3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Rock On Tommy 2.45 @ 13/8
Obama Army 5.09 @ 7/2
Golden Melody 5.00 @ 8/1
Selected Uttoxeter – good to soft on this undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight .
2.45 The late playing Rock On Tommy has won his last two over C&D comfortably and can race off a pound LOWER mark today . Hat-trick looks in the bag .
3/4pt win Rock On Tommy @ 13/8
3.55 Worth a dabble on recent Worcester 2nd Classic Concorde and the easier ground will help .
1/4pt win Classic Concorde @ 15/2
No Uttoxeter placepot picks
Selected Ascot – soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
2.25 King Eagle is 2 from 2 for top jumps trainer Nicky Henderson and proven on the ground and on a stiff track . Up just 3 pounds for his latest win and the extra yardage likely to suit , but I can afford to pass at 5/4.
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 On current form and the ratings , the three to be interested in are the back to form Gassee, Nolton Cross who was just behind him at Haydock and recent Royal Ascot 6th Max Mayhem . Softer ground is a question mark for the latter pair but off such a good mark and at the odds, the tip has to be the play .
1/4pt win Nolton Cross @ 10/1
4.10 The progressive and reliable Flash Bardot comes in this on the back of two big runs , and has actually been eased two pounds. She’s a late player and handled softish ground well in her only try on this surface.
1/4pt win Flash Bardot @ 9/2
Selected Thirsk – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
3.10 Chat Up Line won very well at Nottingham in the mud last time , coming strongly off the pace . Up 4 pounds and in grade but as she’s proven on the ground and a speed track , looks a lively longshot .
1/2pt ew Chat Up Line @ 12/1
4.55 A competitive finale but worth trying Destined who is on a very good mark considering her win in a Redcar maiden and can be forgiven a lesser effort next time on ground too quick .
1/4pt win Destined @ 9/2
No Thirsk placepot picks
Selected Cork , good to soft on this flat and galloping track
A huge hello to four excellent friends of mine , married couple Suzanne & Rob from Crosby and Carol and Col , from somewhere else ! This is another stage in Carol and Suzanne’s 50th birthday celebrations, been going on since they were 48 ! These four people are experts in weighing up the many variables necessary in arriving at the right one . You’ll easily recognise them , they’re the ones lighting cigars with 50 Euro notes !!
5.57 Running Cool began this season in a Group 3 , and was obviously not that grade, but won his maiden well and impressed when coming off the pace to win well again over C&D on similar ground . He’s up 9 pounds but with so much early pace around , this will suit the late players and I’d have been more confident if there had been a more positive jockey booking as Robbie Colgan isn’t the jockey he was, but the horse will be doing the bulk of the work.
1/2pt win Running Cool @ 10/1
6.32 Vain Gloria impressed on debut and the double looks on , but she’s a shade of odds on .
7.07 The handicapper keeps on easing Givemefive and his recent runs have been pretty good , and was unlucky last time . This field is more about quantity than quality , as the next two races are.
1/2pt win Givemefive @ 7/2
7.40 Another big field full of no hopers . Californiagoldrush has two good turf runs on his CV on higher marks giving her a decent chance .
1/4pt win Californiagoldrush @ 13/2
8.15 With a strong pace assured , the late playing Catherine’s Choi could earn a deserved win for some recent solid efforts .
1/4pt win Catherine’s Choi @ 9/2
No cork placepot picks
Selected York – good to soft on this flat and galloping track
5.00 Plenty of in form types for a competitive handicap for Amateur jockeys , but recent winners find them selves on stiff enough marks , except for Tele Red who landed a modest Haydock apprentices race last time and this is far more competitive . Golden Melody comes here on the back of two good seconds off her reduced mark , both at this trip and ground. She has a good rider aboard and should be bang there again.
1/2pt ew Golden Melody @ 8/1
6.40 Another highly competitive handicap, but again recent winners have been set stiff tasks . There’s plenty of early pace which will help the late players . Cooperation is holding his form well despite the rise in the ratings , handles soft ground and comes off the pace .
1/4pt win Cooperation @ 5/1
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
7.50 PREMIUM RACE
8.20 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Chepstow- good to soft on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
5.09 The penalty and extra furlong on soft ground are big questions for track star Macs Dilemma to answer . The ultra consistent yet luckless Obama Army is fine on the ground and this c&D should suit fine and is preferred over Irish raider Hastily , who’s creeping up the ratings .
1/2pt win Obama Army @ 7/2
6.50 In a very winnable heat as track specialist Connie’s Rose is now racing on a very stiff mark , a chance is taken with the in form and well handicapped Amore De Mi Vida. Runs well here and drying ground a big help . Straits of Moyles is an obvious danger .
1/4pt win Amor De Mi Vida @ 12/1
8.25 The 4 timer seeking Sympathise has clear claims off just a 3 pound higher mark but won’t have the lead to herself with the reliable but poorly handicapped Fact Or Fable likely to want a piece of the early action . This could set things up nicely for the light playing and mud loving Bantry .
1/4pt win Bantry @ 4/1
No Chepstow Placepot picks
Selected Newmarket good to soft on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
8.45 Split Elevens is a capable sort in this grade and in a winnable finale , his recent 3rd over C&D on soft ground reads well enough to see him in the shake up .
1/4pt ew Split Elevens @ 10/1