50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
High Security 1.43 @ 8/1
Ginger Jam 4.03 @ 22/1
Richard P Smith 7.45 @ 7/1
I’m only having two plays at Newmarket and both are for Members only . Similar to Kempton last night , where The Members’ tip win at 7/2
With the going changing to soft at Listowel , I’ve decided to pull the plug at that very tricky meeting
Selected Perth – probably good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.10 Gowel Road is a very useful handicap hurdler , rated 144 , but a bit to prove today going over fences for the first time and could well find the ground fast enough around this sharp track . Haute Estime also tries fences for the first time and certainly will find the trip sharp enough and going not in his favour , and opening mark is harsh . Statuario ended a luckless series of runs with a determined win over C&d and as HermannClermont is more potent over a longer trip, decent chance of the double , despite the penalty .
1/4pt win Statuario @ 3/1
2.45 Plenty of in form types here but the nod goes to the ultra consistent You Name Him , 3 win and 2 seconds in his last 5 , just doesn’t know how to run a bad race and despite a further nudge up th ratings , will again run his race .
1/4pt win You Name Him @ 5/1
3.20 Big Difference comes here on the back of a smart win over C&D , finding the drop in trip in his favour . Up just 3 pounds and opposition all searching for form .
1/2pt win Big Difference @ 15/8
Selected Ponty – good to firm on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.43 This looks there for the taking and despite being a few pounds high in the ratings, High Security , looks a good ew play . He’s only 2 pounds higher than his determined win at Beverley and in this race for apprentices , his usual jockey is in the saddle . His only run over C&D was a cracking effort , a close 2nd .
1/2pt ew High Security @ 8/1
2.53 Eagle’s Way is 3 from 3 this season and the way he’s been winning , understandable the bookies are giving little away , and could well be up to the 6 pound hit . I’m chancing the back to form Outside World , who took advantage of a drop in the ratings to make all at Leicester , with 4 lengths back to the 3rd . Decent chance of getting his own way up front again , and the 4 pound hit still keeps him on a good mark .
1/4pt win Outside World @ 11/1
4.03 The admirable Runningwild , 2 wins and a 2nd in his last 4 , would do very well to go in again , up 5 pounds ,but not ruled out as he could get the run of the race from the front . Ginger Jam comes to life at tracks with stiff uphill finishes , and was a close 2nd when last seen over C&D . Nicely drawn and if on a going day , could make a mockery of his long odds .
1/2pt win Ginger Jam @ 22/1
4.38 A right puzzle, but I’m surprised that Swift Lioness is the outsider , after 3 solid runs , putting her on a fair mark .
1/4pt win Swift Lioness @ 5/1
5.10 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Southwell – all weather – tapeta
4.50 Not a deep race at all and a good chance can be given to recent track 3rd Masqool , who was given a bit to do in that race , so did well getting so close and off around the same mark and with the extra furlong in his favour, looks a tidy play at nice odds .
1/2pt win Masqool @ 9/2
5.25 Harbour Vision deservedly broke a lengthy losing sequence , responding well to the ease in the ratings , and after 3 good paced efforts , did well to win from the worst of the draw at Wolver , but for a low grade handicapper , the 4 pound hit is substantial , but not ruled out if that win gets him close to his best form , much higher rating than this. The consistent Clipsham Gold has a bit to prove switching to tapeta , and is on a stiff enough mark anyway . Hoots Mon was a cosy winner of a modest event last time coming off the pace and earlier was unlucky In the run in a decent 3yo handicap . Still on a workable mark and gets the nod .
1/4pt win Hoots Mon @ 11/2
6.30 Plenty of in form types and plenty of early pace around which will help recent Wolver 4th Tilsworth Ony Ta , beaten just over a length in a decent contest for the grade , nicely drawn and eased in the ratings .
1/4pt ew Tilsworth Ony Ta @ 10/1
7.30 The previously hard to win with So Grateful , has finally found his niche and is 3 from 3 at Southwell tapeta and sluiced in last time over C&D , in the style that he looks capable of the penalty in the ratings and grade .
1/2pt win So Grateful @ 2/1
8.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 After a series of luckless runs, hitting the frame in 4 consecutive runs , Valley Of Flowers was finally rewarded with an easy win at Ayr , and previously ran a cracking 2nd here , at around this trip , when running to a level making her new mark look manageable . Could well go on now she’s broken her duck .
1/2pt win Valley Of Flowers @ 3/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
6.15 Mostallim didn’t go unsupported last time out when winning well at Kempton , dropped in trip and can over come a tricky draw and a 2 pound fine .
1/4pt win Mostallim @ 11/2
7.15 A weak event and handicap newcomer , the consistent All Go, has the form in the book to win off a very fair opening mark.
1/2pt win All Go @ 13/8
7.45 The luckless Richard P Smith comes here on the back of 4 good placed efforts , and with no issue regarding surface , trip or mark , decent chance to nail a deserved first win . Solid ew .
1/2pt ew Richard P Smith @ 7/1
Chelmsford City placepot