Racing: Hyperion's TV tips: Wait for Quest's late challenge

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2.05: Montecristo was an unlucky runner-up at Epsom three weeks ago. Further rain would enhance this one's prospects. Soft ground would also boost CARLYS QUEST's chance. An eye-catching fourth on unsuitable fast going at Newmarket 10 days ago indicated that his customary late challenge will see him go close this afternoon.


2.35: CALCUTTA was full of running in a hot handicap at Newmarket a month ago but was boxed in against the far rail. The colt, who eventually finished fast to take third place, has a good draw today and can put matters right.


3.10: Godolphin won with the impressive filly Mythical Girl on Saturday and now it's the turn of their Oaks candidate ZAHRAT DUBAI to strut her stuff. Sixth behind the colts in a hot maiden at Newmarket, she may produce too much of a finishing kick for the soft-ground winners Barafamy, Mother Of Pearl and Bountiful Lady, and thus emulate the stable's Bahr 12 months ago.


3.40: Michael Bell is proving a dab hand in three-year-old handicaps and he has booked five-times South African champion Piere Strydom for REGAL EXIT, who has notched up a hat-trick of promising efforts in maidens.