Twelve runners in a class five race, with two possible front runners Joie D'Leau a three year old who is my fourth top rated and Spring Bird my second top rated so if the going is good or faster this could be a fast run race, third top rated is Windforpower who normally likes to track the leaders but top spot goes to *SEE VERMONT 7/1 and if this one can reproduce its time from Chepstow two runs ago it ought to win this but it does seem dependent on the going being good to firm or firmer
4:20 Goodwood - WOW what a brilliant looking class two race where theres only two horses that I could could fairly confidently dismiss from my calculations, its certainly going to be a race to watch and savour if the ground is good or firmer. Of the fifteen runners both Humidor and B Fifty Two could lead but are not quite what I call natural front runners but there is two front runners Berne Me Baby who is having its first race in this country and Boom The Groom but none of those four are in my top six ratings, if there's a draw bias its usually in favour of the low stall numbers, I've got joint third top ratings with Lady Gibraltar from stall four and Noble Asset in stall six, second top rated is Sandfrankskipsgo in stall seven and my top rated is *NOCTURN 16/1 who needs good to firm or firmer going to show its best and should be an each way bet at the price, housed in stall three, so they are all well berthed if the bias is low, stakes should be kept low just because of the number of runners and the quality of those runners, if the going isn't on the firm side then I will probably have no bet and just sit and savour.
5:10 Wolverhampton - Not a great race even for a class five affair there are nine runners, Electric Qatar can lead if needs be and also can the three year old Classic Image which could have some improvement still to come and could be potentially a hidden danger, Bapakbangsawan is my third top rated and this one is better over a slower surface, which shows just how bad most of these actually are, second top is GIVE US A BELLE 8/1 and if this one gets to the front it could be hard to catch but its got to do it from the widest draw but it wouldn't be impossible against these, my top rating goes to BILASH 33/1 who is a hold up type but has been woefully out of form lately but as with so many at this level they are capable of springing back to form without any warning, so maybe backing both is whats called for to hopefully show a profit whichever one does the business.
* No bet - soft ground
Give Us A Belle 8/1 2nd
Bilash 25/1 7th