3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Trueshan 1.15 @ 5/2
My Roxanne 4.50 @ 9/2
Matchless 4.55 @ 7/2
Just the one play at Newton Abbot , and it’s for Members only
Selected Ascot – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.15 The short priced fav is the classy and prolific Kyprios , who was a perfect 6 from 6 last season, looking unbeatable at staying trips, but only resumed duties quite recently , after a year off , and ran 10 pounds below his rating , when just 2nd . Long time absentees tend to go well first time back, but then go backwards , and I’m expecting that from this entire . Trueshan has won this race for the last three years and comes here in top form and gets my vote for the 4 timer .
1/2pt win Trueshan @ 5/2
1.50 The fav is the highest rated and last year’s winner Kinross , who comes here in fine form , but has had some hard races of late . Spycatcher holds his form very well , loves the mud and runs this C&D well . Nice longshot .
1/4pt ew Spycatcher @ 12/1
3.05 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Catterick – heavy ground on this undulating and sharp track
3.00 Oso Rapido unluckily lost his race in The Stewards’ Room , and to add insult to injury , has been pushed up 3 pounds , but still grounds to be with him . He’s the only front runner in the field, runs this track well and soft ground fine.
1/4pt win Oso Rapido @ 7/2
3.40 The valuable Catterick dash , and what a dash it will be with 8 of the 10 runners known for either front running or prominent racing , and with so many battling for the lead , the complexion of the race could change in the final furlong . The only late player is the capable Dickieburd, who’s been going OK of late in competitive handicaps on soft ground .
1/4pt ew Dickieburd @ 7/1
4.55 Matchless is on a manageable mark and likely to be able to dictate this from the front . He comes here in fine form and is much better handicapped than Flash Bardot and the very progressive Valley Of Flowers .
1/4pt win Matchless @ 7/2
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
4.12 The front running Zakram has a lousy win record but could well be able to dictate from flagfall and land a winnable looking heat .
1/4pt win Zakram @ 11/2
4.50 The in form Island Native is 2 pound higher for his recent seconds , one of which came over C&D , but as he is badly drawn, the nod goes to the reliable late playing My Roxanne , who is proven on the surface and remains on a workable mark .
1/2pt win My Roxanne @ 9/2
8.00 Pysanka is 3 pounds higher for his narrow victory over C&D recently , while Sexy Rexy is 4 pounds higher . Miss Lightyear has been given a chance by the handicapper and best runs have come around this trip .
1/4pt win Miss Lightyear @10/1