13:55 – York
Culturati was a major disappointment last time, however, that was over seven furlongs and he drops down to five furlongs here. He is the only runner in the lineup who has not reached his ceiling rating as yet and with a high stall number and pace drawn around him he can get back on track in the opening contest.
14:25 – York
Broome was a major eyecatcher on his racecourse debut when not knocked about and was flashing home late. He made no mistake second time at Galway, comfortably getting the job done. His master trainer sends him over on a scouting mission to test the water, it could be the start of Irish domination in the 2-year-old department.
15:00 – York
Kew Gardens has always been a favourite of mine and although he was a no-show in the Derby he has made up for lost time by winning at Royal Ascot, and won well in the Grand Prix de Paris too. His main danger is Cross Counter, who beat an out-of-form Dee Ex Bee on fast ground, so he could be over-rated.
15:35 – York
Roaring Lion has just got better and better with each of his five start this season. From a visual point of view, his win over this course and distance was spectacular, and whether they go flat-out or slow in front, he has all the attributes of pace and stamina to cope with anything that is thrown at him.
16:15 – York
Manjaam managed to win here at York four starts ago over half-a-mile shorter and needing every inch of that distance. A couple of below-par efforts have followed, but a spark of encouragement was shown over this distance at Ascot last time. He’s going to be a massive each-way price and will be finishing fast and late on the scene.
16:50 – York
Eljayeff is looking for the three-timer after wins at Carlisle and Ripon, doing very well at the latter track when not really handling the undulations. Back on a big flat galloping track and stepping up a furlong, he may well have been let in very lightly on his nursery debut. The excellent and underrated David Nolan keeps the ride.