3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Gold Emery 3.15 @ 5/1
So Many Roads 3.50 @ 7/2
Astrophysics 7.30 @ 8/1
Selected Plumpton – good ground on this gently undulating and sharp track
1.30 The drop in trip won’t help the fav Our Champ at all and I’m with the headstrong but willing Tenfold who went off hard over C&D on soft ground and had some fancied runners being chased along , but tied up close home . He ran a similar race last time at Huntingdon on better ground when a decent 3rd in a handicap . Tapley also brings good C&D form to the table and also likes to front run , but unlikely to take on the tip early doors who I predict will be away and gone .
1/4pt win Tenfold @ 9/2
2.00 After numerous near misses , Shaw’s Cross nailed his first win for 3 years over C&D last time , narrowly beating Doyanne , and on revised terms, nothing between them again . The consistent if frustrating Line Of Descent is rarely far away and brings slightly stronger form to the table .
1/4pt win Line Of Descent @ 4/1
2.30 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 The front running Inferno Sacree certainly benefitted from the drop in trip with a 20 lengths success here over a slightly shorter trip . He may well not have the lead to himself today and also has a hefty 12 pound penalty . Preference is for recent Lingfield close 2nd Iskar d’Airy , who will find this trip and ground in his favour .
1/4pt win Iskar d’Airy @ 4/1
Selected Ayr – probably good to soft on this flat and galloping track
1.45 Likely to be a match between the two consistent form horses in Hold Up La Colmine and Saladam , but on official ratings and over a C&D which should suit , the latter gets the call .
1/4pt win Saladam @ 2/1
2.15 Hard to see recent Carlisle winner One Fine Man doubling up 8 pounds higher and also around this more benign track . Both Bell Rock and Richmond Lake bring good form to the table but on drying ground , the strong front running tip has the edge .
1/2pt win Bell Rock @ 13/8
3.15 The front running veteran Ardera Cross took advantage of a diminishing mark to nail his 7th course win last time, but he won’t have the front to himself today and both the 4 pound hit and drying ground won’t help. The lightly raced Gold Emery was fancied for his recent chase debut , and ran pretty well for a long way at Uttoxeter and a return to a more conventional track in this winning pointer’s favour . He has a good hurdles run here on his CV and taken to land a winnable heat .
1/2pt win Gold Emery @ 5/1
3.50 The front running Coral Blue , who started the last season with a record of 1 from 32 , has won 3 more times in his last 10 starts , but would do well to add to that with a stiff penalty and with other front runners in the field. It’s hard finding solid contenders in this and worth trying the unexposed So Many Roads , who gave them a start and a beating in his handicap debut , it coming over C&D . The 5 pound hit should be manageable but races on much quicker ground .
1/4pt win So Many Roads @ 7/2
4.25 Drying ground won’t help the prospects of the reliable pair of Jessiemac and Atomic Angel , but does offer an opportunity for the pretty consistent Joanna I’m Fine , two good 3rds here on similar ground off this mark and one of those came over C&D .
1/4pt win Joanna I’m Free @ 6/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.30 A decent quality Class 4 handicap for amateur riders and plenty come here in top form . A couple of front runners will assure a true gallop and the fav is the late playing Precision Storm , who was just ahead of both Dream Harder and May Night over C&D last time . All three are ridden by experienced riders ,but at the odds , the tip looks a nice ew play . The bang in form Super Dan , 3 wins and 2 places in his last 5 , has a bit to prove under a stiff penalty and switching to tapeta .
1/4pt ew May Night @ 7/1
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 I can’t resist a play at long odds on newcomer Hawajes , who runs in famous colours for a top stable , cost £125,000 and related to all weather winners .
1/4pt win Hawajes @ 16/1
7.00 Clear chances have to be given to recent C&D 3rd Paddy’s Day , the consistent but frustrating Erosion Risk , who’s likely to try and make all again and recent Southwell winner in his first handicap Wreck It Ryley , who stuck on well to prevail in likeable fashion and could be up to the 3 pound hit and rise in grade .
1/4pt win Wreck It Ryley @ 11/2
7.30 The consistent prominent racing Glorious Charmer has taken advantage of a dip in the ratings to win his last two over C&D , but tougher tonight with a 3 pound fine . Astrophysics is a reliable sort and did well winning over C&D when dropped in trip and looks a very good ew bet in a race lacking depth .
1/2pt ew Astrophysics @ 8/1
8.00 After a good run in a Southwell handicap when 2nd in a big field, at this trip , Destinado has a much easier task in this low grade event.
1/4pt win Destinado @ 2/1
8.30 Despite a further 2 pound nudge up the ratings , hard to oppose the bang in form Johnny Boom , in a race lacking depth .
1/2pt win Johnny Boom @ 6/4