WHAT a time for flat racing fans. It’s only one week until Glorious Goodwood and five days until the King George at Ascot.
But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. We’ve had a good look at the action on the track today and have picked out our best bets for you.
2.10 Kolossus – A big field with plenty of newcomers. Any money for those could prove informative but Kolossus put up an encouraging debut when very green and will have learnt plenty to put to use here.
1.40 Chaplin Bay – Despite only racing five times on the all weather Ruth Carr’s gelding has won twice and finished second twice on the surface. Carries a big weight, but should be in the mix at the close.
2.30 Zoffee – Heavily-backed for his debut at Haydock but was too keen early on. Still travelled like the best horse but faded late on. Second has already one and I’m very sweet on him to take this.
3.35 Big Bad Lol – Handicapper has been generous and dropped Ed Walker’s runner in the weights again. Last time was clearly a no show but had shown enough before that.
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2.50 Kilbarchan – Not the best field sizes up in Scotland but I would be surprised if Mark Johnston’s juvenile was beaten in this. Should dominate her four rivals.
2.20 Silvington – Yard are having a good time of things and the first time visor can see further improvement after a much better show at Hamilton last time.
5.30 Castle Talbot – A weak race and Tom Clover’s horse has been dropped to a mark he really should be going close off.
6.30 Classic Pursuit – Not the biggest field sizes to go hunting each way bets, but Classic Pursuit could be chanced in a wide-open heat.
7.10 Danzeno – A rare spin on the all-weather for the old boy. A strong field is assembled but his York effort is still a standout on recent form and he’s drawn well in stall two.
6.10 Stosur – Course and distance winner carries a big weight but Gay Kelleway does well in these races and Stosur ran well enough here last time to consider at a juicy price.