Chester to provide us with a ” Tonik” in the 4.25

Kempton multi- 50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble

Broughton’s Flame 1.00 @ 14/1

Gear Up 2.05 @ 8/1

Chester Tonik 4.25 @ 11/1

Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack

1.00Mostly modest types here which gives the lightly raced recent shock Southwell winner Tea Garden a chance , despite switching surfaces . The very consistent Broughton’s Flame recently resumed duties with a good 4th  on turf , but more potent on the all weather . Badly drawn but being a hold up type, that’s less of an issue and can land this at long odds .

1/2pt  ew Broughton’s Flame @ 14/1

1.30 Not a deep heat and as Thaki could have done better on his comeback spin , preference Is for the capable front running Enduring .

1/2pt  win Enduring @ 7/2

2.05 Dubai Honour has a very healthy buffer on official ratings and is short odds to get the job done , but does go up in trip and no experience of the all weather . Irish raider Gear Up comes here in top form , stays this trip very well and a good ew chance on the ratings . Unproven on the surface and not great encouragement from the pedigree , but still hard to ignore .

1/2pt  ew Gear Up @ 8/1



3.50 Ludo’s Landing is up 3 pounds for a fine win at Carlisle at this trip , but still preferred in a winnable race .

1/4pt win Ludo’s Landing @ 4/1

4.24 Chester Tonik is proven at both the trip and surface and comes here on the back of a fine 3rd at Newbury , over shorter . remains on this very workable mark . Nice outsider .

1/2pt  ew Chester Tonik @ 11/1

5.00 The consistent Essme comes here on the back of another big run when a close 2nd at Windsor , trying to make all. She’ll try the same tactics again and worth a try despite not great in previous tries on polytrack.

1/4pt win Essme @ 11/1

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Selected Haydock – good to firm on this flat and galloping track

1.45 Despite being the highest rated , Round The Moon , disappointingly hasn’t been close to his rating in two tries this season . Tacarib Bay runs to a good level , which could land him this winnable Group 3 .

1/2pt  win Tacarib Bay @ 9/2



3.30 A wide open Group 1 , the very valuable Betfair Sprint and Group race specialist Owen Burrows has a fine chance with Newbury Group 3 winner Minzaal , but Art Power , after a highly encouraging run at York , when showing stacks of early pace , but predictably wilted over an extra furlong . There’s lots of early pace in this but doesn’t have to lead to win and gets the nod .

1/2pt  ew Art Power @ 7/1

4.05 Nomadic Empire showed a lot more last time when a close 4th in a big field at York. Slightly shorter trip will suit and can take advantage of a good mark .

1/2pt  ew Nomadic Empire @ 6/1

5.14 Give it Some Teddy has responded to the ease in the ratings and this late player likely to be in the mix again .

1/2pt  ew  Give It Some Teddy @ 10/1

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Selected Thirsk – good to firm on this flat and galloping track

It’s a modest nursery and clear opportunity for the down in grade and in form Transfer Affection .

1/2pt win Transfer Affection @ 9/2

2.16 After his good 2nd over C&d , Runaholic is the one to beat .

1/2pt win Runaholic @ 2/1

2.51 The bookies make the down in grade Three Yorkshiremen a short priced fav but Spirit OF Applause , a good 2nd in both runs , has at least comparable form and a good bet at relatively long odds .

3/4pt  win Spirit Of Applause @ 5/1

3.26 This will take little winning and with a good pace likely , the form horse Golden Apollo can come late to steal the show .

1/2pt win Golden Apollo @ 7/2

4.36 An open event , full of in form and reliable 3yo fillies , Both Truly Acclaimed and My Silent Song are consistent , run well on fast ground at this trip and remain on fair marks . Split stakes .

1/4pt  ew each Truly Acclaimed @ 7/1  My Silent Song @ 9/1

5.11 Despite being shoved up another 2 pounds for a narrow defeat , the reliable Molinari won’t be far away and a nice ew play .

1/2pt  ew  Molinari @ 9/1

5.45 A tricky finale but Gift Of Raaj is rarely far away and appeals at longish odds .

1/2pt  win Gift Of Raaj @ 7/1

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No service for Stratford , hard to find anything worth a play .

Selected Ascot – good ground on this stiff and galloping track

2.00 Uss Constitution was 3rd  in a race for newcomers and two who finished behind him have run well since .

1/2pt  win USS Constitution @ 7/2

3.10 The late playing Documenting has to be considered as this in form type in the last 2 years  in this race , has finished first and 2nd , both times off around this mark . Splitting my stake with another late player in Accidental Agent , back on his last winning mark, which came over C&D.

1/4pt  ew Each Documenting @ 18/1  Accidental Agent @ 18/1 , why not , 1/4pt rev fc

3.45 There’s a stack of early pace in this which will suit the strong staying La Yaakel, on a very fair mark on his handicap debut.

1/2pt  win La Yaakel @ 10/3

4.20 Crystal Caprice will be very hard to beat , but evwns no good to me .

No Bet

4.55 The question is , hoe good is the 4 timer seeking Willem Twee, winner of both handicaps with ease , but the 11 pound hit will test . Preference is for Wokingham 2nd Popmaster over C&D and just 2 pounds higher .

1/2pt win Popmaster @ 4/1

5.30 A wide open finale but fair to expect another big run by the prolific and reliable Ready Freddie Go , especially after a close 4th over C&D last time off around this mark, and was hampered late on .

1/2pt ew Ready Freddie Go @14/1

Ascot placepot



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The card at Wolver tonight involves either uncompetitive races , with short priced favs which should oblige, or fiercely competitive handicaps , which appear to be in the lap of The Gods . Happy to swerve the meeting . Tomorrow’s a day away .

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