3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Dutugamunu 2.10 @ 11/2
Grandad’s Cottage 2.35 @ 2/1
Wyvern 3.20 @ 15/8
Selected Newcastle – heavy ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.15 The late playing Pipers Cross came from a mile back last time out at Hexham at this trip on heavy ground to be a close 3rd , and with conditions to suit and this stiff track in her favour , can chalk another win on the board . The consistent Something Golden is very likely to struggle on the deep ground around this stiff C&D and more of a threat is the mud loving Percolator .
1/2pt win Pipers Cross @ 5/2
4.10 a very weak handicap and the clear form horse is MissCarlett , but her form on soft ground is awful , but what’s going to take advantage!
Selected Market Rasen – probably good to soft on this mostly flat and sharp track
1.25 The useful chaser Éclair D’Ainey , rated a lofty 144 , has on paper a facile task against two very modest rivals , but he did bounce on his 2nd run back after an absence , so I wouldn’t be buying money at 1/6.
2.00 The drying ground is not in the favour of the hat-trick seeking Templier , and neither is the hefty 10 pound hit . This will probably be fought out by the consistent but long standing maidens in Lonimoss Bareliere and Zara’s Universe , but well happy to swerve .
2.35 This looks very much a match between the ultra consistent Grandad’s Cottage and another consistent , if disappointing sort in Viva Lavilla . The tip returned from a lengthy absence with a fine win , as usual played late an backed that up with another good run to be 2nd , and no hint of a bounce .His determination late on should see him home .
1/2pt win Grandad’s Cottage @ 2/1
3.45 Two interesting novices who both won well last time and both should appreciate the longer trip , but hard knowing which of Halando and Jubilee Express is more ahead of the game .
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
1.35 PREMIUM RACE
2.10 Dutugamunu is finally responding to the big drop in the ratings and comes here on the back of a close 2nd over , doing well to hang on to that spot as he set out to make all , was pestered throughout , but kept going well , from a high enough draw. There is much less early pace in this and despite an even wider draw, great chance of controlling from flagfall and nailing an overdue win .
1/2pt win Dutugamunu @ 11/2
2.45 It was terrific seeing the consistent and very willing and tough Thismydream , finally breaking his duck at Southwell , and has continued to run to form , and was a good 2nd last time at Chelmsford City off this mark . Expect another good effort front rank and keeps it going well . The switch to polytrack and an easier track won’t help the well drawn last time Newcastle winner One More Dream .
1/4pt win Thismydream @ 11/2
3.20 Wyvern was a smooth and smart winner over C&D last time and off just a 2 pound higher mark can take his C&D record to 3 from 3 .
1/2pt win Wyvern @ 15/8
No advice for Ireland
Selected Kempton – all weather – polytrack
6.00 As there was very little between the short priced fav Naaser and Starlight Nation over C&D recently and the fav carries the dreaded penalty , worth a dabble in a modest looking maiden .
1/4pt win Starlight Nation @ 11/2
7.00 This has a very winnable look to it and despite being a stiff 4 pounds higher than last time , Little Edi did win over C&D pretty comfortably and nice odds for his chance .
1/4pt win Little Edi @ 6/1
7.30 A good quality Class 2 handicap , which has an odds on fav in Mount Athos , who sauntered home over C&D last time , but does have a massive 12 pound penalty , but the stable have made no secret that they have big plans for this one .
8.00 PREMIUM RACE
8.30 PREMIUM RACE