Today’s Multi 3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Operation Manna 3.30 @ 9/4
Exquisite Claim 7.00 @ 6/1
Je T’ai Porte 8.00 @ 4/1
Selected Catterick – soft ground on this undulating and sharp track
12.10 As both the in form and reliable pair of Sure Touch and Balkotic won’t have the ground in their favour , this should be straight forward for C&D winner Spike Jones , still on a good mark and soft ground fine .
1/2pt win Spike Jones @ evens
Selected Ascot – good to soft on this stiff and galloping track
12.20 Crambo impressed winning both his bumpers last season and can get his hurdling career off to a winning start.
1/4pt win Crambo @ 11/4
2.05 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 The admirably tough , useful and consistent Onemorefortheroad keeps his form very well despite now being on a stiff mark and has clear claims today , but odds plenty short enough . Lively Citizen is closely matched with him and is a nice ew alternative.
1/4pt ew Lively Citizen @ 12/1
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chepstow – good to soft on this undulating, galloping and quite stiff track
1.45 Credo is a worthy fav after a cracking debut over fences when just touched off at Hereford off this mark and around this trip , but a bit tight at the odds . The consistent Astra Via comes here on the back of two very solid runs over C&D over hurdles and the switch back to fences unlikely to be an issue .
1/4pt ew Astra Via @ 7/1
2.55 A competitive handicap hurdle, full of in form sorts. Youngster Saint Segal did little wrong last season and ran well at The Cheltenham Festival . Both the drop in trip and the ratings will see an improved showing .
1/4pt win Saint Segal @ 3/1
3.30 Not a deep race at all and the consistent novice hurdler Operation Manna goes well fresh , proven at the trip and stiff tracks and on s good mark in his first handicap .
1/2pt win Operation Manna @ 9/4
No Chepstow Placepot
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
7.15 As many of these are now on stiff enough marks or stuck in a rut, well worth a go on the capable Aced It , a C&d winner who ran very well on his recent comeback spin , just finding the absence and longer trip telling late on . Well drawn and remains on a workable mark .
1/4pt ew Aced It @ 14/1
7.45 The odds on fav in this Class 3 handicap is the Godolphin youngster Noble Lord , a C&D winner who goes handicapping on a very fair mark, but does return from a 10 months break . The front running Alazwar got stuck in the Haydock mud last time, but previous runs were good and remains on as competitive mark . Lovely longshot .
1/4pt ew Alazwar @ 20/1
8.15 The clear form horse is Owen Starlight , but priced accordingly and is the one to beat despite now racing on a tough enough mark. Vivency is closely matched with the fav so makes ew appeal.
1/4pt ew Vivency @ 10/1
Selected Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
6.00 Jaafel went close over C&D last time and off the same mark, a nice draw and a slight drop in grade , could be his turn .
1/4pt win Jaafel @ 7/2
6.30 Miss Abby Gold ran well in her bid to follow up a recent C&D win under a penalty, but just found the new mark a bit too testing . There was little between the consistent pair of Leabaland and Circles over C&D last time and considering the tip had an unlucky run is selected .
1/4pt win Circles @ 4/1
7.00 The stand out piece of form is the useful Exquisite Acclaim’s excellent 4th over C&D from the worst of the draw and with an able 7 pound claimer aboard and from a better draw, looks the bet of the night .
3/4pt win Exquisite Acclaim @ 6/1
8.00 The consistent Je T’Ai Porte was a close 3rd over C&D last time off around this mark and has a handy 4 pound pull with the winner , St Cianans Fire , who has a shocker of a draw.
1/2pt win T’Ai Porte @ 4/1