Tuesday, 19 June 2018

3 pts win TIP TWO WIN 11/2 ( at least a dozen firms, 6's with Ladbrokes)
St James Palace Stakes

As has been observed by many, it's only that this one hails from an unfashionable set up that prevents him from heading the betting here. There was nothing flukey whatsoever about his stonewall solid 2,000 Guineas performance, nor, despite him not having a scopey physique, is there a feeling that run would be the summit point of his career. If anything, he appeals as one who can be trusted to repeat this level of form and looks certain to give an excellent account of himself here.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win YUCATAN 8/1 (over a dozen firms)
1 pt win CHAIN OF DAISIES  22/1 ( PPower, Victor, and all Exchanges)
Wolferton Stakes

Yucatan has long promised to step up a level and turn into a G1 performer, but it hasn't happened yet and probably won't in Europe at least. After an excellent run in the Derrinstown last season, he encountered a setback and off the track for the rest of the year. Following a decent run on his second start he blew out over a trip too far on soft ground in the Coronation Cup. Nonetheless, his best form is good enough for him to figure in the shake up today, and the combination of quick ground, 1m 2f, and cheekpieces may just conjure up an optimum performance from him.

There are signs that Henry Candy's yard may just be about to hit a fruitful run and Chain of Daisies is likely to have come on a good deal from her seasonal debut in the Middleton. She is a reliable character with some cracking pieces of form under her belt and if things go her way at the head of the field she could take some pegging back.

Lost - 3 pts