3:00 EquinITy Powered By Garmin Fillies´ Stakes Registered As Michael Seely Memorial Stakes
LAUGH OUT LOUD ran a great race in the 1000 Guineas on her first try on turf. She could never get into the race on ground that would have been softer than ideal. Lily’s Angel was just ahead of her but the selection looks far more progressive and looks sure to go well in this. Hello Glory has ability judging on her 2yo form but that was over 6f and she needs to prove she stays. Tactfully was no match for the selection on the a/w while Way Too Hot looks below this standard.
Advice – Laught Out Loud 5pts win @7/2 generally
3:55 Edmondson Hall Solicitors & Sports Lawyers Handicap
QARAABA was extremely impressive over 1m2f last time at Doncaster and although she is up 7lb, it may not be enough to prevent this filly winning again. The 48 day break will have done her good though this race is extremely competitive. Jiwen looks a smart prospect and seems likely to progress over this trip. Danadana should come on for his first run back in better grade here at the Guineas meeting. John Louis, Yasir, Fadhaa and Rawaki are all respected in a desperately tight event.
Advice – Qaraaba (Horses To Follow List 2012)
8:00 William Hill Braveheart Handicap
Good to see a smart field for this race and GULF OF NAPLES looks sure to go well off top weight. His main danger looks like stablemate and Newmarket handicap winner Ithoughtitwasover who runs off just 3lb higher here. A 1-2 looks a decent bet though it’s certainly not a foregone conclusion with the smart Laaheb and Bridge Of Gold in company. The former needs to bounce back from an average time last year while the latter needs to improve. Horse to follow Creme Anglaise runs here after finishing 3rd behind Vita Nova at Goodwood. She ran better than her finishing position suggested as she travelled really well but the race was run at a crawl and it didn’t suit. The better ground will suit, she gets in off bottom weight although is 3lb out of the handicap and with the run off her back she could cause a surprise.
Advice – Gulf Of Naples/Creme Anglaise (Horses To Follow List 2012)
Elsewhere, I’m very much looking forward to seeing BAILEYS JUBILEE again who in two starts has shown to be up there as one of the best early juveniles. She’s odds-on tomorrow but I’d fully expect her to win. At Newbury, FIRDAWS faces Starscope over 1m2f. The latter was 2nd in the Guineas last time out which is good form but the former looks likely to be galvanised by the step up in trip and showed to be smart last year. It’s a fascinating contest but i’d just prefer Firdaws. Being five selections tomorrow, I’d go for some kind of multiple to cover them all.