Selected Ponty – good to firm on this undulating , galloping and very stiff track
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 Not a deep race and the pair who bring the best recent form at this trip, ground and kind of track are Emeralds Pride and Glendown , but both could have been drawn better , but as the rest don’t hit the mark , likely to figure in the finish . At the weights the tip has the edge .
1/2pt win Emeralds Pride @ 5/1 1/4pt rev fc Emeralds Pride – Glendown
4.25 A very open handicap and despite being a few pounds high in the ratings , and racing from a draw wider than ideal . The tough front runner Garden Oasis runs this track well , is suited by fast ground and is a lively longshot .
1/4pt ew Garden Oasis @ 16/1
5.00 This is Corinthia Knight’s Happy Hunting Ground , with 5 wins over C&D , the latest off a mark of 78 , which was last Summer and after a series of much lesser efforts , has been given every chance by the handicapper , now racing off just 67 . His latest run was far more like it , when as usual , he was front rank throughout and only gave best late on in a far better race than this. He has the plot draw in stall 1 and disappointing if he can’t make all .
1/2pt win Corinthia Knight @ 7/2
Selected Southwell – good ground on this flat and sharp track
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
4.45 Worth chancing the lightly raced Celestial Park , who ran well in his first handicap last time , returning from a break and this C&D should suit .
1/4pt ew Celestial Park @ 11/1
5.55 Lelantos runs for the in form and top stable of Nicky Henderson and this C&D winner ran very well last time in just his second run since a break . The ground is very much in his favour and can land a competitive finale .
1/4pt win Lelantos @ 11/2
Selected Windsor – good to firm on this flat and galloping track
5.10 The drop in trip was no impediment whatsoever for the in form Skallywag Bay , winning comfortably last time on polytrack . He is proven on fast turf but has been unlucky in the draw.
1/4pt win Skallywag Bay @ 4/1
7.15 Absolute Queen was a ready winner when stepped up in trip at Bath , but has a further quarter mile to race tonight , on a far more benign track and has a 4 pound penalty . As Sydney Mews is a weak finisher at this trip , this offers a fine opportunity for the in form mare Raqisa , a good 2nd over C&D last time off around this mark and ground . Late player and young jockey rides her well.
1/2pt win Raqisa @ 4/1
8.15 The last time at this trip, Fillyfudge made a bold bid to make all and kept going very well to be a close 3rd . Eased in the weights and this will take little winning .
1/4pt win Fillyfudge @ 9/2
Selected Musselburgh – good ground on this flat and galloping track
6.30 Stamina concerns for the form horse and fav in Charged Up so worth chancing Swift Salian , likely to do much better now up in trip .
1/4pt win Swift Salian @ 8/1
8.30 PREMIUM RACE