3 £1 doubles & £2 treble
Hooper 1.46 @ 15/8
Shantou Lucky 3.05 @ 9/4
Direct Image 3.40 @ 5/2
Selected Fontwell – good ground on this sharp track
2.04 PREMIUM RACE
3.14 Goa Lil was a smart winner over C&D a few starts back , and can race on a 2 pound lower mark today . Sounds a bit too straightforward , but he should have done better the last time . Both Statuario and Cenotice have claims but Black Gerry needs the heavens to open .
¼ pt win Goa Lil @ 9/4
No Fontwell placepot
Selected Uttoxeter -good ground on this undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight .
1.46 Hang in There has a clear advantage Ion official ratings but ran way below his mark on his chase debut , not looking a natural at all . Carys Commodity is very much In and out and ran well in his only chase , but since returning from a break , has run more bad ones than good . Hooper comes here on the back of a good run over C&D but over hurdles , but his only chase appearance was close to his hurdles ability . He’s much more reliable than the other pair and gets the vote .
½ pt win Hooper @ 15/8
2.21 Can only watch recent winner and C&D 3rd in You Name Him , as he’s left his good stable since his win for only £6,000 .
3.31 PREMIUM RACE
5.16 Halifax will appreciate the drop back in trip but is looking hard to win with ,4 places in 5 runs . Preference is for the ex-Irish Zamond , now with Donald McCain , not beaten far at all in his last two races , both at around this trip, ground and mark and sees his races out well.
¼ pt win Zamond @ 5/1
Selected Punchestown – good ground on this undulating and galloping track
3.05 A race for lady jockeys and these are always fiercely competitive , in terns of assistance from the saddle. Youngster Shantou Lucky comes here in top form and was only edged out at Perth over fences off a 17 pound higher mark ! as he switches back to hurdles , and is 1 from 1 over C&D ,the comfy win coming off a 6 pound lower mark than today and is ridden by Maxine O’Sullivan , who’s ridden winners of high profile races .
½ pt win Shantou Lucky @ 9/4
3.40 The mare Direct Image comes here on a 4 timer and is 3 from3 at this trip, one coming over C&D She absolutely dotted in last time at Tipperary beating 19 others and despite a massive 16 pound hit , could well be still ahead of the game , and the opposition not strong .
1/2pt win Direct Image @ 5/2
Selected Kelso – good ground on this undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight
2.47 PREMIUM RACE
3.22 The Navigator comes here on a hat-trick, a 4 timer if you include a flat win, so obviously in rude health but would do very well to extend his sequence in this tough race with an 8 pound penalty , There was little between the reliable pair of Castel Gandolfo and Ingleby Hollow in a big race at Haydock when they were 2nd and 4th and on the revised weights , the tip gets the nod .
1/4pt win Ingleby Hollow @ 4/1