3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
The Widdow Maker 2.50 @ 7/2
Merry Mistress 1.25 @ 11/4
Ozzie Man 3.00 @ 7/4
Selected Ludlow- good to soft on this flat and sharp track
12.15 Breaking Waves can be relied upon to run his race , and mark, trip and ground are all ok . He is though ridden by an inexperienced jockey in this race for lady amateur riders .
1/4pt ew Breaking Waves @ 10/1
1.15 PREMIUM RACE
2.50 The front running The Widdow Maker hasn’t been disgraced at all in recent assignments in warm company and has been generously dropped to a very workable mark . This C&d and ground should be fine .
1/2pt win The Widdow Maker @ 7/2
3.25 With 3 recent winners in the field, all having to shoulder the dreaded penalty , preference is for Nicky Henderson’s ex-Irish youngster Amrons Sage , after his good 2nd in a big field at Warwick on his hurdles debut .
1/4pt win Amrons Sage @ 4/1
Selected Plumpton – soft ground on this gently undulating and sharp track
1.25 Will Victory has a massive penalty for his facile win in a modest Sedgefield handicap and clear preference is for the reliable Merry Mistress , never far away despite now racing on a stiff enough mark . The reliable Midnight Mary can only be watched having her first run for a new stable and dropping markedly in trip.
1/2pt win Merry Mistress @ 11/4
3.00 Youngster Ozzie Man has looked very good winning both of his starts this season , and is just 6 pounds higher than his clear win at Lingfield at around this trip and ground , and will be hard to beat .
1/2pt win Ozzie Man @ 7/4
Selected Southwell – all weather – tapeta
1.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.55 Lord Paramount looks plenty short at even money in his first handicap , as his recent win just puts him on a fair mark . Macho Pride is rarely far away but wins hard to come by. His recent 2nd at Newcastle when stepped up to this trip was a step in the right direction and can repay ew support .
1/4pt ew Macho Pride @ 8/1
4.30 Walking On Clouds will be very hard to beat with no penalty for a comfortable C&D success last time , but the lightly raced Bluebird was a close 2nd over C&D last time and despite a small nudge up the ratings, appeals ew .
1/4pt ew Bluebird @ 10/1
5.00 Marwari , Della Mare , Tathmeen and Hilary’s Boy have all been going well of late on this surface and all have managed a win , and on today’s ratings, the tip has the slimmest of edges.
1/4pt win Hilary’s Boy @ 5/1
No Southwell placepot
Selected Newcastle – all weather , tapeta . The track is stiff and galloping
2.40 It’s impossible to knock the admirable Victory March , 3 wins and 2 seconds in his last 5 ! all on this surface and once over C&D but with a further 3 pound nudge sure to stop him soon , preference is for the in form Billy Bathgate , a good 2nd at Wolver last time , over further , and the drop in trip no issue around this stiff circuit .
1/4pt ew Billy Bathgate @ 7/1
3.13 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 3 of these come here on the back of wins , and all must be considered , but Brewing is 2 from 2 and on a generous looking mark on the strength of those wins in his first handicap. He’s a C&D winner and an able 3 pound claimer makes it a bit easier .
1/2pt win Brewing @ 11/10
4.45 The drop in trip is unlikely to help the hard to win with Tothenines while Barney’s Bay is again likely to run his race without quite being good enough . Westmorian nailed a confidence restoring victory last time out in a modest looking Southwell maiden and returns to handicaps on the same mark at which he was running well . The nod goes to the in form Bellagio Man , a close 3rd over C&D last time off around this mark .
1/2pt win Bellagio Man @ 13/2
5.15 A modest maiden and the best form is brought to the table by Megan Moon , a decent 4th on debut at Southwell 2 months back . She runs for a top stable and you’d expect this C&D to be no problem .
1/2pt win Megan Moon @ 11/8
5.45 PREMIUM RACE