3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Super Chief 4.20 @ 10/1
On The River 4.30 @ 5/1
Alpha Cru 7.15 @ 11/2
Selected Thirsk – good ground on this flat and galloping track . Speed track
2.20 Anjo Bonita stepped up well on her debut with a bold bid from the front here last time and kept going very well, which is encouraging for today’s extra furlong , and this is supported by her pedigree . Rose Of Ithaca ran well on debut but it was on polytrack.
1/4pt win Anjo Bonita @ 5/1
2.55 PREMIUM RACE
3.30 A highly competitive Class 2 handicap but hard to ignore the claims of the clearly thriving Carnival Zain , who forced the Carlisle specialist Detective to pull out all the stops at the Cumbria track last time and just a pound higher . He’s tactically and track versatile and an able apprentice takes a valuable looking 5 pounds off his back. Il Bandito is another highly reliable type, but has dropped his guard the last twice , but did have excuses , and worth splitting the stake at long odds .
1/4pt win Carnival Zain @ 13/2 ¼ pt ew Il Bandito @ 20/1 . 1/4pt rev fc
4.00 No shortage of pace in this with all of the fav Cobra Kai , up again in the ratings and in trip , but not out of this , despite the wide draw, and both C&D winner Wheal Kitty and Bungley also sure to ger busy early . Do I Dream is likely to profit from how the race is run being a late player . She was a shock winner in the Ponty mud but backed that up with an unlucky looking 2nd at Ripon . Up another 4 pounds and off the track for 2 months , but hard to ignore the race make up .
1/4pt win Do I Dream @ 7/1
4.30 This looks a match between recent Redcar winner Ravenglas, but the 5 pound hit looks excessive and recent C&d winner On The River , who took the bull by the horns in that race, practically making all . The 3 pound hit could have been worse and good chance of the double .
1/2pt win On The River @ 5/1
5.05 A very open stayers’ handicap and looking at the odds , worth forgiving the usually reliable Hellenista a couple of lesser recent runs . and on previous form entitled to be bang there , at juicy odds .
1/4pt ew Hellenista @ 12/1
Selected Newmarket – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
2.00 The crucial variable is the soft ground and all of Makingitup , Senorita and Piastrella are all proven on he surface and the nod goes to the latter , A northern raider proven on this kind of track .
1/4pt win Piastella @ 7/2
3.10 Looks a match but as recent winner Shigar has elements of soft ground blood in him , is preferred over Yantarini , who makes a return from an 8 months break and so far only having raced on the all weather. Not an ideal preparation for soft turf .
1/2pt win Shigar @ 11/8
4.20 The admirably prolific Simply Sondheim comes here on a 6 timer , and is a soft ground winner , but was all out to prevail that day , and that came off a 9 pound lower mark ! As Savrola has stamina doubts , well worth a play on the well related Super Chief, who wears famous colours for The Gosdens , stays the trip , on a fair mark and plenty of soft ground influences in the pedigree .
1/2pt win Super Chief @ 10/1
Selected Ffos Las on this flat and galloping track
1.35 Singing The Blues was victorious here recently over a slightly shorter trip with Tralee Hills and Olympic Honour not far behind . At the revised weights the latter gets the nod , as he’s a C&D winner off this mark.
1/4pt win Olympic Honour @ 7/2
4.25 PREMIUM RACE
4.57 This has a winnable look to it and despite being 4 pounds higher for a confidence restoring win on the all weather , Lexington Knight is still well enough handicapped on turf to go close.
1/4pt ew Lexington Knight @ 8/1
Ffos Las placepot
Selected Goodwood – soft ground on this undulating, sharp and tricky track
5.01 PREMIUM RACE
5.35 Plenty of well bred and expensive juveniles racing in famous colours for top stables. The nod goes to £235,000 colt The Parent after a tidy debut and plenty of soft ground blood .
1/4pt win The Parent @ 10/3
7.15 The prominent racing Just Amber goes for the hat-trick , but has to contend with both a a massive 8 pound hit and softer ground .Alpha Cru is another prominent racer , who took advantage of a declining mark to land a small field handicap last time, but did beat an odds on shot . Mark is still manageable and soft ground fine . Canoodle is rarely far away but this late player is hard to win with ,
1/2pt win Alpha Cru @ 11/2
7.45 The admirable Pettochside , one of the oldest flat horses still racing , now a 13yo and has his mark , ground and C&D in his favour , but not so returning from a break, making the consistent Gherkin , on a manageable mark and a soft ground winner , a solid looking fav.
1/2pt win Gherkin @ 6/4
Selected Hamilton – good to soft on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
5.10 Royal Athena and Venetian bring a similar level of form to the table , but the latter is proven on turf and this stiff C&d likely to suit .
1/2pt win Ventian @ 7/4
5.43 Shine On Brendan had an unenviable record of 0 from 26, but it all clicked over this C&D , and since then has won 3 more times in 5 tries , often the case with long standing maidens when they finally get that elusive win . He comes here on the back of a cracking effort in a good contest at Donny when 6th of 13 and that form stands up much better than clear chief rival Breckland.
1/2pt win Shine on Brendan @ 13/8
6.18 No shortage of early pace in this and I’m actually sticking with one of the prominent racers in Rainbow Colours , who’s on a workable mark and sees the trip out very well . Latest run could have been better , but that’s his only blip of late .
1/4pt ew Rainbow Colours @ 8/1
6.53 PREMIUM RACE
7.23 The ultra consistent Clan Jock holds a recent course decision over Ralphy Boy Two , and as he’s better off at the weights, looks very much the solution to this modest heat .
1/2pt win Clan Jock @ 2/1