3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Zainalarab 3.52 @ 9/2
Thunder Rock 4.15 @ 11/4
Evolicatt 3.17 @ 4/1
Selected Newmarket – good to firm on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
1.15 Not much to go on here but connections had to go to £450,000 to secure the well related Syndicated and as he’s now a 4/5 shot , expectations are high , but an easy pass at those odds.
2.25 This is likely to be a 3 filly war , but this longer trip may well not suit Godolphin’s With The Moonlight on pedigree . The fav is recent course winner Crenelle , who also goes up in trip and it’s uncertain if the extra yardage will suit , we’ll soon find out . Both she and Peripatetic have got the better of the useful yardstick Fonteyn and as the latter is pretty much guaranteed to get the trip , gets the nod .
¼ pt win Peripatetic @ 4/1
3.00 A good quality Group 2 for fillies ,and pretty open . The French mare Ebaiyra runs in the famous silks of The Aga Khan , and brings the best form to the table , but could find the trip on the sharp side . There is very little between the progressive fillies in Lilac Road and VilleDe Grace and both have clear claims today but the nod goes to the downgraded Dreamloper , who ended last season with a cracking running on 3rd in a Group 1 here . Tactically versatile and tough in the finish .
¼ pt win Dreamloper @ 5/1
3.40 PREMIUM RACE
4.15 This will take little winning and could well be 3rd time lucky for Thunder Rock after two good placed efforts this season , the latest over C&D and as he clearly stays , I expect a more prominent ride today .
½ pt win Thunder Rock @ 11/4
Selected Hamilton – good to soft on this undulating, galloping and stiff track
2.05 In an uncompetitive heat , the highly consistent Forza Orta looks good to improve upon his recent close 3rd on his comeback spin , and the two ahead have done plenty for the form since . Proven at the track and on easy ground . Just about worth a bet .
½ pt win Forza Orta @ 6/4
2.35 Strictly on the ratings , Gis A Sub has an easy task , but this drop in trip wont help and is up against some in form 5 furlong specialist . Mitbahhy has been acquitting himself well in a couple of hot sprints and gets the nod , and the top stable makes a 720 mile round trip .
¼ pt win Mitbaahy @ 15/8
4.56 PREMIUM RACE
Selected Salisbury – Persistent light rain for most of the day could well alter the ground from good to firm to much easier ground . Keep an eye on the ground . The track is undulating, galloping and stiff.
2.10 PREMIUM RACE
3.17 Experience counts for plenty in 2yo races and Evolicatt has her 3rd outing and showed significant improvement in her 2nd start , chasing home one with good experience on the board and we’d be unlucky if a newcomer was up to racing at her level .
¼ pt win Evolicatt @ 4/1
3.53 It’s intriguing that Jim Crowley has forsaken Newmarket for his retainer , the famous Shadwell colours to partner the unraced Zainalarab , a £110,000 purchase and Roger Varian is 3 from 4 with unraced 3yos here and being by Wooton Bassett , if the ground turns soft , so much the better .
¾ pt win Zainlarab @ 9/2