Joey Steel has the ” Mettle ” to land the 6.00

Today’s Trixie

3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble

Joey Steel 6.00 @ 7/1

Francky Du Berlais 8.10 @ 3/1

Round The island 4.40 @ 5/1

Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack

2.40 With a very solid run over C&D on her CV , Atlantis Blue is preferred over the well related Oblong Box, who disappointed badly at this trip last time .

1/4pt  win Atlantis Blue @ 11/4

3.15 A good quality sprint but it really is full of ifs, buts and maybes.

No Bet

3.50 The front running Wonder Elmossman only found the useful Isola Rossa off this mark and trip at Lingfield. Nicely drawn and with a lack of early pace in the contest , could pinch this from the front .

1/4pt   ew Wonder Elmossman @ 15/2

4.30 A tricky stayers handicap and the fav is the prolific Autonomy who goes for the 4 timer , but has his first ever run on polytrack and continues to rise in the ratings, so not for me.

No Bet

5.05 Another tricky event and the pace to the race could come from the ex-French Motazzen , who ran well for a long way on his comeback spin at Newmarket and could last longer today and is likely to have his own way up front.

1/4pt  win Motazzen @ 9/2

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Selected Ripon – good ground on this undulating and sharp track

3.25 Bollin Joan has a terrific record here , 4 wins and 2 places from 8 tries and despite being 3 pounds higher for her last C&D win , she beat Forest Falcon , who went on to win a good race with ease and there was a long way back to the reliable yardstick Scottish Summit. Recent Chepstow winner Commonsensical will put the pace to the race  , but hard seeing the double up 5 pounds and without the help of a very smart 7 pound claimer . The tip looks a smart bet for fav backers and will be flying off the pace .

3/4pt  win Bollin Joan @ 6/4

4.40 Gullane One runs this C&D well and comes here on the back of an all the way win, but not so well drawn today and up 4 pounds , all of which gives the in form Round The island a good chance of reversing form with a 4 pound pull for the 2 lengths defeat and also well drawn .

1/2pt win Round The island @ 5/1

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Selected Ascot – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track

2.30 In theory this should be one of the easier juvenile puzzles to solve as only 10 go, but with the exception of the hopelessly outclassed Jungle fever a case can be made for everything . I’m edging it to Bakeel who won very well over C&D on quick ground on debut and is one of many in the field in the category of “ Could be anything “

1/4pt  ew Bakeel@ 11/1


3.40 It’s a tricky race to work out as many are going up markedly in trip and others racing on the quickest ground they’ve ever encountered . I’m with the outsider , whose bare form needs improving upon but this front runner is proven at both the trip and ground and a longshot won this last year .

1/4pt   ew  Mystic Wells @ 33/1



5.35 we all know Her Majesty is a huge supporterof Horse Racing , and still gets The Racing Post delivered each day but at this royal meeting , she’s only had 8 winners from 103 runners, but number 9 looks on the cards with Reach For the Moon , way ahead on the ratings , proven on the ground and track and bred for the longer trip . A much welcome winner for Her Majesty , who can’t attend due to ill health , but will be long odds on .

No Bet


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Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack

4.50 The lightly raced Tahani made all at Chelmsford City in the style which makes the 4 pound hit manageable . Despite the wide draw, she’s still the likely leader and up against modest opposition . In a race for amateur jockeys , Brodie Hampson , very accomplished .

1/2pt win Tahani @ 5/2

6.25 With Iesha and King crimson sure to bomb out this could well be set up for the late players and the prime candidate is the back to form Jumeira Bridge , 3 good placed efforts of late now down to a good mark . Has the worst of the draw, but that’s Ok for a late player .

1/4pt win Jumeira Bridge 5/2

7.00 An open 3yo handicap and I’m with one of the longshots in the well drawn Renegade Rose , a decent 3rd at Chelmsford City last time giving the impression the longer trip would suit .

1/4pt   ew  Renegade Rose @ 14/1

7.30 The Covex Kid is 3 from 3 in handicaps and what a bet she was when winning the first of these off a mark of just 45 and won easily , again , last time out off 57 and tonight is on 65 , but still looks ahead of the game . She’s a C&d winner and opposition not awesome .

1/2pt double The Covex Kid @ 5/4 , Pilgrims King 8.40 @ evens

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Selected Ffos Las – good ground on this flat and galloping track

6.0 The consistent Joey Steel ran very well on his recent comeback spin when 3rd at warwick , a few lengths behind Spiritus Mundi, but with a weight pull, that run under his belt and this more galloping track being in his favour , looks a lovely ew play , with question marks around many .

1/2pt  ew  Joey Steel @ 7/1

7.10 The front running Ballinsker was well held off this mark last time and the drop in trip not to his advantage and won’t have an easy time up front with Fabrique en France also known for getting busy early and he comes here on the back of a narrow win over Wasdell Dundalk and with a pull in the weights and also as that was his first ever chase , is preferred .

1/2pt win Wasdell Dundalk @ 7/2

7.40 This looks tough to call between Watergrange Jack , a close 2nd to the prolific Soul Icon last time and the lightly raced Prison Break , a smart winner over C&D last time in his first handicap and only 3rd race over hurdles and likely to be up to overcoming the 6 pound hit .

1/4pt win Prison Break @ 2/1

8.10 Francky Du Berlais has developed into a cracking chaser and last time won a Class 2 handicap at Uttoxeter , coming from off the pace and winning well . He switches to hurdles off a 2 pound lower mark and as his hurdles form is good . 3 wins and 7 places from 12 tries , can go in again , despite some stiff opposition .

1/2pt  win Francky Du Berlais @ 3/1

8.40 Pilgrims King comes here on a C&D hat-trick and this late player looks good to overcome the 6 pound hit against modest opposition .

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