Tonight's racing: three runners to note from Chepstow, Newmarket and York
On the day before the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, there is plenty of action in the afternoon and evening in Britain and Ireland. Here are three runners from Chepstow, Newmarket and York to keep an eye on.
Mick Channon has had three winners from his last six runners and this once-raced daughter of the in-form Bated Breath made a promising start to her career when second at Newbury this month.
The winner subsequently finished a close fifth in the Super Sprint at the same course last weekend, which somewhat consolidates the form, and there's every chance this likeable filly can take a step forward from her first run.
Mark Johnston's team have been running well of late and this progressive two-year-old got off the mark at the third attempt at Yarmouth ten days ago winning cosily by five lengths.
He carries a penalty for that success but arguably holds the best form in this7f novice contest. Johnston will be hoping his 2,000 Guineas fourth Elarqam can return to form on Saturday and a victory this evening would be the perfect way to start the weekend.
The Tom Clover-trained Balgair has enjoyed a good season, including winning over course and distance on his last start in June. Unlike some of his rivals, the mile trip should pose no problem and he has steadily improved throughout this campaign. The consistent four-year-old should once again run a decent race.