3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Tothenines 2.19 @ 11/2
City Derby 3.36 @ 7/2
Bannister 4.11 @ 9/2
Selected Sedgefield – good ground on this undulating and sharp track
1.35 Very much a match between the two Irish raiders who were both pretty good on the flat, Bringbackmemories rated 83 , and brings good form to the table, running the useful The Insider close at Down Royal, up again the 97 flat rated McTigue , who recently changed hands for 125,000 Euros . Worth watching as both of these could figure well in the better juvenile hurdles this season .
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.45 Legionair has run some very tame ones of late while this could well be a sharp enough test for the penalised Grey Market . Sizing Mauritius ended his stay with Jessie Harrington with a win at Kilbeggan , and preferred on that form .
1/4pt win Sizing Mauritius @ 11/4
3.20 The consistent and prolific Master Malachy is 2 from 2 over fences and looked really good winning over C&D last time , by almost a distance , and hard seeing just a 6 pound hit stopping the hat-trick .
1/2pt win Master Mullachy @ 10/11
3.55 An ultra competitive big field handicap ,but the odds . little wrong being with the consistent and willing Genever Dragon , whose 3 pound penalty has been gobbled up by the booking of useful claimer Theo Gillard . The tip runs this track well and statistically , this is his best trip.
1/2pt ew Genever Dragon @ 14/1
Selected Ayr – probably good to soft on this flat and galloping track
2.19 Jordan electrics comes here on the back of a splendid close 5th in the recent Bronze Cup, which would give him strong claims in this except for today’s softer ground . Tothenines was a few lengths behind him in that race , but as he acts on soft ground and stays well , is preferred .
1/2pt win Tothenines @ 11/2
2.54 PREMIUM RACE
3.29 The veteran Flying Pursuit is a shadow of the top notch handicapper of a few years ago, but is running consistently off this much lower mark and with the ground in his favour , well drawn and on a course he runs well , gets the nod .
1/4pt win Flying Pursuit @ 11/2
4.04 There’s not a great deal of early pace in this , and despite a wide draw, the front running Langholm , could well dominate , and he’s a far better horse when able to pull the strings. On a stiff enough mark , but no problems with track or ground .
1/4pt ew Langholm @ 15/2
4.39 First Impression came into his last race , 2 from 2 over C&D , and while finishing only 4th. Not beaten far and the slight ease in the ratings , softer ground and a good draw , all point to a big run .
1/2pt win First Impression @ 11/4
5.10 This is there for the taking and worth being with the lightly raced Marcello Si, who showed much improved form last time with a decent 3rd on easy ground at Redcar , first time at a stayers’ trip .
1/2pt win Marcello Si @ 5/1
Selected Southwell – good ground on this flat and sharp track
1.51 PREMIUM RACE
3.01 Dindin has no penalty for a smart win last time and has found a soft race to double up, with C&D likely to suit, but jockey Philip Armson is 0 from 36 at the track. Big put off at just 6/4.
3.36 City Derby ended last season with two big runs , a close 3rd at Musselburgh and a good win over C&D . He goes well fresh , is only young , so could well be capable of the 6 pound hit this has few serious contenders . The prolific Translink won well at long odds last time and has to be a big danger . Seaborough came into his latest race , 1 from 35 and 6 pound out of the weights , and would you Adam N Eve it , landed a competitive heat . He’s a law to himself and wouldn’t be the greatest shock ever if he defied the penalty , but just as likely to do what he’s best at, running alongside rivals.
1/2pt win City Derby @ 7/2
4.11 Bannister looked to be going nowhere quick , but finally responded to the drop in the ratings, coming off the pace to win at Worcester , and after a close 2nd over the same C&D next time, to a much improved youngster , got back on the scoresheet at the same C&D , and off just a 2 pound higher mark , and in a race with plenty of early pace to suit his style , nice play .
1/2pt win Bannister @ 9/2
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.00 Quite easy finding negatives for the vast majority of these and on his return to this C&d, The Nail Gunner can go in again . He’s 2 from 4 here and last rime over C&d , he spreadeagled the field from the front , and followed that up with a big run at Chelmsford City off around this mark, but disappointed next time at the same C&D. There’s not much early In this and if back to top form , could land this at juicy odds.
1/4pt ew The Nail Gunner @ 11/1
5.30 The in form Eldayaar , went off like a scalded cat over C&D , when a market fancy in higher grade , but just couldn’t keep it going against better animals , and tied up late on . From a good draw, back down in grade and likely to have the lead to himself , a very solid fav.
1/2pt win Eldayaar @ 7/4
7.00 Many of these juveniles go handicapping for the first time , go up in trip and taste tapeta for the first time, so very hard to be sure about this . Amarillo Gold won off a 3 pound lower mark on fast turf at Brighton , but is also effective here and can make the pace , which makes him of interest down in trip .
1/4pt ew Amarillo Gold @ 8/1
7.30 Not a deep race and a deserved win can go the consistent Milltown Star , who comes here on the back of two big runs in better races , is a winner here and Saffie Osborne’s 3 pound claim can do no harm .
1/4pt win Milltown Star @ 5/2
8.00 The very well handicapped Ciotog has caught the eye the last twice, first time over C&D , when badly drawn , but still in with a chance when found with nowhere to go, and still only beaten 2 lengths and last time at Chester , when again unlucky in the run . Unlucky in the draw again , but few come into in with high hopes .
1/4pt ew Ciotog @ 8/1
8.30 The very much back to form Harbour Vision will make another bold bid to make all, but is creeping up the ratings and this longer trip has found him out in the past . Course specialist Renegade Rose has chances despite a stiff mark but I like the look of a longshot in Salonica, a close 3rd over C&D 2 starts back , then was unlucky here next time when down in trip and from a good draw and with a very able 7 pound claimer in the saddle, could land The lucky Last at rewarding odds.
1/2pt ew Salonica @ 12/1