There will not be a service for tomorrow, Saturday November 5th , as I’ll be at Aintree races with friends . All Memberships and trials will be extended by one day .
3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Revolucion 2.30 @ 3/1
Cordouan 8.00 @ 9/2
Dark Street 8.30 @ 11/2
Selected Fontwell – soft ground on this sharp track
1.40 The front running Sayadam must be delighting connections , 3 wins and 2 seconds in 5 starts . He goes handicapping on a fair looking mark and also graduates to fences . He goes well fresh and despite being likely to have some unwanted company up front, he’s likely to be straighter than his rivals and can continue his excellent run .
¼ pt win Sayadam @ 5/2
2,15 The consistent Rose Sea Has ran well in his comeback spin and a return to this C&D and softer ground can see him getting the better of some unconvincing rivals .
1/2pt win Rose Sea Has @ 10/3
2.50 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Exeter – good to soft on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.50 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 As usual, a Haldon Gold Cup , low on numbers and high on quality and you could make a solid case for all except for the rank outsider Us And Them . Happy to watch as difficult to find the right one .
Selected Hexham – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
12.48 The C&D winner Asking For Answers comes here on the back of a fine effort , again here , when 2nd off this reduced mark and the step up in trip very much in his favour .
1/4pt ew Asking For Answers @ 15/2
3.10 More quantity than quality and a decent chance for recent C&D winner Les’s Legacy to follow up as he backed that win up with a fine 3rd at Kelso off this mark , and a return to a stiff circuit , very much in his favour .
1/4pt win Les’s Legacy @ 4/1
No Hexham placepot
Selected Newcastle – all weather – tapeta . The track is stiff and galloping .
2.30 Only a short head separated Revolucion and Pocket The Pocket over C&D last time , and despite both being nudged up the ratings quite sharply , they again are likely to fight out the finish against modest opposition and the pound pull, gets the tip home by a neck .
1/2pt win Revolucion @ 3/1
3.05 All it required for the 22 race maiden Going Undergound to break his duck was a drop to this trip , winning as he liked coming off the pace . Not much early pace in this contest , and as the main players are hold up types , there could be a few hard luck stories . Reclaim Victory has held his form very well since winning over C&d , and should be bang there again .
1/2pt ew Reclaim Victory @ 9/2
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 Quite a few in form types with good recent form over C&D , but hard getting away from C&D winner Idoapologise , unpenalised for a smart win at Lingfield and the same smart 5 pound claimer rides.
1/4pt win Idoapologise @ 9/4
5.15 Another race full of contenders , but So grateful and Hail Sezer are now on stiff looking marks and Rory is 0 places from 4 tries at this trip . Plenty of early pace which will suit the late playing , strong finishing and in form Glorious Rio .
1/4pt ew Glorious Rio : 10/1
5.45 The short priced fav is the hat-trick seeking Starsong , but this ex-Irish would do well overcoming a 6 pound higher mark and preference is for the lightly raced Beattie Is Back , a closing 4th at Southwell and a return to this track will help .
1/4pt win Beattie Is Back @ 4/1
6.15 Phoenix Star came into his last race with incredible track stats , never out of the frame in 8 runs , but could only manage 6th , beaten just a few lengths , but this late player was inconvenienced by the steady pace and with a strong pace assured , looks likely to hit the frame again , at least .
1/2pt ew Phoenix Star @ 7/1
Selected Dundalk – all weather – polytrack
5.30 Firstman has a progressive profile and wasn’t far away off his new mark at The Curragh last time on easy ground. He’s a course winner and despite the wide draw , can have too much for more exposed rivals.
1/4pt win Firstman @ 11/2
6.30 The clear form horse is recent course 2nd Tanaiyla , and as she’s so far clear at the ratings , pretty generous odds to break her duck .
1/2pt win Tanaiyla @ 9/4
7.30 A valuable Listed race and clearly the one to beat at the ratings is the In form course winner Juncture , and we should see The Frankel Colours back in the Winners’ Circle .
1/2pt win Juncture @ 9/4
8.00 IN 5 runs , the well drawn front running Cardouan comes out with 2 wins and 3 narrow defeats , and was denied by a nose over C&D last time . Up just a pound and compensation awaits .
3/4pt win Cardouan @ 9/2
8.30 An uncompetitive finale and as Miss Abby Jools and Zonik have both been shoved up the ratings quite sharply for recent C&D wins, great opportunity for the in form Dark Street to upgrade a couple of close calls over C&D of late off this mark .
1/2pt ew Dark Street @ 6/1
Selected Keeneland – turf going good, all weather dirt . The track is very sharp .
7.00 Wesley A Ward knows what it takes to win this race and saddles the useful C&D winner Love Reigns, who is well drawn , doesn’t have to lead to win and also brings the best form to the table .
1/2pt win Love reigns @ 3/1.. ew alternative Private Creed 11/1
7.40 After two all the way wins over sprint distances , Chocolate Gelato landed a Group 1 at this trip, giving them all a start and a beating . That is strong form and is the one to beat .
1/2pt win Chocolate Gelato @ 4/1 ew alternative And Tell Me Nolies 11/1
8.20 I’m drawn towards another form horse in Aiden O’Brien’s Meditate , 4 wins and 2 seconds in 6 starts , and finally goes up to a trip in keeping with her pedigree .
1/2pt win Mediate @ 5/2
9.00 Hard seeing anything getting close to long odds on shot Cave Rock and a nice race to watch .
9.40 The clear form horse is Godolphin’s Silver Knott , but this strong stayer could be all at sea around this tight circuit . The well drawn Packs a Wahlop comes here on a 4 timer and impressed in his last two , winning Group 3s , when stalking the pace and coming home strongly , both wins at this trip , and the quality of the form gives him solid ew claims at juicy odds .
1/2pt ew Packs A Wahlop @ 11/1