50p ew trixie & 50p ew treble
Onenightintown 2,15 @ 10/1
Larry Looby 3.25 @ 16/1
Little River Bay 3.15 @ 4/1
Selected Newcastle – good to firm on this stiff and galloping track
12.25 Very hard to knock the ultra consistent Lucky lover Boy , 3 wins and 2 seconds in his last 5 . He’s been nudged up the ratings again , but this isn’t a tough examination , and we know how tough he is in the finish .
1/4pt win Lucky lover Boy @ 9/4
1.05 Hurdles newcomer Matchless has had a decent season on the flat and this 84 rated front runner stays well enough and could take some catching if his hurdling is sufficiently fluent .
1/4pt win Matchless @ 11/4
1.40 PREMIUM RACE
2.15 The further stiff climb up the ratings and the drop in trip makes this tougher for the admirably consistent Get With It while quick ground won’t help either Patagonia or Everyday Champagne . Onenightintown benefitted from a more positive ride last time beating a couple of reliable yardsticks at Sedgefield on good ground . Just 4 pounds higher and could make a mockery of his odds .
1/2pt win Onenightintown @ 10/1
3.25 It took Larry Looby some time to get his nose in front but which is often the case for long standing maidens , once they get the win, they just want more, and he’s won 5 of his last 6 . He’s just 4 pounds higher for his latest win , which still puts him very much in the picture , and that latest win demonstrated his determination in the finish as he looked booked for 2nd until a late and telling lunge won the day . He drops in trip today but as usual will be front rank and the young jockey can ride with the choke out as he stays all day . The short priced fav is recent Soft ground Hexham scorer Return Fire , who has no penalty, but quicker ground no help to him . Tip looks a lovely longshot .
1/2pt ew Larry Looby @ 16/1
Selected Market Rasen – good to soft on this mostly flat and sharp track
2.05 PREMIUM RACE
2.40 In a race which won’t take much winning well worth risking the very tough and well handicapped Fawsley Spirit returning from a 20 months absence . When last seen he was running massive races in the mud, showing utmost willing . He’s back over fences and on quicker ground, but has been given a right chance by the handicapper and this bold front runner won’t give in easily .
1/4pt win Fawsley Spirit @ 9/2
3.15 A valuable and quality Class 2 for mares, and plenty of prolific , tough and talented types line up. It’s an easy race to read as the admirably consistent but totally outclassed Raddle And hum will go out to make all, setting a strong pace ,which wont help the fav Zambella, who also likes to dominate and does find 3 miles a few hundred yards too far . Legends Ryde is sure to join in the fun up front , so prudent to be looking for one played late . Precious Eleanor ended last year with two terrific wins , but 2 runs at this trip have exposed her limitations in the past . Both Fantastic Lady and Little River Bay have clear chances at the ratings and both try this trip for the first time , and both shape like they’ll stay but preference for the latter ,who last year landed a Uttoxeter handicap off her current rating over 2 mile 6 furlongs , and the further they went , the better she looked.
1/2pt win Little River Bay @ 4/1
Market Rasen placepot
Selected Taunton- good ground on this flat and sharp track
2.25 Mascat just doesn’t know how to run a bad race be it on the flat , over hurdles or fences , be it soft ground or quick . He’s on a stiff enough mark , that’s why he comes here on the back of 3 seconds and a 3rd , but again will run his heart out , possibly from the front , and a deserved win can be his .
1/2pt win Mascat @ 11/4
4.10 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.30 Not much strength in depth in this nursery for young stayers. The worthy short priced fav is the reliable Mirabello Bay , a very good 2nd to the progressive and prolific Solitary Trees over C&D , but a stiff 4 pounds higher which gives his old rival Pink Lily a chance of getting ahead for once , as he’s a massive 11 pounds better off for the 3 lengths gap. Should really be her day .
1/4pt win Pink Lily @ 5/1
6.00 Perdoka would do exceptionally well landing the hat-trick with a double penalty , switching from tapeta and other prominent racers in the field to put this front runner out of his stride . Densetsu caught the eye on debut at Newmarket ,running on strongly to be 3rd and has good polytrack winners in the family .
1/4pt win Densetsu @ 11/2
7.00 The admirably consistent Mountain Road will be disadvantaged by a drop in trip and also now on a stiff enough mark, but will still give it a right go. The fav is the lightly raced Dubai leader , a clear winner at Kempton last time ,but does have a stiff 6 pound penalty to shoulder as well as going up 2 furlongs . The ultra reliable Pons Aelius had hit the frame in 8 consecutive races until floundering in the York mud. He was previously a close 2nd at Kempton off around this mark and looks a lively longshot .
1/4pt ew Pons Aelius @ 18/1
7.30 PREMIUM RACE
8.00 The trip is the issue for Laredo and Lady Eros while Piece of History returns from 13 months off . The vast majority of the rest bring little to the table which offers a very decent chance for the clear form horse in Alpha Cru . This well drawn consistent filly has been 2nd the last twice , both times narrow defeats over C&D but the lousy handicapper has shoved her up a telling 3 pounds . May still get away with it .
1/4pt win Alpha Cru @ 9/2
Chelmsford City placepot