Selected Ascot- good to firm ground on this stiff track
2.15 We usually see the juveniles of American trainer Wesley T Ward at Royal Ascot, where he’s had plenty of success, but he runs Lady Pauline, who is 1 from 1 and has the typical profile of sprinters from this stable. She’s 2/7, so is a no bet, but I’m sure to be watching .
2.50 A winnable Class 3 event for 3yo fillies and the highest rated, by some way is Model Guest, who remains a maiden after 6 tries, but always runs her race and looks a most lively longshot.
½ pt ew Model Guest @ 20/1
3.25 A group 3 for stayers and while both Danehill Kodiac and Dee ExBee have strong claims at the weights, the longer trip is a concern. Weekender has no issues with the trip and has clear claims but I’m chancing Raymond Tusk, who always takes on hot company and gives the impression this longer trip will suit. The likeable mare Verdana blue comes here on the back of a demolition job in the Scottish Champion Hurdle , but her flat form leaves her with plenty to find.
¼ pt ew Raymond Tusk @ 12/1
3.55 Calyx was 2 from 2 last year , including a fast ground Group 2 win over C&D , and looks sure to be of interest to professional punters at 8/13, but happy to watch.
4.25 PREMIUM RACE
5.35 Letsbe Avenue could well get the run of the race from the front and is on his last winning mark which came on quick ground at Salisbury, so should be fine over C&D. His comeback spin was a good effort, but I’m splitting my stake with the consistent but luckless Ambient, who looks the type to appreciate this Cavalry Charge.
¼ pt ew each Letsbeavenue @11/1 Ambient @ 28/1- why not a small rev fc
Selected Ponty- good to form on this undulating, galloping and very stiff track
3.00 Desert Icon is a warm order after a satisfactory debut run with this longer trip likely to help, but I’m chancing Mark Johnston’s Stone Cougar, who runs for a high profile owner and his horses often improve significantly on their debut spins. This one’s debut effort was pretty modest, but was running on very well at the end and is bred for this stamina test.
¼ pt ew Stone Cougar @ 20/1
3.35 The consistent Ideal Candy is well drawn for a front runner and in a winnable race, could make every post a winning post.
1/ 2pt win Ideal Candy @ 10/3
4.10 Casement did very well winning over C&d from the worst of the draw and despite the 5 pound penalty, this is not deep and could double up.
½ pt win Casement @ 11/4
4.45 A tricky small field sprint and preference is for C&d specialist Mr Orange ,after a recent Ok comeback spin.
¼ pt win MR Orange @ 7/2
5.50 I was very much with Foxtrot knight over C&d and similar ground last time, but he ran a flat one. Off the same mark, have to try again.
¼ pt win Foxtrot knight @ 9/2
Punchestown – good to soft on this undulating and galloping track
3.40 English raider Musical Slave is very interesting as he’s won his last 2 without breaking sweat. He’s up in trip and in the weights, but from a good stable, could be ahead of the game.
¼ pt win Musical Slave @ 5/1
4.20 PREMIUM RACE
4.55 Elimay has run well in both of her starts for Willie Mullins, both times in hot races and looks an ew bet for nothing in a winnable contest.
½ pt ew Elimay @ 5/1
5.30 the lightly raced Minella indo sprung the shock of the Cheltenham Festival, but there was no fluke about the win in the Albert Bartlett, where he had a few of these behind, the closest being Commander of Fleet with Allaho a respectable distance behind and as Commander of Fleet is 2 from 2 at this track, nice bet for revenge.
½ pt win Commander Fleet @ 7/2
6.05 PREMIUM RACE
7.10 Sizing Granite bounced back to form with a big run at Cheltenham and races off a lower mark in a race he’s won before Not known for consistency but they haven’t crossed The Irish Sea for fun.
¼ pt win Sizing Granite @ 6/1
7.45 A big field for this mare’s bumper and you really can’t complain about 5/4 quotes regarding Gyspy Island, who’s looked really good and is unbeaten in bumpers.
1/2pt win Gypsy Island @ 5/4
Selected Brighton- good to firm on this undulating, sharp and tricky track..
7.25 Blessed To empress is a reliable soul who deserves more success than she’s had, but has a straight forward task over a C&d she runs well and ideal quick ground, and just to make sure SDS rides.
3/4 pt win Blessed to empress @ 6/4
7.55 A very weak finale and despite Mother of Dragons not being one for the kids’ dinner money, should be too good for these and SDS rides this one too.
¼ pt win Mother of Dragons
No Brighton placepot
Selected Bath- good to firm on this stiff yet sharp track
4.50 Whataguy ran well in all 3 starts last year and is on a fair mark on ground he handles and a C&d which should suit.
¼ pt win Whataguy @ 4/1
6.00 Bluebell time has been nudged up the weights after an improved run which came over C&d on fast turf. This not a big ask and could go one better.
¼ pt win Bluebell Time @ 6/1
7.00 Bayshore freeway ran well on his comeback race and the longer trip in his favour. This should be his night, but you wont get rich.
¾ pt win Bayshore freeway @ 4/5
No Bath placepot