3 50p ew doubles & £1 ew treble
Eagles dare 4.20 @ 8/1
Scottish Summit 7.00 @ 10/1
Phinow 6.40 @ 4/1
Selected Southwell – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.00Do it For Thy Sen won this last year , with ease , on similar ground and quickly went 2 from 2 over C&D soon afterwards . He comes here in peak form after a narrow defeat to the revitalised Oxwich Bay , and despite a 2 pound hit , this looks a golden opportunity .
¾ pt win Do It For Thy Sen @ 11/10
2.02 There was little wrong with Sorceress Medea’s 2nd over C&D last time out on similar round and attractive play at the odds .
¼ pt win Sorceress Medea @ 5/1
2.32 Balkotic was a facile winner at Sedgefield when stepped up in trip , and has found himself in a very weak heat , but that race was over much further , sand he’s clearly a strong stayer , but had to be chivvied along a few times to maintain the advantage , so around this tight track , would do well to double up off just a 4 pound penalty .
3.02 A similar race with Red Maple the clear form horse but was another who won its race through staying and you just wonder around this speed track , if he’ll be caught out , but still remains the likely winner .
3.32 Alchemystique is a regular over C&D and is certainly running well enough to land this winnable heat .
¼ pt win Alchemystique @ 7/2
Selected Bath – good to soft on this sharp, undulating and stiff track
1.15 Sisterandbrother landed a gamble on his first start for Milton Harris , just getting the better of the admirably consistent course specialist Blue Hero . Both have been penalised , but the tip is by far likely to stay the extra yardage and act on the ground .
½ pt win Sisterandbrother @ 11/10
2.20 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.20 PREMIUM RACE
4.20 The soft ground is no use to the very hard to win with Master Grey while the unexposed charlie’s Yard won well on his handicap debut , when well supported at Kempton . He’s up 5 pounds which looks Ok , but a much different test today , down in trip , on this less conventional track and on softer ground . eagles Dare has responded well to the drop in the ratings with s couple of decent efforts of late . He’s run some good races here and also optimism for him staying this far in the mud ,by reference to his record .
¼ pt ew Eagles Dare @ 8/1
No Bath placepot
Selected Bangor – good to soft on this flat and sharp track
1.40 Very much a match , but the C&D form of Could Be trouble , plus being proven on the ground , gives him the nod over the unexposed Mortlach .
½ pt win Could Be trouble @ 7/4
2.11 A wea handicap and this could finally be the consistent Methusalar’s day as he’s proven at the trip off around this mark , more than his rivals can boast .
¼ pt win Methusalar @ 2/1
4.11 Butler’s Brief won this very well last year in the mud and comes here on the back of a very solid effort over C&D off this mark and in higher grade , and slight easing of the ground , gives him handsome hopes of the double .
¼ pt win Butler’s brief @ 7/4
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
4.35 It says plenty about a race when the short priced fav is the very hard to win with Mafia Power , just 1 from 23 , unproven at this trip and comes here on the back of a couple of very tame efforts , Antonine road returned from 2 years off recently to run a decent race at this trip at Wolver , but 2nd race back is always the acid test for long time absentees . Dual C&d winner Tralee Hills is on a stiff enough mark nowadays but this late player comes into this in his usual good form . Antonine Road should give him a good target to aim at .
¼ pt win Tralee Hills @ 7/2
5.40 PREMIUM RACE
6.40 Phinow ran Open Mind to a few lengths at Chelmsford City , and the 6 pound pull should be enough to reverse the form . He’s only lightly raced and comes here on the back of a smart win at Wolver at the minimum , which puts him on a very good mark and has a lot less to prove than the other market leaders .
½ pt win Phinow @ 4/1
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta , the track is stiff and galloping
5.00 A case can be made for many in this low grade handicap but preference is for the well handicapped Sugarpiehoneybunch , who certainly improved for the step up in trip over C&D last time , finishing strongly to be a close 3rd . Jason Hart takes over from an inexperienced rider , so fair to expect even better .
¼ pt win Sugarpiehoneybunch @ 13/2
5.30 Despite now being on a testing mark, a chance at good odds can be given to the enthusiastic front running Boasty , who may well get his own way up front and take a bit of catching .
¼ pt win Boasty @ 8/1
6.00 Eldar Eldarov gained many admirers when winning very well on debut at Nottingham , running to a lofty level of 94 , comfortably the best form in the race and nice odds available as the bookies prefer the chance of recent Ayr winner Post Impressionist , but Eldar has the best credentials .
½ pt win Eldar Eldarov @ 13/8
7.00 The odds on fav is recent Kempton winner Substantial , but the 6 pound hit looks very harsh for the win of around a length but the longer trip may bring about some improvement . As Summa Peto and invincibly are sure to bomb out , the strong pace will very much suit the useful veteran Scottish Summit , 2nd in his last two runs , both off this mark and both times good form and there was nothing wrong with his only other run here .
½ pt ew Scottish Summit @ 10/1
7.30 A chance can be given to many in this competitive low grade handicap and I’m happy to be with one of the longshots in course winner Biplane , a 2 lengths 5th over C&D 2 starts back and now 2 pounds lower and ran well for a long way on turf last time . Lovely longshot .
¼ pt ew Biplane @ 22/1