1:55 Symphony Group Handicap
I’m starting off with Moviesta in this handicap. He comes over to steal the cash in the opener for Eddie Lynam. The horse was rated as a top sprinter at one time but is in handicap company now and looks to hold a class edge in this line up. Trip track and ground all in his favour.
2:25 Acomb Stakes
In this one, we’re going with Lansky. He only won by a small margin on debut at Windsor. But the fact he was punted off the boards tells us it was very much expected. For this handler to pitch him in Group company just nine days later again rubber stamps how highly regarded he is in the camp.
Let’s take the hint.
3:00 Great Voltigeur Stakes
My choice here will be Mirage Dancer. Sir Michael Stoute deserves a medal for giving this runner all the time in the world to fill his frame and strengthen. He was on the Derby radar for a while but bypassed that and ran well at Royal Ascot over a mile-and-a-quarter.
Now he steps up the extra two furlongs he can improve again. Remember, it’s only the fourth race of his life!
3:35 Juddmonte International
A sensible choice here would be Ulysses. This is a cracking contest of the highest level, with the top three horses rated within 3lbs of each other. The selection is slightly better off on the weight for age scale and that can swing it in our favour. The track is tailor-made for him as he will be last of the bridle and his rider can produce him late to land the spoils.
The selection for this race is Platitude. He’s another who steps up in trip, and that can see him improve again. He was never really in it at Glorious Goodwood, being held up in a slowly run contest, but now has the services of Ryan Moore in the saddle and is back on quicker ground after getting stuck in the mud last time.
4:50 Nursery Handicap
Savalas is the one to watch here. He slots in here on what is, in my opinion, a very lowly rating. He ran close behind Santry on debut at this venue over five furlongs, then ran well at Beverly before winning at Thirsk in a fair time on soft ground. The trainer has his team in hot order at present and Savalas can be another winner.
Moving away from the Wednesday races, I’ve come up with a dark horse in Queen’s Trust, who may push Enable right to the post in Thursday’s Yorkshire Oaks.