Saturday, 29 July 2017

1.5 pts win ULYSESS 10/1 ( at least eight firms)
1.5 pts win BENBATI 16/1 ( at leat seven firms)
King George V1 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes

Enable is plenty short enough and there are more attractive alternatives. Ulysess put up a solid top class performance to with the Eclipse. He'd always looked as though he would eventually take one at the highest level and could now follow up with another. He hasn't raced on an easy surface since finishing unplaced in last year's Derby when still very immature. He had previously won his maiden in the soft though so there is hope that he may be able to produce his  optimum on today's surface.

Benbati did not get the run of the race in the Derby but all told ran a cracker and reappeared to win at Royal Ascot. He had finished runner up in the Dante on an easy surface, looks to have a good degree of improvement left in him and has possibilities of giving his trainer what would now for him be a rare G1 success in the UK.

Lost - 3 pts