Seventeen runners always makes a race quite hard especially at this high class of race, there are six of the field that have been known to lead before so it could be a fast run race, Silvanus is my third top rated but second top is LEXINGTON PLACE 12/1 who is only two pounds below the top rated but its best time was recorded over this course and distance but top spot goes to GREEN DOOR 20/1 another possible front runner so im hoping they don't burn each other out in front and one of them does enough to win at the odds I will be doing them both each way if the going is good or better.
3:45 Haydock - A Group one race so the best sprinters around are entered here, there's quite a few unexposed three year olds, including Tiggy Wiggy who did very well last year and its my joint second top rated but it hasn't reached those heights this season yet, its really a race to watch and savour but I might have a small bet on EASTERN IMPACT 20/1 my top rating to show the youngsters how its done or at least make the frame at the odds available.
4:15 Thirsk - Fourteen runners with four having been known to lead before but none of them are in my top four so im hoping they go fast in front to help my selections coming from behind, Orion's Bow my fourth top rated could prefer further so should be staying on, Mon Brav is third top and this one is a hold up type, I've got joint top rated with ANOTHER ROYAL 7/1 and CLUBLAND 10/1 and the latter is being ridden by a three pound claiming apprentice which would put it the three pounds clear but i'll be backing both because with horses coming from off the pace you sometimes need a bit of luck.
4:35 Ascot - What a great looking class two race with eighteen entrants and five of them have led before but four of them are not in my top six, Charles Molson is fourth top and Ninjago third top who is a hold up type of horse, ive got joint tops with YEEOOW 16/1 who did its best time last year at Hamilton but so far this year its not been near that time and its winning time at Pontefract was on the slow side, LEXIS HERO 20/1 is the other joint top rated and it has been running better than the bare figures look this year and its trainer very often goes mob handed in these type of races with three or more runners but is relying just on the one today, so i'll be doing both of the selections to show a profit whichever one does the business and once again at the odds I will do two each way bets.
5:40 Ascot - A nice class three race with thirteen runners and five that have been known to lead before and of those five it contains my fourth, Sydney Ruffdiamond and top rated horses, I've got Taajub in third spot but this one really needs it to be good to firm or even firmer to show its best, second top is Rio Ronaldo a three year old who could still improve but im hoping its not here, the top spot and possible leader is NOBLE STORM 6/1 who has been running quite consistently lately and even though this is another class three race it does seem a bit easier than the ones its been running in lately so im hoping it can get to the front and then not get caught.
No bets - Soft ground