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Today’s Trixie

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Annsam 3.15 @ 9/1

Martello Sky 2.25 @ 2/1

Finethetime 5.20 @ 9/4

Selected Newmarket – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track

2.48 Connections certainly saw something they liked about the progressive Forceful Speed as they had to go to £260,000 to secure him , and for that money, he’s unlikely to remain an 83 rated handicapper for much longer . He’s certainly taken off since racing at this 10 furlong trip, plenty far enough for juveniles , but he’s  very stout stayer , which he showed last time at Ponty on easy ground , making all and winning with ease , and the 4 pound hit looks well manageable .

1/2pt win Forceful Speed @ 2/1

3.23 Lawful Command is probably now a little high in the ratings but has run a number of big races in defeat off around this mark and the return from a break , soft ground and a return to this track all in his favour.

1/4pt win Lawful Command @ 9/2

3.58 A Listed race for juvenile fillies and tough to call between The Godolphin runner Dream of Love, who is 1 from 1 doing it well here , Irish raider Keep In Touch , who brings good form to the table and Conservationist , who gets the nod as she’s proven on soft ground and this track .

1/4pt win Conservationist @ 7/2


Newmarket placepot







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Selected Ayr – good to soft , but rain forecast . The track is flat and galloping


2.33 The galloping grey Wakool had a fine time of it last season ,  4 wins and 3 places from 7 runs , taking his winning mark from an Ok 100 to a useful 122 and ended the season with 2 big runs off today’s mark of around 133. Comes to hand early , ground ideal and is a C&D winner .

1/4pt win Wahool @ 5/2


3.43 Not a deep race and despite youngster Collingham having to carry a big weight , he’s effective off this mark and just hope it doesn’t pour down .

1/4pt win Collingham @ 15/8

4.18 The field is full of prolific sorts who do their connections proud but the handicapper has given the very useful Paddy The Piper a good chance . He’s a terrific racehorse , another one owned by the couple with the magic touch , The Hamiltons . In 12 starts he has 5 wins and 5 seconds , goes well fresh and can take advantage of useful rivals now on stiff looking marks .

1/2pt win Paddy The piper @ 7/2

Ayr placepot







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Selected Ascot – good to soft on this stiff and galloping track

1.30 All of these useful hurdlers are inexperienced over fences and all except for top notch hurdler Goshen are out of the handicap . Apparently he has schooled well , will like the C&D , likely to have his own way up front and ground also to his liking .

1/2pt win Goshen @ 11/8


2.40 A red hot handicap but worth  a try on C&D specialist Amoola Gold , who won this last year off a higher mark , only to lose it sometime later after a drugs test .

1/4pt ew Amoola Gold @ 7/1

3.15 Another red hot handicap and the short list is very long . The prolific Annsam ended the season with a smart win over hurdles but is a C&D winner off just a 5 pound lower mark , and considering he won that valuable race with ease , the handicapper may well not have got to him yet .

1/2pt  ew Annsam @ 9/1

Ascot placepot







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Selected Wetherby , currently good to soft but plenty of wet stuff forecast so likely to soften

A huge hello to a huge friend of mine Prendo , who is an astute judge and bookies beware. If his gorgeous wife is in attendance , kisses to Jane .

1.50 Learnalot did little wrong in 3 runs last season . Proven at the trip and ground and a very solid ew play in a winnable novice event .

1/2pt  ew Learnalot @ 6/1

2.25 Molly Olly’s wishes won this last year , making all , but won’t have that luxury today with confirmed front runner See The Sea in the field. The strong pace will set it up for the useful Martello Sky , who with last year’s winner , are clear at the ratings .

1/2pt win Martello Sky @ 2/1

3.00 A right headscratcher as Indefatigable won this last year, but now has a Grade 2 penalty to shoulder, which brings last year’s 2nd Proschema into the equation and too the capable Thomas Darby . Very hard to ignore either Sporting John or the prolific Threeunderthrufive ?????

No Bet

3.35 The Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase , and another puzzle, as Bravemansgame was 4 from 4 last season , until faltering at Aintree behind that course specialist Ahoy senor , whom he bet comfortably at Kempton , so whose turn will ir be today , and of course the useful Eldorado Allen id bang with these  at the ratings , so is in effect the value bet , but I’m happy to watch .

No Bet

4.10 Found myself going around in circles with this one .

No Bet

4.45 The main players are likely to be Ashfield Paddy , Bangers And cash and the admirably consistent Geryville , who gets the nod as his 2nd to the prolific Into Overdrive looks chunks better after yesterday .

1/4pt win Geryville @ 9/2

5.20 Vintage fizz has a job on hooves in  landing the hat-trick with a 10 pound hit and a switch to a speed track . The lightly raced Findthetime ended the season with a hat-trick , the last win was a smooth success over C&D on similar ground , and the 7 pound hit looks well manageable .

1/2pt win Findthetime @ 9/4

Wetherby placepot







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Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta

4.58 Very few catch the eye in this nursery and certainly worth a try with Starmas, who’s run some good races in handicaps, especially when a close 4th here in a far better race than this and the drop in trip could be to her advantage . Very long odds for her chance .

1/4pt  ew Starmas @ 33/1

5.30 Lady Ziana made a right fist of it last time at this trip at Newcastle when trying to make all but run down close home , still finishing a fine 3rd . That made her now 0 from 26 and with the first time aids a negative for the stable and this easier track not to her advantage , makes it easy to look elsewhere . A good pace is likely with a few other front runners which will help the late playing Desert Dream, a winner just 2 runs back off a 3 pound lower mark but is a C&D winner off a pound higher .

1/4pt win Desert Dream @ 9/2

6.00 Chifa responded well with a drop in the ratings with a smooth success over C&D , doing well from the worst of the draw. Effectively 5 pounds higher tonight as no claimer rides but much better drawn , so worth a try .

1/4pt win Chifa @ 4/1

6.30 The short priced fav is the consistent but tricky She’s Hot , as it took her 5 tries to open her account , not great for a 77 rated juvenile , and had to work quite hard to prevail at odds of2/9 , and was turned over at odds on last time , but very narrowly . I  prefer the chance of recent course 3rd Lady Of Arabia , who finished strongly so the extra furlong in her favour and more to come as that was her debut run .

1/4pt  win Lady Of Arabia @ 4/1

7,00 Visibility took advantage of a declining mark to win here last time but back up in trip and up 3 pounds , would do well to double up. Belisa De Vega hasn’t really been stretched in winning her last two , the latest here over a longer trip . She has the speed for this journey , and up just 2 pounds . Returns from a 2 months break , so just a dabble .

1/4pt win Belisa De Vega @ 10/3

7.30 Certainly worth a try at long odds with Snooze Lane , as she ran well the last twice over C&D , only beaten a few lengths and dropped slightly in the ratings . Returns from a break but worth a dabble .

1/4pt  ew Snooze Lane @ 28/1

8.30 Rocheburne has been threatening to win one of these of late and did as well as could have been expected when 2nd over C&D to Arab Cinder, a good 2nd since off an 8 pound higher mark . This isn’t a deep race , but the fav Queen of Ipanema is certainly a dark horse in her first handicap off a lowly mark for a good stable .

1/4pt  ew Rocheburne @ 8/1

Wolver placepot







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