Mahler on a Mission in the 3.35

Selected Ludlow – good ground on this flat and sharp track

2.05 The consistent front running Lily Glitters has found a great opportunity with both Whatsdastory and Get The appeal struggling and Moonamacaroona a doubtful stayer .

½ pt win Lily Glitters @ 6/4

2.40 Another Stowaway won this last year off a higher mark but did come into the race in a bit of form , which is not the case today , but with Trixster and Broken Quest now on stiff marks and Vivas not a strong stayer , worth  a dabble .

¼ pt  win Another Stowaway @ 7/1


Ludlow placepot






24 bets

Selected Catterick – good ground on this undulating and sharp track


4.00 Many of these are switching from the all weather with plenty to prove, but the exception is the well handicapped Ha Long Bay , who comes here on the back of a couple of decent efforts at Newcastle , but also proven on good turf . This is his best trip and holds a clear chance .

½ pt win Ha Long Bay @ 7/2


Catterick placepot







16 bets

Selected Perth – probably good ground on this flat and galloping track

2.25 Youngster Lakota Warrior was a facile winner at Donny in both his first handicap and chase, and despite an 8 pound hit, the opposition isn’t strong and looks a good fav .

½ pt  win Lakota Warrior @ 13/8

3.00 It’s fair to say Dreams of Hope has been disappointing of late and despite now being on his last winning mark , he should have done chunks better the last twice and is passed over , especially as Avrico Bleu will also want a piece of the early action , but when last seen 5 months ago off this mark at Aintree, he ran pretty well but had a comfortable rear view of the runner up in this race last year in Sao, who  is a few pounds lower this time and backed up a good 2nd at Aintree with a close 4th at Donny . He’s a late player and will have an ideal strong pace to chase and is preferred to the Irish raider Coach Carter , likely to find it happening all too quickly around this speed track on drying  ground .

½ pt  win Sao @ 11/2

3.35 A good quality novice hurdle , but drying ground wont help the likes of the bang in form Complete Unknown , Galia Des Liteaux , not Famous Bridge . Irish raider Mahler Mission was a smart winner at this trip and ground at Donny and was far from disgraced at The Cheltenham Festival , and this prominent racer comes out just about the best at the ratings and this speed track likely to suit .

½ pt  win  Mahler Missioon @ 7/1

4.10 An absolute match but as Zambella was a good 2nd in this last year on similar ground , she can reverse Cheltenham Festival form with Pink Legend , who would prefer the ground a bit softer .

½ pt win Zambella @ 8/11

4.41 The very wonderful Corey’s Courage goes for the 5 timer , and certainly on a workable mark in her first handicap and won her bumper on good ground . This is a wide open affair and there was little between the consistent pair of Rubytwo and Island Mahee last time at Musselburgh and likely to be the same again today . Stop Talking bounced back to form , without warning , with a 33/1 win at Donny on good ground beating Rubytwo , and off the same mark , this C&D winner could put a couple of tame efforts since behind her , as they were both on soft ground .

¼ pt   ew  Stop Talking @ 12/1

Perth placepot







3 bets

Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytack

4.50 All of Hackbridge , Smart Connection and Doonbeg Farmer all come here in top form and hard to separate at the revised weights when Smart Connection had little to spare . They all go up in grade which will help the well handicapper 6 times track winner Noble Peace , whose form is a bit in and out but certainly worth a decent dabble in this race at the odds. Meadram did little wrong last season but has a bit to prove on the surface while Wow William , wont appreciate the drop in distance .

½ pt    ew  Noble Peace @ 22/1

5.30 Queen of Burgundy has pinched a few from the front of late and despite now being on a stiff mark, she again can control things from the front in a field of mostly late players and again get the run of the race .

¼ pt  win Queen Of Burgundy @ 7/2

6.00 The speedy front running The defiant is very much in the form of his life and goes for the 4 timer . He won over C&D last time out with  3 of these comfortably held, and despite the 4 pound hit is likely to go in again . Hey Ho Let’s Go took advantage of a good mark last time to bravely resist latecomers to the party , but the penalty and the prospect of matching hooves with The Defiant , not rosy.

½ pt  win The Defiant @ 11/8

7.00 Pollinate has run well in her last two races, her first tries in handicaps , and this prominent racer was only beaten a length off this mark over C&D by a decent type for the grade. The draw could have been kinder but not much early from her rivals and looks a nice ew play . Maahe Ve continues to be very hard to win with and I’d rather just watch Coolagh Magic returning from another break , up in the ratings and trip . The late playing and in form Rainbow Mirage is far from out of this despite the wide draw .

½ pt   ew  Pollinate @ 8/1

7.30 A very tricky finale and a chance has to be given to C&D specialist Impeach , as he’s likely to get the run of the race from the front , but is on a stiff enough mark . Winneka sluiced in last time in the Windsor mud , but doubtful he’ll be as effective with a 5 pound penalty switching back to polytrack. The admirably consistent Soyonique wone be far away again over a C&D he runs well but off a good mark, I can’t resist a dabble on the late playing 5 times C&D winner Swiss Pride .

¼ p t  win Swiss Pride @ 11/2

Lingfield placepot







16 bets

Selected Salisbury – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track

4.25 Kaasib did amazingly well to be 2nd on debut at Windsor on good ground and taking a bad stumble then had an awful job getting a run , but came home with a wet sail to be narrowly beaten with Democracy Dilemma a few lengths behind . He’ll be wiser for that experience and stiffer track looks a smart move . Hard to beat but is 4/9.

No Bet

5.00 Eternal Glory has been going well on the all weather and has comparable turf form , but is looking hard to win with, so preference for the bang in form Nikki’s Girl a win and 2 good 2nd at this trip on polytrack , but also has comparable fast turf form but a bit concerned with the uphill finish and wide draw.

¼ pt win Nikkis Girl @ 9/2


No Salisbury placepot

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