3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Colinton 2.10 @ 6/1
Zabbie 3.40 @ 2/1
The Navigator 2.00 @ 4/1
Selected Sedgefield – good to firm on this undulating and sharp track
2.00 A good quality contest with an assured strong gallop with both El Borracho and Gordon’s Jet sure to go on . This is good news for triple C&D winner The Navigator , who is still on a competitive mark and recently showed his well being with a good run on the flat over a trip way too short .
1/2pt win The Navigator @ 4/1
3.30 Taxmeifyoucan needs softer ground and a longer trip while the handicapper has caught up with Who’s the Guvnor . Chasing newcomer Blue Sans should have no problems with larger obstacles being an ex-pointer and on his last winning mark .
1/2pt win Blue Sans @ 2/1
Selected Haydock – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
2.10 The short priced fav is recent runaway winner Polyphonic , but that race went very much his way , and a bit to prove with a 6 pound hit . He practically made all that day and won’t have an easy time of things up front today with the out of form Love Is Golden a front runner, as is recent Newbury winner Dark Mystery , and so is the admirable Colinton , who doesn’t know how to run a bad race ad won over C&D , admittedly off a 6 pound lower mark , with a similar race make up, when going with the pace strongly and having enough left for the final push . He’s ran really well off his present mark and is very tough in the finish .
1/2pt win Colinton @ 6/1
2.40 Sakheer ran very well on debut and is the very likely winner , but is 2/5 .
3.10 Similar contest here with Castle May , 2nd on debut and another one very likely to go one better , but is 1/2.
3.40 Zabbie has been holding his form very well in nurseries and off a competitive mark, ca land this modest event . Trip, kind of track and ground all fine .
3/4pt win Zabbie @ 2/1
4.15 You would expect the classy Dubai Poet to make short work of these considering the form he’s in , massive runs in a Group 3 and 2 when placed , racing from the front , but is odds on.
Selected Salisbury – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
2.20 Plenty of well bred expensive type racing in famous colours . A good race to watch .
2.50 A similar race and the same advice
3.20 A good quality Class 1 for juveniles and as plenty of these remain lightly raced and unexposed , hard to be sure . I was impressed with All The Time’s win at Chester last time , first run at this trip and ran out a very easy winner , beating a pair of reliable yardsticks . Stiffer track today and draw could have been kinder , but still worth a dabble .
1/4pt ew All The Time @ 15/2
3.55 All of Al Simmo ,Another Romance , Crazy Luck and Makarova have crossed swords recently , and today’s weights , there’ll be little between them again, but with so much early pace, the late players could have the call, and course specialist Crazy Luck gets the nod . The free going Cuban Breeze is far from out of this , now ridden by an able 7 pound claimer.
1/2pt win Crazy Luck @ 5/1
4.26 Persian Royale has been well placed in landing his hat-trick , but the hefty 8 pound hit will take plenty of overcoming . The fav is recent maiden winner Indemnity , but he is 1/7 to prevail that day , so the wide margin win was expected , and I don’t see him as a banker . The consistent Cabinet Of Clowns has run very well in both handicaps, both around this mark . He’s a course winner and worth a try over the extra furlong as the dame stayed this trip well and despite siblings being sprinters , the sire is also an influence for stamina .
1/2pt win Cabinet Of Clowns @ 9/2
Windsor – good to firm on this flat and galloping track – speed track
4.30 The clear form horse is the ultra consistent Glamorous Breeze , 2 wins , 4 seconds and a 3rd in her last 7 ! but best form is on stiff tracks and wide draw no help . Kilmgrace also comes here in top form , is effective on speed tracks but remains a bit high In the weights. The well handicapped Albegone has run some good races over this kind of C&D of late and off higher marks and gets the nod .
1/4pt ew Albegone @ 10/1
5.00 Safari Dream was very unlucky to lose his latest race In The Stewards Room , but surprisingly has no penalty . He’s one of the few early pacers in the field and despite both nursery wins being at the stiff Sandown , has run well on flat tracks too and could be very hard to peg back , with many of his rivals at their best on stiff tracks or a longer trip .
1/2pt win Safari Dream @ 9/4
5.30 PREMIUM RACE
6.00 PREMIUM RACE
6.30 PREMIUM RACE
7.00 A chance can be given to many but I’m with the well handicapped La Maquina , who gives the impression this longer trip will suit .
1/4pt win La Maquina @ 8/1
7.30 A stack of admirably consistent and prolific types in Merlin’s Beard, Haunted Dream . Ekili and Andaleep , and of those the latter just gets pride of place , coming here on a 4 timer , but all of these are late players and combined with their penalties I’m happy to be with another prolific type in Old port , who can race prominently and recent runs suggest that he’s not handicapped out of things .
1/4pt ew Old port @ 7/1