Gangster paradise in the 3.07

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

Selections only due to pressure of time ( Morning hospital appointment )

Today’s multi

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Cardboard Gangster 3.07 @ 9/4

Chinx Of light @ 2/1

Call Me Lyreen 2.45 @ 5/1

1.001/4pt  ew Three Beauz @ 6/1

1,35 1/2pt win Phoenix Beach @ 7/4

2.05 1/4pt  ew  Island Of Skye @ 6/1

2.40 1/4pt win Flylikeaneagle @ 3/1

3.50 1/2pt  ew Mukka Magic @ 6/1

Nottingham placepot







16 bets

Selected Stratford – good to firm on this flat and sharp track

Sorry – again selections only

1.57 1/4pt win Pencreek @ 2/1

3.07 3/4pt win Cardboard Gangster @ 9/4

3.42 1/4pt win Karanelle @ 2/1

4.20 1/4pt win Kilchreest Moon @ 4/1

Stratford Placepot







16 bets

Selected Goodwood – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track


2.25.After his terrific 3rd of 17 at Royal Ascot , good form as the useful Persian Force was just a neck ahead but preference is for recent Class 1 winner Chateau , who is proven on a speed track and better drawn .

1/4pt  win Chateau @ 7/2

3.00 After his amazing 3rd In the Epsom Derby at odds of 150/1 , Hoo Ya Mai was sold for £1.2 million and now runs for George Boughey . He brings the strongest form to the race , but this looks a trappy contest and the only certainty is a strong pace and the admirably tough and determined Al qareem will make a right first of it up front but likely to find this C&D on the sharp side . On Official ratings , Cresta is far from out of this and was recently sold for £450,000 ! and has been shaping up like he’d appreciate this longer trip , running very well especially the last twice . Hard to ignore at the odds .

1/4pt  ew Cresta @ 50/1

3.35 The short priced fav is The French Oaks heroine Nashwa, but winners of that race have a poor record in this. I’m going for an unexposed one in Fonteyn who beat a subsequent winner in Grand Dame at York, despite running green .

1/4pt  ew  Fonteyn @ 11/1

4.10 You could certainly make a case for most of them but Michael Dods is a rare visitor to this meeting , and is 1 from 1 ! He runs Prairie Falcon who looks on a workable mark and the way he’s been finishing off his races , this trip should suit fine .

1/4pt  ew  Prairie Falcon @ 9/1


Goodwood placepot







32 bets

Selected Galway – good ground on this undulating and stiff track , sharp in parts.

2.10 Fakiera is hard to keep sound and his comeback spin doesn’t compare at all well with the prolific Chinx Of Light and this prominent racing course winner will be hard to beat.

3/4pt  win Chinx Of Light @ 2/1

2.45 The useful front running Sole Pretender brings the best form to the table but as he wont have an easy time up front, preference is for classy hurdler Call Me Lyreen , who has good form over fences already and will appreciate the true run race .

1/2pt win Call Me Lyreen @ 5/1

3.20 Dedillon won this last year at 20/1 , from a bad draw  and off a 4 pound lower mark , but as this prominent racer is well drawn today and has been holding his form well off around this mark of late , is taken to run another big race .

1/2pt  ew  Dedillon @ 8/1

3.55 There’s a stack of early pace in this Listed event for the fairer sex , and the strong gallop will suit the ageing but still capable Surrounding , who has a bit of ground to make up with the well drawn Nectaris , but this one is likely to get involved in a brawl up front .

1/2pt  ew Surrounding @ 8/1

4.30 The Friday Man was particularly impressive winning on debut and could surprise a couple with stronger form in the book .

1/4pt win The Friday Man @ 5/1


Galway placepot







12 bets

Selected Epsom – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track

5.55 Plenty of these come here in top form but the nod goes  to the very lightly raced Youarenotforgiven , a determined winner at Donny and bred to appreciate the longer trip and the 3 pound hit could have been worse .

1/4pt win Youarenotforgiven @ 4/1

7.00 Amutawakkel clearly brings the strongest form to the table, a good 3rd on debut at Ffos Las and as the good stable is 4 from 6 here , they rarely get it wrong regarding horses for courses .

1/2pt win Amutawakkel @ 10/3

7.30 The front running Baileys Liberty went close off this mark and will be hard to catch in a modest heat .

1/2pt win Bailey’s Liberty @ 2/1

8.00 Intercessor goes very well around this C&D and was an unlucky loser here last time but is up a nasty 3 pounds . I prefer the chance of Be Lucky my son, outclassed last time but previously landed a double and only 3 pounds higher tonight . The hard to win with Maysong finally got it right last time but the massive 8 pound hit makes the double most unlikely .

1/4pt win Be lucky My son @ 9/2


Epsom Placepot







16 bets

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

Very hard to find any worthwhile bets on a disappointing card . I’ve swerved the meeting.

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