2.05: Lucky Lucaya slight drop in class should combine with her progressive form figures to put her in the frame. But BOBANLYN appeared to be the finished article when running out the decisive winner of a Yarmouth seller on her debut and can follow up for her new connections. Yesterday's results suggest she is well drawn.
2.35: Peter Chapple-Hyam has cast General Monash in the Turtle Island role, as he continues to follow an identical first-season programme. The embryonic star's Norfolk Stakes defeat departed from the script, but revealed that he too has a preference for soft going, which may be his undoing today. Harayir's bold showing in the Cherry Hinton Stakes confirmed the quality of Dick Hern's juveniles and the unbeaten AL NUFOOTH does not appear to be facing anything of the calibre of Red Carnival.
3.10: Chocolat De Meguro's descent from potential Derby winner to handicapper would be dismal enough even in a good year, but his post-Epsom defeat at Windsor is one of the performances that has earned this year's Blue Riband a bad name. The upwardly mobile Old Hickory is now within 1lb of him, after a hefty rise in the weights which may prevent Luca Cumani's colt from coping with LINE OUT, a most impressive winner of a maiden last time out who is making his handicap debut.
3.40: LEMON SOUFFLE returns to the scene of her Cherry Hinton victory and her reappearance confirmed that last autumn's injury has not deprived her of that ability. Belle Argentine, who went close in two French Classics, has joined John Gosden via the Dubai connection, but may retain a Parisian preference for softer ground. Glatisant returns from an absence even longer than that endured by the selection. Her breeding and racecourse performances suggest she may be better suited by further than a mile.
4.15: LAXFORD BRIDGE ran two promising races as a juvenile - the second wehen well backed - and is just preferred to the Newmarket- trained horses that are likely to head the market, Istinsaar and Addath. The former is the form choice but has been off the track since the Craven Meeting, while it is interesting that the latter is reopposed by the Luca Cumani-trained Saxon Maid, whom he beat last time out. With that trio all trained at local yards, the on-course market will be a useful guide.Reuse content