50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Ravenscar 3.14 @ 18/1
Mister Sox 4.58 @ 13/2
Butch 3.35 @ 9/2
Selected Kelso – very soft ground on this undulating and sharp track with a long galloping straight
1.29 Last season’s Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Grand National herp Corach Rambler starts the season off a 13 pound higher mark , like most Grand National winners do , and while this represents a stiff task and the stable’s sights are firmly on the Spring again , wouldn’t surprise to see another big run . Preference is for the course specialist Elvis Mails, who stepped up in his final race of last season , winning very well in his first try at this much longer trip . He goes well fresh and could well be up to the 5 pounds hit .
1/2pt win Elvis Mails @ 9/4
3.14 This is certainly more about quantity than quality and well worth a nice play on one of the longshots . The late playing Ravenscar struck twice last season in a light campaign , ending the season with a highly creditable 3rd here , beaten just a length , off this mark , and an able 5 pound claimer takes the reins today . She goes well fresh , but this is longer break than usual. Still hard to ignore at the odds
1/2pt ew Ravenscar @ 18/1
Selected Cheltenham – good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 The short priced fav is one of 3 Irish raiders in Antrim Coast , but has a bit to find with all of Butch , Lismault Lad and Reverend Hubert , whose form quality is very similar . Preference is for the useful and willing Butch , proven at the trip and won’t mind what the weather does .
1/2pt win Butch @ 9/2
Selected Donny- heavy ground on this flat and galloping track
1.35 Edge Of Blue is 2 from 2 , and on a very fair mark judged on the strength of those wins , which came on the all weather and on good ground , but is closely related to a Group 3 winner who relished the mud . Gets the call.
1/2pt win Edge Of Blue @ 9/4
2.45 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 Mustazeed is infamous for his slow starts and strong finishes , and did remarkably well last time when losing any number of lengths at the start , and was beaten just 2 lengths on heavy ground at this trip at Newbury . Stand by for another grandstand finish .
1/4pt win Mustazeed @ 11/4
4.58 This is a stiffer task for the reliable Astral Spirit , but is one of the few prominent racers in the field , and as she likes soft ground , has to be considered but the nod goes to the late playing Mister Sox , not disgraced at all last time when beaten just 2 lengths at Chester , from a bad draw, on heavy ground , and two ahead of him have won since .
1/2pt ew Mister Sox @ 13/2
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.00 It’s hard enough for juveniles to carry a single penalty , but hat-trick seeking Almarada Prince carries a double penalty , but connections have booked an able 5 pound claimer to lessen the load . His form is good , he’s rated 85 , but is new to synthetics but the stable does make a 400 mile round trip . Nicely drawn but preference is for another well drawn runner in Eighth Army , who ran well in an above average looking maiden at Kempton last time .
1/4pt win Eighth Army @ 11/2
6.30 Both Crème Chantilly’s wins have come over C&D but is a stiff looking 7 pounds higher for an all the way win last time , and unlikely to have her own way up front tonight . Tamaluk , is another prominent racer , who has been unlucky in the draw of late , and has run some solid races off higher marks. Could be her night .
1/4pt win Tamaluk @ 11/2
7.00 Asdaa has naturally been getting closer as his mark continues to fall . Not far away last time and this will take little winning .
1/4pt win Asdaa @ 3/1
7.30 Grand Duchess Olga runs this track very well and was very unlucky last time, when not ridden to advantage , but came home strongly to be 4th . She’s only a pound higher than her last winning mark , which came here , and shapes very much as this longer trip will suit . Lady Bracken comes here on the back of two fine placed efforts at around this trip and is the danger .
1/4pt win Grand Duchess Olga @ 7/2
Chelmsford City placepot