French recruit has been found a decent opportunity
West Country: Andrew King
Full (1.50 Fontwell, nap)
Had some fair form in France and has been found a decent opportunity to go close on his first outing for Neil Mulholland.
Ayr 2.10 Give Me A Copper, 3.15 Winningtry, 3.50 Warriors Tale, 4.50 Jessber’s Dream, 5.25 Beer Goggles.
Fontwell 2.20 Southfield Vic, 2.55 Pilansberg, 3.30 Opening Batsman, 4.00 Tactical Manoeuvre, 5.05 Wine Women An’song.
Lambourn: James Burn
Thomas Shelby (3.15 Ayr, nap)
Alan King likes to target this meeting and a mark of 116 looks fair for this chaser in the making if conditions are on the decent side.
Ayr 2.10 Burbank, 3.50 Theinval, 4.50 Cajun Fiddle, 5.25 Towering.
Bath 4.55 Mutanaaseq, 6.00 Priceless, 6.30 Attain, 7.00 Princess Nia, 7.30 Aware, 8.00 Mr Pocket.
Fontwell 2.20 Weststreet, 3.30 The Fresh Prince, 5.05 Charlie Papa Lima.
Newbury 2.00 Spoof, 2.30 Star Rider, 3.05 Raheen House, 3.40 The Jean Genie, 4.10 Graphite Storm, 4.40 Lady Macapa, 5.10 Mulhimatty, 5.40 Princess De Lune.
Southwell 7.45 Colonial Dreams.
North: Colin Russell
Katgary (3.50 Ayr, nap)
Produced a fine effort after a break when second to a subsequent winner at Doncaster last time and fancied to go one better with today’s longer trip in his favour.
Ayr 2.10 Kelka, 2.40 Captain Brown, 3.15 Sammy B, 4.20 Nomoreblackjack, 4.50 Stoneham, 5.25 Vasco d’Ycy.
Bath 4.55 Big Time Maybe, 6.00 Glenrowan Rose, 7.00 Apres Midi, 7.30 Fiendish, 8.00 Lady Cristal.
Newbury 2.00 Admiral Spice, 4.10 Mutahaady, 4.40 Bowson Fred.
Southwell 4.45 Cup Final, 5.15 Jaunty Thor, 5.45 Chestnut Ben, 6.15 Knocklong, 6.45 Back To Balloo, 7.15 Honest Intent, 7.45 Leodis.
Newmarket: David Milnes
Shutter Speed (3.05 Newbury, nap)
Won a decent maiden in good style at Yarmouth last backend and has been showing up nicely in her work on the Al Bahathri. John Gosden’s filly has a touch of class and can head to an Oaks trial after this.
Newbury 2.00 Gold Town, 3.40 Zehrah, 4.10 Chessman, 4.40 Double Up, 5.10 May Sky, 5.30 Tirania.
Bath 6.00 Imtiyaaz.
Racing Post Ratings: Steve Mason
Tactical Manoeuvre (4.00 Fontwell, nap)
Much improved when winning easily at Exeter last week and a repeat of that performance would make him tough to beat under a 7lb penalty.
Topspeed: Dave Edwards
Theinval (3.50 Ayr)
Earned minor honours at Cheltenham and Aintree and, despite top weight, Nicky Henderson’s consistent seven-year-old can deservedly take centre stage.
Longshot: Ed Quigley
Towering (5.25 Ayr)
Lacklustre recently, but conditions will suit and cannot be ignored off a mark of 120.
Ireland: Tony O’Hehir
Harbour Beacon (7.25 Dundalk)
Should appreciate the step up in trip on his reappearance having twice finished runner-up over a mile late last season.