A nice Listed class race over the minimum distance with thirteen runners and I can only see one horse that likes to lead but Grand Beauty isn't in my top six but being a three year old and if getting an uncontested lead it could be a danger but it does need to improve so I'll stick with proven form, I've got three horses as co fourth top rated but third top is Divine and second top is Milly's Gift but the top spot goes to MEDICEAN 11/2 who ran a cracking race last time it encountered good to firm going and it was at this course it finished second in a Group one race so this is a big downward step but I doubt the going will be that fast but as long as its not soft going then I think it has a decent chance at this level.
3:10 Ascot - Another very nice race but this time six furlongs but a Group three class but the biggest problem is there's no known front runner so will something or more try new tactics and attempt to win from the front or will it be a slow early pace and become a two furlong sprint at the finish, only time will tell, Ninjago is my second top rated and is a hold up type so this one might need a decent early pace to show its best but I've got EASTERN IMPACT 5/1 as my top rated and this one can be held up or track the leaders but I always back my top rated and will do so here if the going is good or better but my stake will be on the low side because of the lack of known early pace setters.
4:55 Ascot - A big field of eighteen runners in a class three race over five furlongs and there's five of them having been known to lead and of these Judge N Jury comes out best in joint fourth top position the other is Normal Equilibrium but they are only two pounds off top place which shows how tight this handicap really is, third top is Rio Ronaldo and joint top rated horses with Vimy Ridge and Newtons Law who both can be held up or track the leaders, it will need some luck for any horse in the race to have a clear passage and I will be leaving the race alone and just watch and savour it for future reference.
5:50 Redcar - Any bias at this course can change when there's big fields so with fourteen runners im not quite sure which side of the course will prevail, I've got three horses marked down as possible leaders and my fourth, third and top rated are both in that group, fourth top is Sartori drawn in stall five, third top is Majestic Manannan drawn in stall three and second top is Noodles Blue Boy but my top rated is the top weight PERARDUA 12/1 who is drawn in stall twelve so could have it all its own way on that side of the course and im hoping once it gets to the front it will be hard to catch but my stakes will be low just because im not sure which side of the course will prove best but at least at the price I can back it each way.
Medicean 6/1 7th
Eastern Impact 5/1 1st
Perardua 12/1 3rd