Paddy Power Daily Double
Emotionless sets the standard in this race judged on his impressive win in the Champagne Stakes last season.
But he is hard to fancy at the top of the market, having been injured in the Dewhurst on his final two-year-old start and then running below form at Royal Ascot on his return.
The more solid option is Sir Michael Stoute’s Thikriyaat, whose second to Ribchester in the Jersey Stakes was well advertised on Wednesday when that one finished a close third behind The Gurkha in the Sussex Stakes.
Thikriyaat should be well suited by the return to a mile here, and is open to further improvement on just his fifth career start.
Alveena was not seen to best effect in a muddling four-runner Group 2 at the Curragh last time, and she should be much better suited back in a big-field handicap on Friday evening.
The Dermot Weld trained filly has improved on nearly every one of her starts to date, winning twice and finishing second in three handicaps over this trip could well have more to offer.
Alveena will have to find more to defy a 9 lb rise in the handicap, but based on her profile to date, there is every chance that she will.