3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Sayadam 3.20 @ 5/2
High Counsel 3.55 @ 12/1
Stintino Sunset 3.43 @ 6/1
Selected Uttoxeter – probably good to soft on this undulating , sharp track with a long galloping straight .
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
3.20 Not a deep race and a good chance for the admirably consistent Sayadam ,just a pound higher for a 1 length 3rd last time in a good race in the Taunton mud , but is ground versatile , has run well here before and is ridden today by a very able 7 pound claimer . Fine Casting , another consistent sort has a stiff 8 pound penalty and drying ground not in his favour . Tip is a prominent racer .
3/4pt win Sayadam @ 5/2
3.55 Drying ground is the issue for the vast majority of these so worth a play on the sprightly 14yo High Counsel , who returned from a break with a good 3rd over C&D off around this mark and can be forgiven a lesser effort last time on deep ground at Warwick .
1/2pt ew High Counsel @ 12/1
Selected Newbury – good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.15 The classy chaser McFabulous has a C&D win on good ground on his cv and goes handicapping on a lofty yet very workable mark . Should be way too good for his opponents , but is odds on .
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
1.58 Low grade stuff but a good contest likely with plenty of in form runners . Lord Clenaghcastle was a good winner of a similar event at Kempton last time and looks way overpriced for his chance , especially from a good draw.
1/4pt ew Lord Clenaghcastle @ 12/1
3.43 Stintino Sunset has been going well in better handicaps than this at Kempton and well worth trying in this modest event .
1/4pt win Stintino Sunset @ 6/1
4.18 PREMIUM RACE
No Lingfield placepot
Selected Warwick – probably good ground on this flat and sharp track
1.30 Stolen Silver comes here on the back of a most plucky effort in a hot handicap at Cheltenham in the mud and with a cruel 4 pound hit and racing around a much sharper circuit on ground quick enough , may have to give best to the prolific Mackenberg , 5 wins In his last 7 and impressed at Donny , giving them a start and a comfortable beating . He ran respectably over the same C&D last time and could upset the hotpot .
1/4pt win Mackenburg @ 7/2
2.05 The incredibly wonderful Love Envoi, 8 wins and a 2nd in 9 races , can only be beaten by the drying ground .
3.48 The juvenile hurdler Mr Freedom , rattled off a hat-trick in novice hurdles and was unlucky when running out ,when short of room , late on in a Class 1 event . His mark looks stiff enough but the C&D should suit as will the ground and for good measure won on the all weather recently very easily .
1/4pt win Mr Freedom @ 13/2
4.23 Dime Store Cowgirl won well in her first handicap in the Catterick mud and should appreciate the longer trip but the nod goes to handicap newcomer Imperial Alex , whose best run over hurdles came on good ground and was 10 lengths behind a horse who won off a mark of 115 last time , so off just 86 , plenty to like about his chance .
1/4pt win Imperial Alex @ 7/2
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.30 The 4 timer seeking Broughtons Flare is of course well back in the groove , but a bit of work to do with a 3 pound penalty and also ridden by an inexperienced rider in a race for amateur jockeys . The consistent Pessoa , is played late at this trip and that’s the place to be in a race likely to be run at too strong an early pace and is partnered by top amateur Simon Walker .
1/2pt win Pessoa @ 9/4
7.00 Alligator Alley is right back to his best and this late player comes here on a 4 timer , but the 6 pound hit is severe . The prominent racing Bedford Flyer is closely matched with Alligator Alley and was a close 2nd at Southwell off a 2 pound lower mark , which puts him in the picture again, with a number of his rivals with issues to settle, such as returning from lengthy breaks or just not running well enough.
1/2pt ew Bedford Flyer @ 9/1
7.30 Billy Mill can be relied upon to run his race and comes here on the back of a close 3rd at Kempton off this mark . He’s a C&D winner and despite the wide draw, nice odds to land what looks a winnable heat .
1/2pt win Billy Mill @ 13/2
8.00 Crystal Guard has won 2 of his last 3 and just a pound higher than a recent win at this trip at Newcastle and this C&D winner has clear strong claims tonight .
1/2pt win Crystal Guard @ 7/2
8.30 Most of these have severe problems getting their noses in front , the exception being triple C&D winner City Escape , 2 wins in his last 5 . He’s still 3 pounds above his last winning mark , but does know where the line is . He would prefer to sit off a strong gallop, which doesn’t look likely , but still worth a dabble at nice odds.
1/4pt win City Escape @ 5/1