3:18PM – Newbury
The Charlie Hills-trained VAYNOR arrives in peak form after back-to-back handicap victories. He’s been raised 12lb since the first of those wins but has scored with something to spare on both occasions, including an impressive two-and-three-quarter-length success at Newmarket over 1m4f. There could be even more to come as the Mastercraftsman youngster is bred to be better than his current mark, as a half-brother to a pair of winners who were rated higher.
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2:56PM – Newbury
A pair of small each-way options catch the eye for this Group Three prize. Happy Romance is the right favourite at the time of writing as a dual scorer at this level. She ran a fair seventh in the G1 Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last month but a couple of her rivals that day reoppose with credentials at bigger prices. RUN TO FREEDOM finished tenth in the aforementioned contest. He travelled powerfully in the early stages and only wilted in the final half-furlong. Henry Candy has an exceptional record with sprinters and his four-year-old could have more to offer on this less demanding track. One at a bigger price is GREAT AMBASSADOR, who is worth forgiving his last place in the same Group One event. He was eased when his chance had gone and should come on plenty for that effort after a lengthy absence. The Exceed And Excel gelding was a progressive individual previously and has scope for further improvement. It wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if he managed to run on into a minor place.
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3:30PM – Newbury
It could be a case of not looking beyond the obvious in the feature race on the card. The James Garfield filly MARIA BRANWELL is clear on official ratings with her sex allowance. She completed back-to-back wins with a determined late run to win at Listed level in the National Stakes at Sandown. Her reputation was enhanced on third career start, despite losing her unbeaten record in the process when third in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot. The David O’Meara-trained youngster kept on strongly behind runaway scorer Dramatised that day, handling the quickest ground she has contested in good style. This represents a sharp drop in class and is firmly expected to return to winning ways, even with a large field of predominantly unexposed types.
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3.28PM – Ripon
The unexposed New Approach colt APPROACHABILITY improved significantly from a poor reappearance effort at Epsom when a promising second under a positive ride at Pontefract over this distance. He attempted to make all and, although looking likely to fall in a hole once headed coming into the home straight, he rallied strongly to keep on for the runner-up spot at the finish line. He could prove to be a well handicapped individual from the same mark, with the promise of further improvement on just his third handicap run, for a stable who have been among the winners in the past fortnight. The selection’s chance is heightened by his three-year-old weight allowance of a whopping 11lb from his older rivals, which on the face of it, appears to give him a huge winning opportunity this time around.
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