3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Charging Thunder 4.25 @ 2/1
Tregony 4.40 @ 9/4
Mascat 1.45 @ 10/1
Selected Notts – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.00A very weak opener as even such market fancies as Otto Oyl, safe Passage and Dew you believe switch to quick turf which should open the door for the well handicapped Elixsoft , who went down narrowly last time, in a similar weak affair ,and in a race for apprentice jockeys will be well handled by Ryan Sexton .
¼ pt win Elixsoft @ 11/4
Selected Haydock – probably good to soft on this flat snd galloping track
1.20 The fav in Caesar’s Palace has a bit to prove as his recent 2nd came off a 2 pound lower mark, over a shorter trip and on good ground . City Streak is bred to be pretty good , on a fair mark , is a proven stayer and soft ground influences in the pedigree .
¼ pt win City Streak @ 9/2
1.50 The classy sprinter Glen Shiel drew a blank last season , but still ran some big races in hot company . Goes well fresh , has the ground in his favour , has run well here before and at least 9 pounds ahead on the ratings . Likely to make all and not be caught . Odds generous for big hitters out there .
¾ p t win Glen Shiel @ 4/5
2.25 A valuable stayers handicap hurdle and a special mention for the very wonderful Wbee , who was looking hard to win with , but it’s amazing what a win can do for a horse’s confidence as he comes here on a 6 timer , his recent win coming after a break , defying long odds to show his usual terrific attitude I the finish , and off a 4 pound higher mark , you can’t rule him out as this C&D should suit , but reluctantly passed over on ground too soft. I’m with the Irish raider in Bronson In Blue , who goes in search of a hat-trick and despite being a massive 17 pounds higher for a smart win at Leopardstown at this trip and ground, he backed that up with a win in novice company , running to this mark . Some of the market fancies in Party Business, Neon Moon and Panic attack have it to prove off much higher marks and unproven on soft ground .
½ pt ew Bronson In Blue @ 8/1
3.00 Another valuable handicap hurdle, this time for 2 milers and this looks a deeper heat with any number of strong contenders but it looks very much that Miss Heritage has been laid out for this . She’s best known as a tough and reliable soft ground handicapper , but sluiced in last time on better ground at Donny , and despite the 6 pound hit, she has looked an improved mare this season .
¼ pt ew Miss Heritage @ 14/1
3.35 Aldaary has at least 6 pounds in hand over his rivals , but is very much ab Ascot specialist , and while his class will probably get him through on this speed track , he may have to work harder then his odds suggest .
4.45 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Lingfield – good to firm on this undulating , sharp and tricky track
2.05 Not a deep race at all and despite a nasty 2 pound penalty for a very narrow defeat at Brighton , the late playing Verreaux Eagle should gain compensation .
¼ pt win Verreaux Eagle @ 9/4
4.25 Charming thunder certainly knows where the winning line is and went down narrowly In his comeback spin at this trip ,mark and ground and looks good to go one better .
½ pt win Charming Thunder @ 2/1
Selected Ascot – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
1.45 Despite the big field , not many come into this with valid credentials and it could well be a deserved win for the prominent racing Mascat who did little wrong on his comeback spin at Epsom when a close 2nd . A useful 3 pound claimer nullifies the 2 pound penalty and this more conventional track should suit .
½ pt ew Mascat @ 11/1
4.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.40 The prolific and progressive Tregony was desperately unlucky last time when just unable to find any room , and flew home for an unfortunate defeat. After The Rain has it to prove on quicker mark and Moon Island’s now on a stiff mark .
½ pt win Tregony @ 9/4
5.15 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Hexham – good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.55 The admirably prolific Miss Amelia is now on an uncomfortably high mark , and in a weak contest, the consistent Fulgurix , 3 seconds the last 3 races , can have his day in the sun with this C&D expected to suit .
¼ pt win Fulgurix @ 3/1
4.50 Plenty of in form runners in this and plenty proven over this stiff C&D and good ground . The nod goes to the bang In form Croagh Patrick , narrowly touched off over C&D last time out and can defy a 2 pound hit .
¼ pt win Croagh Patrick @ 4/1
Selected Warwick – good ground on this flat and sharp track
6.15 Quickbuck slaughtered his rivals at this trip at Ffos las in his first handicap , looking ahead of the game , and the double looks likely .
¼ pt win Quickbuck @ 2/1
6.50 Despite Kilmington Rose being highly prolific , 4 wins and a 2nd in her last 5 , the level of form lacks the quality of her two main rivals in the hard to win with Fortunes Melody and useful hurdler Could Be trouble , and likely to improve now going over fences .
¼ pt win Could Be trouble @ 15/8
7.20 A good quality handicap hurdle and a chance of sorts can be given to all but preference is for the consistent youngster Saint Riquier , a good 4th off this mark in a competitive juvenile handicap hurdle and last time was thought good enough to take on Grade 1 juveniles at Aintree in the mud , and was far from disgraced .
½ pt win Saint Riquier @ 7/1
Selected Thirsk – good ground on this flat and galloping track – speed track
5.30 There is a stack of early pace in this which won’t help the warm fav Lullaby Lady with her penalty for making all at Beverley and this speed track also looks against her. Lotus Rose, eruption and Lucky snake are all going to get stuck in from flagfall but none look capable of going all the way. The race could well develop far side with so many early pacers drawn low which makes Nodsasgoodasawink a very lively longshot as this late player coms here on the back of a narrow defeat , at Ayr , again at long odds, and that run wasn’t a flash in the pan .
½ pt ew Nodsasgoodasawink @ 33/1
7.05 PREMIUM RACE
8.05 Shake a Leg has been kept mostly for the all weather but the switch to quick turf last time resulted in a fine win at Donny , beating a couple of most reliable yardsticks and off just a 2 pound higher mark, likely to be in the thick of it again .
¼ pt ew Shake A Leg @ 7/1
8.35 Despite the big field , few bring good enough form into the contest to be of interest . The exception is the in form Twice Adday , a close 3rd in his last two runs and no reason why he won’t run another big race , which would be good enough to land this winnable heat .
½ pt ew Twice Adday @ 11/2