3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Tommie Beau 2.04 @ 2/1
Guetepan Collanges 2.20 @ 11/2
Oscar Doodle 12.25 @ 9/2
Selected Navan , very soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.55 PREMIUM RACE
2.30 The very valuable Troytown Handicap Chase , and the very much in form Gordon Elliott has 15 of the 21 runners ! and 9 wear the famous colours of Gigginstown ! He doesn’t saddle the pair at the top of the market though in the prolific novice Thedevilscoachman and the Grand National flop Ain’t That A Shame . This looks very much up for grabs , and despite now being on a stiff mark , the reliable and very willing Coko Beach will give us a good run at long odds .
1/4pt ew Coko Beach @ 20/1
Selected Fontwell – heavy ground on this mostly flat and sharp track
2.04 The adverse ground has resulted in a much smaller field for The Southern National , and with the ground making this an extreme test of stamina , the admirable Tommie Beau can overcome a 3 pound hit for a most tenacious win last time . No issues with ground or trip .
1/2pt win Tommie Beau @ 2/1
3.19 The ground won’t be in the favour of Hilltown while the consistent Captain Claude is on a stiff enough mark and goes chasing for the first time . Walk in The Wind has the form in the book to land this.
1/4pt win Walk In The Wind @ 9/2
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta . The track is stiff and galloping
12.25 Few can be given a serios chance in this weak handicap and it’s hard getting away from Course regular Oscar Doodle, who can be relied upon to run his race and is preferred at the weights to recent C&D winner Jewel Maker .
1/2pt win Oscar Doodle @ 9/2
1.28 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Cheltenham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.45 PREMIUM RACE
2.20 Gutepan Collanges is a progressive and strong staying youngster who won very well on his recent comeback spin in the Carlisle mud to defeat a very useful yardstick . He has a hefty 7 pound penalty but his recent win was an improvement on his general form and today’s longer trip no issue .
1/2pt win Guetepan Collanges @ 11/2
2.55 The prolific Jonbon only tasted defeat once last year , that coming in the Queen Mother Champion Chase , no disgrace . He is certainly the best British 2 mile chaser and looks good for big hitters at around 1/2.
3.30 PREMIUM RACE