1.10pm – Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions Stakes (1m2f)
A no bet race. It’s great to see Logician back on the track and it should be a straightforward reappearance.
1.40pm – British Stallion Studs EBF “Carrie Red” Fillies’ Nursery Handicap (6f)
A tough nursery where I’m going for (on paper) the best horse in the race. Spright made a promising debut before running out an effortless winner at York next time. The drop to 5f didn’t suit her at Goodwood then she won again with a bit in hand at Chester. She’s a big filly and this extra half furlong will only help her. Others in here could prove to be better handicapped, but she’s got experience and class on her side.
2.10pm – bet365 May Hill Stakes (Group 2) (1m)
Plenty of potential in here, with the unbeaten pair Zabeel Queen and Indigo Girl heading the betting. Another who could be anything is Lilac Road, and she’s a much bigger price. A modest debut preceded a brilliant course and distance victory, where she broke the two year old track record. Therefore, she clearly has plenty of ability. An odds on shot was her nearest pursuer that day, with the pair 10 lengths clear of the rest. So comparing her price to the two at the top of the market, she looks a good play.
2.40pm – Weatherbys Racing Bank £200,000 2-Y-O Stakes (6f)
Yazaman and Imperial Force bring a good level of form into this, having both been placed in group company. But they could be vulnerable at this stage of the season and Kevin Ryan’s Digital can take their scalps. Consistently second in his first three runs, he finally got his head in front last time. He beat a good yardstick that day and his form prior to that has been working out well. He receives weight from the majority of his rivals and could find the step up to 6f bringing out improvement.
3.15pm – bet365 Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (Group 2)
Three year olds have really struggled in this contest recently, with no wins from countless runners in the past four years. So I’m taking a chance that this trip will bring out the best in Vivionn. Second on both starts over 1m4f, she’s a sister to Isploni who is a dual Group 3 winner over 1m6f. Staying on well in Listed company last time, she shaped as though ready for this extra distance.
3.45pm – Price Promise At bet365 Handicap (7f)
Jumaira Bay’s handicap form is absolutely rock solid. Runner up to a massive fellow improver at the start of the season before an unlucky third where he had to wait for a clear run. Second to Brunch at York, that horse came out and beat a number of these next time. Jumaira Bay is the obvious choice, but in this case, his claims are simply too good to ignore.
4.15pm – Jaguar Land Rover Doncaster JCT600 Handicap (6f)
Fresh gave a really promising rival a fright before winning with a bit to spare on handicap debut. It’d be surprising if he didn’t have more to offer, but this is a very different test to what he’s faced so far, and he’s a skinny price in the circumstances.
Breanski has been running really well this year and him dropping to 6f is interesting. Not beaten far at Redcar and Newmarket, he then showed plenty of pace, arguably too much for the distance, at Beverley over 7f. He was the only horse in the front rank to hold his position late on. I’m hoping he has enough speed for this trip as he’s on a winning mark and is a dual course winner.