3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Smart Boyo 1.45 @ 7/2
Smokey Malone 1.20 @ 7/2
Plumette 5.00 @ 8/1
Selected Market Rasen – good ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
1.35 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 The longer trip is the issue for Koi Dodville , while not enough rain has fell for the back to form Ask Paddington while surprise last time winner Marajman would do very well to double up with a stiff penalty and in a much tougher race . Both Diligent , 8 wins, 4 seconds and a 3rd in his last 13 ! and Salley Gardens , 3 wins and 2 seconds in his last 5 ! are of course admirable types but the handicapper has a job to do and both are now on testing marks, but could still have this race between them .
¼ pt rev fc Diligent – Salley Gardens
3.10 Avoid De Master comes here on the back of a win at the stayers’ track of Hexham , and over a longer trip , so unlikely he’ll have the pace for this . Morgenstern is struggling off this mark while course specialist High Noon is still not shaping like a winner about to happen , and it’s hard fancying the struggling novice hurdler Any Given Sunday . The front running Rizzardo should certainly have the lead to himself and is back down to his last winning mark and could surprise .
¼ pt win Rizzardo @ 7/1
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
1.10 You can understand the frustration of supporters of 12 race maiden English Spirit and makes no appeal at short odds today , and only other run on tapeta not good. The admirable Odd Socks Havana has held his form very well , but from a bad draw and a career high mark , I continue to search . Both Pope Gregory and Power On have recent course wins on their CV but are also on stiff marks . The late playing Last Mission has a rare run in a 0-60 and won off just a pound lower at Kempton , just a few races ago . He ran respectably last time over C&D and this late player will have a strong pace to chase but regular rider Dougie Costello has jumped ship for Odd Socks Manana , so despite his negatives , still ticks the most boxes.
¼ pt win Old Man Havana @ 9/1
1.45 The admirable Frame Rate runs this C&D very well , but now on a very testing mark , and clear preference is for the consistent all weather performer Smart Boyo, only a pound higher for his narrow defeat over C&D in a far better race and very able 7 pound claimer Ryan Sexton rides today .
½ pt win Smart Boyo @ 7/2
2.50 There are a couple of top stables with runners but the clear form horse is Tango Tonight , running to a good level over C&D last time .
¼ pt win Tango Tonight @ 9/4
3.50 The Nail Gunner remains on a winnable mark and from a good draw can secure an ideal handy pitch and nail this modest heat .
¼ pt win The Nail Gunner @ 5/2
5.00 On his day Daheer is well capable of wins off around this mark and this C&D , as he showed last time , and is only a pound higher , but can also run some stinkers . Furthermore he’s a late player in a race with little early pace about . Plumette comes here on the back of a cracking series of runs , and whatever the handicapper does , she raises her game and comes here on the back of a cracking effort at Beverley on turf and only a pound higher today . He runs this track very well and is likely to be more forward than most when the sprint begins and a very nice ew play .
½ pt ew Plumette @ 8/1
Selected Lingfield , good ground on this undulating and sharp track
1.20 The fav is Largo Bay but I find it east to look elsewhere as he’s been finding this mark tough of late and far more of an all weather horse .Smokey Malone got into all kinds of bother here last time , but as usual still ran his race being a close 3rd , just behind Sherpa Trail , who can’t be ignored today as he shapes like this longer trip will suit but as the tip is proven at the distance and is tenacious in the finish gets the nod .
½ pt win Smokey Malone @ 7/2
4.35 Keep Me Happy ran very well to be 2nd at Thirsk last time and the 3rd horse has gone close since . This won’t take much winning .
½ pt win Keep Me Happy @ 9/2
5.10 PREMIUM RACE
No Lingfield placepot
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
4.55 Dark Design will again run his race despite being a bit high in the weights and better on tapeta, while the consistent Monsieur Fantaisie has stamina to prove . In a race of little early pace , Dors Toyboy is well drawn to take them along and this C&D winner is just a pound higher than his last winning mark .
¼ pt ew Dors Toyboy @ 6/1
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
6.35 A good quality Class 2 handicap but a right tinker to work out . Well happy watching .
7.05 PREMIUM RACE
7.35 There was little between Flower Of Thunder and Surrey Princess at Leicester and both are proven over C&D and despite both being a bit high in the ratings now , this isn’t a deep race .
¼ pt ref fc Flower Of Thunder – Surrey Princess
8.10 Veteran You’re Cool is the short priced fav to complete the hat-trick but off a 6 pound higher mark and with a few others with ideas about dominating , this could well go to a late player , and the well drawn strong finishing Independence Day likely to have this run to suit .
¼ pt ew Independence Day @ 13/2
No Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Sandown – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
5.40 The short priced fav is Chasserel , who makes little appeal at the odds from the worst of the draw and a number of dark horses in opposition .
6.15 & 6.45
Two small field handicaps in which a chance can be given to practically everything in each race . Happy to swerve
7.15 A Class 1 and the short priced fav is Her Majesty’s useful Reach For The moon , at least 11 pounds in hand at the ratings , but still around even money, but My Prospero and Akhu Nadja both impressed last time and I’m watching again .
7.45 Francesco Clemente is the odds on fav after a workmanlike win at Newmarket , but that form doesn’t give him much in hand against the others with experience .
8.20 Very hard fancying much in a most winnable finale and the consistent New Heights comes here on the back of a good 2nd last time and has run well here before at around this trip and mark .
¼ pt win New Heights @ 5/2
No Sandown placepot