2.55: LINNEY HEAD represents a yard with a strong hand of potential Derby contenders this season and can give John Gosden a hat-trick in this race, following Pollen Count (1992) and True Hero last year. This lightly raced colt has followed a similar training pattern. Khamaseen is hard to assess, but must be feared along with Overbury, a colt being widely touted for Epsom.
3.30: Beneficial, Blush Rambler and Prince of Andros will no doubt collect decent prizes this season but are at a disadvantage with the race-fit DEL DEYA here. She proved herself up to Group Three class at Newmarket, but taking too short a price would be imprudent. The recent record of favourites in this race is poor.
4.05: Richard Dunwoody's return to the saddle on FLASHING STEEL could be the key here. This Irish-trained gelding is a big, rangy type who needs to be presented with great skill at his fences. They struck up a winning partnership at Cheltenham in December and now the champion jockey takes the mount for the first time since then. Opposing Antonin has proved expensive this season, but a further hike in the weights for a Cheltenham Festival victory could just put this prize beyond the grasp of this improving young steeplechaser.
4.40: CAJUN CADET was an odds-on failure two weeks ago but steps up from six furlongs to a mile today and a sharper performance is certain. Michael Stoute's Green Crusader looks to have been fairly treated by the handicapper.Reuse content