Weld al Emerat, Newmarket, 2.40pm
I’d tipped him last week but he was a non-runner so I’m following him in. Simon Crisford looks to have found the key to him and the fast ground will suit him.
Got chinned a head by Iconic at Newbury and was a talking horse for his previous yard but didn’t come up with the goods. He can start to build on his potential now.
Aristocratic, Newmarket, 3:10pm
Sir Michael Stoute’s filly sneaks in here off bottom weight after finishing second to Persuasive – who kept her unbeaten record intact in the Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot.
Jockey Joe Fanning will miss more than just breakfast to do 8 stone 2lb here – but it could be worth it.
Roly Poly, Newmarket, 3:45pm
Aidan O’Brien had a nice winner yesterday in HousesofParliament and this filly comes here with two wins from four runs – despite never having her favoured conditions.
I loved her attitude when she toughed it out on yielding ground at the Curragh last time. Ralph Beckett’s Bletchley and Charlie Appleby’s Nasimi will take a chunk of the market so we’ll get a fair price about the Coolmore runner
Alice Springs, Newmarket, 4.15pm
If we are going to sink the odds on Usherette it looks a solid option to go with this three-year-old who is getting the 9lb weight-for-age allowance. Her run in the Coronation Stakes behind Qemah and Nemoralia was a cracking effort as she was more than a little tight for racing room when the winner got going. Ryan Moore will have a bullseye on Miguel Barzalona’s back and can swoop late.
Cartago, Newmarket, 4.45pm
He was kept pretty busy last year for one of John Gosden’s but has improved lots. He’s started offf a mark of 75 and is up to 94 and I don’t think he’s not hit his ceiling yet.
I’m going to forgive him his last run at Epsom as he looked unbalanced and got stuck in the soft ground. He’s better judged on his return effort at Newbury. Frankie Dettori and big Johnny G are the right combo to have on your side.