer trip in his favour , this C&D should suit well

1/4pt  ew  Hermes De Grey @ 10/1

2.20 It’s understandable that the late playing Lord Baddesley is a warm order , plenty of relevant form in the book , including an unlucky run over C&D and last time  a big run when 2nd in a very competitive handicap at Chepstow , and stays on the same mark .

1/2pt win Lord Baddesley @ 5/4

2.55 Bolsover Bill , despite coming here on the back of 2 seconds , is hard to be with given his poor win record and this will be a sharp enough test for him . The consistent En Coeur is rarely far away here , but does paddle late on at this trip . Between The waters bounced back to form , back over fences last time . He’s just 3 pounds higher , and could well double up in a winnable heat .

1/2pt win Between The Waters @ 13/2

Plumpton placepot







16 bets

Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack

1.20 Few come here with strong claims , and those that do, are having a devil of a job getting their noses in front . Cool Vixen’s only win came 14 races ago on her debut and despite a good 2nd last time,  that came at Brighton on easy ground, and off a 2 pound lower mark . Hellavapace is very consistent , but a win record of 1 from 28 tells its own story , but this prominent racer runs this C&D well and this could be his day .

1/4pt win Hellavapace @ 7/2

1.52 George Boughey has been introducing some lightly raced maidens in low grade handicaps with some aplomb of late and the bookies are running for cover with Banbrook Boy , whose opening mark of 62 looks very harsh judged on what he’s achieved , and also off the track for 8 months . Lord Clenaghcastle was a very decent handicapper a few years ago, but then was absent for over 2 years , but has returned with two most respectable efforts off his much reduced mark . He won off a mark of 70 before his enforced break and is now just rated 55 and this late player looks a lovely ew play in an uncompetitive heat .

1/2pt  ew Lord Clenaghcastle @ 7/1

3.03 A good quality Class 4 handicap, worth a measly 5 grand , and this will take a bit of sorting out . The prolific and progressive Island Bandit will again make a bold bid to make all but is up a bit in the ratings and the 5 pound claimer replaced , so effectively 6 pounds higher , and another in form runner He’s A Gentleman , who was a highly creditable 1 length 5th behind Island Bandit , doing very well getting close from a shocker of a draw , but again has been unlucky In the draw and is another effectively higher as the very useful 3 pound claimer has been replaced. The late playing Aristobulus defied odds of 100/1  in that race to be a running on 4th, and would have been closer at Chelmsford City last time except for encountering trouble . Could be his day from a good draw. It’s hard to ignore the chance of the very consistent Taravara, rarely far away , including over C&D last time , but he remains 0 from 17 !

1/4pt  ew Aristobulus @ 14/1

4.13 A valuable Class 1 and the much improved Candleford is proven over C&D and brings good Group form to the table . Should just be too good .

1/2pt  win Candleford @ 13/8

4.45 The front running Nao Da Mais did very well making all over C&D last time out from the worst of the draw , and now has the best of the draw , but will make sufficient difference to overcome the 6 pound hit , in a winnable heat. Naval Commander made a belated reappearance in that race , running well until lack of condition told. Nice ew play on the strength of that .

1/4pt  ew  Naval Commander @ 8/1

5.20 The drop back to his best trip can see Tequilamockingbird get the better of recent Yarmouth maiden winner Pawapuri .

1/4pt win Tequilamockingbird@ 5/2

Kempton placepot







18 bets

Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta



6.00 & 6.30

Many in each race and flirting with being the likely ones , but both races look full of ifs, buts and maybes .

No Bets

7.00 Not a deep race and fair to expect Can Can Girl run her usual honest race . On a workable mark, handles the surface and trip fine .

1/4pt ew Can Can Girl @ 8/1

7.30 Queen Of Ipanema was allocated a very lowly 52 after showing little in maidens , but made short work of the opposition here . The 6 pound hit looks manageable but maybe not tonight , as she drops in trip markedly , but saying that , opposition is weak.

No Bet

8.00 Lethal Touch is the short priced fav in this uncompetitive finale , but is a nasty 3 pound higher than last time when well held over C&D , but nothing else sufficiently concrete to offer an alternative play.

No Bet

No Wolver placepot

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