Racing: Punters' Guide

Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's Atalanta Stakes at Sandown
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Selfish: Becoming very useful and put up a career-best effort to beat Wannabe Grand at Glorious Goodwood despite a troubled passage. Concedes weight all round but may improve again over a mile.

Susu: Wintered in Dubai and should come on for reappearance third to Pink Cristal at Ascot on soft ground. Lightly-raced mare from a top stable.

Out Line: Twice a winner at Goodwood this term, showing plenty of determination. Hampered when fourth at Ascot latest but now faces a stiffer task.

Rich In Love: Yet to win beyond seven furlongs and has struggled to recapture a decent second to Presumed at Lingfield back in May.

Sweet Pea: Came from last to first in a slowly-run race at Haydock recently, showing improved form. A very consistent filly, particularly on softish ground.

Barafamy: Off the course since disappointing in Italy in May having earlier finished a remote third in the Musidora Stakes at York. Back in trip.

Capistrano Day: Boasted smart form in the spring, finishing fourth to Wince in the 1,000 Guineas, but faded tamely behind Selfish at Glorious Goodwood.

Etizaaz: Created an enormous impression when winning at York and then finishing second at Newmarket last season and became a strong winter fancy for the 1,000 Guineas. Makes a belated reappearance.

Rose Of Mooncoin: Off the course since last season when beating the subsequently much superior Wannabe Grand at Newmarket.

Conclusion: Selfish has to concede weight all round following her Goodwood win. ETIZAAZ, who looked potentially top class as a two-year-old, is the selection.

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