Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (1) 1m – 11:30pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 140 140 140 140 139 (Avg 140)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.75 Rhododendron, $6.5 Benbatl, $7 Recoletos, $9.5 Lightning Spear, $17 Yoshida, $21 Limato, $23 Beat The Bank, $23 Deauville, $23 Lord Glitters, $29 Century Dream, $29 Suedois, $41 Accidental Agent, $41 Zonderland, $51 So Beloved, $67 Oh This Is Us

Analyst’s Verdict

Recoletos was ultimately well on top at the line when making his Group 1 breakthrough in his native France last month and this straight mile should be right up his street. At the prices he is marginally preferred to Rhododendron, who had several of these behind when landing the Lockinge a month ago. US-raider Yoshida is a potential player, too.

Coventry Stakes (Group 2) (1) 6f – 12:05am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 133 124 128 136 120 (Avg 128)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.5 Sergei Prokofiev, $4.33 Calyx, $13 Cosmic Law, $15 The Irish Rover, $21 Dubai Legacy, $23 Advertise, $23 Indigo Balance, $34 Burj, $41 Blown By Wind, $41 Fox Champion, $41 Ninetythreetwenty, $41 Vange, $67 Barbill, $67 Getchagetchagetcha, $67 I Am A Dreamer, $67 No Needs Never, $101 Alfie Solomons, $101 Kuwait Station, $101 Pogo, $101 Shine So Bright, $126 Boa Nova, $151 Gee Rex, $151 Shaybani, $301 Midnight Sands

Analyst’s Verdict

Calyx looked one of the best seen in the 2-y-o division when making a winning debut at Newmarket recently, storming clear to win by 5 lengths and recording a fast closing sectional. Admittedly, this represents a big step up in class, but John Gosden has a good record with such types and he shades the vote over Sergei Prokofiev, who has been at the head of the ante-post market for a while.

King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (1) 5f – 12:40am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 136 138 129 128 145 (Avg 135)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3 Lady Aurelia, $3.25 Battaash, $10 Blue Point, $12 Kachy, $19 Washington Dc, $23 Mabs Cross, $41 Bucchero, $41 Declarationofpeace, $41 Different League, $41 Finsbury Square, $51 Gifted Master, $67 Primo Uomo, $81 Battle of Jericho, $151 Ornate

Analyst’s Verdict

Were Lady Aurelia and Battaash to bring their best form to the table this would develop into a classic duel. The former defends an unbeaten C&D record and nearly broke the track record in a scarcely-believable show of speed 12 months ago and is marginally preferred to Battaash, who is as talented but has threatened to boil over pre-race a couple of times.

St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (1) 7f213y – 1.20am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 140 146 141 139 140 (Avg 141)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4 Without Parole, $6.5 Tip Two Win, $7 Romanised, $8 U S Navy Flag, $10 Gustav Klimt, $10 Wootton, $13 Gabr, $26 Chilean, $41 Kings Shield, $67 Threeandfourpence

Analyst’s Verdict

A competitive renewal but Without Parole created a deep impression at Yarmouth (backed up by the clock), and looks the one to focus on. He was fancied for the 2000 Guineas after that performance but had to swerve the race because of a setback, and though not as visually impressive at Sandown last time, that run came on soft ground. Tip Two Win is feared most ahead of Romanised.

Ascot Stakes (Handicap) (2) 2m3f210y – 2:00am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$9 Stratum, $9.5 Coeur de Lion, $10 Dannyday, $12 Lagostovegas, $13 Chelkar, $13 Meri Devie, $15 Dubawi Fifty, $15 Whiskey Sour, $15 White Desert, $19 Look My Way, $23 Cleonte, $29 Daybreak Boy, $29 Mirsaale, $29 Sam Missile, $41 Kloud Gate, $51 Hassle, $51 Percy Street, $101 Battalion, $101 Cayirli, $101 Garo de Juilley

Analyst’s Verdict

Coeur de Lion was doing all his best work at the finish when running Look My Way close at Chester and, with this more galloping track expected to play to his strengths, he could be the answer. Dannyday shaped very well on his Goodwood comeback and is a big threat, along with the progressive Dubawi Fifty. Lagostovegas could be the pick of the Mullins quintet, though Chelkar is also of interest.

Wolferton Stakes (Listed) (1) 1m1f212y – 2.35am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: – – – – –

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$8 Laraaib, $9.5 Sharja Bridge, $11 Mirage Dancer, $13 Monarchs Glen, $15 Fabricate, $15 Morando, $15 Yucatan, $17 Autocratic, $17 Big Country, $17 Kidmenever, $19 Chain of Daisies, $19 Euginio, $19 Spark Plug, $21 Leshlaa, $26 Muntahaa, $34 Scarlet Dragon

Analyst’s Verdict

Sharja Bridge continued his theme of race-by-race progress despite meeting with defeat on return at Newmarket, finding only another progressive 4-y-o too strong. He undoubtedly has potential to rate higher still and is fancied to make a bold bid. Kidmenever arrives on the back of a career-best effort at Meydan and is feared, along with Big Country, Mirage Dancer and Laraaib.


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