Obsidian looks rock solid in the opener

Today’s Multi – 50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble

Obsidian Knight 1.15 @ 7/2

Sir Chauvelain 4.15 @ 11/1

Al Zaraqaan 4.45 @ 9/1

Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack

Despite the big field , very little early pace on which makes Obsidian Knight well worth a decent play . Only having his 5th ever race today , he was given a prominent ride when winning his maiden very well over C&D and was desperately unlucky last time as he was held up in a small field , and just couldn’t get any racing room and flew when in the clear , beaten just a length . The trainer’s son takes the ride in this race for apprentices , and from a good draw and a good mark , expect a prominent and winning ride .

¾ pt  win  Obsidian Knight @ 7/2

1.45 If we go back three seasons, admittedly a life time in horse racing , the ex-French King’s Advce rattled off 8 , yes 8 wins in the season , taking his winning mark from an average 71 up to a very lofty 108 , but then the wheels fell off , and hasn’t scored since but with the ease in the ratings, he’s put in some encouraging efforts of late , close up at this trip at Kempton and Wolver . Many of his rivals, including the front running French raider Honor and Pleasure have stamina to prove and this could be his comeback .

¼ pt   ew  King’s Advice @ 8/1


2.55 Plenty of the market fancies are either dropping in trip or switching from tapeta , which makes the well drawn and consistent Clase Azul Ultra , worth a play . This is just his 5th ever race and comes here on the back of a close 3rd over C&d off around this mark and similar sees him bang there .

¼ pt   ew  Clase Azul Ultra @ 6/1

3.30 a decent pace is likely with recent all the way C&d winner Miss Bella Brand likely to make another bold bid, but hard seeing her getting the double with a 4 pound hit in a much tougher race . The 4 timer seeking Epsom Faithful is also up a nasty 4 pounds and has a bad draw too which wont help this prominent racer . The useful and reliable Amber Island has a C&d win on her C&V off this mark and this late player will be grateful of the likely strong pace . The 4 timer seeking Sayifyouwill is far from out of this just a pound higher for her recent C&d win , and she’s another who comes off the pace .

½ pt  win Amber Island @ 5/1

4.00 The very wonderful Proclaimer 7 wins in his last 8 ! all at Kempton , will again try and make all , but the 5 pound hit will surely test and how will he cope going left handed ? Also other front runners take part. A Strong pace is assured which will help the useful late playing Mobashr , still on a workable mark and wide draw no issue as he’s a hold up type .

¼ pt    ew  Mobashr @ 7/1








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Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta , the track is stiff and galloping


4.15 No shortage of early pace which wont help ex hurdler Earlofthecotswolds , now a very useful all weather stayer. The consistent veteran Sir Chauvelain , 4 times a track winner , is far from out of this at the ratings and this late player has a cracking race make up .

1/ 2pt  ew  Sir Chauvelain @ 11/1

4.45 The odds on fav is the lightly raced Tyrrhenian Sea, who was desperately unlucky at Kempton last time but still has half a stone to find with ALL of these in form and useful types . C&d winner Al Zaraqaan was only denied by a nose by Living Legend last time at Kempton and as this prominent racer is assured of staying this stiff C&d , looks a very nice play .

½ p t  ew  Al Zaraqaan @ 9/1

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Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack


3.20 The admirably consistent Pips Tune , 3 wins and a 2nd in last 4 runs , all wins coming here , has no penalty for his latest win , but did get the run of the race from the front , which is not so likely today and the nod goes to the unexposed No Such Luck, who when switching to front running , demolished a field at Lingfield and was unlucky next time when ridden a lot more patiently. Could still be ahead of the game .

¼ pt  win No Such Luck @ 7/2

4.30 A tight low grade handicap sprint and a deserved win may drop the well drawn Amasova’s way , on a good mark and SDS In the saddle could make all the difference .

¼ pt  win Amasova @ 11/4

5.00 Not a deep race and the fav is the lightly raced Flintstone after a good 2nd on his handicap debut at Kempton . That wasn’t the deepest of races and as he’s up in grade and going left handed , I prefer a play on the consistent They Don’t Know, 2nd in his last 3 runs , fine at the track and trip and first time blinkers could help . Nice longshot .

¼ pt  ew  They Don’t Know @ 9/1

5.30 A chance can be given to All of these and last season’s massive improver Merlin’s Beard , ended the season landing a 4 timer but resumes duties on a hefty 11 pound higher mark , and also needed a few runs to come to himself last year . The consistent Love Poems runs this C&D very well and on a fair mark , another good run likely .

¼ pt   ew  Love Poems @ 11/2

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