3 £1 doubles & £1ew treble
Peterborough 1.00 @ 11/4
De Barley Basket 2.05 @ 11/4
One of Our Own 1.40 @ 15/8
Selected Uttoxeter – good ground on his undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight .
1.00The front running Peterborough lost his way for a bit , but has taken advantage of the ease in the ratings , and again racing well again . He was a close 3rd at Newton Abbot off around this mark before switching back to fences for an easy all the way win off a 12 pound higher mark than today . He is better over the larger obstacles and is likely to have some company up front , but with Encashment very hard to win with and running a tame one last time and Ten Past Midnight remaining on a stiff mark and preferring easier ground , another good chance for the tip.
1/2pt win Peterborough @ 11/4
2.05 The front running de Barley Basket hit form and how , with 4 wins in 5 starts, the first coming off a mediocre 89 , the latest off a decent 108 , and after his last win was shoved up a hefty 8 pounds . He was pulled up in his next race , which was full of early pace and just ran his race too early , but after a nice break, returned to action with another bold display of front running at Stratford , but could only manage 3rd behind a couple of very much in form types . He’s very likely to have his own way up front today and the only one likely to be able to haul him in is recent easy Perth winner Friary Rock, but this one disappointed next time when upped in trip, which shouldn’t have been the issue . All the way mate .
1/2pt win de Barley Basket @ 11/4
2.40 Looks a match between the very much back to form but penalised and the consistent late playing Faint Hope , who gets the nod as one of these is going to drop his way soon .
1/4pt win Faint Hope @ 9/4
Selected Carlisle – probably good ground on this undulating ,stiff and galloping track
1.40 At the ratings looks very much a match but as Galaxy Gazer is a weak finisher , likely to struggle on the uphill climb , and One Of Our Own was a close 2nd over C&D last time , clearly gets the vote.
3/4pt win One Of Our Own @ 15/8
2.15 Question mark around the inform Cotai Pearl lasting the extra furlong in this modest nursery . Gone races in famous colours for a top stable, who has a terrific record here . Ran well last time putting her on a workable mark .Nicely drawn and Fran Norton rides this track very well .
1/2pt win Gone @ 11/2
2.50 Not a deep race and despite being 4 pounds higher than a recent cosy win, C&D specialist , the late playing Royal Prospect looks hard to beat .
1//2pt win Royal Prospect @ 9/4
3.25 Another race there for the keeping and it could be the day when Methinks finally rings The Victory Bell . 3 good runs of late ,including over C&D .
1/4pt win Methinks @9/2
3.55 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Donny – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 The German filly has at least a 5 pound advantage over the field, but not really firing of late , and neither is the stable and the drop in trip a further concern . Irish filly Nectaris has graduated from handicap company , and has been holding her own in Group company . She’ll be front rank and Ryan Moore an eye catching booking .
1/2pt ew Nectaris @ 11/1
4.10 The admirably consistent King Of Stars is sure to bomb off and won’t be on his own up front and is likely to be vulnerable late on . Equlateral is hard to predict . He’s a former winner of this race , and his hold up style will be suited to how the race will be run . He won twice In Meydan early in the year , winning hot races , but since then , hot and cold. No such reservations about progressive youngster Manaccan , after an excellent close 3rd in a Listed event and this strong finisher has a great race make up.
1/2pt win Manaccan @ 9/4
4.45 An open looking nursery , but I was with the consistent Impulsive Reaction , who was given a bit to do here last time and found himself short of room late on , but still ran very well . Likely to stay the extra furlong and another good run expected .
1/4pt ew Impulsive Reaction @ 8/1
5.20 This finale looks very much there for the taking and I’m with the topweight in forest Falcon , who defied the worst of the draw when winning at Glorious Goodwood, in the end quite cosily under Frankie Dettori , but couldn’t repeat the job at the same meeting a few days later , and actually comes here on the back of being tailed off at York , but his present mark looks manageable and Dettori has a terrific record here .
1/2pt win Forest Falcon @ 11/1
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
5.30 A modest nursery and connections attempt to counter Queen’s eyot’s very harsh 6 pound penalty for winning an equally modest affair by booking a very inexperienced 7 pound claimer , so the coast should very much be clear for the consistent Beach Breeze , a running on 3rd in a far better race than this and on pedigree, both the extra furlong and surface are to his advantage .
1/2pt win Beach Breeze @ 11/4
7.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 A competitive finale as both Matched and Mountain Road are improving with experience , and Matched is a winner at this trip and surface , but the 7 pound hit looks a steadier . Myriad is a reliable sort , a winner here than just beaten a short head at Lingfield, Up 2 pounds for that but does shape like a stayer and the best could be yet to come .
1/4pt ew Myriad @ 15/2