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13:35 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (5) Can't Beat History (8/1 +11%)
Can't Beat History

8/1(+11%)
(5) Can't Beat History 8/1, Chase record is a positive one, including a win here last summer. Went in again at Hereford (25f) on reappearance last month but pulled up at Bangor since. Lower mark back hurdling.
Ran poorly over fences this month but still looks quite interesting off lower hurdle mark.
2
2nd (9) Bullion Boss (14/1 +58%)
Bullion Boss

14/1(+58%)
(9) Bullion Boss 14/1, Won over 3m at Musselburgh in January 2021 but hasn't shown much in 3 outings since returning from a long absence this spring. Needs a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces) to make a difference.
Yet to strike form since returning from long absence but on very dangerous mark now.
3
3rd (6) Konfusion (66/1 -100%)
Konfusion

66/1(-100%)
(6) Konfusion 66/1, Failed to improve for a step up to 2½m when only eighth of 11 on Bangor handicap debut in April. Still early days but he'll need to step up on his previous form to get heavily involved now stepping up in trip again.
Soundly beaten when 33-1 for handicap debut in April; up in trip here.
4
4th (1) Barrons Land (80/1 -2567%)
Barrons Land

80/1(-2567%)
(1) Barrons Land 80/1, Improved since handicapping, winning around 2½m at Sedgefield and Bangor last month. Likely to make a bold bid for the hat-trick now stepping up in trip.
2-2 since switched to handicaps last month and likely to be suited by today's longer trip.
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5th (2) Supreme Yeats (12/1 -700%)
Supreme Yeats

12/1(-700%)
(2) Supreme Yeats 12/1, Made a winning start for Dan Skelton in 10-runner race at Stratford at the beginning of this month. Brought down at the third when sent off at odds-on favourite over 20.5f here since. Given another chance to show he's ahead of his mark.
Won readily on this month's stable debut and was unlucky to be brought down last time.
6th
6th (3) The Wise Traveller (100/1 -1329%)
The Wise Traveller

100/1(-1329%)
(3) The Wise Traveller 100/1, Won around 3m at Huntingdon and Fakenham last season. Bounced back from a couple of lesser efforts when second of 6 back at Huntingdon 25 days ago.
2-6 for stable; no match for winner when second last month but still ran well; considered.
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7th (11) Just Call Me Al (100/1 -100%)
Just Call Me Al

100/1(-100%)
(11) Just Call Me Al 100/1, Veteran who won 3 times in 2021/22 season. Drawn a blank since, including finishing 14¼ lengths behind Supreme Yeats when sixth at Stratford latest.
Didn't run badly at Stratford this month but remains difficult to enthuse over.
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8th (8) Timetotalk (100/1 -1150%)
Timetotalk

100/1(-1150%)
(8) Timetotalk 100/1, Modest in bumpers and similar form over hurdles, although he did run well back from an absence when third in a 20.5f Southwell maiden 17 days ago.
Excelled himself when third in 2m4f maiden this month and has a fighting chance here.
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9th (4) Shantou Lucky (100/1 -900%)
Shantou Lucky

100/1(-900%)
(4) Shantou Lucky 100/1, Winning hurdler/chaser in Ireland for Gavin Cromwell. First form for current connections when 13 lengths fourth of 10 at Perth (2½m) last month. Has handicapping scope if able to build on that.
Regressive 7yo; latest run was a step back in right direction; needs to build on that here.
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10th (7) Caughtinaspell (80/1 -567%)
Caughtinaspell

80/1(-567%)
(7) Caughtinaspell 80/1, Little to get excited about in 5 outings for Michael Kennedy in Ireland and didn't fare much better on debut for new connections at Worcester 3 weeks ago. The longer trip now may help. though.
Badly outpaced when fourth over 2m4f on stable debut; may fare better over this trip.
|PU|
|PU| (10) Concrete King (100/1 -400%)
Concrete King

100/1(-400%)
(10) Concrete King 100/1, Four-time winner between the flags but he's 0-21 under Rules and offered only minor promise when fifth of 7 over fences at Hexham on his recent first outing for this stable. Back over the smaller obstacles now.
Not beaten far in a chase on stable debut but now 0-21 under rules.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

13:35 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 23f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

SUPREME YEATS didn't get the chance to show his true worth when he was brought down at the third flight here a fortnight ago, but the Dan Skelton-trained gelding can quickly banish that memory if granted a trouble-free run. Better judged on his ready success at Stratford on his penultimate start, the selection is still attractively weighted and shades preference over Barrons Land, who is respected as a hat-trick seeker but faces a stiffer test over this longer trip. The Wise Traveller completes the shortlist.

SUPREME YEATS got taken out of the race through no fault of his own here last time and can show he's still on a good mark for his new stable. The hat-trick seeking Barrons Land looks the obvious threat ahead of Shantou Lucky.

This can go to SUPREME YEATS, who won with a bit left in the tank on his stable debut at Stratford this month.


13:45 Redcar Handicap (Class 6) 7f - 15 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(6) Girl From Italy (20/1 -25%)
Girl From Italy

20/1(-25%)
(6) Girl From Italy 20/1, Respectable fourth of 9 in handicap (28/1) at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) 18 days ago. Merits consideration.
0-9 on turf and was well held at Wetherby last time; others preferred.
1
1st (8) Indie Skies (5/1 +0%)
Indie Skies

5/1(+0%)
(8) Indie Skies 5/1, Winner at Kempton in February. 5/2, creditable third of 10 in handicap at Chester (7.6f, good) 7 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and in the mix.
Won at Kempton in February and he went close at Chester last week; shortlisted.
2
2nd (4) Alseeyerthere (3/1 +14%)
Alseeyerthere

3/1(+14%)
(4) Alseeyerthere 3/1, C&D winner. Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, good to firm, 2/1) 20 days ago, running on. Not taken lightly.
C&D winner who was a good third at Doncaster last time; respected back up in trip.
3
3rd (5) We Still Believe (9/1 -13%)
We Still Believe

9/1(-13%)
(5) We Still Believe 9/1, Good third of 13 in handicap at Carlisle (9f, good to soft, 9/2) 11 days ago, faring best of those ridden prominently. Down in trip. Needs considering.
In-form 6yo who should get a good pace back in trip and has each-way claims.
4
4th (3) Sunny Orange (3/1 -50%)
Sunny Orange

3/1(-50%)
(3) Sunny Orange 3/1, 10/3, improved on recent efforts to win 11-runner handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) 3 days ago, driven clear. Weighted to go close under a 5 lb penalty.
Won by 5l at Beverley on Monday and he's well treated under a penalty; strong claims.
5th
5th (7) Smalleytime (66/1 -230%)
Smalleytime

66/1(-230%)
(7) Smalleytime 66/1, Latest win at Newcastle in April. 16/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Ayr (7.2f, good) 18 days ago, left poorly placed. No forlorn hope.
Won at Newcastle in April and he had an excuse at Ayr last time; could be in the mix.
6th
6th (12) Desert Dream (100/1 -525%)
Desert Dream

100/1(-525%)
(12) Desert Dream 100/1, C&D winner. Latest win here in May. 10/1, respectable 7¾ lengths fifth of 11 to Sunny Orange in handicap at Beverley (7.4f, good to soft) 3 days ago. Possibilities.
Clearcut win over C&D last month but that was on soft and he's been disappointing since.
7th
7th (10) Brazen Rascal (100/1 -400%)
Brazen Rascal

100/1(-400%)
(10) Brazen Rascal 100/1, 12½ lengths thirteenth of 15 to Desert Dream in handicap (14/1) at this C&D (soft) 25 days ago. Can give a good account if shrugging off latest effort.
Lightly raced 4yo but he's yet to be placed and was out the back over C&D last time.
8th
8th (2) Swinging Eddie (100/1 -614%)
Swinging Eddie

100/1(-614%)
(2) Swinging Eddie 100/1, Latest win at Wolverhampton in December. Eighth of 10 in handicap (16/1) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 157 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
Had tough draw in Class 5 on AW latest and he's not ruled out on this drop back in grade.
9th
9th (14) Shotley Royale (100/1 -525%)
Shotley Royale

100/1(-525%)
(14) Shotley Royale 100/1, 8/1, below form 6¼ lengths eighth of 15 to Desert Dream in handicap at this C&D (soft) 25 days ago. Others appeal more.
Inconsistent 11-race maiden who was down the field over C&D last time; down the list.
10th
10th (11) Going To The Moon (150/1 -275%)
Going To The Moon

150/1(-275%)
(11) Going To The Moon 150/1, Last of 11 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f, 66/1) 56 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Must improve.
Record of 0-10 and has struggled in both runs this season; opposable.
11th
11th (9) Plink (80/1 -142%)
Plink

80/1(-142%)
(9) Plink 80/1, Below form 8 lengths ninth of 15 to Desert Dream in handicap (40/1) at this C&D (soft) 25 days ago, slowly away. Blinkers on 1st time.
Ten-race maiden who has been well held in last three runs including over C&D latest.
12th
12th (13) Rockin Rosa (66/1 -560%)
Rockin Rosa

66/1(-560%)
(13) Rockin Rosa 66/1, Creditable third of 11 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to firm, 5/1) 13 days ago, faring best of those held up. Ought to be in the shake-up.
Third at Catterick in last three runs and has claims if this sets up for her closing style.
13th
13th (1) Bossy Parker (66/1 -164%)
Bossy Parker

66/1(-164%)
(1) Bossy Parker 66/1, 2 wins from 6 runs this year. Latest win at Wolverhampton in March. 25/1, last of 10 in handicap at Carlisle (6.9f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Chance if back on his A-game.
Two AW wins this year but he's finished tenth in last two starts; risks attached.
14th
14th (15) Available Angel (25/1 +0%)
Available Angel

25/1(+0%)
(15) Available Angel 25/1, Fifteen runs since last win in 2022. 25/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f) 82 days ago. Not easy to make a case for.
Last win was in 2022 and she has been beaten around 7l on AW last twice.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

13:45 Redcar Handicap (Class 6) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

SUNNY ORANGE accounted for his nearest rival by over five lengths over an extended 7f at Beverley a few days ago and a 5lb penalty might not be enough to halt him. Tim Easterby's four-year-old remains in the same grade and he can follow up. Indie Skies finished a close-up third in a class 5 event at Chester on his latest outing and he could get into contention off an unchanged mark, while Rockin Rosa completes the shortlist.

SUNNY ORANGE took his form up a notch when going in at Beverley last time and a 5 lb penalty doesn't look sufficient to prevent him from following up. C&D winner Alseeyerthere is feared most, with in-form duo Indie Skies and Rockin Rosa both firmly in the picture too.

Top of the list is SUNNY ORANGE, who surged 5l clear at Beverley on Tuesday and is well treated under a penalty for that success.


14:05 Market Rasen Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 23f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (3) G A Henty (4/7 +53%)
G A Henty

4/7(+53%)
(3) G A Henty 4/7, Fair hurdler got back on track when third of 13 in maiden hurdle at Warwick (19f, good to soft, 16/5) 22 days ago, staying on gradually. Leading claims back up in trip.
Went close here on stable debut in January; best run since when third at Warwick in May.
2
2nd (1) A Definite Getaway (9/1 -13%)
A Definite Getaway

9/1(-13%)
(1) A Definite Getaway 9/1, Fair form when runner-up both completed starts last season but has run poorly in 2 handicaps for current yard. Needs to bounce back in a big way.
Second in four maidens for Ben Pauling in 2023 but has struggled on both stable starts.
3
3rd (5) School Days Over (10/3 -33%)
School Days Over

10/3(-33%)
(5) School Days Over 10/3, Fair maiden hurdler who made the perfect start over fences when seeing off 6 rivals at Hereford (21f, good) in November. Mixed bag since, pulling up at Stratford on most recent outing, but reverts to hurdling in an ordinary race.
Pulled up after jumping poorly in recent chase but has strong claims if back on song here.
4
4th (8) Tiger's Song (66/1 -100%)
Tiger's Song

66/1(-100%)
(8) Tiger's Song 66/1, Malinas mare. Half-sister to 4 winners, including fairly useful 2½m chase winner Alpancho, stayed 23f, and fair hurdler Tigeralley, stayed 3m. Dual winning pointer, pulled up again last time (May 19).
Pulled up in her last two points and makes very limited appeal on belated rules debut.
|PU|
|PU| (7) Call Her Clever (66/1 -915%)
Call Her Clever

66/1(-915%)
(7) Call Her Clever 66/1, Little promise in 2 bumpers for David Pipe but easily won his completed start in points in April. Needs a market check on hurdle debut.
Showed only minor promise in bumpers last year but won a point by 15l in April.
|PU|
|PU| (2) Cooler Than Me (100/1 -1438%)
Cooler Than Me

100/1(-1438%)
(2) Cooler Than Me 100/1, Ran to a fair level when runner-up in an Exeter bumper in March 2023. Went one better in a point the following month, though was brought on his latest start in that sphere (May 27). Makes hurdles debut for a new yard up in trip and the market may prove a good guide.
Failed to complete two restricted points last month; best watched on hurdling debut.
|PU|
|PU| (4) Kenny's Park (100/1 -203%)
Kenny's Park

100/1(-203%)
(4) Kenny's Park 100/1, £20,000 buy after finishing second in an Irish point in December but has finished tailed off in a pair of maiden hurdles.
Second on Irish point debut in December but soundly beaten on both hurdling starts25.
|PU|
|PU| (6) Southfield Star (200/1 -400%)
Southfield Star

200/1(-400%)
(6) Southfield Star 200/1, Went with no encouragement on his belated debut at Warwick 22 days ago.
Tailed off when 50-1 for debut at Warwick (2m3f) three weeks ago.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

14:05 Market Rasen Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 23f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

School Days Over sets the standard on the official ratings and is an interesting contender back over hurdles in a novice, while A Definite Getaway has gone well here in the past and is dangerous to rule out on these terms. However, preference is for G A HENTY, who has shown definite promise since joining his current yard and, having returned from a short break with a near miss at Warwick last month, the lightly-raced seven-year-old should be primed and ready for more suitable test of stamina.

G A HENTY bounced back to form when third at Warwick last month and, with the step back up in trip likely to suit, he's the percentage call to get off the mark. School Days Over ran no sort of race on his most recent outing over fences, but still needs considering back over the smaller obstacles judged on the pick of his form, while recent point winner Call Her Clever and Cooler Than Me need keeping an eye on in the betting.

The pick is SCHOOL DAYS OVER, who has a point to prove after running poorly in a chase last month but, on balance, has the best form.


14:15 Redcar Handicap (Class 6) 7f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
1
1st (6) Kode Secret (9/4 +10%)
Kode Secret

9/4(+10%)
(6) Kode Secret 9/4, 1 win from 3 runs this year. 7/4, career best when winning 6-runner handicap at Carlisle (6.9f, good to soft) 22 days ago, keeping on well. Has good chance on form.
Runner-up over C&D before a win at Carlisle latest; up 5lb but he's a big player again.
2
2nd (2) Titainium (11/2 +31%)
Titainium

11/2(+31%)
(2) Titainium 11/2, Thrice-raced maiden. 33/1, fifth of 12 in maiden at this course (6f, soft) 25 days ago, never nearer. Makes handicap debut. Not discounted.
Unexposed gelding who looks a possible improver back up in trip on handicap debut.
3
3rd (5) Salaamaat (100/1 -1567%)
Salaamaat

100/1(-1567%)
(5) Salaamaat 100/1, Creditable third of 8 in handicap (9/2) at Chelmsford City (7f) 15 days ago. Ought to be thereabouts.
Record of 323 in handicaps and was beaten less than 2l at Chelmsford latest; respected.
4
4th (3) Sir Garfield (100/1 -733%)
Sir Garfield

100/1(-733%)
(3) Sir Garfield 100/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Tenth of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (6.1f, 80/1). Off 177 days. Blinkers on 1st time for his handicap debut.
Still early days but he needs a transformation upped in trip on handicap/turf debut.
5th
5th (7) Socialise (80/1 -471%)
Socialise

80/1(-471%)
(7) Socialise 80/1, Winner at Newcastle in April. 12/1, creditable sixth of 10 in handicap at Doncaster (6f, good to soft) 5 days ago, barely adequate test. Merits consideration.
Won at Newcaste in April but he's not gone on from that and others are preferred.
6th
6th (1) Heavenly Fire (50/1 -400%)
Heavenly Fire

50/1(-400%)
(1) Heavenly Fire 50/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Good fourth of 9 in handicap at Brighton (7f, good to soft, 11/1) 24 days ago. In the picture.
Unexposed and has possibilities if she can build on her clear fourth at Brighton last time.
7th
7th (4) What Times Tea (100/1 -900%)
What Times Tea

100/1(-900%)
(4) What Times Tea 100/1, Thrice-raced maiden. 28/1, fifth of 7 in minor event at Carlisle (5.8f, soft). Off 9 months. Up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Likely to improve.
Goes up in trip on handicap debut but she needs significant improvement after 282 days off.
8th
8th (8) Noble Consort (80/1 -900%)
Noble Consort

80/1(-900%)
(8) Noble Consort 80/1, 10/1, seventh of 10 in handicap at Haydock (7f, good) 15 days ago so needs to bounce back.
Placed in first two handicaps and he didn't get any luck at Haydock last time; in the mix.
9th
9th (9) Venus Slipper (100/1 -300%)
Venus Slipper

100/1(-300%)
(9) Venus Slipper 100/1, Eleventh of 13 in handicap (28/1) at Windsor (10f, good to firm) 11 days ago. Back down in trip. Can give a good account if shrugging off latest effort.
Inconsistent seven-race maiden who was beaten 16l at Windsor last time; others preferred.
10th
10th (12) Hyrcanian (100/1 -733%)
Hyrcanian

100/1(-733%)
(12) Hyrcanian 100/1, Visored for 1st time, below form sixth of 12 in handicap (10/1) at Newcastle (7.1f). Off 146 days. First run for yard after leaving Karl Burke with work to do.
Left Karl Burke for 2,500gns and has bit to prove on return for new yard.
11th
11th (11) Maveric's Magic (100/1 -614%)
Maveric's Magic

100/1(-614%)
(11) Maveric's Magic 100/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 5/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, good to firm) 41 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Not easy to make a case for.
Still lightly raced but he needs a transformation at this new trip.
12th
12th (10) Pearl Sands (50/1 -733%)
Pearl Sands

50/1(-733%)
(10) Pearl Sands 50/1, 25/1, very good third of 12 in handicap at Catterick (7f, good to firm) 13 days ago. Can make presence felt.
Went close off the same mark at Catterick last time and he's respected for in-form yard.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

14:15 Redcar Handicap (Class 6) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 6 race.

PEARL SANDS outran his odds to hit the frame in this grade at Catterick earlier in the month and the handicapper may have been kind to leave his mark unchanged. Brian Ellison's three-year-old may only need to reproduce that effort in order to shed his maiden tag. The main danger is Kode Secret, who struck in soft conditions at Carlisle last month and should go well off a 5lb higher mark. Salaamaat is another to take seriously.

KODE SECRET looks the way to go at these weights on the back of his improved showing when scoring at Carlisle. Pearl Sands appeals as the main danger to Tim Easterby's 3-y-o, with Socialise and Salaamaat also in the mix.

The vote goes to KODE SECRET, who got off the mark when justifying favouritism at Carlisle last month and is open to more progress.


14:30 Royal Ascot Group 3 (Class 1) 6f - 17 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(5) Fairy Godmother (85/40 -22%)
Fairy Godmother

85/40(-22%)
(5) Fairy Godmother 85/40, Runner-up on debut and took a marked step up to land the Fillies' Sprint Stakes at Naas by a neck from Sparkling Sea. Marginally sets the standard with further progress on the cards, so well respected.
Successful in Naas Group 3 that threw up the Albany winners in 2022 and 2023; big player.
(11) Mountain Breeze (3/1 +10%)
Mountain Breeze

3/1(+10%)
(11) Mountain Breeze 3/1, Closely related to Pinatubo and she's looked an excellent prospect in her own right in winning both her first two outings at Newmarket, having plenty in hand there a month ago. Big player with a good deal more to come.
Has created a highly favourable impression with her stylish performances at Newmarket.
(6) Heavens Gate (17/2 +15%)
Heavens Gate

17/2(+15%)
(6) Heavens Gate 17/2, Stepped up on positive debut when readily off the mark at the Curragh last month, well on top at the finish. Stiff track is right in her favour and abold showing is expected.
Registered her Curragh win in comfortable fashion and looks a potential Group filly.
(17) Twafeeg (9/1 +18%)
Twafeeg

9/1(+18%)
(17) Twafeeg 9/1, Clued up enough to see off another good prospect (who was clear of the remainder) with a bit to spare at Doncaster first time out. Form is working out and she'll likely be well prepared for this mentally.
Green in latter stages and won with something to spare at Doncaster; interesting prospect.
(15) Simmering (11/1 +56%)
Simmering

11/1(+56%)
(15) Simmering 11/1, Strong in the betting and tanked through the race when third at York on debut. That form has received a hefty boost from the winner (won a French listed race next time) since and there could be a lot more to come, so she's one to note.
Promising third at York and that form is working out nicely; open to improvement.
(2) California Dreamer (25/1 -25%)
California Dreamer

25/1(-25%)
(2) California Dreamer 25/1, Promise amidst greenness on debut and confirmed that encouragement when a good third to Fairy Godmother in Fillies' Sprint Stakes at Naas a month ago. Will be tricky to reverse form with that one, though.
Only 1l behind Fairy Godmother in Naas Group 3; another good run looks plausible.
(14) Royalty Bay (28/1 -75%)
Royalty Bay

28/1(-75%)
(14) Royalty Bay 28/1, Cost six figures at the Breeze-Ups and gave a good indication as to why when readily going clear in a 5-runner novice at Ripon first time out. Open to improvement and not without a chance.
£125,000 breeze-up purchase; drew clear for a ready win at Ripon; looks promising.
(10) Liberalised (30/1 -20%)
Liberalised

30/1(-20%)
(10) Liberalised 30/1, Bred for speed and knew her job when comfortably landing a thin fillies' maiden at Hamilton. This demands a lot more so, while there's potential, there, others are more appealing.
Made a winning debut in a Hamilton maiden; open to any amount of progress; interesting.
(7) Hot Darling (33/1 -32%)
Hot Darling

33/1(-32%)
(7) Hot Darling 33/1, Unbeaten in two starts in France, latterly a listed contest at Vichy. Longer trip won't be an issue and she's worth her place in this company for all that others have more potential.
Two wins on French soil, latest in Listed race; sold to new owner for 460,000gns last week.
(8) Jayvee (40/1 +60%)
Jayvee

40/1(+60%)
(8) Jayvee 40/1, Backed up a winning start with an improved effort to finish ninth in a listed event at York but that underlines that she'll be outclassed at this level.
Won at Beverley then proved unsuited by sharper 5f in the Marygate at York.
(1) Burning Pine (40/1 -150%)
Burning Pine

40/1(-150%)
(1) Burning Pine 40/1, Blinkered and strong in the betting when coasting to victory from the from in a maiden at Keeneland 56 days ago. Stables representatives always warrant plenty of respect in this.
US filly; won comfortably at Keeneland; trainer's Royal Ascot 2yo winners all came at 5f.
(4) Cradle Of Love (50/1 +50%)
Cradle Of Love

50/1(+50%)
(4) Cradle Of Love 50/1, Fair form when placed on each of her three starts to date but this is too stiff a task.
She has a lot to find on the figures and seems quirky; blinkers replace cheekpieces.
(12) Nad Alshiba Snow (50/1 +50%)
Nad Alshiba Snow

50/1(+50%)
(12) Nad Alshiba Snow 50/1, Has shown something to work on in a couple of novices at Beverley, not seen to best effect when fourth on latest. This would require a chunk of improvement, though.
Has shown ability in two races at Beverley, fourth in the Hilary Needler latest.
(13) Peregrine Falcon (80/1 -60%)
Peregrine Falcon

80/1(-60%)
(13) Peregrine Falcon 80/1, Breeze-Up acquisition who offered some promise whe third in a maiden at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago. Needs marked improvement if she's to make any sort of impact, though.
Impressive in barrier trial at Naas, then led for a very long way in Fairyhouse maiden.
(16) Substitute (80/1 -21%)
Substitute

80/1(-21%)
(16) Substitute 80/1, Overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at Ripon but disappointed at odds on there next time and looks out of her depth in this.
Both starts at Ripon, winning on good going then beaten favourite on soft.
(3) Convo (110/1 -67%)
Convo

110/1(-67%)
(3) Convo 110/1, Impressive start when winning 6-runner newcomers race at Saint-Cloud (4.5f, heavy) by 5 lengths from a next-time-out winner and not disgraced when runner-up at Chantilly 19 days later. This is a big ask, though.
Defeat at Salisbury is flanked by bigger performances in France; something to prove.
(9) Kylie Of Lochalsh (250/1 -67%)
Kylie Of Lochalsh

250/1(-67%)
(9) Kylie Of Lochalsh 250/1, Related to three winners but didn't show enough at this course on debut to make her of any interest.
Hinted at ability in maiden here last month but this looks a very stiff task.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

14:30 Royal Ascot Group 3 (Class 1) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

Aidan O'Brien plays a strong hand as he bids for a third success in this race. While Heavens Gate is notable after breezing through a Curragh maiden last month, it is hard to look beyond FAIRY GODMOTHER as the stable's best hope. Despite finding one too good when running green on debut at Naas, the daughter of Night Of Thunder reversed the form with the winner of that race, producing a power-packed finish in a Group 3 at the same venue last month. It has been all systems go at Ballydoyle for this since. The unbeaten Mountain Breeze can give the selection most to think about after a brace of novice wins at Newmarket. Hot Darling, a Listed scorer in France, and maiden winners Liberalised and Twafeeg appeal as each-way hopes.

MOUNTAIN BREEZE and Fairy Godmother stand out on form and might fight this out, with the first-named marginally preferred given she's still open to significant improvement. Loads of others have potential but Simmering might be the pick of them after an eye-catching debut in a strong race.

The form pick is FAIRY GODMOTHER. Smart prospect Mountain Breeze is feared most, ahead of Heavens Gate.


14:40 Market Rasen Handicap Chase (Class 5) 19f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) A Dublin Job (9/4 -13%)
A Dublin Job

9/4(-13%)
(1) A Dublin Job 9/4, Long-standing maiden over hurdles but new yard found the key to him to make winning chase debut at Huntingdon (19.8f) 31 days ago, asserting between last 2 and keeping on well. Feasible to think he can build on that now he's off the mark.
Made all on last month's chasing debut at Huntingdon and might progress again here.
(2) Imperial Rule (9/2 -139%)
Imperial Rule

9/2(-139%)
(2) Imperial Rule 9/2, Placed in Irish points. Only hinted at promise on one of his 3 outings in novice hurdles but was much improved sent chasing/handicapping when scoring at Perth 5 weeks ago, deserving extra credit given he encountered a troubled passage. Big player from 4 lb higher mark.
Improved to make winning chase/handicap debut at Perth last month; commands respect.
(12) Ingleby Mackenzie (8/1 +11%)
Ingleby Mackenzie

8/1(+11%)
(12) Ingleby Mackenzie 8/1, Fair handicap chaser in Ireland for Henry de Bromhead. Hasn't looked anything like the same force over hurdles/fences on these shores but he may be sharper for his recent hurdles return for new yard here 2 weeks ago.
Ended 2023 in poor form but ran okay over hurdles for new stable here this month.
(6) Miladygrace (9/1 -29%)
Miladygrace

9/1(-29%)
(6) Miladygrace 9/1, Made a positive start over fences during 2022/23 campaign, winning twice, latterly over C&D. Struggled over fences/hurdles last summer but mark has steadily eased ahead of return and Brian Hughes catches the eye.
Off since 32l hurdle defeat in September but won over C&D under Brian Hughes last year.
(8) Reine Des Tartes (10/1 +0%)
Reine Des Tartes

10/1(+0%)
(8) Reine Des Tartes 10/1, Successful on last of 3 starts in points. Offered little in trio of quick-fire novice hurdle runs earlier this year but wouldn't be a great surprise to see her do better now tackling larger obstacles on handicap debut. Market should guide.
Struggled in novice hurdles during the winter but her point win offers significant hope.
(11) Mackie Dee (14/1 +44%)
Mackie Dee

14/1(+44%)
(11) Mackie Dee 14/1, Hurdles winner at Uttoxeter in June 2022 but you have to go back to 2020 for when this 12-y-o registered his sole success over fences. Likely to find a few too good.
Ran okay in first-time visor last month but well beaten since; now tries blinkers.
(3) Hollington (18/1 -13%)
Hollington

18/1(-13%)
(3) Hollington 18/1, Dual winner in points who failed to make an impact making chase debut when pulled up at Catterick (19.2f) in January. Outpaced between 3 and 2 out and never figured back over hurdles here 2 weeks ago and not one to write off just yet returned to this sphere.
Safely held over hurdles here this month but still unexposed under rules; not ruled out.
(5) Caro Des Flos (18/1 +55%)
Caro Des Flos

18/1(+55%)
(5) Caro Des Flos 18/1, Veteran who registered back-to-victories here last winter. Mark rose considerably as a result and he's yet to fire since returning from a break. Best watched for the time being.
Dual course winner in late 2023 but well below that form since returning from a break.
(4) Rafferty (20/1 -25%)
Rafferty

20/1(-25%)
(4) Rafferty 20/1, Fair chaser at best, winning twice in 2021/22 (including over C&D). Essentially struggled since, though HE did at least hint at a revival faced with an inadequate test when fourth at Southwell (15.8f) earlier this month. Each-way claims returned to this more suitable trip.
C&D winner in 2021 but has regressed over the last couple of years; others preferred.
(9) Living's Boy An Co (25/1 -25%)
Living's Boy An Co

25/1(-25%)
(9) Living's Boy An Co 25/1, Sole success from 30 NH runs came over C&D but he offered little on the back of wind surgery over 17f here 72 days ago, pulled up leaving home turn. Needs to leave that well behind to figure.
C&D winner in 2022 but has very modest strike-rate and ran poorly here last time.
(7) Fromposttopillar (33/1 +34%)
Fromposttopillar

33/1(+34%)
(7) Fromposttopillar 33/1, Poor form over hurdles and fared no better in pair of starts over fences late last year. Much more needed if he's to play a meaningful role back from 6 months off.
Unexposed after only five starts but struggled in two handicap chases in November.
(10) Silver Atom (40/1 -186%)
Silver Atom

40/1(-186%)
(10) Silver Atom 40/1, Tasted success on the Flat at Bath (11.6f) and largely run with credit over hurdles in recent months. Did perform well below best on latest outing at Fakenham (pulled up) and others preferred now chasing.
Flat winner in September but 0-14 over hurdles; a risky option on this chasing debut.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

14:40 Market Rasen Handicap Chase (Class 5) 19f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

A DUBLIN JOB wasn't fully extended when winning over 2m4f at Huntingdon last month and rates a serious contender to follow up off just 6lb higher. The selection drops back a furlong but a similarly dominant effort from the front could make him hard to deal with here. Fellow last-time-out winner Imperial Rule is feared most from just a 4lb higher mark, while previous C&D winners Miladygrace and Rafferty can go well on these terms.

IMPERIAL RULE created an excellent impression (equipped with a first-time hood) when making a winning chase debut at Perth, able to overcome a troubled passage and quickening to lead close home. Completely unexposed in this sphere, he makes plenty of appeal in his follow-up bid from a 4 lb higher mark. Fellow chase debutant winner A Dublin Job is another with more to offer and he's the chief threat. The returning Miladygrace and Reines des Tartes are others worth a look.

The suggestion is INGLEBY MACKENZIE, who is very well handicapped and hinted at a possible return to form on his recent stable debut.


14:50 Redcar Handicap (Class 3) 8f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(2) La Trinidad (5/1 +38%)
La Trinidad

5/1(+38%)
(2) La Trinidad 5/1, Has had issues at the stalls but broke on terms and stepped up on reappearance when fifth of 17 in handicap at York (7.9f, good, 14/1) 36 days ago. Has good chance on pick of form having been eased 1 lb.
Modest strike-rate in recent years but he ran well in big field at York latest; in the mix.
(5) Cruyff Turn (6/1 +14%)
Cruyff Turn

6/1(+14%)
(5) Cruyff Turn 6/1, Course winner. Good third of 9 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good, 7/1) 19 days ago. Heading back in the right direction and lurks on a dangerous mark so major claims.
On dangerous mark and he returned to form with third at Nottingham latest; in the mix.
(1) James Mchenry (15/2 -36%)
James Mchenry

15/2(-36%)
(1) James Mchenry 15/2, Goes well fresh and produced a career-best effort when winning 6-runner handicap at Carlisle (7.8f, good to firm) 32 days ago, pushed out. 5 lb rise to deal with but he's clearly in good heart and represents in-form yard.
Hit a personal best with his Carlisle win on reappearance last month; respected up 5lb.
(8) Chuzzlewit (9/1 +10%)
Chuzzlewit

9/1(+10%)
(8) Chuzzlewit 9/1, Latest win at Newcastle in March. 28/1, not seen to best effect when seventh of 17 in handicap at York (7.9f, good) 36 days ago, left poorly placed.
Won at Newcastle in March but has failed to transfer that form back to turf; opposable.
(13) Al Marmar (9/1 +10%)
Al Marmar

9/1(+10%)
(13) Al Marmar 9/1, Slipped to a good mark and stepped up on stable debut when good third of 11 in handicap at Doncaster (8f, good to soft) 5 days ago. One to consider.
Has a patchy record but he's on workable mark and was a good third at Doncaster on Sunday.
(12) Rocking Tree (10/1 +17%)
Rocking Tree

10/1(+17%)
(12) Rocking Tree 10/1, Latest win at Wolverhampton in April. Fifth of 6 in handicap (9/1) at Newmarket (8f, good) 35 days ago. Blinkers on and more needed to defy current mark. Engaged 5.05 Ascot Thursday.
Two AW wins for new yard but was only fifth of six back on turf latest; blinkers now added.
(9) Obelix (11/1 -120%)
Obelix

11/1(-120%)
(9) Obelix 11/1, 18/1, very good second of 7 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good) 8 days ago. That was a big step back in the right direction on the back of a breathing op.
Went close at Nottingham last week on first run after wind op; respected off same mark.
(3) Master Richard (14/1 -75%)
Master Richard

14/1(-75%)
(3) Master Richard 14/1, Low-key reappearance but much more like it when fifth of 13 in handicap at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) 20 days ago, well positioned. Merits consideration given he's just 1 lb about last winning mark.
Close fifth of 13 at Doncaster last time and he's respected back up in trip.
(4) Mudamer (16/1 -33%)
Mudamer

16/1(-33%)
(4) Mudamer 16/1, Positive start for new yard in 2023 and shaped as though needing the run when sixth of 10 in handicap (15/2) at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) 34 days ago. Should build on that. Cheekpieces left off.
Beaten less than 3l on Thirsk reappearance; headgear is removed but he could be dangerous.
(7) Dingle (18/1 -29%)
Dingle

18/1(-29%)
(7) Dingle 18/1, Better known as an all-weather performer nowadays and was below form at Redcar (8f, good) last month, not going well when short of room 1f out. Others look more solid.
Four-time AW winner but he's 0-13 on turf and others look stronger.
(10) Light Speed (18/1 +10%)
Light Speed

18/1(+10%)
(10) Light Speed 18/1, Progressive on the AW to end 2023, completing the hat-trick at Lingfield in December. Respectable ninth of 17 in handicap at Newmarket (8f, good, 22/1) 66 days ago, not clear run. First run for yard after leaving Andrew Balding.
Triple AW winner who is unexposed on turf and needs checking in market on stable debut.
(11) Danielsflyer (28/1 -273%)
Danielsflyer

28/1(-273%)
(11) Danielsflyer 28/1, Course winner who is better than ever despite his advancing years, completing the 4-timer in 9-runner handicap at Newcastle (7.1f, 13/2), just holding on. Off 91 days and needs to now do it back on turf.
Course winner who has won four in a row at Newcastle and he's respected back on turf.
(6) Akkadian Thunder (33/1 -136%)
Akkadian Thunder

33/1(-136%)
(6) Akkadian Thunder 33/1, Latest win at Newcastle in May. Last of 10 in handicap at Kempton (7f, 17/2) 30 days ago, folding as though presumably amiss. Turf debut.
Still has potential but he was disappointing at Kempton last time and is untried on turf.
(14) Cusack (50/1 -257%)
Cusack

50/1(-257%)
(14) Cusack 50/1, Excuses when fifth of 9 in handicap (17/2) at Newcastle (10.2f) 88 days ago given he was denied a clear run. Back down in trip.
All seven wins have been on Tapeta and he's never won off a mark this high; opposable.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

14:50 Redcar Handicap (Class 3) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 3 race.

JAMES MCHENRY justified his place in the market when scoring by just under two lengths in a class 4 event at Carlisle last month, and he now takes a step back up in grade off 5lb higher. The son of Starspangledbanner may still have plenty more to offer and he looks the one to beat. Obelix was touched off by half a length into second at Nottingham recently and he should be thereabouts off the same mark on his second start following wind surgery. Cruyff Turn makes some appeal too.

Competitive stuff but the eye is drawn to CRUYFF TURN, who took a step back in the right direction at Nottingham 3 weeks ago and is very well weighted having won a 7f handicap from 5 lb higher at this meeting a year ago. James McHenry and La Trinidad are just a couple of potential threats.

Plenty have possibilities but recent Carlisle winner JAMES MCHENRY gets the vote ahead of Danielsflyer and Obelix.


15:05 Royal Ascot Group 1 (Class 1) 6f - 15 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) Elite Status ( )
Elite Status

()
(1) Elite Status , Came up short at Group 1 company on his final 2 outings as a juvenile but an impressive Newbury listed win (6f, good to firm) on reappearance 5 weeks ago suggests he can make much more of an impact at the highest level this time round.
Jolt of improvement to win warm Listed race at Newbury; still unexposed; major player.
(4) Inisherin (5/2 +0%)
Inisherin

5/2(+0%)
(4) Inisherin 5/2, Travelled smoothly up with the pace for a long way when pitched into the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on only his third start and proved a revelation dropped to 6f in the Group 2 Sandy Lane at Haydock (good to soft), making all by 3¾ lengths from Orne. Supplemented for £46,000. The one to beat.
Drop to sprinting paid immediate dividends with convincing win at Haydock; big chance.
(5) Jasour (9/2 -29%)
Jasour

9/2(-29%)
(5) Jasour 9/2, Group 2 winner at Newmarket July meeting (6f, good to firm) last summer. Bombed out in the Morny and Middle Park subsequently but got his career firmly back on track when seeing off Adaay In Devon (who won a Sandown listed at the weekend) in the trial over C&D in May. Owner/trainer won this in 2020.
Back on track with ready C&D success in May; 2-2 for Jim Crowley; might be the answer.
(3) Givemethebeatboys (6/1 +45%)
Givemethebeatboys

6/1(+45%)
(3) Givemethebeatboys 6/1, Group 3 winner at 2. Returned to win a 6f Navan listed race in April and even better form when narrowly denied by Bucanero Fuerte in Naas Group 3 weeks later.
Navan Listed winner; beaten by smart rival last time; reliable and should be thereabouts.
(13) Starlust (8/1 -23%)
Starlust

8/1(-23%)
(13) Starlust 8/1, Won a 6f Group 3 on AW at 2 and third to Big Evs in Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on final start. A bit disappointing behind Jasour in the trial over C&D at the start of May but back to form with a bang when producing a really smart handicap performance at York (5f) 4 weeks ago. Blinkered first time.
Improved for drop to 5f when winning handicap at York; held by Jasour on previous C&D form.
(2) Evade (14/1 -17%)
Evade

14/1(-17%)
(2) Evade 14/1, Group 3-placed in France at 2 for Andre Fabre. Improved on that form when making a successful start for the Archie Watson stable in 7f Epsom listed event 3 weeks ago. Has the potential for better again and ought to be fine back down at 6f.
Big improvement on French 2yo form when scoring at Epsom; must be considered.
(7) Lake Forest (14/1 +30%)
Lake Forest

14/1(+30%)
(7) Lake Forest 14/1, Gimcrack winner at York (6f, good to firm) last August but it wasn't a particularly strong renewal and he was well beaten in the Group 1 Middle Park at Newmarket on his final start. First outing for 8 months.
In and out as a 2yo; won Gimcrack at York; needs a personal best to make a winning return.
(15) Pandora's Gift (18/1 -29%)
Pandora's Gift

18/1(-29%)
(15) Pandora's Gift 18/1, Winner of 4 of her 5 starts on the AW, impressing again upped to listed company at Chelmsford (6f) last time. A filly going places and capable of making her presence felt at a higher level assuming she's as effective on turf.
Completed AW four-timer with cosy Listed win; this is tougher but she cannot be discounted.
(6) Kind Of Blue (20/1 -25%)
Kind Of Blue

20/1(-25%)
(6) Kind Of Blue 20/1, From a speedy family which has served the stable so well and he's looked a smart prospect when winning 6f novices at Kempton (AW) and Doncaster (firm) this spring. This a huge jump in class but there's definitely more to come.
2-2 in novices; lots to find on form but bred to be a smart sprinter and not ruled out.
(9) Malc (22/1 +0%)
Malc

22/1(+0%)
(9) Malc 22/1, Useful at 2, notably runner-up in the Norfolk at this meeting. Showed he's trained on when 5¼ lengths fourth of 14 to Elite Status in listed race at Newbury (6f, good to firm) on reappearance 34 days ago but it's hard to see him turning the tables on Karl Burke's charge.
Second at this meeting in 2023; pleasing fourth on return; each-way possibilities.
(10) Military (25/1 -14%)
Military

25/1(-14%)
(10) Military 25/1, Represents top connections but his form to date is no better than useful, finishing behind Givemethebeatboys when fourth in 6f Naas Group 3 in first-time blinkers (retained) last month.
Unplaced in handicap, Listed and Group 3 this season, including in headgear; opposable.
(12) Pocklington (33/1 +18%)
Pocklington

33/1(+18%)
(12) Pocklington 33/1, Landed a pair of 6f Newcastle novices early in 2024 and not disgraced when 5¼ lengths fifth of 14 to Elite Status in listed race at Newbury (6f, good to firm) 34 days ago. Likely capable of better after only 3 starts but a big jolt of improvement will be needed to go close here. Has a visor added.
Fifth to Elite Status at Newbury; may yet be open to improvement; visored for first time.
(14) Classic Flower (40/1 -21%)
Classic Flower

40/1(-21%)
(14) Classic Flower 40/1, Useful French filly who has finished runner-up at listed/Group 3 level at Chantilly 3 times this year but her merit looks well established after 9 starts and she's surely playing for minor money at best here.
Runner-up in French Listed/Group 3s three times this year; improvement required.
(11) Orne (50/1 +24%)
Orne

50/1(+24%)
(11) Orne 50/1, Winner of the Horris Hill at Newmarket (7f, heavy) last November and several good efforts in defeat in a busy start to his 3-y-o campaign, including 3¾ lengths second to Inisherin when dropped to 6f in the Sandy Lane at Haydock (good to soft) 27 days ago.
In frame on five of six runs this term but has failed to win; hard to recommend.
(8) Louis Barthas (200/1 -100%)
Louis Barthas

200/1(-100%)
(8) Louis Barthas 200/1, Third in 6f AW novice on sole 3-y-o start. Actually stepped up on that form when 10¼ lengths ninth of 14 to Elite Status in listed race at Newbury (6f, good to firm) on reappearance but it suggests he won't be anywhere near up to the task here.
Well held at 50-1 behind Elite Status on reappearance; faces another stern assignment.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

15:05 Royal Ascot Group 1 (Class 1) 6f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

After a ready success in the Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes on his previous outing, JASOUR can continue his upward trajectory and land a first Group 1. Clive Cox saddled Golden Horde to land this prize in 2020 and this son of Havana Grey can give him a second success in the race. Inisherin rates as the obvious danger after a comfortable win in the Sandy Lane at Haydock, but that form isn't yet convincing after the well-fancied Vandeek under-performed. Elite Status should also be on the scene after an impressive success in Listed company at Newbury, while Starlust actually boasts the highest rating in this field and he isn't easily discounted.

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid holds a really strong hand, with easy Sandy Lane winner INISHERIN preferred to Elite Status, who was equally impressive from the front in a Newbury listed race last time. Jasour, whose connections know what it takes to win this, was a ready winner of the trial over C&D at the start of last month and looks best of the remainder.

Inisherin and Elite Status are on the up but preference is for JASOUR after a ready reappearance success over C&D.


15:15 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 17f - 12 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(5) River Robe (5/4 +58%)
River Robe

5/4(+58%)
(5) River Robe 5/4, Sole run for Max Young when onlyh sixth of 7 in handicap hurdle (10/3) at Hereford (16.2f, soft) 73 days ago. Handily weighted though if another yard switch sparks a resurgence after a wind op.
Ex-Irish maiden; had wind op last month; looks interesting on debut for Dan Skelton.
(1) Billams Legacy (11/2 -65%)
Billams Legacy

11/2(-65%)
(1) Billams Legacy 11/2, It's now 11 runs since last win in 2020 but he is knocking on the door, second of 6 in handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (15.8f, good to soft) 31 days ago. Player.
Runner-up on her last six appearances and ought to be right in the thick of things again.
(8) Callin Baton Rouge (13/2 +7%)
Callin Baton Rouge

13/2(+7%)
(8) Callin Baton Rouge 13/2, Good second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Cartmel (17.2f, soft) 23 days ago on final run for Warren Greatrex. Needs considering for her new stable.
Claimed after going close in selling handicap at Cartmel last month; enters calculations.
(9) Game Beaaa (8/1 +20%)
Game Beaaa

8/1(+20%)
(9) Game Beaaa 8/1, Course winner who posted a creditable third of 9 in handicap hurdle at Perth (16.2f, good to soft) 36 days ago. Can give another good account.
Course winner last summer and returned from break with pleasing run last month.
(4) Vivid Pink (9/1 -80%)
Vivid Pink

9/1(-80%)
(4) Vivid Pink 9/1, Best effort in this sphere when second of 11 in novice hurdle at Huntingdon (15.8f, good to soft) 31 days ago. Much respected on her handicap debut with few miles still on the clock.
Clear second in Huntingdon maiden last month and open to more improvement in handicaps.
(10) Vision Of Hope (10/1 +17%)
Vision Of Hope

10/1(+17%)
(10) Vision Of Hope 10/1, Took this 12 months ago and comes here on the back of a respectable sixth of 11 in handicap hurdle (9/2) at Uttoxeter (15.8f, good) 15 days ago. Can't be discounted.
In form on the Flat this year and ran okay over hurdles this month but others preferred.
(7) Gaot (16/1 -14%)
Gaot

16/1(-14%)
(7) Gaot 16/1, On a losing run but in good nick when last seen on the track over 2 years ago for Harry Fry. Has her fitness to prove on comeback for new handler.
Well handicapped on placed form for Harry Fry but makes stable debut after 797-day absence.
(3) Bellbird (16/1 -129%)
Bellbird

16/1(-129%)
(3) Bellbird 16/1, Fair maiden on the Flat in France for N. Clement who scored at Ludlow (15.8f) in May. Only fifth on handicap bow at Warwick since but sort to bounce back.
Ludlow novice winner last month; shade disappointing on handicap debut but still unexposed.
(6) Darting Rose (18/1 -80%)
Darting Rose

18/1(-80%)
(6) Darting Rose 18/1, Has hinted at promise, fourth of 7 in novice hurdle (12/1) at Southwell (15.8f, heavy) 30 days ago. Can take a step forward now going into handicaps.
Shaped with promise in two Southwell maidens last month; handicap debut today.
(12) Cellar Club (20/1 +20%)
Cellar Club

20/1(+20%)
(12) Cellar Club 20/1, Failed to build on earlier promise when a below-form fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Stratford (16.3f, good) 20 days ago. Others appeal more.
Unexposed 5yo who was placed over C&D on last month's handicap debut; considered.
(2) Sarceaux (40/1 +0%)
Sarceaux

40/1(+0%)
(2) Sarceaux 40/1, Won once over hurdles for Alexandra Dunn back in 2022 but refused to race over C&D on yard debut after 17 months off. Hard to warm to.
Following a long absence, she refused to race on recent stable debut; too risky.
(11) Fllana Bay (66/1 -32%)
Fllana Bay

66/1(-32%)
(11) Fllana Bay 66/1, Still a maiden and pulled up in novice hurdle at Kelso (16.2f, heavy) 6 months ago. Tongue strap goes back on with work to do.
0-11 over hurdles; absent since struggling in Kelso novice in November; look elsewhere.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

15:15 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 17f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

After being beaten just a head over 2m1f at Cartmel last month, CALLIN BATON ROUGE can go one better. Charles and Adam Pogson's runner has been raised just 2lb for that effort which appears lenient. The consistent Billams Legacy is likely to pose the biggest threat to the selection after yet another second at Huntingdon last time, while Vivid Pink bumped into a progressive rival last time and she can be seen to better effect on her handicap bow.

BILLAMS LEGACY rates just the pick of these weights so is fancied to gain a deserved victory and end a run of six consecutive second placings. Handicap-debutante Vivid Pink appeals as the one to give Fergal O'Brien's mare most to do, although River Robe can also have a say now starting out for Dan Skelton after breathing surgery.

Dan Skelton's new recruit RIVER ROBE was given a wind op last month and gets the vote ahead of Billams Legacy.


15:30 Redcar Stakes (Class 5) 10f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) Castle Cove (Evens +0%)
Castle Cove

Evens(+0%)
(1) Castle Cove Evens, Highly-promising type. 4/1, won 8-runner minor event at Leicester (10f, good to soft) on debut 25 days ago, making up plenty of ground. Open to significant improvement and he's a good prospect.
Half-brother to 1m2f Group 2 winner Lilac Road; plenty to like about his debut win.
(8) Midnite Storm (9/4 +10%)
Midnite Storm

9/4(+10%)
(8) Midnite Storm 9/4, Fairly useful colt. 6/1, very good second of 7 in handicap at York (10.2f, good) 27 days ago, clear of rest. Progressing nicely and sure to give it another good go.
Sets the standard on placed efforts in handicaps, especially getting 7lb from Castle Cove.
(6) James Webb (9/2 -50%)
James Webb

9/2(-50%)
(6) James Webb 9/2, Promising individual. 6/4, second of 10 in maiden at Chepstow (10f, good) 21 days ago, not unduly punished behind a nice prospect. Type to go on improving.
Ran to a similar level as on debut last time; needs to improve if he's to take this.
(7) Legend Of Kings (20/1 -43%)
Legend Of Kings

20/1(-43%)
(7) Legend Of Kings 20/1, 25/1, eighth of 11 in maiden at Yarmouth (8f, good) on debut 52 days ago, finishing with running left. Up in trip. Should improve.
25-1, well held in a warm Yarmouth maiden in April; each-way claims for an in-form yard.
(9) Oosterpark (20/1 +0%)
Oosterpark

20/1(+0%)
(9) Oosterpark 20/1, Mayson gelding. Half-brother to 17f winner Sam Sarphati. Dam unraced.
Bred for further; yard among the winners and is worth a look in the market.
(3) Action Pact (40/1 -21%)
Action Pact

40/1(-21%)
(3) Action Pact 40/1, 4,500 gns foal, Golden Horn gelding. Dam useful US 1m/8.5f winner (including minor stakes) from a good US family.
Yard wouldn't be noted for debutants and he's probably best watched.
(5) Grey Nyle (50/1 -100%)
Grey Nyle

50/1(-100%)
(5) Grey Nyle 50/1, Twice-raced maiden. 25/1, sixth of 8 in maiden at Hamilton (11.1f, good to firm) 9 days ago.
Again well held on comeback; may find life easier once handicapping after this.
(2) River Danube (80/1 +20%)
River Danube

80/1(+20%)
(2) River Danube 80/1, £10,000Y, fourth foal, dam, maiden (would have stayed 1m+), half-sister to useful 6f winner Red Box out of smart winner up to 10.5f (2-y-o 7f/7.5f winner) Confidential Lady, won Prix de Diane.
Likely she'll be one for handicaps down the line.
(4) Buttertubs (100/1 +0%)
Buttertubs

100/1(+0%)
(4) Buttertubs 100/1, 125/1, last of 11 in maiden at Southwell (8.1f) on debut. Off 92 days. Up in trip.
Started a three-figure price when tailed off on his debut (Tapeta) three months ago.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

15:30 Redcar Stakes (Class 5) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Castle Cove was value for further than his debut victory at Leicester last month and the Camelot colt must enter calculations on his follow-up bid. However, a 7lb penalty may leave him vulnerable to the experienced MIDNITE STORM. Having hit the frame on his last five outings, Kevin Ryan's inmate cannot be faulted for his consistency and a breakthrough triumph could be on the cards. James Webb may chase the pair home.

CASTLE COVE created a very favourable impression when making a winning start at Leicester last month, and with plenty of improvement forthcoming, he can defy a penalty. James Webb found only a Haggas-trained rival too good and the same scenario may well play out again, with Midnite Storm another to consider on account of his solid form in handicaps.

Midnite Storm is a solid yardstick but CASTLE COVE looked promising on debut and can follow up under the penalty.


15:45 Royal Ascot Group 1 (Class 1) 8f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(7) Ramatuelle (2/1 +33%)
Ramatuelle

2/1(+33%)
(7) Ramatuelle 2/1, Won Group 2/3s over 6f at Chantilly last summer and narrowly denied in the Prix Morny at Deauville final 2-y-o start. Shaped well when ½-length second of 7 to Romantic Style in Prix Imprudence on reappearance and emerged with a lot of credit in the 1000 Guineas, picked off late having kicked clear.
Has a solid record; shaped like the best filly in the 1,000 Guineas; commands respect.
(5) Opera Singer (3/1 -33%)
Opera Singer

3/1(-33%)
(5) Opera Singer 3/1, Created a deep impression when a 5-length winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp (1m, good to firm) on her final 2-y-o start. Fell short of that level when third in the Irish 1000 Guineas but no surprise whatsoever given connections were she to step forward from that. Major player.
Impressive in the Boussac; third in the Irish 1,000 Guineas; remains of strong interest.
(6) Porta Fortuna (9/2 +18%)
Porta Fortuna

9/2(+18%)
(6) Porta Fortuna 9/2, Caravaggio filly who numbered the Albany and Cheveley Park among her 4 wins at 2. Proved her stamina for further when excellent second Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita (1m, firm) final start and superb return to action when neck second to Elmalka in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Won the Albany on this card last year; close second in the 1,000 Guineas; solid claims.
(3) Elmalka (15/2 -15%)
Elmalka

15/2(-15%)
(3) Elmalka 15/2, Caught the eye when third in the Fred Darling on reappearance at Newbury and relished a well-run 1m when getting up close home to win the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on just her third career start. That clearly puts her right in the mix here on form with the promise of more to come, too.
Came off strong pace to win the 1,000 Guineas; major player provided the form is repeated.
(8) Rouhiya (12/1 -20%)
Rouhiya

12/1(-20%)
(8) Rouhiya 12/1, Won minor event at Deauville on second of 2 starts in 2023: Much improved when also won 15-runner Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp last time by head from Kathmandu, having to wait for gap 2f out and staying on to lead dying strides. Likely to progress again so not out of this.
Prevailed only narrowly in blanket finish for the Pouliches but may improve further.
(10) Skellet (20/1 +9%)
Skellet

20/1(+9%)
(10) Skellet 20/1, Salisbury maiden winner in September who went down only narrowly in 7f Newmarket Group 3 on her final 2-y-o start. Wasn't seen to best effect pitched into the Irish 1000 Guineas on reappearance and she certainly retains potential.
Things didn't go her way in the Irish 1,000 Guineas; may still have more to offer.
(9) See The Fire (33/1 -18%)
See The Fire

33/1(-18%)
(9) See The Fire 33/1, Progressive and useful juvenile, making a winning debut at Newmarket before finishing second to Darnation in May Hill at Doncaster, then 1¼ lengths third of 8 to Ylang Ylang in Fillies' Mile on the Rowley. Heavy defeat in the 1000 Guineas so work to do with few of these but she's better than that.
Form dipped sharply in the 1,000 Guineas and she can't be supported with confidence.
(1) Content (33/1 +18%)
Content

33/1(+18%)
(1) Content 33/1, Ended 2-y-o campaign firmly on the up, landing Group 3 Staffordstown Stud Stakes at the Curragh before a cracking fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile despite not being seen to best effect. Too free to land significant blow when eighth of 15 to Rouhiya in Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp.
About only 2l behind Rouhiya in the Pouliches but needs improvement to win this prize.
(4) Folgaria (66/1 -32%)
Folgaria

66/1(-32%)
(4) Folgaria 66/1, Unbeaten in 5 starts in Italy for Stefano Botti last year and having transferred to Britain, she made a winning reappearance in the Fred Darling. Back over this trip, she proved too free when losing unbeaten record in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp.
Fred Darling winner; came up well short in the Pouliches, losing her unbeaten record.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

15:45 Royal Ascot Group 1 (Class 1) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

The first three from the 1000 Guineas reoppose, but it can pay to side with OPERA SINGER. A brilliant winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac last October, connections were clear to point out that she would come on for her highly creditable third in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and now could be the time she is seen at her optimum. Elmalka narrowly saw off Porta Fortuna and Ramatuelle in the Newmarket Guineas, but it may be Donnacha O'Brien's runner-up who fares best of that trio this time, having proven herself around a bend when touched off at the Breeders' Cup.

A cracking race in store and with 1m round a bend promising to be right up RAMATUELLE's street, she's taken to reverse the 1000 Guineas form with Elmalka and Porta Fortuna having been worn down late by that pair at Newmarket. In fact, a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Opera Singer, who was the best of these at 2 yrs and is sure to step up on her Irish Guineas run.

Compensation awaits RAMATUELLE, who looked the best filly in the 1,000 Guineas. Porta Fortuna is second choice.


15:55 Market Rasen Handicap Chase (Class 3) 21f - 13 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(4) Mylesfromwicklow (5/2 +17%)
Mylesfromwicklow

5/2(+17%)
(4) Mylesfromwicklow 5/2, C&D winner who arrives on the back of a good second of 8 in handicap chase at Uttoxeter (20f, soft) 26 days ago, clear of rest. Since had breathing surgery and he's not taken lightly.
C&D winner in March and ran big race in defeat last month; probably still on the upgrade.
(3) Whistleinthedark (9/1 -80%)
Whistleinthedark

9/1(-80%)
(3) Whistleinthedark 9/1, C&D winner who shaped as if in good form when a non-staying ninth of 26 in Scottish Grand National at Ayr in April, going with enthusiasm. Enters calculations back in trip off an easing mark.
Ran well for a long way in Scottish Grand National; sure to appreciate this ease in grade.
(10) Glory And Honour (10/1 +29%)
Glory And Honour

10/1(+29%)
(10) Glory And Honour 10/1, Bagged his second chase win at Doncaster in December and not disgraced since, third of 8 at Uttoxeter 26 days ago. Possibilities.
Progressive and largely consistent over fences since joining Sam England last summer.
(5) Yccs Portocervo (10/1 -11%)
Yccs Portocervo

10/1(-11%)
(5) Yccs Portocervo 10/1, Arrives on a hat-trick after recent hunter chase wins at Kempton and Newton Abbot (21f, soft), going with enthusiasm. This is tougher but he's not dismissed.
Won two hunter chases this spring but is back up to career-high mark for handicap return.
(2) A Different Kind (11/1 -47%)
A Different Kind

11/1(-47%)
(2) A Different Kind 11/1, A multiple winner over hurdles and he completed a four-time over fences last summer. Should be sharper for a couple of runs at Perth and Bangor so respected for good yard.
Won four small-field chases last summer but has not shown much since returning from break.
(11) Northern Bound (11/1 -57%)
Northern Bound

11/1(-57%)
(11) Northern Bound 11/1, Winless since 2022 but he comes here in good order, third of 8 in handicap chase at Aintree (19.9f, good to soft) 35 days ago. Weighted to go well eased 1 lb.
Good-ground specialist with very good 7-21 strike-rate over fences; probably in the mix.
(9) Killer Clown (12/1 +25%)
Killer Clown

12/1(+25%)
(9) Killer Clown 12/1, Unreliable sort who is now 11 runs without a win. Posted a respectable third of 9 in handicap chase at Chepstow (19.4f, good) 56 days ago and needs to back it up with cheekpieces refitted.
Ended last season with very respectable Chepstow third, but he's not the force of old.
(1) Karl Philippe (14/1 -40%)
Karl Philippe

14/1(-40%)
(1) Karl Philippe 14/1, Useful handicap chaser who got back to winning ways at Kempton (24f) in May. Only fourth of 6 at Perth (23.8f, good to firm) 12 days ago though so more needed with cheekpieces added.
Still on workable mark after last month's Kempton win but below that form recently.
(7) Vintage Fizz (14/1 -17%)
Vintage Fizz

14/1(-17%)
(7) Vintage Fizz 14/1, A two-time 2m4f winner last season who resumed from 5 months off with a solid third of 7 in handicap chase at Cartmel (21.2f, good to soft) 25 days ago. Not taken lightly off a 2 lb lower mark.
Dual chase winner in 2023; ran quite in May, after break; left-handed tracks may suit best.
(13) Mulberry Hill (16/1 -60%)
Mulberry Hill

16/1(-60%)
(13) Mulberry Hill 16/1, A fairly useful 2m4f chase winner who should be sharper for her reappearance fifth over hurdles at Kempton (21f, good to soft) 46 days ago. Can make her presence felt back in this sphere.
Contender if judged on Kempton win in November but arrives here with a bit to prove.
(12) Tardree (20/1 -100%)
Tardree

20/1(-100%)
(12) Tardree 20/1, Course winner who wasn't discredited when third of 8 in handicap chase at Fakenham (21.2f, good) 19 days ago. Shortlisted.
Runs this track well and looked back in good nick at Fakenham last month; shortlisted.
(6) A Wave Of The Sea (25/1 +38%)
A Wave Of The Sea

25/1(+38%)
(6) A Wave Of The Sea 25/1, Useful handicap chaser for Joseph O'Brien in 2022/23. Yet to fire in five outings for his current yard despite falling in the weights so others appeal more.
Yet to be placed after five starts for current stable but likely to revive at some stage.
(8) Saint Arvans (40/1 -186%)
Saint Arvans

40/1(-186%)
(8) Saint Arvans 40/1, Went backwards from his reappearance second when fifth of 6 in handicap chase at Perth (23.8f, good to firm) 12 days ago, going in snatches. This veteran needs to bounce back.
Ran well last month, after a break, but well beaten since and remains on fairly tough mark.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

15:55 Market Rasen Handicap Chase (Class 3) 21f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 3 race.

A very open contest sees a chance taken on KARL PHILIPPE, who struggled to land a blow in the Perth Gold Cup last time, but this easier-looking assignment could see Fergal O'Brien's charge return to form. The nine-year-old scored in convincing fashion on his penultimate start over 3m at Kempton and a repeat of that effort would see him difficult to beat. Yccs Portocervo was a commanding winner of a hunter chase over 2m5f at Newton Abbot and this hat-trick seeker commands plenty of respect, while Mylesfromwicklow should also be thereabouts.

Lots with chances. WHISTLEINTHEDARK can boast a C&D success and has slipped to a handy-looking mark so edges the vote with this return to a shorter trip also in his favour. Dan Skelton's Mylesfromwicklow is feared most, especially if a breathing op ekes out some improvement, while Northern Bound and Vintage Fizz are both weighted to have a say too. Mulberry Hill completes the shortlist after her recent spin over hurdles.

Progressive 6yo MYLESFROMWICKLOW (nap) followed his C&D win in March with a clear second at Uttoxeter last month and gets the nod.


16:05 Redcar Handicap (Class 4) 10f - 5 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(3) The Hun (5/2 +29%)
The Hun

5/2(+29%)
(3) The Hun 5/2, Blinkered for first time, good second of 5 in handicap at Chester (10.3f, soft, 10/1) 27 days ago. Major player from same mark.
Generally consistent but she needs something extra and is untried on fast ground.
(2) Rocket Warrior (11/4 +21%)
Rocket Warrior

11/4(+21%)
(2) Rocket Warrior 11/4, Bath maiden winner who landed back-to-back AW handicaps in 2024, latterly at Chelmsford City in March. 4/1, fifth of 7 in handicap at Newcastle (10.2f) 40 days ago, needing stronger gallop.
Held in hat-trick bid at Newcastle and he needs to find more back on turf.
(1) Tatateo (3/1 -60%)
Tatateo

3/1(-60%)
(1) Tatateo 3/1, Big career best when winning 4-runner minor event at Lingfield (10f, good) 29 days ago. That was his turf debut and opening mark looks very fair.
Won when upped to 1m2f latest and he's open to more progress on handicap debut.
(4) Mister Daydream (4/1 +0%)
Mister Daydream

4/1(+0%)
(4) Mister Daydream 4/1, Third of 5 in handicap (9/2) at Carlisle (11.2f, good) 11 days ago, travelling well but perhaps just in need of it on reappearance. That was a sound return.
Ran well for a long way on his Carlisle reappearance and he's in the mix back in trip.
(5) Financer (18/1 -200%)
Financer

18/1(-200%)
(5) Financer 18/1, Thrice-raced maiden. 50/1, fifth of 11 in novice event at Carlisle (6.9f, good to firm) 32 days ago, not knocked about. Opening mark demands more but he's a good sort physically and step back up in trip sure to suit.
Unexposed handicap newcomer but he needs a transformation back up in trip.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

16:05 Redcar Handicap (Class 4) 10f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

TATATEO appeared to relish the step up in distance when opening his account over 1m2f in a novice at Lingfield last month. A mark of 80 on his handicap debut looks more than workable judged on that improved bid and James Ferguson's gelding can complete a double. The Hun travelled with more verve in first-time blinkers when runner-up at Chester latest and might give the selection most to think about, ahead of Rocket Warrior.

A case can be made for all 5, with THE HUN just about the most persuasive option having finished an excellent second in first-time blinkers at Chester. Tatateo may have more to offer on turf so is feared, with Financer a very likely improver now handicapping back up in trip.

This can go to TATATEO (nap) who was a comfortable winner at Lingfield last month and is open to more progress on this handicap debut.


16:25 Royal Ascot Handicap (Class 2) 12f - 21 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(16) Ethical Diamond (2/1 +33%)
Ethical Diamond

2/1(+33%)
(16) Ethical Diamond 2/1, Improved with each start in Flat maidens for Michael O'Meara, successful at Limerick (12.3f) 12 months ago. Useful form on second of 3 starts over hurdles for new yard and finished a fine second on handicap debut in this sphere at Leopardstown (10f) in May. Lots to like back up in trip.
Pipped at Leopardstown (1m2f, good) and that form has been boosted; he has more to give.
(15) Shadow Dance (7/1 +42%)
Shadow Dance

7/1(+42%)
(15) Shadow Dance 7/1, Made good strides forward in first season, impressing despite looking rough around the edges when successful at Haydock (11.6f) in September. Smashing second in Old Rowley Cup at Newmarket (12f) on final start and despite being absent since, he's very much one to keep on side this term.
1st and 2nd at about this trip last autumn in his first two handicaps; can progress again.
(9) Deakin (8/1 +0%)
Deakin

8/1(+0%)
(9) Deakin 8/1, 4-y-o who took his form up a notch equipped with cheekpieces, impressive winner of maiden/handicap at Roscommon and Thurles at around this trip in the autumn. Highly encouraging return second behind Crystal Black at the Curragh (10f) 4 weeks ago and fancied to build on that back up in trip.
Ended 2023 with two 1m4f wins; pipped by Crystal Black at the Curragh (1m2f) on return.
(3) Crystal Black (12/1 -118%)
Crystal Black

12/1(-118%)
(3) Crystal Black 12/1, Found his feet for new stable last summer, registering pair of victories either side of a smashing third in Irish Cambridgeshire (1m). Continued on the up this spring, winning pair of Curragh handicaps (at up to 10f) and he may not of reached his limit now stamina is tested further.
Thriving at 1m/1m2f; this is his first run beyond 1m2f in his 18th race, but bred to stay.
(11) Bague D'or (12/1 +40%)
Bague D'or

12/1(+40%)
(11) Bague D'or 12/1, Likeable sort who twice shaped well upon joining present stable last summer and enhanced his good record fresh winning 11-runner handicap at Newmarket (14f, good) in May, doing well to pick up a better positioned rival. Another with each-way claims for all this is understandably tougher.
Has a very solid record in 1m4f/1m6f handicaps, particularly on good or good to firm.
(20) Ziggy (14/1 +13%)
Ziggy

14/1(+13%)
(20) Ziggy 14/1, Sparsely campaigned in recent seasons, but he's returned as good as ever, again finding only a well-handicapped sort too strong at Epsom (12f) 3 weeks ago. May have more to offer at this sort of trip and yard's runners have acquitted themselves well this week.
451 days off before returning with two seconds, latterly at Epsom (1m4f) on Derby Day.
(14) Fairbanks (14/1 +30%)
Fairbanks

14/1(+30%)
(14) Fairbanks 14/1, Most progressive equipped with a visor, registering a clear-cut success from the front at Newcastle (12.5f) in May. Ran well from 7 lb higher mark despite being a shade keener than ideal when second at Hamilton (13.1f) 19 days ago and he holds each-way claims up in class.
Did well last summer and better again this season; firmly in the mix.
(5) Safecracker (16/1 +0%)
Safecracker

16/1(+0%)
(5) Safecracker 16/1, Won over this sort of trip at the Curragh 11 months ago. Best not judged on his final outing in Group 3 company but shaped well after 10 months off (best of those held up) when fifth behind Crystal Black returned to that venue 4 weeks ago. Mark demands more but he holds each-way claims.
Strong finish at the Curragh (1m4f, good to firm) last term; promising return over 1m2f.
(19) Sheer Rocks (28/1 -40%)
Sheer Rocks

28/1(-40%)
(19) Sheer Rocks 28/1, Improved model as a 4-y-o, winning 8-runner C&D handicap before following up at Epsom (12f) this time last year. Solid display attempting the hat-trick when fifth in Old Newton Cup at Haydock a month later and whilst absent since, the fact he's gone well fresh previously rates a plus here.
1m4f wins at Ascot and Epsom (good to firm; comfortably) to start 2023; off since July.
(12) Party Central (28/1 -12%)
Party Central

28/1(-12%)
(12) Party Central 28/1, Likeable, prolific winning mare (useful hurdler) who seemed to find the test inadequate when eighth in Copper Horse handicap (14f) here on Tuesday, finishing with running left. Remains with potential in this sphere but further drop back in trip doesn't look ideal.
Tuesday's eighth of 16 here was clearly her best form on the Flat, never nearer over 1m6f.
(10) Marhaba The Champ (28/1 +58%)
Marhaba The Champ

28/1(+58%)
(10) Marhaba The Champ 28/1, Improved model last season, winning competitive York handicaps at both the Dante/Ebor Festivals. However, was some way below best after 8 months off when twelfth of 13 in Jorvik Handicap on return at that venue 37 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Won twice on good to firm at York last term but has a worryingly hit-and-miss record.
(13) Sea King (33/1 -136%)
Sea King

33/1(-136%)
(13) Sea King 33/1, Sea The Stars gelding who enhanced his good record fresh when taking 8-runner Ripon handicap (12f, heavy) in April, picking way through and leading close home. Stable bagged a winner here on Tuesday and a 3 lb rise shouldn't prevent him giving another good account.
Career best to win from off pace at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in April despite a troubled passage.
(21) Tony Montana (33/1 -50%)
Tony Montana

33/1(-50%)
(21) Tony Montana 33/1, Aided by a good position when successful on return at Chester (10.3f) but proved that no fluke as he followed up in 11-runner Windsor handicap (10f) 27 days ago, overcoming trouble to lead final 50 yds. 2 lb rise looks fair and he's still low-mileage at this sort of trip.
2-2 this term over 1m2f on good; last-gasp nature of latest win gives some encouragement.
(4) Mandoob (33/1 +50%)
Mandoob

33/1(+50%)
(4) Mandoob 33/1, Smart performer who made a promising start to his 4-y-o campaign when second at listed level but didn't kick on in 2 starts thereafter during 2022. Missed whole of last year and this looks a tough enough ask on his belated return to action/following wind surgery.
714-day absence prompts caution but his 2022 C&D reappearance run means he's not ruled out.
(18) Vaguely Royal (40/1 -122%)
Vaguely Royal

40/1(-122%)
(18) Vaguely Royal 40/1, Progressive 3-time winner as a 3-y-o who has been acquitting himself with credit from marks in the 90's, albeit his finishing effort a shade underwhelming when fifth of 8 in handicap at Goodwood (14f) 4 weeks ago. Well-run race returned to this shorter trip will play to his strengths.
Wore cheekpieces over 2m/1m6f on last four starts, running well in three.
(17) Struth (40/1 -100%)
Struth

40/1(-100%)
(17) Struth 40/1, Winner at Chester (12.3f) last May and plenty of good efforts in defeat thereafter last term. Low-key efforts first 2 starts upon returning but did at least return to form (without looking straightforward) when third at Haydock (11.8f) 13 days ago. Not sure to build on that in refitted cheekpieces.
On a losing run but was back near his best when third at Haydock 13 days ago.
(8) Epic Poet (40/1 -60%)
Epic Poet

40/1(-60%)
(8) Epic Poet 40/1, Smart performer in France who disappointed in trio of starts for Freddie & Martyn Meade last summer. However, definite step back in right direction for new yard when sixth of 16 in handicap at York (10.2f) 5 weeks ago, without being ideally placed. Likely he can scale his resurgence further.
Well beaten last term; very well handicapped on 2022 form and 2024 stable debut gives hope.
(7) Cumulonimbus (50/1 -52%)
Cumulonimbus

50/1(-52%)
(7) Cumulonimbus 50/1, Progressed with cheekpieces applied last year, winning 3 of his 5 starts. Changed hands for 150,000 gns thereafter and shaped as if needing the run after 5 months off at Kempton (12f) in January. Headgear returns now but may find it tough trying to dominate this field. Has had wind surgery.
Progressed last summer for Charlie Fellowes; January AW saw sole run for new connections.
(1) Kolossal (100/1 -52%)
Kolossal

100/1(-52%)
(1) Kolossal 100/1, 6-y-o mare who won 3 times at Pattern level last season in Germany, including Group 3s at Milan and Hoopegarten. Joined new yard for €200,000 but this looks a tough enough ask (off 8 months) off top weight on handicap bow.
Hat-trick (one Listed race and two Group 3s) over 1m2f-1m4f in Germany/Italy last May-July.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

16:25 Royal Ascot Handicap (Class 2) 12f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

Four of the last six renewals of this contest have gone the way of a four-year-old, so with that in mind, the vote goes to ETHICAL DIAMOND. The son of Awtaad was denied by the smallest of margins over 1m2f at Leopardstown in his preparation for this, shaping as if he would relish this extra distance. The booking of Ryan Moore catches the eye and he looks the one to be on, with his main threat possibly being Tony Montana, who seems to just do enough in his races, which possibly allows him to keep ahead of the handicapper. Michael Bell's gelding is only 2lb higher for his Windsor success last month and he isn't taken lightly, while Crystal Black and Deakin are just two others to consider in a wide-open heat.

ETHICAL DIAMOND continued his theme of race-by-race progress on his first start on the Flat for his top NH stable when narrowly denied by another upwardly mobile sort at Leopardstown 6 weeks ago and, with the step back up in trip holding no fears, he makes plenty of appeal under Ryan Moore. Last month's Curragh 1-2 Crystal Black and Deakin bolster a strong Irish challenge and are feared, with returning Shadow Dance another to note. Bague d'Or and Vaguely Royal also make each-way appeal.

It's easy to see why Ethical Diamond has been made the clear favourite but SHADOW DANCE could also be a horse to follow.


16:35 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 21f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(2) Climate Precedent (5/6 +25%)
Climate Precedent

5/6(+25%)
(2) Climate Precedent 5/6, Fair maiden on the Flat for Michael Bell who failed to progress in this sphere for James Owen. Looked a different proposition when forging clear to take a Stratford handicap on debut for this yard 3 days ago and looks well up to defying the penalty.
Wind op and debut for D Skelton for comfortable win at Stratford (2m, good) three days ago.
(8) Zuul (7/1 -40%)
Zuul

7/1(-40%)
(8) Zuul 7/1, Ran to a fair level in bumpers for Michael Appleby in 2022. Off 18 months subsequently but first encouraging effort for this yard when third in a C&D handicap a fortnight ago. Big player.
Third of nine over C&D (good) two weeks ago was easily his most competitive hurdles run.
(10) Getaway With You (8/1 -100%)
Getaway With You

8/1(-100%)
(10) Getaway With You 8/1, Hit and miss for Paul Webber but stated out well for this yard in a first-time visor when second at Uttoxeter 26 days ago. May do better still and warrants respect.
3rd at Huntingdon (2m5f, good) in March; 2nd at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) for new connections.
(5) Warner's Cross (9/1 +10%)
Warner's Cross

9/1(+10%)
(5) Warner's Cross 9/1, Still winless but he arrives in good nick, fourth of 7 in handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (20.7f, good) 25 days ago. Not discounted.
Close third over C&D (good) last month; slightly disappointing at Huntingdon 17 days later.
(11) Getaway Cory (9/1 +44%)
Getaway Cory

9/1(+44%)
(11) Getaway Cory 9/1, Long-standing maiden who was below form when last seen 18 months ago and hasn't been seen since. Has left Kayley Woollacott.
0-23 over hurdles but plenty of placed form in 2022; won his last two points this spring.
(3) Kajaki (20/1 -100%)
Kajaki

20/1(-100%)
(3) Kajaki 20/1, Won at Sedgefield and Perth in 2022/23. Lost his way towards the end of last year but returned with a more encouraging effort (should come on for it) at Kelso last time. Not ruled out.
Won off 4lb higher at Perth (2m4f, good to soft) last April; may have needed latest run.
(7) Fixed Wing (22/1 -83%)
Fixed Wing

22/1(-83%)
(7) Fixed Wing 22/1, No better than mid-field in a pair of bumpers and yet to make a serious impact over hurdles, albeit unsuited by the way things developed on handicap debut at Warwick 22 days ago. More required.
Came from a detached last of six to finish 11l fourth on handicap debut at Warwick (2m5f).
(1) Snookered (50/1 -100%)
Snookered

50/1(-100%)
(1) Snookered 50/1, Multiple scorer for Brian Ellison but you have to go back to July 2022 for his latest success and he has offered little for this stable.
Long layoff before this season; showed a bit three weeks ago on second run back.
(9) Fox's Socks (66/1 -164%)
Fox's Socks

66/1(-164%)
(9) Fox's Socks 66/1, It's been a while since his sole win over hurdles and arrives on the back of two poor runs.
Mixed signals but he has been placed twice this year; pulled up on latest start.
(4) Jassur Des Brosses (80/1 -142%)
Jassur Des Brosses

80/1(-142%)
(4) Jassur Des Brosses 80/1, Tenth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Wexford (17f, good to soft, 11/1) 23 days ago. Up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Ms Margaret Mullins. Hard to make any sort of case for.
Mild promise in bumpers; well beaten in 3 maiden hurdles and 2m1f handicap, all in the mud.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

16:35 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 21f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

CLIMATE PRECEDENT made a winning stable debut for Dan Skelton at Stratford on Tuesday when scoring with a fair amount in hand and the four-year-old is expected to be a tough nut to crack once again, despite shouldering a 7lb penalty. Getaway With You chased home a Skelton inmate on his first run for new connections at Uttoxeter last month and may well do the same on this occasion. Warner's Cross and Getaway Cory appeal most of the remainder.

CLIMATE PRECEDENT travelled smoothly and easily went clear when making a winning start for this yard at Stratford earlier in the week and, if the race doesn't come too soon, he should be able to brush aside a penalty. Getaway With You also arrives on the back of a positive start for a new yard and Zuul is one to consider.

Tuesday's Stratford winner Climate Precedent could be all the rage. GETAWAY CORY is a slightly speculative alternative.


16:45 Redcar Handicap (Class 5) 5f - 11 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(4) Split The Profit (5/4 +55%)
Split The Profit

5/4(+55%)
(4) Split The Profit 5/4, 11/2, good second of 7 in handicap at Windsor (5.1f, good to firm) 4 days ago. Expected to be bang there from the same mark (consistent sort).
0-14 but he went close off this mark at Windsor on Monday; big player.
(3) Rooska (9/2 +55%)
Rooska

9/2(+55%)
(3) Rooska 9/2, 33/1, eighth of 12 in handicap at Southwell (6.1f). Off 6 months so he might just need this.
Well treated on his best form but he needs a major revival after 183 days off.
(8) Ingleby Archie (15/2 -7%)
Ingleby Archie

15/2(-7%)
(8) Ingleby Archie 15/2, Placed twice on testing ground in the autumn but was never a factor when last of 7 in handicap at Ripon (6f, heavy) 64 days ago.
Eight-race maiden who has been disappointing this year and needs to turn things around.
(5) Pendlebury Lane (8/1 -14%)
Pendlebury Lane

8/1(-14%)
(5) Pendlebury Lane 8/1, Fourth of 6 in novice event (10/1) at Pontefract (5f, good to soft) 28 days ago. Makes handicap debut and she could have a bigger performance in her.
Promise in novice events for new yard this spring and needs close look on handicap debut.
(1) Jenni (10/1 -43%)
Jenni

10/1(-43%)
(1) Jenni 10/1, Good fourth of 9 in handicap (11/1) at Wetherby (5.5f, good to soft) 10 days ago. Should give it another good go.
0-8 but she ran well for a long way over 5.5f last time; possibilities back in trip.
(7) La Boo (14/1 -17%)
La Boo

14/1(-17%)
(7) La Boo 14/1, Blinkered for first time, ninth of 13 in handicap at Thirsk (5f, good to firm, 33/1) 14 days ago.
Down the field in both her handicaps and she's now 0-6; others preferred.
(6) Never This Way (16/1 -33%)
Never This Way

16/1(-33%)
(6) Never This Way 16/1, 8/1, eighth of 10 in handicap at Nottingham (5f, good) 19 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
Nine-race maiden who was laboured at Nottingham last time and others are more convincing.
(2) Silky Robin (22/1 -38%)
Silky Robin

22/1(-38%)
(2) Silky Robin 22/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 28/1, last of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (5f, good) 20 days ago, not clear run. That run easy to excuse but he needs to do more from this mark.
Unexposed 3yo but was last of ten on his handicap debut at Musselburgh ten days ago.
(10) Mecca's Duchess (22/1 -340%)
Mecca's Duchess

22/1(-340%)
(10) Mecca's Duchess 22/1, 14/1, creditable fifth of 14 in handicap at Catterick (5f, good to firm) 13 days ago. One to consider.
Creditable fifth of 14 at Catterick last time and she's 3lb lower here; dangerous.
(9) Obligatory (22/1 -214%)
Obligatory

22/1(-214%)
(9) Obligatory 22/1, 13/2, fourth of 7 in maiden at Catterick (6f, soft) 21 days ago. In danger of going the wrong way so blinkers applied.
Long way below form in his last three runs and needs a major revival with blinkers added.
(11) Garifullina (28/1 -12%)
Garifullina

28/1(-12%)
(11) Garifullina 28/1, Twelfth of 13 in handicap at Thirsk (6f, good to firm, 25/1) 14 days ago, carrying head awkwardly. Should run closer to form this time.
Eight-race maiden who has struggled last twice and needs to get back on track.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

16:45 Redcar Handicap (Class 5) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

A 3lb drop in the ratings for MECCA'S DUCHESS' recent fifth in a 14-runner affair at Catterick could prove to be lenient. Michael Dods' filly was only beaten three lengths on that occasion and she looks to have been found a suitable opportunity to gain a first career success. Split The Profit is also sure to be popular having finished a close-up second at Windsor on Monday. The Profitable gelding is feared most, ahead of handicap debutant Pendlebury Lane.

Back at a more realistic level, SPLIT THE PROFIT quickly returned to form when runner-up at Windsor on Monday and a repeat of that performance will see him bang there again. Mecca's Duchess is a solid rival, with Pendlebury Lane the potential improver in the race now handicapping.

Top of the list is SPLIT THE PROFIT, who has had several close calls this year including off the same mark at Windsor on Monday.


16:50 Down Royal Maiden 5f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(5) Kilmood Susan (9/4 +0%)
Kilmood Susan

9/4(+0%)
(5) Kilmood Susan 9/4, Promising individual. 11/2 and cheekpieces on for first time, second of 6 in minor event at Tipperary (5f, heavy) 24 days ago. That sets the clear standard.
Runner-up in two maidens last month; handles soft but unraced on ground as quick as this.
(9) Shamrock Breeze (5/2 +44%)
Shamrock Breeze

5/2(+44%)
(9) Shamrock Breeze 5/2, Twice-raced filly. 2/1, third of 6 in maiden at Tipperary (5f, heavy) 24 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Adrian McGuinness.
Close third in a Cork maiden on debut last month; below par on soft ground at Tipperary.
(8) Powerful Lady (7/2 -17%)
Powerful Lady

7/2(-17%)
(8) Powerful Lady 7/2, Promising sort. 15/2, ninth of 13 in novice event at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 13 days ago, not clear run. Has a bigger performance in her.
Trip to Beverley for the Hilary Needler Trophy did not work out;likely to fare better here.
(3) Sharkii (8/1 +27%)
Sharkii

8/1(+27%)
(3) Sharkii 8/1, Foaled March 8. 35,000 gns yearling, Soldier's Call colt. Closely related to 5f winner Seantrabh.
Not a hit at the sales but very speedily bred; probably best watched.
(6) Mini Mai (9/1 -100%)
Mini Mai

9/1(-100%)
(6) Mini Mai 9/1, Foaled April 22. Mehmas filly. Dam, maiden, out of winning half-sister to smart winner up to 7f Electric Beat. Trainer going well and she's a newcomer to note.
Plenty of speed in her pedigree but likely to improve for whatever she does here.
(4) Billie Be Quick (10/1 -67%)
Billie Be Quick

10/1(-67%)
(4) Billie Be Quick 10/1, Fourth of 11 in maiden at Navan (5.8f, good to soft, 12/1) on debut 55 days ago. Displayed good speed so drop to bare 5f sure to suit and she's open to improvement.
This fast five should suit on Navan evidence and looks a leading player here.
(7) Movin And Groovin (14/1 +30%)
Movin And Groovin

14/1(+30%)
(7) Movin And Groovin 14/1, Foaled April 13. €4,000 foal, €10,000 yearling, Cotai Glory filly. Closely related to winner up to 1m Birkie Boy. Dam lightly-raced half-sister to useful 6f-7.3f winner Thiswaycadeaux.
Bred to appreciate further but an interesting runner nonetheless; worth a market check.
(2) James The Second (66/1 +0%)
James The Second

66/1(+0%)
(2) James The Second 66/1, Tenth of 17 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good, 100/1) on debut 7 days ago.
Mid-division but showed a little promise in a 6f Fairyhouse maiden last Friday.
(1) Altoir Na Greine (100/1 -52%)
Altoir Na Greine

100/1(-52%)
(1) Altoir Na Greine 100/1, Twice-raced colt. Thirteenth of 17 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6f, good, 50/1) 7 days ago.
Soundly beaten in two maidens and needs this for a handicap mark.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

16:50 Down Royal Maiden 5f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

Having filled the runner-up berth on both starts to date, KILMOOD SUSAN rates as the most solid proposition. The daughter of Belardo is a potential improver now faced with a sounder surface and a breakthrough victory could be on the horizon. The biggest threat may emerge from Powerful Lady, who didn't enjoy the clearest of passages when finishing ninth at Beverley earlier this month, while Shamrock Breeze is likely to feature too.

KILMOOD SUSAN stuck to her task really well when second at Tipperary 3 weeks ago and with further improvement likely, a maiden such as this ought to be within range. Powerful Lady wasn't seen to best effect last time so that run is easy to excuse, while the speedy Billie Be Quick also needs considering.

This might go to BILLIE BE QUICK who showed very good speed on debut at Navan and the drop back to this trip could be ideal


17:05 Royal Ascot Handicap (Class 2) 8f - 31 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(17) Indelible (9/2 +10%)
Indelible

9/2(+10%)
(17) Indelible 9/2, Very well-bred filly out of Midday and proving most progressive, taking her record to 2-3 with a bit to spare in a strong race at Doncaster (1m) on her return. One to follow and her stay in handicaps could be short.
Pedigree and progress suggest she could be tackling Group races before long.
(1) Kitty Rose (13/2 +35%)
Kitty Rose

13/2(+35%)
(1) Kitty Rose 13/2, Dual winner in Ireland at 2 yrs and took a big step forward when just failing in 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on return. Highly likeable and wouldn't dismiss now handicapping for new Australian handlers.
Has been mixing it with high-class fillies and earned top weight for this handicap debut.
(9) Fair Angellica (12/1 +40%)
Fair Angellica

12/1(+40%)
(9) Fair Angellica 12/1, Has met with defeat just once, showing a sparkling turn of foot as she was much improved to win 7f fillies' handicap at Kempton last month from Shin Jidai. Strong traveller just as effective on turf and can go on progressing. Leading claims despite a 10 lb rise.
Hurled up 10lb for winning a Class 4 on the AW; ground/trip are further issues.
(4) Soprano (12/1 +52%)
Soprano

12/1(+52%)
(4) Soprano 12/1, Useful filly who won on debut and plenty of good runs in higher grades in the meantime, including when third in the Albany here next time. Goes handicapping with stamina to prove for 1m.
Has flashes of smart form; handicaps are worth a crack and so too this first go at 1m.
(18) Cat Ninja (12/1 +52%)
Cat Ninja

12/1(+52%)
(18) Cat Ninja 12/1, Knuckled down well when landing 1m Windsor fillies' maiden last month from a subsequent winner and good second at Kempton next time for all she again flashed her tail. Plenty more needed now handicapping.
Maiden win reads well and she bumped into a promising colt last time; likely improver.
(6) Forever Blue (14/1 +0%)
Forever Blue

14/1(+0%)
(6) Forever Blue 14/1, Resumed winning ways back from 10 months off in 7f Haydock fillies' novice recently, well on top at the finish. 1m will suit and she can improve now handicapping. Worth a look.
Won two of her three runs and looks more than ready for this step up to 1m; unexposed.
(12) Without Words (16/1 -14%)
Without Words

16/1(-14%)
(12) Without Words 16/1, Won 1m Toulouse contest in October, and having changed hands for €450,000 subsequently made a promising start for new yard when second at Listowel recently. More to come now handicapping on just her fourth outing.
Market drifter when chasing home an unexposed Ballydoyle filly at Listowel; can improve.
(20) Arisaig (16/1 +43%)
Arisaig

16/1(+43%)
(20) Arisaig 16/1, Notched up a third success and opened her account on turf in Lingfield handicap 3 weeks ago, showing a nice turn of foot and comfortably coming clear. This is plenty tougher up 6 lb but she could have more to come.
Put race to bed in swift fashion once seeing daylight at Lingfield (7.5f, good); up 6lb.
(11) Rochelle (18/1 +55%)
Rochelle

18/1(+55%)
(11) Rochelle 18/1, Won 7f Chelmsford maiden in November and followed up for new trainer at Kempton in May. Didn't see out 1m after racing exuberantly enough in falsely-run listed race at Longchamp a fortnight ago and likelihood of an end-to-end gallop here will suit her better.
Dual AW winner who held her own in a French Listed 12 days ago; this is tougher again.
(2) Everlasting (20/1 -67%)
Everlasting

20/1(-67%)
(2) Everlasting 20/1, Didn't do herself justice in the Irish 1000 Guineas and capitalised on the drop in grade when landing 1m Navan listed race a fortnight ago from Asian Daze. Stiffer test will suit now handicapping and she could be in the mix in first-time visor.
Odds-on for a Listed race last time and yet made heavy weather of it; visor added.
(22) Zaynab (22/1 -57%)
Zaynab

22/1(-57%)
(22) Zaynab 22/1, Improving filly who struck again at the Curragh in 1m fillies' handicap last month, seeing things out well despite racing freely and edging out Flight of Fancy. Can progress further and one to consider.
Maiden/handicap winner at the Curragh; has to improve again but that's feasible.
(29) Battle Queen (25/1 -14%)
Battle Queen

25/1(-14%)
(29) Battle Queen 25/1, Chased home the subsequent Musidora runner-up in 1m Southwell fillies' handicap before opening her account in ready fashion at Nottingham. Likeable profile and she could be in the hunt.
Recent form stacks up well and there's a suspicion she might be better treated than some.
(21) Nocturnal (28/1 -40%)
Nocturnal

28/1(-40%)
(21) Nocturnal 28/1, Form of her August Lingfield win has worked out and she followed up with any amount in hand on her all-weather debut after 8 months off at Wolverhampton in March. Useful prospect who can improve further now handicapping over 1m.
Two minor wins in three starts and she comes here under the radar for handicap debut.
(5) Asian Daze (28/1 -12%)
Asian Daze

28/1(-12%)
(5) Asian Daze 28/1, Three-time winner over 7f who has proven her stamina for 1m the last twice, pulling clear of the remainder when chasing home Everlasting at Navan. Went through the ring for £200,000 earlier this week (same trainer) and she's probably still fairly handicapped.
It's unlikely that a repeat of latest Listed second will suffice in a strong Sandringham.
(25) Viennoise (28/1 +30%)
Viennoise

28/1(+30%)
(25) Viennoise 28/1, Took another step forward as she opened her account in 7f Lingfield AW maiden 11 weeks ago, always prominent and going on over 2f out. Plenty more needed on handicap debut but she's certainly going the right way.
Didn't beat a lot at Lingfield and this represents a mammoth rise in class.
(31) Shin Jidai (28/1 +44%)
Shin Jidai

28/1(+44%)
(31) Shin Jidai 28/1, Improving sort, winning a 7f Yarmouth fillies' handicap on return (good form) before chasing home Fair Angellica at Kempton. Return to 1m and well-run big-field handicap will suit.
An improving filly; returning to 1m a help and she's worth a second look for in-form yard.
(10) Flight Of Fancy (33/1 -136%)
Flight Of Fancy

33/1(-136%)
(10) Flight Of Fancy 33/1, Promising maiden who shaped well on handicap debut switched to front-running tactics at the Curragh (1m), edged out close home by Zaynab (may well have benefited from setting a stronger tempo). Stiffer test here will suit and she can improve again for top connections.
Headed on post in 1m handicap at the Curragh; that form is probably not up to winning this.
(27) Strutting (33/1 +34%)
Strutting

33/1(+34%)
(27) Strutting 33/1, AW novice winner last backend and seemed to excel herself in 10f Goodwood listed event recently, well placed in steadily-run race. Not sure drop back to 1m will be in her favour and she looks up against it anyway.
8lb well in after improved form in a Listed race latest but might have been flattered.
(7) Hard To Resist (50/1 -213%)
Hard To Resist

50/1(-213%)
(7) Hard To Resist 50/1, Fairly useful 2-y-o, winning 7f Newmarket contest then third in the Group 3 Prestige at Goodwood (best effort). Needs more now handicapping back up at 1m on return.
Entitled to make a better 3yo and trainer has no doubt targeted this race.
(15) Uluru (50/1 -100%)
Uluru

50/1(-100%)
(15) Uluru 50/1, Debut winner at 2 yrs who has improved this term, chasing home stablemate Without Words at Listowel 3 weeks ago. Could be capable of better still now handicapping.
Behind Without Words at Listowel last time and that one looks the yard's main hope.
(3) Julica (66/1 -164%)
Julica

66/1(-164%)
(3) Julica 66/1, Three-time winner over 1m in France at 2 yrs and respectable efforts in Group 3/listed event this term. More needed now handicapping in first-time hood.
French filly; has never raced in a bigger field than ten, so this might be a culture shock.
(28) D Flawless (66/1 -136%)
D Flawless

66/1(-136%)
(28) D Flawless 66/1, Edged out by Arisaig on debut and won a thin 1m Chelmsford fillies' maiden on her return. Improved again when third in Goodwood novice, again headed late, and can up her form again now handicapping.
Others have achieved appreciably more but she's in the right hands to progress.
(23) My Margie (66/1 -65%)
My Margie

66/1(-65%)
(23) My Margie 66/1, Won first 2 starts in handicaps on AW earlier this year and while she couldn't complete the hat-trick here 6 weeks ago (1½ lengths fourth to Bellarchi) she shaped encouragingly all the same, failing to settle in front and not beaten far. Not totally ruled out off the same mark.
Progressive filly but no excuses from the front over C&D latest and this is tougher again.
(16) Bellarchi (66/1 -32%)
Bellarchi

66/1(-32%)
(16) Bellarchi 66/1, Has had stacks of racing, bagging her most valuable success yet in C&D fillies' handicap in May. Not so good in listed races twice since and this is tougher still.
Exposed; recent Listed defeats are no advert for her prospects in this deep a handicap.
(13) Gushing Gold (100/1 +0%)
Gushing Gold

100/1(+0%)
(13) Gushing Gold 100/1, Won big-field 7f York nursery last summer but unable to get competitive in 2 runs back this term and vulnerable on first go at 1m now.
Useful 2yo but has lost her way and this is her first run over 1m.
(24) Mrs Morrell (100/1 -300%)
Mrs Morrell

100/1(-300%)
(24) Mrs Morrell 100/1, Resumed winning ways with an improved effort at Yarmouth (7f) last month, although not without showing a quirk along the way. 1m should suit but she'll need a big step forward to take a hand.
Easy Yarmouth winner last month; debatable whether she's in this league.
(19) Marcella (100/1 -100%)
Marcella

100/1(-100%)
(19) Marcella 100/1, Won 7f Chester novice in the mud in August and better form in defeat this year, although well held in the German 1000 Guineas last time. Plenty on her plate again on handicap debut.
Only 1-6 and sole success was at Chester; opposed in a handicap this competitive.
(14) Sattwaa (125/1 -150%)
Sattwaa

125/1(-150%)
(14) Sattwaa 125/1, Won 1m Lingfield AW fillies' handicap on return and went close in listed race in Germany next time. Took keen hold and not so good back over 7f next time and big step forward needed now.
Last two runs in Germany; returns to the right trip but there could be ground issues.
(26) Raknah (125/1 -150%)
Raknah

125/1(-150%)
(26) Raknah 125/1, Successful in 1m/7f AW events but found it tough in a decent fillies' handicap at Southwell 2 months ago and this isn't any easier back on turf.
Quite exposed now after nine races and her improvement has come on AW surfaces.
(8) Zenjabeela (150/1 -275%)
Zenjabeela

150/1(-275%)
(8) Zenjabeela 150/1, Dual winner last summer but well held in the Rockfel/York listed fillies' race since 8 months apart. Plenty on her plate now handicapping.
Mark looks on the high side even if she can shrug aside a laboured return at York.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

17:05 Royal Ascot Handicap (Class 2) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

A typically-open renewal sees a whole host of of runners in with a chance, but it's ASIAN DAZE who gets the tentative nod to give the 2021 winning combination of Johnny Murtagh and Ben Coen a second success in the race. This daughter of Frontiersman was only narrowly beaten by the reopposing Everlasting off level weights when second in Listed company over 1m at Navan earlier this month and she could reverse that form off a 5lb lower mark than Aiden O'Brien's charge. The hat-trick seeking Indelible looks a leading player off a very tempting opening mark of 91 on his handicap bow, while Zaynab (first) and Flight Of Fancy (third) finished in front of the selection two starts ago and they are also worthy of consideration.

INDELIBLE ran out a ready winner on her return at Doncaster and that race has a strong look to it. She could be well ahead of her mark now handicapping, entries in the Falmouth and Irish Oaks catching the eye, and she's hard to get away from. The progressive Fair Angellica is a likely contenders, while Without Words might be the pick of a strong Irish challenge.

Although a winner only once in eight starts, not a lot has ever gone right for SOPRANO and today's longer trip might be what she needs.


17:10 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 21f - 10 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) Spot On Soph (13/8 -9%)
Spot On Soph

13/8(-9%)
(1) Spot On Soph 13/8, Strong in the market and suited by the step back up in trip when scoring comfortably over C&D a week ago and makes most appeal as he bids for the follow up.
Did it quite comfortably over C&D last week and she escapes a penalty for that.
(8) Chemical Warfare (10/3 +26%)
Chemical Warfare

10/3(+26%)
(8) Chemical Warfare 10/3, Not long with this yard and was closing in third (looked a threat) when falling at the last over fences at Worcester 20 days ago. Lower in the weights over hurdles and merits respect.
Might have defied a 10lb higher mark over fences last time but for falling late on.
(5) Crossbeau (9/1 -50%)
Crossbeau

9/1(-50%)
(5) Crossbeau 9/1, 9/2, respectable fourth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Ffos Las (20f, good) 22 days ago. Holding form well and should be on the premises again.
19-race maiden and not progressing but hasn't run badly in 2m4f handicaps at Ffos Las.
(7) Bensini (9/1 -50%)
Bensini

9/1(-50%)
(7) Bensini 9/1, Hurdles winner who has made a good start in this sphere, again finding only one too good at Southwell (20.4f) in October. Would have hit the frame but for unseating at Worcester over fences recently, so arrives in form.
Every chance when unseating two out at Worcester (chase) when returning from a break.
(2) Fine By Her (12/1 -100%)
Fine By Her

12/1(-100%)
(2) Fine By Her 12/1, Benefited from a return to hurdling when scoring at Fakenham but he's not the most consistent and would need another career best to follow up.
Never took to fences but appreciated the return to hurdling when winning by 2l at Fakenham.
(6) Fenney Brook (16/1 -33%)
Fenney Brook

16/1(-33%)
(6) Fenney Brook 16/1, Form has dipped lately and, while his mark is sliding as a consequence, she's not threatening to take advantage.
Has lost her way but could stage a revival following wind surgery; on a good mark.
(10) Hope Hill (16/1 +36%)
Hope Hill

16/1(+36%)
(10) Hope Hill 16/1, Well beaten in bumpers and yet to show much over hurdles. Worth a market check on handicap debut.
Not shown much at all but this drier surface could trigger something on handicap debut.
(3) Denable (25/1 -25%)
Denable

25/1(-25%)
(3) Denable 25/1, Potentially well treated in this sphere but followed a poor Flat run with a similarly underwhelming effort over hurdles at Worcester recently. Something to prove.
Needed to run better back over jumps at Worcester to be backed with any confidence.
(4) We Got Your Back (25/1 -25%)
We Got Your Back

25/1(-25%)
(4) We Got Your Back 25/1, Winless following half-a-dozen attempts over hurdles and hasn't taken to chasing. Return to this sphere should help but he has something to prove.
The ground was soft/heavy when twice runner-up over hurdles earlier this year.
(9) Lenebane (28/1 -12%)
Lenebane

28/1(-12%)
(9) Lenebane 28/1, Maiden hurdler who hasn't been firing lately, so others are more persuasive.
Has run the odd fair race in handicaps but beaten 20l and 25l in her last two.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

17:10 Market Rasen Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 21f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

Fine By Her relished the switch back to hurdles when a surprise winner at Fakenham at the start of the month and she is capable of being in the mix off a 4lb higher mark. Chemical Warfare and Bensini were both in contention when coming to grief late on at Worcester over fences and the pair are both of interest reverting to timber. However, the claims of SPOT ON SOPH are difficult to ignore, with the eight-year-old having won a conditional jockeys' event over C&D last week. She is 6lb well-in and should go well.

SPOT ON SOPH was better than ever when winning here a week ago and could defy a rise in a thin race. Chemical Warfare is a danger back over hurdles and Crossbeau should give another good account.

David Pipe's CHEMICAL WARFARE might well have defied a 10lb higher mark over fences three weeks ago but for coming down late on.


17:25 Down Royal Handicap 5f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) She's Quality (13/8 +7%)
She's Quality

13/8(+7%)
(1) She's Quality 13/8, Useful filly. Confirmed her return to form when 4 lengths fourth of 9 to Clarendon House in listed race at Cork (5f, good, 9/2) 7 days ago, keeping on having raced away from the main action. Respected on handicap debut.
Last three outings have been in Listed races and has been holding her own, may defy burden.
(7) Aurora Nova (10/3 +5%)
Aurora Nova

10/3(+5%)
(7) Aurora Nova 10/3, 9/2, career best when winning 17-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 7 days ago, keeping on well. Crucially found some consistency of late and whilst this is tougher, she commands respect in this groove.
Opened her account last week on 17th attempt, two good C&D placed efforts two years ago.
(6) Beatrix Power (4/1 -33%)
Beatrix Power

4/1(-33%)
(6) Beatrix Power 4/1, Promising individual. Third of 18 in maiden (6/1) at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 16 days ago, clear of rest. Likely there's even more to come now handicapping and she's one to consider.
In the frame all three starts, may find this trip a bit sharp but is relatively unexposed.
(3) Greek Flower (15/2 +6%)
Greek Flower

15/2(+6%)
(3) Greek Flower 15/2, Relished testing ground when successful at Navan/Curragh (at up to 6f) in the autumn. Below best when ninth of 12 in handicap at latter-named venue in November and returns to a much sounder surface on seasonal bow.
Wins last October were on soft/heavy, has solid C&D form on good ground, seasonal debut.
(4) Pro Bono Alexander (11/1 -22%)
Pro Bono Alexander

11/1(-22%)
(4) Pro Bono Alexander 11/1, Latest win at Wolverhampton in April. Fifth of 7 in handicap (8/1) at Navan (5f, good) 13 days ago, no extra final 1f. Needs a couple of these to falter.
Shot up the ratings after a pair of emphatic AW wins in March/April, down 6lb again now.
(2) Petit Calvados (20/1 -82%)
Petit Calvados

20/1(-82%)
(2) Petit Calvados 20/1, Dual winner on AW around the turn of the year. Not at best when last of 8 in handicap at Dundalk (5f) in March but given a break ahead of return to turf. Not one to write off.
Won twice over this trip on AW in Britain in the winter, excuses at Newcastle and Dundalk.
(8) Iva Batt (28/1 -12%)
Iva Batt

28/1(-12%)
(8) Iva Batt 28/1, Eighteen runs since last win in 2022. Tongue strap on for 1st time, possibly needed the run after 8 months off when eighth of 18 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6.1f, good to soft, 16/1) 22 days ago.
Held by Aurora Nova on Fairyhouse running, little apparent chance from 9lb out of handicap.
(5) Scot's Grace (40/1 -60%)
Scot's Grace

40/1(-60%)
(5) Scot's Grace 40/1, Winless since debut success back in 2021 and she failed to beat a rival in trio of starts for Ilka Gansera-Leveque last season. Starts out for another new yard after 12 months off and the betting may prove a useful guide as to expectations.
Seldom showed much in Britain after debut 6f win at two, totally out of form last season.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

17:25 Down Royal Handicap 5f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

She's Quality finished fourth in Listed class at Cork on her latest outing and she makes her first start in handicaps off a mark of 97, so she has to be respected. However, the vote goes to BEATRIX POWER, who has improved with each run and her most recent third at the Curragh was a highly encouraging effort. The daughter of Slade Power could be the one to beat, while Aurora Nova holds an obvious chance after her triumph at Fairyhouse.

AURORA NOVA takes on sterner opposition to that faced when successful at Fairyhouse 7 days ago but the manner of that victory highlighted she's operating firmly at the top of her game, so she earns the vote to defy the handicapper and follow up. Beatrix Potter and She's Quality, down in grade, are others to consider.

A drop in class for SHE'S QUALITY after two good runs in Listed races at Cork. She has plenty of weight but may be equal to the task


17:40 Royal Ascot Group 2 (Class 1) 12f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(5) Diego Velazquez (11/4 +31%)
Diego Velazquez

11/4(+31%)
(5) Diego Velazquez 11/4, Looked a smart prospect when winning first 2 starts, including Group 2 at Leopardstown. Excuses in Futurity Trophy at Doncaster and back on track with a promising effort in the Poulains on return. Ground perhaps softer than ideal in Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly last time and should stay 1½m.
Down in grade after three Group 1 runs; return to sound surface may suit; interesting.
(10) Space Legend (5/1 -25%)
Space Legend

5/1(-25%)
(10) Space Legend 5/1, Confirmed debut promise when ready winner of 10f Leicester maiden in April and showed much improved form upped in grade and trip when second in Goodwood listed event (11.2f) last month, finishing with running left after a less-than-ideal. Likely to progress further and merits strong consideration.
Very promising; unlucky not to win at Goodwood; well worth his place in this higher grade.
(1) Agenda (7/1 +0%)
Agenda

7/1(+0%)
(1) Agenda 7/1, Confirmed promise of sole 2-y-o start at the Curragh when seeing off 8 rivals upped to 10.7f on return at Dundalk. Improved another sizeable amount when second to the ill-fated Hidden Law in the Chester Vase (12.3, good) and open to further progress.
Big improvement with each run; second in Chester Vase; still has best days ahead of him.
(2) Calandagan (15/2 -7%)
Calandagan

15/2(-7%)
(2) Calandagan 15/2, Progressive French raider who justified short odds in comfortable fashion in Group 3 at Longchamp (10.9f) 29 days ago. Well worth his place in this higher grade and must enter calculations.
French-trained; landed odds in Group 3 last time; this trip should suit; solid form claims.
(3) Chief Little Rock (11/1 +8%)
Chief Little Rock

11/1(+8%)
(3) Chief Little Rock 11/1, Made up into a useful juvenile and built on a satisfactory reappearance when winning Group 3 at the Curragh (10f) 26 days ago, unchallenged. Will stay 1½m and merits consideration with further improvement not out of the question.
Comfortably made all in Curragh Group 3; another plausible candidate for Aidan O'Brien.
(13) Voyage (16/1 -14%)
Voyage

16/1(-14%)
(13) Voyage 16/1, Golden Horn colt who looked a good prospect when making a winning debut in a 1¼m Newbury novice (good to soft) in April. Unseated rider leaving stalls in Derby at Epsom since and remains open to improvement.
28-1 debut winner; unseated start in Derby then led field home riderless; hard to pin down.
(12) Theory Of Tides (16/1 -100%)
Theory Of Tides

16/1(-100%)
(12) Theory Of Tides 16/1, Galileo colt who has looked good prospect in winning both starts in minor events, latterly when defying a penalty at Yarmouth (11.5f) 25 days ago, pushed out. Will go on improving and well worth his place in this better company.
Up markedly in class after 2-2 in novices; stable has won this three times; not dismissed.
(7) Macduff (20/1 +39%)
Macduff

20/1(+39%)
(7) Macduff 20/1, Progressed with each run as a 2-y-o and made a promising return to action when second in Sandown Classic Trial (1¼m, good to soft) in April, conceding first run. Seemingly failed to handle the track when well held in the Derby at Epsom and retains potential. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.
Didn't give his running in the Derby but had shaped well in Classic Trial the time before.
(8) Mondo Man (25/1 -56%)
Mondo Man

25/1(-56%)
(8) Mondo Man 25/1, Deauville maiden winner on second start who showed improved form when fifth of 15 in Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly (10.4f, soft) 19 days ago, despite being left with lot to do. Unraced on firmer than good but Buick retains the ride, and he can't be underestimated.
Progressive; fast-finishing fifth in French Derby; this trip may suit; not ruled out.
(6) Harper's Ferry (28/1 +30%)
Harper's Ferry

28/1(+30%)
(6) Harper's Ferry 28/1, Showed bags of promise when second only start at 2 yrs and, having bumped into a smart prospect on his Doncaster return (10.2f), he went one place better with something to spare at Windsor (10f) 67 days ago. Refused to go into stalls for Dee Stakes at Chester on only intended start since.
Bred to make impact at this level but he's bottom of the pack on ratings; now tongue tied.
(14) War Rooms (40/1 -60%)
War Rooms

40/1(-60%)
(14) War Rooms 40/1, Debut winner at Doncaster last July who stepped up on his reappearance when 6½ lengths third of 7 to Economics in the Dante at York (10.2f, good) last month, though was beaten fair and square. Upped 2f in trip.
Third in Dante; will need to raise his game again to make a serious impression.
(9) Royal Supremacy (40/1 +0%)
Royal Supremacy

40/1(+0%)
(9) Royal Supremacy 40/1, Dual winner at 2 yrs who stepped up on his reappearance when second of 15 in Derby Italiano at Rome (10.9f, soft) 33 days ago. This demands a good deal more but the further step up in trip could suit.
Second in Italian Derby; will need to improve a fair bit more to go one better.
(11) The Euphrates (40/1 +0%)
The Euphrates

40/1(+0%)
(11) The Euphrates 40/1, Confirmed debut promise with victory in 10-runner maiden at Gowran (8.3f) in October and improved another chunk when second in Group 3 at Leopardstown on return. However, looked ill at ease on much firmer ground than previously when fourth in Lingfield Derby Trial last time. Visor on for 1st time.
In frame in recognised Classic trials this spring; visor needs to spark some improvement.
(4) Defiance (66/1 -100%)
Defiance

66/1(-100%)
(4) Defiance 66/1, Camelot colt who was value for extra when making a successful debut in Sandown maiden. Unable to land a blow in Royal Lodge at Newmarket but ran well when second in listed race at Epsom (10.1f) on return. However, possibly stretched by this trip when below form in Lingfield Derby Trial last time.
Plenty to find on form and he needs to put poor Lingfield Derby Trial run well behind him.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

17:40 Royal Ascot Group 2 (Class 1) 12f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 1 race.

Agenda was no match for the ill-fated Hidden Law in the Chester Vase but that is a strong piece of form and he can mount another stern challenge, for a trainer that has landed two of the previous five renewals of this race. Stablemate Diego Velazquez finished a creditable fourth in the French Guineas before posting another solid performance in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly earlier this month. Upped further in trip and back on a sounder surface, he must be feared, but THEORY OF TIDES might be worth chancing. This is much tougher than the two novice events he has been successful in but the son of Galileo looks potentially a high-class performer and he could be up to the task. Space Legend was an unfortunate loser at Goodwood last time but he won't be far away granted a clear passage, while French raider Calandagan should not be underestimated but he might prefer slower ground.

SPACE LEGEND would have surely run out a comfortable winner with a clear passage in a listed event at Goodwood last month and, with further progress on the cards, he's taken to gain compensation in this higher grade. Theory of Tides defied a penalty in the manner of a fine prospect at Yarmouth and looks very interesting pitched into better company, with Ballydoyle pair Agenda and Diego Velazquez completing the shortlist.

Ryan Moore's mount DIEGO VELAZQUEZ may well be the pick of four runners from Ballydoyle and should benefit from this quicker ground.


17:45 Goodwood Maiden (Class 4) 5f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(3) Soldier's Heart (8/15 +52%)
Soldier's Heart

8/15(+52%)
(3) Soldier's Heart 8/15, Promising individual. Tongue strap on, second of 9 in novice at Lingfield (6f, AW, 7/2) on debut 17 days ago, clear of rest. Open to improvement and the one to beat.
Runner-up behind the Coventry Stakes fifth on Lingfield debut; looks the one to beat.
(8) Invincible Song (8/1 -14%)
Invincible Song

8/1(-14%)
(8) Invincible Song 8/1, Twice-raced filly. Fair form when third of 10 on Newmarket debut last month but went backwards from that when well held at Windsor since.
Plenty of promise when third on debut but disappointed next time; chance if bouncing back.
(9) Kalahari Blue (9/1 -100%)
Kalahari Blue

9/1(-100%)
(9) Kalahari Blue 9/1, Foaled March 24. €150,000 Blue Point filly. Sister to 2-y-o 7f winner Sweetest and half-sister to 3 winners, including smart 5f-6f winner Archer's Dream and useful 7f winner Hickory. Interesting newcomer.
Enough in her pedigree to make her worth a market check.
(7) Green Ace (11/1 -214%)
Green Ace

11/1(-214%)
(7) Green Ace 11/1, Foaled January 1. 50,000 gns Mehmas filly. Dam, 5f winner, sister to smart winner up to 6f Major Jumbo. Of obvious interest on debut for a leading stable.
Well worth monitoring in the market on debut for leading yard.
(1) Maximus Alexios (12/1 -9%)
Maximus Alexios

12/1(-9%)
(1) Maximus Alexios 12/1, 14/1, ninth of 12 in maiden at Sandown (7f, good, 14/1) on debut 7 days ago. Down in trip. Likely to improve.
Well held on debut over 7f, but did plenty early; interesting dropped 2f in trip.
(6) Eva Jo (20/1 -67%)
Eva Jo

20/1(-67%)
(6) Eva Jo 20/1, Foaled March 16. Rumble Inthejungle filly. Dam, 2-y-o 5f/6f winner, half-sister to useful winner up to 1m Jeanie B. The betting should help guide to expectations with this newcomer.
Apprentice-ridden on debut and stable not renowned for winning 2yo newcomers these days.
(2) Rare Change (33/1 -32%)
Rare Change

33/1(-32%)
(2) Rare Change 33/1, Twice-raced colt. Sixth of 8 in novice at this course (6f, good to firm) 12 days ago. Needs improvement.
Held in two starts over 6f; looks more one for nurseries.
(4) Sultan Of Oj (33/1 +0%)
Sultan Of Oj

33/1(+0%)
(4) Sultan Of Oj 33/1, €13,000 Kuroshio colt. Dam ran twice out of maiden sister to useful performer up to 11f Courtofversailles. Best watched unless the betting hints otherwise.
Would be a rare winning 2yo newcomer from the stable.
(5) Top Star (50/1 +0%)
Top Star

50/1(+0%)
(5) Top Star 50/1, 10/1, last of 12 in novice at Sandown (5f, good to firm) on debut 7 days ago.
Led early before finishing last on Sandown debut; needs to step up.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

17:45 Goodwood Maiden (Class 4) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Any market support for debutants Kalahari Blue and Green Ace must be respected, but SOLDIER'S HEART rates as the most solid proposition. The Havana Grey colt found only subsequent Coventry Stakes fifth Al Qudra too strong on his introduction over 6f at Lingfield earlier this month. This drop in trip should suit and a breakthrough victory could be on the cards. Invincible Song makes most appeal of the remainder with race experience.

SOLDIER'S HEART chased home one who ran well in the Coventry on his Lingfield debut and should take a bit of stopping unless the betting vibes are strong surrounding one of the newcomers. Kalahari Blue has a useful pedigree and gets a tentative vote for the forecast spot before any betting clues are known.

This can go to SOLDIER'S HEART who showed plenty of promise when a clear second on his Lingfield debut.


17:55 Down Royal Handicap 5f - 14 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(10) Comein Comein (4/1 +27%)
Comein Comein

4/1(+27%)
(10) Comein Comein 4/1, 9/1, first run since leaving Michael J. Browne when 4¼ lengths fourth of 12 to She's Smart in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago. Others more persuasive.
Best maiden run was over C&D, another satisfactory run here when fourth behind She's Smart.
(4) Emerald Harmony (4/1 -14%)
Emerald Harmony

4/1(-14%)
(4) Emerald Harmony 4/1, Lightly-raced maiden. 7/1, good third of 15 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6.1f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Stable in good form. Makes handicap debut. Much respected.
Has improved in maidens at 6f on her last two starts, may not be quite speedy enough.
(7) Lady Daar (5/1 +9%)
Lady Daar

5/1(+9%)
(7) Lady Daar 5/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Sixth of 15 in maiden at Fairyhouse (6.1f, good to soft, 20/1) 22 days ago. Makes handicap debut. In the mix.
Enough promise in three maiden runs to suggest she might feature on her handicap debut.
(6) Mary Shoelaces (5/1 -25%)
Mary Shoelaces

5/1(-25%)
(6) Mary Shoelaces 5/1, 10/1, good third of 12 to She's Smart in handicap at this C&D (good) 21 days ago. Expected to be bang there.
Placed five times on AW, solid third behind She's Smart over C&D, might prefer 6f.
(3) She's Smart (7/1 -56%)
She's Smart

7/1(-56%)
(3) She's Smart 7/1, C&D winner. Winner here in May. 11/1, tenth of 13 in handicap at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Back down in trip. Not taken lightly if back on her A-game.
C&D winner on penultimate start off 6lb lower, may bounce back from unplaced Curragh run.
(12) Babyface (12/1 +14%)
Babyface

12/1(+14%)
(12) Babyface 12/1, Thrice-raced maiden. Eleventh of 20 in maiden (100/1) at the Curragh (5.9f, heavy). Off 7 months. Makes handicap debut.
Needs to improve on the form he showed at two, gelded now and has had time to mature.
(14) Charles Atlas (18/1 -29%)
Charles Atlas

18/1(-29%)
(14) Charles Atlas 18/1, Creditable 4½ lengths sixth of 12 to She's Smart in handicap at this C&D (good, 13/2) 21 days ago. Shortlisted. RESERVE
Second reserve, faded into sixth behind She's Smart here last time, Navan third was better.
(9) Elliott (20/1 -43%)
Elliott

20/1(-43%)
(9) Elliott 20/1, Tongue strap on for 1st time, ninth of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (6f, 9/1). Off 161 days. Difficult ask.
Winner over this trip at Wolverhampton last year, two ordinary Dundalk runs for this yard.
(1) Pomeriggio (22/1 -83%)
Pomeriggio

22/1(-83%)
(1) Pomeriggio 22/1, First run since leaving Mrs J. Harrington when fourteenth of 18 in handicap at Leopardstown (8f, good, 10/1) 15 days ago. Significantly down in trip.
Sole win came in a 7f claimer last season, has never raced over this trip, hard to fancy.
(5) Seven Eleven (22/1 -38%)
Seven Eleven

22/1(-38%)
(5) Seven Eleven 22/1, C&D winner. Thirteenth of 15 in handicap (40/1) at Navan (5f, good to soft) 45 days ago. Needs to bounce back.
Heavy-ground C&D nursery winner last year, could be vulnerable on a quick surface.
(2) Blame Thechampagne (22/1 +12%)
Blame Thechampagne

22/1(+12%)
(2) Blame Thechampagne 22/1, First run since leaving Mrs J. Harrington when last of 13 in handicap (40/1) at the Curragh (6.3f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Back down in trip. Visor on 1st time.
Regressive with Jessica Harrington, in rear in Curragh race contested by She's Smart.
(11) Quiet Affair (25/1 -25%)
Quiet Affair

25/1(-25%)
(11) Quiet Affair 25/1, First run since leaving Amy Murphy when eighth of 11 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6.1f, good to soft, 50/1) 22 days ago, having to pick way through. Tongue strap back on.
Placed once from eight AW starts for Amy Murphy, towards the back over 6f on Irish debut.
(8) Butterfly Bush (28/1 -12%)
Butterfly Bush

28/1(-12%)
(8) Butterfly Bush 28/1, Eleventh of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good, 33/1) 7 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.
Likely to find this trip a bit sharp judged on best efforts at up to 1m, cheekpieces now.
(13) Freedom Ring (33/1 +0%)
Freedom Ring

33/1(+0%)
(13) Freedom Ring 33/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Last of 6 in minor event (300/1) at Dundalk (5f). Off 6 months. Makes handicap debut. RESERVE
First reserve, maiden form is weak, has not looked speedy in two runs over this distance.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

17:55 Down Royal Handicap 5f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

MARY SHOELACES had excuses when finishing three-lengths third over C&D last time and she can offer a bold bid. Eddie and Patrick Harty's charge was awkward at the start on that occasion before finding trouble in running and she is fancied to reverse the form with the reopposing She's Smart (first) on 8lb better terms. Emerald Harmony and Lady Daar are also worthy of respect.

Not as competitive as the numbers suggest and MARY SHOELACES rates the pick of these weights so gets the nod. Handicap-debutante Lady Daar appeals as a likely improver for Gavin Cromwwell so could emerge as the chief threat ahead of the handily-weighted She's Smart.

Slight preference is for LADY DAAR. She may be better suited by 5f than Emerlad Harmony who has finished in front of her in maidens


18:03 Newmarket Stakes (Class 4) 7f - 6 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) Biniorella Bay (10/11 -10%)
Biniorella Bay

10/11(-10%)
(1) Biniorella Bay 10/11, New Bay filly who showed promise when second of 12 in maiden at Lingfield (7f, good to firm, 12/1) on debut just over 3 weeks ago. Had the reopposing Wathbah a few places behind and every chance she will go one better.
Inclined to over-race and looked green on her debut; will have learned plenty from that.
(6) Wathbah (10/3 -11%)
Wathbah

10/3(-11%)
(6) Wathbah 10/3, Night of Thunder filly who was held back by inexperience but came through late and shaped with promise when fifth of 12 in maiden at Lingfield (7f, good to firm, 17/2) on debut just over 3 weeks ago. Capable of better.
Shaped nicely after a slow start behind Biniorella Bay three weeks ago; respected.
(2) Bintabuha (15/2 +6%)
Bintabuha

15/2(+6%)
(2) Bintabuha 15/2, Foaled March 11. 140,000 gns yearling, Ghaiyyath filly. Closely related to useful 1½m-1¾m winner Garden Paradise and half-sister to useful winner up to 1½m Mighty River. Dam once-raced sister to very smart French stayer Coastal Path.
140,000gns yearling; yard a poor 1-46 with 2yos on turf the past five years; market useful.
(3) Lockwood (14/1 +58%)
Lockwood

14/1(+58%)
(3) Lockwood 14/1, Cable Bay filly who was never involved when seventh of 11 in maiden at Chelmsford City (6f) on debut just over 2 weeks ago. She's probably one for later on.
Trainer enjoyed most success with older horses thus far; needs to improve on her AW debut.
(5) Theatrically (14/1 -180%)
Theatrically

14/1(-180%)
(5) Theatrically 14/1, Has shown fair form in a couple of her 4 starts and can have her latest effort excused when finishing down the field in a listed race at Vichy (5f, soft), her rider seemingly mistaking the winning post. Upped in trip and can put her experience to good use back in novice company.
On the go early and is looking exposed now; goes beyond 5f for the first time.
(4) Mystical Queen (33/1 -106%)
Mystical Queen

33/1(-106%)
(4) Mystical Queen 33/1, Foaled May 7. Ribchester filly. Half-sister to smart 9f-11f winner Majestic Dawn and useful winner up to 6f Rousing Encore. Dam unraced. Worth a market check on debut.
Only turned two a month ago; stable has struggled so far this year, including with 2yos.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

18:03 Newmarket Stakes (Class 4) 7f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Biniorella Bay and WATHBAH have met before, with Tom Clover's youngster faring best when runner-up at Lingfield. While there are undoubtedly races in her, the suspicion is that her Archie Watson-trained rival has the more scope for improvement because she also ran green when fifth on that introduction and might derive a little bit extra benefit from it. Bintabuha is one of the first progeny of Ghaiyyath to hit the track and this 140,000gns yearling commands attention on debut.

A tricky opener to solve despite the small field but the vote goes to BINIORELLA BAY, who found just one too strong on debut at Lingfield recently and is entitled to build on that initial effort. Wathbah was a few places behind the selection that day and she may emerge as the main danger ahead of Theatrically, who has experience on her side and could improve for this step up in trip.

Both Biniorella Bay and WATHBAH needed the experience on debut and preference for the Watson filly is only marginal.


18:15 Royal Ascot Handicap (Class 2) 5f - 28 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(13) Shagraan (11/2 +66%)
Shagraan

11/2(+66%)
(13) Shagraan 11/2, Won 6f Windsor novice in good style last year. Found out in better company later in 2023 but having changed hands for 125,000 gns, looked an unlucky loser on Sandown return. Ran to a similar level on the figures at Newmarket a month later and capable of getting involved back at 5f.
Two promising handicap runs for new yard; the return to 5f looks a good move; e-w shout.
(6) Jubilee Walk (6/1 +25%)
Jubilee Walk

6/1(+25%)
(6) Jubilee Walk 6/1, Improving in leaps and bounds and completed the hat-trick in 17-runner handicap at York (good) 5 weeks ago by 1¼ lengths from Vantheman, unsurprisingly seeing out the drop to 5f thoroughly. That wasn't far off a smart performance, so he's one for the shortlist.
Won last three; May's York success was striking; up 7lb but doubt he's reached his ceiling.
(27) Vantheman (17/2 +39%)
Vantheman

17/2(+39%)
(27) Vantheman 17/2, Ayr maiden winner last year but has been a revelation since being switched to handicaps/dropped to 5f this season, making a winning return at Newcastle before finding just one too strong in a 17-runner event at York (good) 5 weeks ago. Looks tailor made for this so warrants considerable respect.
Thrashed the other high-drawn runners when second to Jubilee Walk at York; 5lb better off.
(21) Dorney Lake (9/1 +18%)
Dorney Lake

9/1(+18%)
(21) Dorney Lake 9/1, Improved a chunk from debut after 9 months off (had breathing operation) when getting off the mark at Yarmouth last month and completed a simple task despite taking quite a grip when following up at Lingfield (6f, good to firm) just over 3 weeks ago. Very interesting runner now handicapping.
2-2 since a wind op (both 6f); has the speed for 5f and brings untapped potential.
(15) Mukaafah (11/1 +21%)
Mukaafah

11/1(+21%)
(15) Mukaafah 11/1, Blitzed his rivals from the front at Kempton in November and emphatically left his disappointing reappearance well behind to making a winning start in handicap company at Doncaster (6f, firm) just under 5 weeks ago, looking the sort that can climb the ranks quickly. One to follow.
Both defeats excusable and looked a class act in his two wins; 5f could suit even better.
(20) Dyrholaey (12/1 -20%)
Dyrholaey

12/1(-20%)
(20) Dyrholaey 12/1, City Light colt who is 3-3 in maiden/novice company, well placed dropped to the minimum trip when dipping deep to score at Newcastle in April. Makes handicap/turf debut and looks one to keep a close eye on for powerful connections.
3-3 on AW & showed fine attitude at Newcastle in April; turf debut; yard won this in 2023.
(2) Sommelier (12/1 +14%)
Sommelier

12/1(+14%)
(2) Sommelier 12/1, Progressive sort who won 2 of his 3 starts in novice/maiden company on AW last year and found further progress making handicap debut runner-up at Newcastle on New Year's Day. Disappointed there next time, but back on song when second on turf debut in listed company at York. Plenty to like.
Two impressive AW wins in November; chased home Big Evs at York; this stiffer 5f can suit.
(3) Woodhay Wonder (16/1 +0%)
Woodhay Wonder

16/1(+0%)
(3) Woodhay Wonder 16/1, Made it 2-2 this year with a career best in 7-runner handicap at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) 33 days ago by neck from Completely Random. Up 5 lb but she's weighted to go close once more in her bid to land a five-timer.
5-6 on turf; two game efforts at Newmarket this year; drops to 5f but not short of speed.
(25) Billy Webster (18/1 +55%)
Billy Webster

18/1(+55%)
(25) Billy Webster 18/1, Posted a useful effort when making it 3 wins from first 4 starts at Southwell (5f) in January. Wasn't seen to best effect back down in trip when 5¼ lengths seventh of 19 to Blue Storm at Epsom (5f, good to soft) earlier this month (hampered start and then posted deep) so may bounce back.
Has had excuses since a couple of impressive AW wins over the winter; not fully exposed.
(17) Two Tribes (22/1 -22%)
Two Tribes

22/1(-22%)
(17) Two Tribes 22/1, Displayed plenty of zip when making a winning nursery debut fitted with blinkers at Sandown last August. Has been runner-up on all 3 subsequent starts, taking his form up a level at Newmarket (6f, good) just under 7 weeks ago. That appeals as strong form, and he remains of interest.
Good 2nd to a smart rival on Newmarket return (6f, good); return to stiff 5f is no issue.
(14) Pilgrim (25/1 -56%)
Pilgrim

25/1(-56%)
(14) Pilgrim 25/1, Showed much improved form to blitz his rivals in 10-runner handicap at Musselburgh (5f, good) just under 3 weeks ago, making all and drawing clear from 2f out. Clearly very speedy and worth his place in this better company.
Bolted up at Musselburgh but 4lb worse off with Jubilee Walk who beat him easily at York.
(12) Blue Storm (28/1 -100%)
Blue Storm

28/1(-100%)
(12) Blue Storm 28/1, Bright start for new yard, successful at Southwell in December. Clearly derived plenty of benefit from his reappearance fourth at Chester and found a chunk of improvement to record a third career success at Epsom (5f, good to soft) just under 3 weeks ago. Should go well again.
Improving sprinter but this is a different test to Epsom; unraced on faster than good.
(11) Tazara (33/1 -50%)
Tazara

33/1(-50%)
(11) Tazara 33/1, Fairly useful form in France, winning 8-runner maiden at Deauville (6f, heavy) on reappearance. Ran a cracker on her first start outside her native country when second of 11 to Pandora's Gift in listed race at Chelmsford (6f) just over 7 weeks ago and now goes handicapping with a hood on.
Good 2nd in AW Listed race latest; new trip and ground today; this mark is no gift either.
(1) Toca Madera (33/1 +18%)
Toca Madera

33/1(+18%)
(1) Toca Madera 33/1, Confirmed debut promise when scoring at Bath 12 months ago and ended his 2-y-o campaign with a couple of third-placed efforts in Group 2 company. Handicapper taken no chances with his opening mark, so another chunk of improvement needed.
Ended 2yo season with two 3rds in Group 2 events; tough task on return from 323 days off.
(18) Mon Na Slieve (33/1 +34%)
Mon Na Slieve

33/1(+34%)
(18) Mon Na Slieve 33/1, Didn't really progress in pattern/listed company after winning a novice on debut at the Dante meeting last year and it was a similar story on his return, essentially not up to the task in a listed race at York (5f, good) just over 5 weeks ago. Big outsider on handicap bow.
Highly tried after his debut win at York and has come up short; yard also runs Vantheman.
(22) Hedge Fund (33/1 +34%)
Hedge Fund

33/1(+34%)
(22) Hedge Fund 33/1, Straightforward sprinter who was gelded during the winter and has seemingly improved for it judged on his solid placed efforts at Bath and Sandown (both at 5f on heavy/good respectively) in April. Needs to shrug off a lesser effort at York (5f, good) subsequently, however.
Two good runs to kick off 3yo campaign but flopped at York & others have far more upside.
(16) Scorchio (50/1 -150%)
Scorchio

50/1(-150%)
(16) Scorchio 50/1, Was returning from 5 months off and without the usual headgear, resumed progress returned to turf/handicap company at Cork (5f, good to soft) by length from Kendall Roy last month (now successful on 3 of her last 4 starts in such events). Respected having her first start on these shores.
Huge improver in her last five starts; may do better but this race will demand it.
(19) Airman (50/1 -127%)
Airman

50/1(-127%)
(19) Airman 50/1, Successful sole 2-y-o start and, despite still looking green, he made it 2-2 on return in a Hamilton novice (5f, good to soft), conceding 11 lb to the runner-up. Lost unbeaten record up in grade when last of 7 in Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock (6f, good to soft) and now goes handicapping.
Won first two starts before coming up short in a Group 2; July Cup entrant; fast ground ?.
(10) Matters Most (50/1 -100%)
Matters Most

50/1(-100%)
(10) Matters Most 50/1, Dual winner at 2 yrs but ended that campaign with a couple of poor efforts in the mud. Ran his best race returning from 7 months off (gelded in the interim) when second of 7 in handicap at Windsor (6f, good to firm) earlier this month and every chance he can build on that.
Promising return at Windsor 18 days ago; quick enough for 5f and he's still progressing.
(4) Got To Love A Grey (50/1 -25%)
Got To Love A Grey

50/1(-25%)
(4) Got To Love A Grey 50/1, Dark Angel filly who returned with a 5.5f win in Listed event at Chantilly in March. Not quite at that level in pattern company on her next couple of starts but back on track when 3¾ lengths fourth of 6 to Electric Storm in listed race at Haydock (6f, soft) 4 weeks ago. Makes handicap bow.
Two Listed wins (good to firm and heavy) to her name; others look better handicapped.
(7) Majestic Beauty (66/1 -230%)
Majestic Beauty

66/1(-230%)
(7) Majestic Beauty 66/1, Dual winner as a juvenile and stepped up on reappearance/yard debut making handicap bow when ½-length second of 11 to Kendall Roy at the Curragh (5f, good to firm) 16 days ago. Another step forward needed but that's not beyond the realms of possibility.
Went clear with Kendall Roy when second at the Curragh 16 days ago; this is tougher up 4lb.
(8) Dark Vintage (66/1 -200%)
Dark Vintage

66/1(-200%)
(8) Dark Vintage 66/1, Fairly useful winner in America who, back in headgear, stepped up on his reappearance run when 2¾ lengths third of 7 to Big Evs in listed race at York (5f, good) just over 5 weeks ago. He looks ready for a try at 6f, so others make more appeal this time.
Fair third in Listed event at York latest; stiffer 5f and faster ground likely to suit.
(28) Markakol (66/1 -164%)
Markakol

66/1(-164%)
(28) Markakol 66/1, Left debut form well behind fitted with a hood when scoring at Newcastle last July. Highly tried after but back down in grade, did plenty wrong with the hood back on when runner-up at that same course when last seen in October. Others looks more appealing on handicap debut.
Highly tried after an AW novice win last summer; gelded since last seen; absent 252 days.
(9) Brave Empire (66/1 -100%)
Brave Empire

66/1(-100%)
(9) Brave Empire 66/1, Made it 3 wins from his first 5 starts when holding on by a head in a blanket finish at Lingfield in February. Not seen to best effect from a wide draw back there (6f, AW) a month later and hasn't been seen since. Would be folly to discount back on turf.
Three 6f wins to his name but beaten in two of his three handicaps and more to prove at 5f.
(24) Thunder Blue (80/1 -21%)
Thunder Blue

80/1(-21%)
(24) Thunder Blue 80/1, Had a busy first year scoring second time up at Goodwood but struggled to get competitive in a couple of starts at Meydan earlier this year (latterly on dirt). Makes handicap debut starting out for a new yard (sold for 110,000 gns and has been gelded).
Highly tried after his novice win last June; sold 110,000gns last month; others stronger.
(23) No Half Measures (100/1 -355%)
No Half Measures

100/1(-355%)
(23) No Half Measures 100/1, Completed her hat-trick in 4-runner handicap at Goodwood last month and while she couldn't continue her run-to-run progression, she ran at least respectably when 1¾ lengths fifth of 7 to Adaay In Devon in listed race at Sandown (5f, good to soft) 6 days ago. Returns to handicap company.
Improving; has to prove herself on fast ground; can win more races but maybe not this one.
(26) Moswaat (100/1 -52%)
Moswaat

100/1(-52%)
(26) Moswaat 100/1, Scored second time up at 2 yrs and left disappointing reappearance behind when fifth of 7 in handicap at Windsor (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago. This demands plenty more, but it remains early days and it's interesting to see Colin Keane booked.
6f win on soft last year; unplaced in two handicaps this year and career best is required.
(5) Symbology (125/1 -89%)
Symbology

125/1(-89%)
(5) Symbology 125/1, Useful juvenile but both efforts at listed level this year leave a bit to be desired. Now heads into handicaps with something to prove.
Group 2 placed as a 2yo; has not shone in two Listed runs this year; plenty to prove.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

18:15 Royal Ascot Handicap (Class 2) 5f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 2 race.

Although this is just the fifth renewal of this 5f contest for three-year-olds, it is interesting to note that the top six in the weights have yet to make the frame in the past four years. This is a stat that the well-fancied Jubilee Walk must overcome, but James Ferguson's gelding still warrants respect having completed a hat-trick at York last month. However, it may pay to side with a less-exposed rival in DORNEY LAKE. The Ardad colt has impressed on both victories to date this season and an opening handicap mark of 90 may underestimate his ability. The unbeaten Dyrholaey is also open to more improvement than most and arrives here on the back of a gutsy victory at Newcastle. The Archie Watson-trained colt is feared most, while Epsom Dash scorer Blue Storm and Vantheman are just two others to consider in a wide-open finale.

The biggest field yet of this competitive 3-y-o handicap and the suggestion is MUKAAFAH, who left his disappointing reappearance behind in no uncertain terms at Doncaster last month and Kevin Philippart de Foy's colt looks the sort that can climb the ranks quickly. Dorney Lake looks a serious threat now handicapping, so he heads up the opposition, with Vantheman, Pilgrim, Jubilee Walk and Dyrholaey all seemingly having plenty going for them, too.

Mukaafah, Vantheman and JUBILEE WALK (nap) appeal most. The latter created a big impression with a power-packed finish at York.


18:20 Goodwood Handicap (Class 4) 12f - 8 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(1) Cool Legend (9/4 +36%)
Cool Legend

9/4(+36%)
(1) Cool Legend 9/4, AW maiden winner in December. Hasn't taken a step forward in handicaps this summer but he has contested strong events at the York Dante and Epsom Dante meetings. Big player with his sights lowered slightly.
Out of the frame in two turf handicaps, but respected back up in trip and down in class.
(3) Pure Of Heart (5/2 +29%)
Pure Of Heart

5/2(+29%)
(3) Pure Of Heart 5/2, Thrice-raced maiden. Improved when second of 10 in maiden (13/2) at Lingfield (1½m, AW) 20 days ago. Will need to improve again to defy what isn't an obviously generous opening handicap mark.
Has shown ability in three starts; open to further progress now handicapping.
(4) Road To Wembley (4/1 +0%)
Road To Wembley

4/1(+0%)
(4) Road To Wembley 4/1, Big improver when winning over 1½m at Wolverhampton and 1¼m at Lingfield in first 2 handicaps. May well have found a third outing in quick succession to much when only third at Southwell (11f) in April and can resume his progression after a break.
Failed in hat-trick bid at Southwell in April and makes his turf debut up another 4lb.
(2) Nini Star (9/2 -13%)
Nini Star

9/2(-13%)
(2) Nini Star 9/2, Fair form, first run for David Menuisier when third of 10 in 1¼m course handicap 4 weeks ago. Needs to build on that now stepping up to 1½m.
Third on stable debut here last month; should stay and not dismissed on handicap debut.
(6) Calvert (7/1 +42%)
Calvert

7/1(+42%)
(6) Calvert 7/1, Won 1¼m Bath novice last autumn but could only manage a remote fourth on 1½m Leicester handicap debut/reappearance. Needs to leave that well behind.
Bath novice winner last autumn, but beaten a long way on return; needs to step up quickly.
(7) Belcamo (12/1 -100%)
Belcamo

12/1(-100%)
(7) Belcamo 12/1, Fair maiden. Fourth of 7 in maiden (6/1) at Catterick (1½m, soft) 29 days ago, not clear run. Makes handicap debut.
In the frame in five of six starts; stable done well in this race lately; handicap debut.
(5) Clockwatcher (16/1 -33%)
Clockwatcher

16/1(-33%)
(5) Clockwatcher 16/1, Fair maiden. 5/1 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, fifth of 7 in handicap at Kempton (1½m) 51 days ago.
Twice very disappointing since going close on Kempton AW; plenty to prove.
(8) Lord Chamberlain (33/1 -136%)
Lord Chamberlain

33/1(-136%)
(8) Lord Chamberlain 33/1, Promise in his qualifying runs and possible improver now handicapping over a longer trip.
Needs to resume his progress up in trip on handicap debut.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

18:20 Goodwood Handicap (Class 4) 12f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 4 race.

Road To Wembley was thwarted in his hat-trick bid when third at Southwell last time out. Richard Hughes' inmate is also a further 4lb higher in the ratings and he may prove vulnerable once more. With that in mind, it could be worth taking a punt on the downgraded COOL LEGEND, who will appreciate a return to this distance, more so in these calmer waters. Handicap debutant Pure Of Heart arrives here on a fair mark and she also enters calculations.

ROAD TO WEMBLEY has been freshened up since losing his unbeaten handicap record at Southwell in April and is taken to resume his progression. Cool Legend should find this a little easier than the handicaps he's contested at the York Dante and Epsom Derby meetings and is second choice ahead of David Simcock handicap newcomer Lord Chamberlain.

The vote goes to COOL LEGEND whose sixth of 12 in a 0-100 contest at Epsom on Derby Day was probably better than it looked.


18:30 Down Royal Handicap 5f - 13 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Speed Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(2) Keke (3/1 -33%)
Keke

3/1(-33%)
(2) Keke 3/1, 1 win from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 16-runner handicap at Navan (5f, good, 13/8) 13 days ago by ½ length from Eruptionly. Likely has more to offer. Leading claims.
Beat Eruption at Navan two weeks ago; 6lb rise looks fair and should go close once more.
(6) Eruption (9/2 +31%)
Eruption

9/2(+31%)
(6) Eruption 9/2, Latest win at Sligo in May. 7/2, good second of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 7 days ago, clear of rest. Should go well again.
Up 14lb since the start of the season but likely to be a contender once more.
(1) Bold Optimist (6/1 -9%)
Bold Optimist

6/1(-9%)
(1) Bold Optimist 6/1, 1 win from 3 runs this year. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap at Cork (5f, good, 11/2) 7 days ago. Should remain competitive up 6 lb.
Won a Cork handicap over five a week ago; up 6lb for that but unlikely to be far away.
(3) Rathbranchurch (8/1 +20%)
Rathbranchurch

8/1(+20%)
(3) Rathbranchurch 8/1, One win from 26 Flat runs. 11/4, fifth of 6 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 7 days ago.
Could be interesting over this fast five but others look more likely.
(8) Realtin Fantasy (9/1 +10%)
Realtin Fantasy

9/1(+10%)
(8) Realtin Fantasy 9/1, 20/1, good ½-length third of 16 to Keke in handicap at Navan (5f, good) 13 days ago.
Will be well suited by this faster five and no surprise if she went very close.
(7) Cuban Grey (11/1 -100%)
Cuban Grey

11/1(-100%)
(7) Cuban Grey 11/1, Latest win at Tipperary in May. 11/2, creditable length fourth of 16 to Keke in handicap at Navan (5f, good) 13 days ago. Tongue strap back on. Merits consideration.
Challenge faded late when a close fourth to Keke and Eruption at Navan; should go well.
(9) Marble Angel (14/1 -155%)
Marble Angel

14/1(-155%)
(9) Marble Angel 14/1, Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable 1¾ lengths sixth of 16 to Keke in handicap (18/1) at Navan (5f, good) 13 days ago. Can make presence felt.
Good run at Navan; could improve over an extra furlong but well worth another go over five.
(11) Spirit Of Eagles (14/1 +13%)
Spirit Of Eagles

14/1(+13%)
(11) Spirit Of Eagles 14/1, C&D winner. Third of 18 in handicap (33/1) at Fairyhouse (6.1f, good to soft) 22 days ago, running on. Uphill task.
Down another 1lb and a case can be made but one or two others look more likely.
(5) Tamazu (16/1 -14%)
Tamazu

16/1(-14%)
(5) Tamazu 16/1, Eleven runs since last win in 2022. Visored for 1st time, below form fourth of 10 in handicap at Dundalk (5f, 25/1). Off 6 months.
Decent fourth in a Dundalk handicap in December when last seen but others preferred.
(10) Havana Notion (16/1 +11%)
Havana Notion

16/1(+11%)
(10) Havana Notion 16/1, 17/2, below form seventh of 17 in handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good) 7 days ago.
Dual winner and while he has a chance at his best, others have more convincing claims.
(12) Astral Beat (33/1 +34%)
Astral Beat

33/1(+34%)
(12) Astral Beat 33/1, One win from 21 Flat runs. Fifteen runs since last win in 2022. Visored for 1st time, last of 12 in handicap at Dundalk (5f, 40/1). Off 91 days. Tongue strap back on.
Winner in Britain but little form to speak of in Ireland; makes little appeal; 6lb wrong.
(13) Coco Hill (66/1 -164%)
Coco Hill

66/1(-164%)
(13) Coco Hill 66/1, Sixteen runs since last win in 2022. 40/1, 9 lengths fifteenth of 16 to Keke in handicap at Navan (5f, good) 13 days ago. Plenty to find on form. RESERVE.
Reserve; two-time winning juvenile in Britain but mainly poor performer these days.
(4) Fly To Glory (80/1 -100%)
Fly To Glory

80/1(-100%)
(4) Fly To Glory 80/1, Sixth of 14 in handicap at Listowel (6.3f, good to soft, 66/1). Off 12 months. Down in trip.
Not seen since mid-division in a 61/2f Listowel handicap a year ago; best watched.
LTO Selection:hiden content, hiden content, hiden content, hiden content

18:30 Down Royal Handicap 5f Race Speed Rating Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's race.

Keke had a few of these in behind when winning over this trip at Navan 13 days ago, including ERUPTION, who can turn the tables on her old rival back at this venue with faster ground forecast. The selection was only a half-length behind in second at the line that day and, off the same terms, there are solid foundations to expect another bold showing with conditions to suit. Rathbranchurch and Tamazu are a couple of others with solid each-way appeal.

KEKE had a bit up his sleeve when seeing off Eruption at Navan 13 days ago and can defy a 6 lb rise in his mark under Billy Lee. Matthew Smith's charge may give him most to do again, ahead of Cuban Grey and Marble Angel.

Navan third REALTIN FANTASY came right back to form that day and over this faster five she is likely to be even more effective


18:35 Newmarket Handicap (Class 5) 8f - 9 Run Class & Speed Card

Info Form Odds Key Rating Ability Rating Horse Pace Prediction A.I Rating Movement Class Runs LTO Speed Top Speed WSR TF Rating Course Going Distance Timespeed OR Tips Win % Place % Betfair Place % Weight Runs Age Comments
(5) Global Asset (15/8 +0%)
Global Asset

15/8(+0%)
(5) Global Asset 15/8, Progressive sort who resumed from 6 months off/gelding operation with an excellent second of 11 in handicap (15/8) at Windsor (8.1f, good to firm) 39 days ago. Big shout.
Subsequent dual winner behind when going close off 3lb lower on his comeback; shortlisted.
(3) Berkshire Nugget (7/2 +22%)
Berkshire Nugget

7/2(+22%)
(3) Berkshire Nugget 7/2, Fair maiden who comes here on the back of a solid third of 7 in maiden at Goodwood (8f, soft) 48 days ago. Not taken lightly back in handicap company.
Four straight defeats at 2-1 or shorter and there can only be so many excuses.
(8) Great Chieftain (4/1 +0%)
Great Chieftain

4/1(+0%)
(8) Great Chieftain 4/1, Gelded and cheekpieces on for 1st time when a very good second of 10 in handicap at Nottingham (8.3f, good) 31 days ago. Blinkers refitted and in the picture once more.
Bumped into one at Nottingham last time; should go well if settling better tonight.
(6) Kindest Nation (8/1 +20%)
Kindest Nation

8/1(+20%)
(6) Kindest Nation 8/1, Scored at Southwell in March but only eighth of 11 in handicap at Haydock (7.2f, good to firm) 13 days ago. Needs to get back on track.
Hasn't kicked on from her Tapeta maiden win in the spring; bit to prove now.
(4) Sheila's Paradise (10/1 -43%)
Sheila's Paradise

10/1(-43%)
(4) Sheila's Paradise 10/1, Has shown some fair form in a trio of maidens, fourth of 11 at Chepstow (7.1f, good) 21 days ago, running on. Much respected back up in trip for his handicap debut.
Shown enough to suggest he can feature off this sort of mark now handicapping back at 1m.
(1) Marmaduke Lemon (11/1 -120%)
Marmaduke Lemon

11/1(-120%)
(1) Marmaduke Lemon 11/1, Fair maiden who wasn't ideally placed when sixth of 12 in minor event (10/3) at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 94 days ago. Makes turf/handicap debut now and can't be discounted.
No certainty the step up to a stiff 1m will suit on his turf debut; watch the market.
(7) Ihopeyoulike (16/1 +36%)
Ihopeyoulike

16/1(+36%)
(7) Ihopeyoulike 16/1, Modest maiden. Tongue strap/cheekpieces on for 1st time when last of 12 in nursery at Newbury (7f, good to firm) 9 months ago. Needs to hit the ground running on his return.
Over-raced in front in first-time headgear when last seen ten months ago; watch the market.
(2) Never Fear (25/1 -56%)
Never Fear

25/1(-56%)
(2) Never Fear 25/1, Won 3 times on all-weather last year, with latest success at Newcastle in December. Yet to fire in three runs this term though so needs to get back on track with cheekpieces added.
Three turf efforts have been ordinary (3-4 on Tapeta last year); hard to recommend.
(9) Stratocracy (25/1 +38%)
Stratocracy

25/1(+38%)
(9) Stratocracy 25/1, A fair juvenile maiden for Richard Hannon but below that form in three outings for his current yard. Mark is falling but he has a bit to prove.
Failed to finish placed in seven starts after three ordinary runs for this yard latterly.
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18:35 Newmarket Handicap (Class 5) 8f Race Class Flow

The chart reads from right to left to today's class 5 race.

GLOBAL ASSET was fancied to build on a narrow handicap-debut defeat at Windsor, only to spread a plate at the start at Newbury last week. Rerouted here, he can confirm that comeback promise, although Berkshire Nugget won't make it easy for him, for all that he has been a bit costly to follow. Great Chieftain got closest to a subsequent winner at Nottingham, while Marmaduke Le