Today’s Multi – 50p ew Trixie & 50p ew treble
Thunder Max 4.45 @ 8/1
Pure Surf 3.15 @ 5/1
Linus Larrabee 8.00 @ 8/1
Selected Ayr – probably good ground on this flat and galloping track
1.30 Almost all of these will b experiencing the quickest ground they’ve ever faced so well worth trying the once raced Hogan , who’s with a top stable and was doing all of his best work late on in his debut at Warwick and you’d expect this longer trip and more galloping circuit to be both in his favour .
1/4pt ew Hogan @ 13/2
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.15 After landing a handicap at Sedgefield at around this trip , Pure Surf has held his form well and did little wrong last time out in a competitive handicap on good ground at Musselburgh when trying to make all and this wont take much winning.
½ pt win Pure Surf @ 5/1
Selected Newmarket – good ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.15 All of these juveniles are making their debuts so have to reach for other variables to come to a conclusion . Richard Hannon often has his juveniles well forward and saddles Powerdress , who has to be of interest as her value soared from £29,000 as a foal to £130,000 as a yearling , but on the negative side, the stable record with juveniles here is surprisingly modest.
¼ pt win Powerdress @ 15/2
1.50 Going through the field for this good quality Class 2 handicap sprint , I’m finding more nagatives than positives for the vast majority and can find nothing greatly wrong with the chance of the flying Boogie Time , who got his act together seriously last season , landing a front running hat -trick and ending the season with 2 big runs , a 6th of 22 in The Ayr Bronze Cup , just beaten a length and impressing with his attitude in the closing stages and another narrow defeat back on the all weather , when 4th , beaten less than a length . Worth a dabble at long odds .
¼ pt ew Boogie Time @ 20/1
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
3.35 At the ratings , the consistent Cachet is the one to beat and has a 3 pound pull with the useful Hello You for being beaten a length in a Group 2 over C&D , and his rival’s stable continues to struggle .
¼ pt win Cachet @ 9/4
4.45 A very tricky finale as all of these 3yos are with good or top stables , many wearing famous colours and they’ve all rung the Victory Bell in short careers . Many go handicapping and up in trip for the first time and I like the chance of Thunder Max, a winner on debut , always a good sign , beating 15others on fast ground at Donny and next time was stuck in the Ponty mud . He recently resumed duties with a running on 3rd in a similar event at Donny again at this trip and mark and with fitness assured , as is his stamina , makes plenty of appeal .
½ pt win Thunder Max @ 8/1
Selected Wolver – all weather – tapeta
5.05 The short priced fav is recent C&D winner Study The Stars, who was also a warm order for that modest event for amateur riders, and his task was made much easier by being ridden by crack amateur Simon Walker . He’s up 5 pounds which will of course test and hat -trick seeking Way of Life is also 4 pounds higher resuming duties after a 4 months break , so would rather just watch him today . Autonomy landed a hat-trick last season, In just 4 races and then had another lengthy break until returning to action with a couple pf very tame efforts , but far better last time finishing 2nd at Newcastle at this trip and around this mark. He’s a notorious slow starter but Dale swift knows him well and capable of running these down late on , and has won over C&D.
¼ pt ew Autonomy @ 11/1
6.15 It’s very hard to knock Intervention and I’ve been waiting for his bubble to burst for some time now, but continues to run very big races and comes here on the back of another win , his 5th since joining this stable from Ireland , and is 3 from 5 at this track, but drops to the minimum trip, far from ideal , has a 5 pound penalty and badly drawn , so looking vulnerable , as does Mick’s Spirit, a whopping 9 pounds higher for his last win , and when last seen over C&D was a close 2nd , but that was off his old mark . The front running Red Walls is a pound lower than his last winning mark , and will be more at home here than he was at Chelmsford City . Nicely drawn and could surprise .
¼ pt ew Red Walls @ 15/2
7.15 PREMIUM RACE
7.45 Sir Henry Cotton comes here on a hat-trick , winning well switching to polytrack but of more interest is Ebstama, who wasn’t far behind at Lingfield despite encountering chunks of traffic problems , and taken to defy the wide draw.
¼ pt win Ebstama @ 11/4
Selected Dundalk, all weather – polytrack
5.30 The Aiden O’Brien juveniles have certainly hit the ground running and saddles newcomer Tiger Paw , a £160,000 purchase and races in famous colours , and has all weather blood in his pedigree , but drawn wide and the only one in the field with experience is Goldmile, a decent 3rd over C&D on debut , who certainly improved as the race went on.
¼ pt ew Goldmile @ 6/1
6.00 Cursory Exam has been 2nd in both tries over C&D and clearly stays well . Up a pound but Shane Foley takes over and in an open race , is well drawn to run another big race.
¼ pt win Cursory Exam @ 6/1
7.00 Not a deep handicap and the fav is recent dual course winner Ellabella, but only 3rd last time here off her new mark . The lightly raced Howyoulikeit won earlier in the year over C&D off a 2 pound higher mark and comes here on the back of a good 3rd.
¼ pt win Howyoulikeit @ 5/2
8.00 Plenty of early pace in this which will certainly suit the well drawn and strong staying Linus Larrabee , who got back on the scoresheet when given a prominent ride here , wining easily over a longer trip . He was given a hefty 8 pound penalty when switching to quick turf and dropping in trip to the minimum , but still ran a belter beaten just around a length , and as you’d expect , doing all of his best work late on . Adams Barbour hit a purple patch , landing a hat-trick here , but the handicapper now looks in charge and the same can be said about recent C&D winner Jered Maddox , 5 pounds higher than his last win and has the worst of the draw.
½ pt ew Linus Larabee @ 8/1