Perilous looks a safe bet

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After the Group One glamour of the Newmarket Guineas meeting, quantity punts quality into touch today but there are still plenty of opportunities at the 10 Bank Holiday fixtures.

At Doncaster, Swallows Dream (3.55) can step up on a recent Warwick second in the May Day Handicap while the tough Siege Perilous (4.25) looks best in the Intake Handicap.

At Haydock, the front-running Royal Philosopher (3.30) will not mind dropping back to seven furlongs from a mile in the Haydock Park Rated Handicap and at Warwick the course-specialist Myfontaine (3.15) may land the Warwick Spring Handicap.

Best bet over jumps might be at Towcester where a small wager on Silver Standard (3.20) could yield a happy return for investors in the Stan Ormond Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle. And many happy returns to you too, Stan.