13.25 – Byerley Stud British EBF Novice Stakes – 1m
UNCLE, a son of Harry Angel, shaped with promise when fifth of 15 on debut at Newbury and, with better to come, he should be competitive here. TONY MONTANA is a son of the high-class Kingman and appeals as the part on paper, so it would come as no surprise to see him go well on debut in the opener.
Selections: UNCLE, TONY MONTANA
13.59 – Byerley Stud British EBF Novice Stakes – 1m
IF NOT NOW is another with a nice-looking pedigree and Ralph Beckett is no stranger to success with debutants, so he could pose a threat under Dougie Costello. Ralph also saddles REBEL RED, who is a full brother to Without Parole, and is the choice of Rob Hornby, so he is fancied to make a bold effort on debut.
Selections: IF NOT NOW, REBEL RED
14.34 – Radcliffe & Co British EBF Novice Stakes – 6f
BRESSON sets a high standard here. He made the frame in three hot races before finally opening his account in emphatic style at Yarmouth when last spotted. Despite carrying a penalty, this is an excellent opportunity for him to follow-up here with the cheekpieces applied, which should yield further improvement.
15.09 – Radcliffe & Co British EBF Novice Stakes – 6f
SECRET SOLACE ran a blinder when third of 14 on debut at Newbury two weeks ago and there’s every indication she will improve a lot for this step up in distance. She sets the standard of those with experience and might find this a touch easier than last time. Provided there isn’t anything special lingering in this, she should confirm that debut promise and collect the spoils.
Selections: SECRET SOLACE
15.44 – British EBF / PKF Francis Clark Conditions Stakes – 6f
WALLOP ran a good race when third behind Noble Style on debut and wasn’t disgraced when fifth in a Group Two last time. He has his sights set much lower in this contest and given the substance of his form to date, the Richard Hannon-trained colt could have too much natural ability for Bolt Action, who keeps finding one or two too strong.
16.19 – Archie Ford 18th Birthday Celebration Handicap – 6f
CAPOTE’S DREAM has quite a good record on the turf and ran a solid race when fourth at Yarmouth last time. He is four-pounds below his last winning mark and has a good chance on these terms. TWILIGHT MADNESS has only finished out of the frame once this year and wasn’t beaten far at Windsor last time when third. If he can run to form, he has a good chance of making the frame again here.
Selections: CAPOTE’S DREAM, TWILIGHT MADNESS