WISSAHICKON (best price 15-8) is the class horse in the race and will take a beating from the opener at York. As it reads zaaki’s form isn’t as good, I wouldn’t read much into the beating that is four-year-old Barney Roy if the Charlie Appleby horse returned to the trail. Wissahickon didn’t pick up last time out in Lingfield, and in the end was pleased to complete a long way behind the winner. He’ll benefit from being rested and usually goes well fresh.
BEAT LE BON (best price 5-1) is two from 2 at Goodwood, and also in my own eyes has a breaking opportunity to finish the hat-trick. The three year old has won his last few races, which included a one length win over Value Of Kent, who conducted so well previously in the holiday season. He didn’t get the easiest of rides in the last ditch at Goodwood, but nevertheless won with comparative ease.
FIRST IN LINE (best cost 7-2) made a enormous impression when ruining the field at Doncaster, this will be a more demanding race for John Gosden’s three-year-old but he’s very likely to relish the step up in trip. Whilst First In Line is the most possible winner, I am not having LARIAT (best cost 33-1) because the rank outsider. This season has been banging, and finished in behind some types. Private Secretary conquer on him and went on to win at Goodwood. Sir Ron Priestley has won twice on the bounce , and beat on him. Durston beat him, who subsequently followed it up with an extremely close second. It will be interesting to see just how he glanced over the space, but 33/1 with four places looks enormous.
VIVIDLY (best price 15-2) wasn’t fancied at all when winning last time out, and was tipped by me at a significantly shorter cost. However, a few stunned by winning a race that was decent. This win was off the back of a spot on debut, losing to the remarkable Sharp. African Swift finished fourth when Vividly acquired, and put in a performance on Friday. Charles Hills’ horse ought to return to a lot after that triumph.
LAURENS (best cost 11-4) was again back for her best when winning over in France, a triumph which quietened doubters following that disappointing excursion at Ascot. The win at Deauville was her sixth at the highest level. The one I’d keep an eye on is Sir Dancealot on this floor, although there is not too much for her to beat here Cape Byron is a danger.
RAHEEN HOUSE (best price 8-1) seems to delight in the more competitive races with loads of runners, instead of the tiny fields he’s been competing inside. William Haggas is in good form, because moving into his lawn, both arriving over course and distance along with his five-year-old has ended third and second.
Another which I think seems a cracking each-way wager is KELLY’S DINO (greatest cost 25-1 / 8 places). The six-year-old is at the top of the game following a narrow win against Corelli, who ran at York on Friday. You’d be quite shocked to locate if you take a look at a few of the horses who have completed in behind Kelly’s Dino. The favourite King’s Advice was pushed all of the way by Outbox last time out, the identical horse who Kelly’s Dino readily put away (over 1m 4f).
DOUBLE In Line & Laurens @ 15.8/1