Race 1

Preview: WHAFEEF (6) is the one to beat of those to have run having managed a 1,65 length fourth to an exciting prospect in Zuzan over 1200m on debut. MICHELIN STAR (4) is by Pomodoro out of fve-time-winning Dynasty mare Wandie’s. DUKE OF RAIN (2) is by Duke Of Marmalade out of a three-time-winning Galileo mare who cost 570,000 Guineas a a yearling at the Tattersalls Sales. LEESON (3) is by Ideal World and is a half-brother to the four-time-winner Founding Father. BUCK’S FIZZ (1) made a fair debut and can improve. GOLDEN ASPEN (7) also has a shout on best form over this suitable trip.
(David Thiselton 6-4-2-3-1-7)  

R2

Preview: MAGIC TO THE FORE (7) (SCR) improved second time out and can do so again. EASTERN BELLE (2) just failed last week over 1160m and can go close again. ABALUS (1) should also be involved in the finish. (David Thiselton 2-1) 

R3

Preview: BELLA CHICA (4) is on the up and is distance suited. COLD FACT (3) has mixed it with some of the best of her age group and looks reasonably merit rated. VERINOVA (7) was just 0,3 lengths behind Cold Fact last time and if apprentice claims are ignored is 0,5kg better off but if those claims are included she is 3kg better off. (David Thiselton 4-3-7) 

R4

Preview: ON CUE (4) has the form to win this race off an attractive 80 merit rating. SAMOA (6) is distance suited and should be involved. UPCLOSEANDPERSONAL (3) can be involved too if repeating her last start. (David Thiselton 4-6-3)  

R5

Preview: ORUS APOLLO (3) is the one to beat over an ideal trip. SMILEY RIVER (5) is just three point higher for a win over 2400m last time and under the Classified Stakes conditions of this race is the best weighted horse. WESTERN DANCE (7) has a good draw and stays this trip. (David Thiselton 3-5-7)

R6

Preview:  SPARTAN WARRIOR (1) is drawn well over an ideal trip. MY KINGDOM (8) was 4kg under sufferance with the best weighted in a Classified Stakes race last time over 1800m and finished second and is now 3.5kg under sufferance. IMPERIAL DUKE (3) was close behind My Kingdom last time time and faces him on the same terms but has a better draw now. (David Thiselton 1-8-3)

R7

Preview: NOW YOU SEE ME (3) can follow up over a suitable trip off only a three point higher mark although she has a tricky draw. LITTLE RAIN (2) is drawn well and this talented horse can do a lot better than last time. BIG CITY GIRL (8) looks to have talent and should be distance suited. BELLE OF BELIZE (5) enjoyed stepping back up in trip last time and can follow up off a four point higher mark. DRAGON QUEEN (10) can be involved with a repeat of her last run. (3-2-8-5-10)

R8

Preview: FLORIDA KEYS (8) ran third behind two fair sorts last time from a similarly tough draw and is the one to beat. SUITED CONNECTOR (2) has the ability to be involved here despite a wide draw. RAINY SEASON (5) has been a touch disappointing over further but could be involved here. (David Thiselton 8-2-5) 

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