Go Dutch In Ibiza
Go Dutch In Ibiza
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Doncaster 14:05 freebets.co.uk Handicap

Gold City was placed in Listed company last year and won’t be far away on his reappearance if he’s improved since while Mawasem got off the mark in a decent maiden at Kempton last month and is another to consider. GREY MIRAGE makes more appeal as he made all on his handicap debut in similar company at Sandown. It was testing ground on that occasion but Marco Botti’s charge had scored on the Polytrack before that and looks likely to show further progress here. Well Painted made a winning debut at Newbury and we’ll learn more about him in this better company but Warfare couldn’t cope with a 6lb rise at York last time having scored at Ascot earlier.

Newmarket 14:20 Fly London Southend To Ibiza Handicap

Chil The Kite won his maiden on soft ground at Goodwood before a very good run on much faster going here in September and makes his handicap debut. Deia Sunrise scored over a mile at Newcastle in September and has contested longer trips this season which don’t appear to have suited. He can go well along with Legendary, who makes his handicap and Turf debut after an easy maiden success at Wolverhampton. Dixie’s Dream has his first start over a mile and certainly wasn’t stopping over 7f at Leicester last month nor was Fast Or Free when he made all over that trip at Kempton. GO DUTCH landed a Brighton handicap on soft ground in September and caught the eye when staying on nicely on his reappearance at Doncaster. He’s the type to go on to better things and is handed the vote.

Chester 14:35 Willow Water Handicap

Imperial Djay and PINTURA look set lock horns once again. The former reversed earlier form at this track when finding the gaps at the right time to score here a fortnight ago with the latter back in fourth. He’ll need things to fall his way again, however, and David Simcock’s charge can come out best this time with course specialist Franny Norton taking over the reins. The selection’s owner is also represented by Kyllachy Star, who has a bit to find with both the above and Meydan winner Rakaan, who hasn’t raced since last June. Clockmaker returned to form with a second at Catterick last time and will be sited by this track with Van Ellis and Orpsie Boy others to consider.

Newmarket 14:55 Fly London Southend To Barcelona Handicap

It’s hardly surprising that David Barron is striking while the iron is hot with PEARL ICE, who takes his chance here with a penalty after Thursday’s smooth victory at Ripon, He’ll get more than 6lb when reassessed and can complete a quick double. Es Que Love looks a massive threat as he ran the race of his life when beaten a neck by Slade Power in a Listed contest at Haydock last week. Piazza San Pietro was staying on very strongly behind Chil The Kite at Goodwood and a big run from the winner in the previous race will be a boost to the form. Swiss Franc has won twice in 24 starts – both times on this track – so he’s one to note from his lowly spot in the handicap as is Irish Heartbeat, whose two runs this term will have blown away the cobwebs.

Chester 15:10 John Halewood Memorial Handicap

STAND TO REASON was headed on the line by today’s rival Resurge over C&D at the May meeting. The latter has subsequently been beaten off a higher mark and Mikael Magnusson’s colt is fancied to take his revenge today. All ground seems to come alike to War Poet but he’s been raised 8lb for his recent win in the mud at Doncaster while Licence To Till makes most appeal of the Mark Johnston pair and Area Fifty One could prove best of the trio representing Richard Fahey. Memory Cloth is not out of this either taking a drop in class.

Newmarket 15:30 Fly London Southend To Faro Handicap

Landaman has twice made all at Beverley for facile victories but will find it difficult to shake off these better rivals after a big weight rise. Troopingthecolour has run two tremendous races this season but is now on his highest mark as a consequence while the consistent Little Rocky loves the trip and will enjoy any cut in the ground. Shavansky had dropped to a very fair mark when runner-up at Kempton and is lower than when scoring at Chepstow last July. TRADE COMMISSIONER has had his problems which is why he’s only run twice but he looked a potential pattern race performer when landing a strong maiden at Sandown last month and begins in handicaps on a relatively comfortable mark. He’s taken to land this under Ryan Moore.

Doncaster 15:45 freebets.co.uk Free Bets Handicap

Scarf has claims on his second in a handicap at Meydan back in February though he’s failed to build on that since and another chance goes to LOUIS THE PIOUS. He’s been unlucky not to have won more races and went close again at Chester a fortnight ago. A head defeat over C&D last year suggests he’ll be in the firing-line once again here and he’s fancied to reverse earlier form with Grissom. Tariq Too’s winning run came to an end at Ascot last time though he’ll enjoy any cut in the ground but both Lord Aeryn and Kingscroft suggested a return to form was imminent with better efforts on their latest starts.

Newmarket 16:00 Fly London Southend To Dublin Levy Board Handicap

Another very tough handicap for punters to unravel. Ithoughtitwasover is in cracking form but has been put up another 3lb despite being beaten on his hat-trick attempt at Goodwood where the ground may have been too fast. Classic Punch loves it around here and though his two latest victories have been over 1m2f he’s equally adept at this trip and has won off higher marks than this. MULAQEN was having his first start since last July when gaining an impressive victory at York last month. The handicapper has also taken note with a 13lb rise but Marcus Tregoning’s charge looks one to follow this season and can go in again. There are plenty of dangers lurking in the lower reaches including High Office, who bounced back to his best when headed on the line by Easy terms in a lucrative York handicap last month. High Jinx and Ermyn Lodge are others to consider in a wide-open contest.

Belmont 23.40 Belmont Stakes

The race has lost a huge amount of shine with the unfortunate absence of the Triple Crown seeking I’ll Have Another. Bob Baffert trained the runner-up, Bodemeister, in the first two legs of the Triple Crown and so it was interesting that he was prepared to take on Doug O’Neill’s runner with PAYNTER. He was three lengths behind I’ll Have Another in April but looked an improved performer at Pimlico last time and could prove the value. Union Rags and Dullahan both finished behind I’ll Have Another in Kentucky but the former should do better with a clear run here and it’ll be a surprise if any of the remainder can get involved.

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