Madness not to back her in the 2.20

Today’s Multi

3 £1 doubles& £1 ew treble

Cold Stare 3.20 @ 11/4

Vindobala 7.30 @ 9/4

Methodtothemadness 2.20 @ 7/2

Selected Chepstow – probably good ground on  this undulating , galloping and quite stiff track

1.25 Like the first race , quite a few dark horses in  this but worth a try at good odds on one of the few in the field with experience over hurdles  , in Old Painless, a decent 3rd at Wetherby , giving very much the impression , this stiffer track would suit .

1/4pt win Old Painless @ 8/1


3.45 The front running pair of Cap Du Mathan and Young Butler go chasing for the first time , and as the former needs an undisputed lead to  show his best , which he won’t get today , and a few others may well join the fun up front. Fern Hill is an admirable type , who always runs his race  but resuming duties down on trip on ground quick enough won’t be ideal . A case can be made for the prolific Stepney Causeway , who is no longer the headstrong front runner he was , has taken well to fences, is on a fair mark and this trip may well be in range .

1/4pt win Stepney Causeway @ 9/1

4.20 This is certainly more about quantity than quality and  the fav is Nicky Henderson’s Buttsbury Lady  , but has been finishing weakly and preference is for the capable Olympic Honour , fit from some decent efforts on the flat and overall form good enough to land this.

1/4pt win Olympic Honour @ 6/1

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Selected Bangor – good to soft on this flat and sharp track

2.20 Methodtothemadness came into her last race well handicapped but on the back of some tame efforts , but put those behind her as she absolutely stormed home over C&D , in such style , that the 7 pound hit should well be manageable , as she has run well off marks around today’s In the past. It’s always suspicious when a horse suddenly bounces back to form , and you need a reason why , and we’ve found one for the tip, as it was her first run since a wind-op and this late player can double up .

1/2pt win Methodtothemadness @ 7/2

3.30 A case can be made for the consistent Bright Sunbird , just 2 pounds above her last winning mark and the slight drop in trip in her favour .

1/4pt  ew  Bright Sunbird @ 10/1

4.05 Lime drop was highly progressive and prolific last season with 5 wins from 8 starts , ending with a very good run at Haydock, when just given too much to do, first time at this trip, and certainly stayed well to be a 3 lengths 4th of 13 , and resumes off the same mark today . This isn’t a big ask and looks a good bet , the only concern is that she needed her first run last season. Certainly worth the risk given the opposition and her amazing record .

1/2pt win Lime Drop @ 5/1

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Selected Catterick – very soft ground on this undulating and sharp track

1.35 This should be Tephi’s day with good enough form at the trip and ground , but evens too short .

No Bet


2.45 I’m not keen on the chance of the lightly raced Suffrajet at this trip in the mud. Both Real Terms and Furzig bring recent winning C&D form in the mud to the table and both well respected off their new , but manageable marks. I was with Ebony Maw last time and this mud lover gave every indication he needs this extra yardage .

1/4pt win Ebony Maw @ 4/1

3.20 Wobwobwob was a cosy winner over C&D last time in the mud with Danzan close up 3rd , but at the revised weights, the winner still has the edge . They both could struggle to contain the well handicapped and back to form Cold Stare , a close 5th of 20 in the Donny mud on Saturday off this mark .

1/2pt win Cold Stare @ 11/4



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Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta . The track is stiff and galloping

6.25 Vixey has run well in both starts , one being over C&D and the level of her form gives her a solid ew chance .

1/4pt  ew Vixey @ 8/1

7.00 New Hope Bullet , 3 wins in her last 5 , holds her form very well . Not far away last  time off this mark and proven on a stiff track , but first time on tapeta .

1/4pt win New Hope Bullet @ 3/1

7.30 The very well handicapped Vindobala comes here on the back of a strong finishing 2nd over C&D , in a more competitive heat , and off the same mark , can run these down late on .

3/4pt win Vindobala @ 9/4

8.30 A very close and dear friend is one of the owners of the admirably tough and consistent Babe Alicious, who has done connections proud with 2 wins and 2 seconds in her last 5 races, and is only 2 pounds higher for a gutsy win at Chelmsford City , when front tank throughout to prevail . She’s effective on the surface and on a stiff track , but with two other front runners in the field, she’s bound to be out of her comfort zone , especially as she’s effectively 7 pounds higher tonight . Billian is hard to win with , but comes here on the back of a good 3rd over C&D , and the strong early will help this late player .

1/4p win Billan @ 10/3

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