Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) (1) 5f – 11:30pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 124 120 130 141 120 (Avg 127)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4 Chelsea Cloisters, $7.5 Shades of Blue, $9 So Perfect, $12 Servalan, $15 Come On Leicester, $19 Forever In Dreams, $19 Kurious, $21 Kodyanna, $21 Second Generation, $34 Signora Cabello, $34 Yolo Again, $41 Daphinia, $41 Gossamer Wings, $41 Little Kim, $51 Snazzy, $81 Deia Glory, $81 Red Balloons, 81 Shumookhi, $126 Country Rose, $126 Luchador, $251 Haats Off, $501 Global Goddess

Analyst’s Verdict

Shades of Blue was strong in the betting and looked potentially smart when making a winning debut over C&D last month, beating a couple of subsequent winners with a bit to spare, so she gets the vote for last year’s winning yard. Given the bullish reports coming from Wesley Ward it’s no surprise to see Chelsea Cloisters a strong favourite and she has to be feared, with Servalan best of the rest.

Queen’s Vase (Group 2) (1) 1¾m34y – 12:05am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 119 123 111 119 119 (Avg 118)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4 Southern France, $5.5 Nelson, $5.5 Stream of Stars, $6 Kew Gardens, $15 Almoghared, $21 Drapers Guild, $29 Lynwood Gold, $34 King’s Proctor, $41 Jeremiah, $41 Sovereign Duke, $51 Yabass, $67 Dubai Empire

Analyst’s Verdict

Aidan O’Brien has saddled the winner of this 4 times since 2010 and Nelson is taken to provide the yard with another victory, for all that Ryan Moore has seemingly passed him over in favour of Kew Gardens and the presence of unexposed stablemate Southern France. Nelson sets a good standard on his smart 2-y-o form and may relish this stiffer test. Stream of Stars is the pick of the home brigade.

Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) (1) 1m – 12:40am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 128 134 133 133 129 (Avg 131)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$2.75 Hydrangea, $7.5 Aljazzi, $8.5 Tomyris, $9.5 Wilamina, $11 Urban Fox, $13 Tribute Act, $23 Promising Run, $29 Arabian Hope, $34 Unforgetable Filly, $41 Lincoln Rocks, $67 Billesdon Bess

Analyst’s Verdict

Hydrangea sticks to 1m and should be hard to beat if coming on plenty as expected from her reappearance at the Curragh. Last year’s runner-up Aljazzi has solid place claims again, while Tomyris and recent C&D handicap 1-2 Urban Fox and Tribute Act should be in the mix.

Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1) (1) 1m1f212y – 1.20am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 142 145 141 138 142 (Avg 142)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$1.5 Cracksman, $7 Poet’s Word, $15 Eminent, $17 Cliffs of Moher, $17 Hawkbill, $101 Desert Encounter, $101 Royal Julius

Analyst’s Verdict

Cracksman certainly wasn’t at his brilliant best in the Coronation Cup at Epsom but he still got the job done and this track, where he was so impressive in the Champion, is expected to see him in a much better light. Recent Brigadier Gerard winner Poet’s Word followed the selection home in the Champion and could be the one for the forecast spot again.

Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (2) 1m – 2:00am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$13 Afaak, $15 Saltonstall, $17 Cape Byron, $19 Escobar, $19 Keyser Soze, $21 Bless Him, $21 Firmament, $21 Master Merion, $21 Settle For Bay, $23 Mubtasim, $26 Kynren, $26 Medahim, $26 Zhui Feng, $29 Raising Sand, $29 Tricorn, $34 Flaming Spear, $34 Gabrial, $34 Love Dreams, $34 Mukalal, $34 Repercussion, $34 What’s The Story, $41 Archetype, $41 Burnt Sugar, $41 Hors de Combat, $41 Tony Curtis, $51 Arcanada, $51 Mountain Rescue, $67 Goring, $67 Surrey Hope, $101 Circus Couture

Analyst’s Verdict

Medahim has some strong 3-y-o form to his name and looks poised to run a big race after catching the eye over a shorter trip at Goodwood last time. At likely attractive odds he makes fair appeal. In what looks an ultra-competitive renewal of this contest there are any number of dangers, however, with Saltonstall, Afaak, Mubtasim and Firmament particularly feared.

 

Jersey Stakes (Group 3) (1) 7f – 4:35am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 131 129 128 131 136 (Avg 131)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$5 Emaraaty, $10 Could It Be Love, $13 Society Power, $15 Expert Eye, $15 Symbolization, $19 Headway, $19 James Garfield, $19 Tabdeed, $21 Hemp Hemp Hurray, $23 Purser, $23 St Patrick’s Day, $26 Lake Volta, $29 Brother Bear, $34 Arabian Coast, $34 Walk In The Sun, $41 Merlin Magic, $51 Another Batt, $51 Eirene, $51 Glorious Journey, $67 Arbalet, $67 Madeline, $67 Nebo, $101 Tangled

Analyst’s Verdict

Emaraaty produced a huge effort under a big weight when narrowly denied by Society Power in a red-hot handicap at Goodwood and will take a bit of stopping if he can reproduce that level now. Could It Be Love is an obvious contender on the back of her Irish 1000 Guineas second, while the aforementioned Society Power is also respected despite meeting the selection on 10 lb worse terms this time.


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