3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Sonigino 4.15 @ 4/1
Star Ahoy 4.45 @ 3/1
Universal Folly 2.45 @ 3/1
Selected York – soft ground on this flat and galloping track
A huge hello to a great friend of mine , Mike Bishop and party , on their annual pilgrimage to The Minster City . No doubt they’ll have a cracking day , let’s hope you’re not chucked out !
1.15 The one to beat at the ratings is the useful Purosange ,2nd in his last three runs , including at Glorious Goodwood when coming up just short behind the prolific and very speedy Big Evs . Only concern is the extra furlong on deep ground .
1/2pt win Purosangue @ 11/4
1.50 An open nursery but Classy Boy has run well off around this mark and trip and ground no real issue .
1/4pt ew Classy Boy @ 13/2
2.25 PREMIUM RACE
3.05 The form horse is Align The Stars , no issuer with the ground but drop in trip not ideal.
1/4pt win Align The Stars @ 5/2
3.35 The handicapper is certainly giving the useful Certain Lad a chance , and comes here in pretty good shape . He runs this course well and gets away with the ground .
1/4pt win Certain Lad @ 6/1
4.10 A verry open stayers handicap but as Legendary Day won well recently at Donny in the mud , and then ran well for a long way in the Irish Cesarawitch , ew claims off just a 2 pound higher mark .
1/4pt ew Legendary Day
4.45 Not a deep finale and looks a match between the hard to win with Toshizou and the consistent Star Ahoy , whose recent good 2nd at this trip, ground and mark at Sandown gives him the nod .
1/4pt win Star Ahoy @ 3/1
Selected Newmarket – soft ground on this undulating , stiff and galloping track
1.25 A difficult opener but a chance has to be given to the hat-trick seeking Per Contra, who’s won both of his only starts with authority and no issues with ground , trip and probably track.
1/4pt win Per Contra @ 9/1
2.00 City Of Troy is just about the top juvenile , winning both of his starts with authority and style , but the top stable make no secret that today’s mud won’t be ideal .It’s not unknown for an Aiden O’Brien 2nd string upsetting the stable hot pot and it could be the case here with the front running Henry Adams bringing good form to the table , is proven on the ground and Dettori rides .
1/2pt ew Henry Adams @ 20/1
2.40 PREMIUM RACE
3.50 PREMIUM RACE
4.25 Commander Crouch holds his form well and looks a nice ew play having form over C&D off this mark and on easy ground .
1/4pt ew Commander Crouch @ 8/1
Selected Hexham – soft ground on this undulating , very stiff and galloping tr
2.45 The ultra reliable Universal Folly , 3 wins and a 2nd in his last 4 , is still on a workable mark and his stamina will kick in around this stiff track , where he’s won before .
1/2pt win Universal Folly @ 3/1
Selected Chepstow, very soft ground on this undulating ,stiff and galloping track
3.10 Knappers Hill was the best of these over hurdles , rated a lofty 153 and is 3 from 3 here and soft ground no issue . Looks very fair odds on his chase debut .
3/4pt win Knappers Hill @ 4/5
4.15 Uncle Bert was very well supported on his first try in a handicap at tis trip in the mud , and sluiced in , but the 9 pound hit will test . Preference is for the useful Sonigino , 3 times a winner last season , including first time out , has winning form here and in the mud and ended the season with a brilliant 3rd of 20 at Aintree at this trip when the hold up tactics were a bit overcooked , and up just 2 pounds .
1/2pt win Sonigino @ 4/1
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
5.30 The free going Zola Power has had plenty of chances , but two seconds is the best he’s done , one of those was at Lingfield at this trip and off just a pound higher . This isn’t a big ask and is well drawn to make every post a winning post especially as the clear danger , Nouveaux , who also likes to cut out the running , is badly drawn .
1/2pt win Zola Power @ 9/4
7.00 An uncompetitive handicap and a fine opportunity for the reliable course winner Kodi Noir. Well drawn and just 3 pounds higher than his recent win here , and today’s extra furlong very much in his favour , and holds the reliable Daisy Roots on that form .
1/2pt win Kodi Noir @ 10/3
7.30 An open looking handicap but Glory Sky hasn’t been far away of late , is well drawn and eased 4 pounds .
1/4pt ew Glory Sky @ 7/1
8.00 This is an easier task for G’daay than recent assignments . He’ll endeavour to be front rank throughout and sees it out willingly and well . He runs this C&D very well and despite a stiff looking mark , entitled to go well in a tough looking heat .
1/4pt ew G’daay @ 8/1
Chelmsford City placepot