3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Justcallmepete 7.00 @ 11/4
Puntarelle 2.50 @ 11/4
Silver Nightfall 3.25 @ 5/2
Selected Sandown – probably soft ground on this stiff and galloping track
1.50 After a much improved run when 2nd over C&D on easy ground , this looks good for Mayhem Mia , but it’s a race for serving soldiers , and the jockey has never rode her before . Just an interest .
1/4pt win Mayhem Mia @ 13/8
3.00 The overnight heavy rain is not in the favour of recent good ground C&D winner Broken Halo and understandable while there’s been plenty of money for the mud loving useful handicapper Almazhar Garde , who comes here in good form and under an able rider .
1/4pt win Almazhar Garde @ 9/4
3.35 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 You would do very well finding the winner in this fiercely competitive handicap . 8 of the 12 runners bring good form to the table and plenty of these are unexposed or new to handicaps . Good Luck .
Selected Lingfield – all weather – polytrack
2.15 Daphne May progressed from Classified company to be thwarted just a nose at Kempton off his mark , and with Oisin murphy in the saddle , is understandably the fav . Preference is for the well drawn front running Villalobos , off the same mark when suffering a narrow defeat over C&D a few starts ago and has moved to the stable of Simon Hodgson , a much underrated handler ,known for improving new intakes .
1/4pt win Villalobos @ 5/1
2.50 Burdett Road disappointed in his first run for Michael Bell , which was his first run on polytrack and the drop in trip no help either . This looks a match between the lightly raced pair of Dutch Kingdom and Puntarelle , and they bring good polytrack form to the table but as the tip’s run came here and bred for this longer trip , gets the nod .
1/2pt win Puntarelle @ 11/4
3.25 The lightly raced Silver Nightfall comes here on the back of a narrow defeat at Kempton and off just a pound higher and very likely to appreciate the extra furlong , this prominent racer is preferred over recent narrow C&D winner Cariad , who’s up in the ratings and grade for winning that modest event .
1/2pt win Silver Nightfall @ 5/2
4.00 PREMIUM RACE
4.35 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Southwell – all weather – tapeta
5.30 Dubai Jeanius comes here on a track 5 timer and is still looking ahead of the game at this course . He’s up another 4 pounds , which looks well within range , but does go up half a mile in trip , as does another clear contender in Jubilee Girl . Nice race to watch .
6.00 The luckless Erosion Risk , 5 seconds and a 3rd in his last 6 , went down by a nose last time in a good handicap . He’s likely to try and make all and as easy Lingfield winner Crimson Angel shoulders a penalty , it should be his night , but 5/4 too short for me .
7.00 The very much back to form Zip, 3 wins in his last 5, won very well over C&D last time when making all , only a pound higher tonight and has the services of a 7 pound claimer , but there’s nothing harder for a young jockey to get the fractions right from the front and with at least one other front runner in the field, I’m with the ultra consistent track specialist Justcallmepete, 4 wins and 2 places in his last 6 runs here , and was 2nd to Zip last time , and as his rival carries a few negatives , could be another win .
1/2pt win Justcallmepete @ 11/4
7.30 A weak classified stakes and the vast majority of these are either running poorly or have stamina doubts . Channel Packet is more reliable than most in this grade and likely to be able to set the pace , but preference is for the late playing Iron Sheriff , a close 3rd in a C&D handicap last time .
1/2pt win Iron Sheriff @ 11/4
8.00 The lightly raced Southwold dug in deep to prevail over C&D last time , with Covert Mission and Masqool close up , and this pair have a 2 pound pull , which would be enough ordinarily , but the ti is having just his 4th race and has won 2 of his 3 races . This prominent racer is still learning and promises to be too good again.
1/2pt win Southwold @ 9/4