You’d be forgiven having a day off the gee gees today with good bets hard to find .
Today’s Thurles Trixie
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Fakir D’Oudaires 1.40 @ 13/8
R’Evelyn Pleasure 2.10 @ 11/1
Santonito 3.10 @ 9/4
At Newcastle , all weather – tapeta , The track is stiff and galloping
1.15 Quercus Robur is now on a stiff enough mark but brings good C&D form to the table and looks hard to beat , but is odds on .
1.45 the unexposed Rosa Del Rio , who’s with a top and very much in form Southern stable has a clear form chance but his chief rival Russian Virtue brings good C&D form to the table and was a confidence boosting winner over hurdles recently . Just prefer the latter .
1/4pt win Russian Virtue @ 2/1
2.15 Liberated Lad took advantage of a drop in the ratings to come from last to first at Southwell . He’s up 5 pounds, but still well handicapped on old form and the drop in trip won’t be an issue on this stiffer circuit . The danger is the unexposed Princess Nieve , but she’s only been running in low grade classified events .
1/2pt win Liberated Lad @ evens
3.15 The drop in grade will help the consistent Shalaa Asker . The in form Walking On Clouds is now looking in the grip of the handicapper .
1/4pt win Shalaa Asker @ 7/4
Selected Thurles probably soft ground on this undulating , sharp track with stiff elements to it.
1.40 The once classy Chacon Pour Sui still has a very lofty rating of 167 and was a beaten fav in the 2 mile Champion Chase . He goes up in trip today , which isn’t likely to suit. The very classy Fakir D’Oudaires shaped well on his comeback spin and likely to go one better than 2nd last year in this .
1/2pt win Fakir D’Oudaires @ 13/8
2.10 The very consistent R’Evelyn Pleasure took an unlucky fall at the last recently , and stays on around the same mark . He runs this track very well and has been 2nd in this race before . Cracking ew play .
1/2pt ew R’Evelyn Pleasure @ 11/1
3.10 The short priced fav is Willie Mullins’ Embassy Gardens , but on the evidence of his last run , this longer trip may well not suit., Santonito is improving with experience and this longer trip looks to be in his favour .
1/2pt win Santonito @ 9/4
4.10 Bellaway ended the season in spectacular style , winning The Champion Hunter Chase at The Cheltenham Festival and backing that up with a win in the Punchestown equivalent . He was 2nd in this last year , running to a decent level and the big danger is the new kid on the block in Hunter Chases in youngster Ferns Lock , who looked very good at Fairyhouse . Sticking with what we know .
1/2pt win Billaway @ 6/5