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

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 124 119 114 118 128 (Avg 121)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$4.5 Shang Shang Shang, $5 Vintage Brut, $6.5 Konchek, $11 Charming Kid, $12 Glory Fighter, $13 Land Force, $17 Kinks, $17 Rumble Inthejungle, $17 The Paddocks, $21 Pocket Dynamo

Analyst’s Verdict

Vintage Brut has done everything right so far, taking the rise in class in his stride when winning the National Stakes at Sandown, and he could quickly reward his new owner with another success. Shang Shang Shang comes with a big reputation and has to hold a great chance for a trainer with an excellent record at this meeting. Glory Fighter has the scope for further improvement.

Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) (1) 1m1f212y – 12:05am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 133 132 139 131 133 (Avg 134)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$6.5 Key Victory, $8 Hunting Horn, $9.5 Nordic Lights, $12 Wadilsafa, $13 Zaaki, $15 Vintager, $17 Crossed Baton, $17 Fajjaj, $17 Main Street, $17 National Army, $21 Masaarr, $23 Stephensons Rocket, $29 Mini P, $34 Silver Quartz, $67 Global Giant, $151 Shakour

Analyst’s Verdict

Wadilsafa looked potentially smart when winning a 1m minor event at Newmarket on his return and his pedigree suggests he will prove suited by 1¼m, so he should have plenty of improvement in him after only 2 career outings. Godolphin has won the last 2 renewals and holds another strong hand with Key Victory, National Army and Nordic Lights.

Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) (1) 1m3f211y – 12.40am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 131 123 127 121 121 (Avg 125)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$3.5 Wild Illusion, $4 Sun Maiden, $7.5 Magic Wand, $12 Athena, $13 Dancing Brave Bear, $13 Perfect Clarity, $23 Highgarden, $34 Lady of Shalott, $34 Sarrocchi, $41 Sizzling

Analyst’s Verdict

Sun Maiden left her debut form well behind when bolting up in a minor event at Salisbury last month and is expected to make the necessary improvement now up in trip. Connections bypassed the Oaks in favour of this race and that can give her the edge over Wild Illusion, who is the clear pick on form but had a hard race at Epsom. Magic Wand looks best of the others back on faster ground.

Gold Cup (Group 1) (1) 2m3f210y – 1:20am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 131 132 130 138 134 (Avg 133)

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$2.62 Order of St George, $2.75 Stradivarius, $9.5 Vazirabad, $12 Torcedor, $19 Desert Skyline, $41 Max Dynamite, $51 Sheikhzayedroad, $81 Mount Moriah, $301 Scotland

Analyst’s Verdict

Stradivarius is a stayer on the up judged by his emphatic win in the Yorkshire Cup and he can improve past 2016-winner and last year’s second Order of St George and take his place at the top table. Vazirabad is the best in the division in his native France and a big danger to all on his first run in the race.

Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (2) 1m – 2:00am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$12 Crack On Crack On, $13 George of Hearts, $15 Sam Gold, $17 Completion, $17 Corrosive, $19 Curiosity, $21 First Contact, $23 Bond Street, $23 Il Primo Sole, $23 Ostilio, $26 Qaysar, $29 Breath Caught, $29 Full Moon, $29 Moqarrar, $29 Stylehunter, $34 Bullingdon, $34 Desert Wind, $41 Finniston Farm, $41 James Cook, $41 Magnificent, $41 Maverick Officer, $41 Rufus King, $41 Vale of Kent, $41 Ventura Knight, $51 Band of Outlaws, $51 Lethal Steps, $51 Simpson, $67 Landshark, $81 Statuario, $101 Alfa McGuire, $101 Desert Doctor, $101 Petrus, $126 Ballymount

Analyst’s Verdict

Any number of unexposed types to consider and George of Hearts may well be the pick of them. He didn’t enjoy the rub of the green when second to a highly progressive rival over 7f here last time and this step up to a mile should help unlock improvement. Crack On Crack On and Completion, first and second respectively in the Silver Bowl at Haydock, are big dangers and Sam Gold is also feared.

King George V Stakes (Handicap) (2) 1m3f211y – 2.35am

Top Rated & Flags

Betting Forecast

$8 Cross Counter, $10 Baghdad, $11 First Eleven, $13 Communique, $13 Dubhe, $15 Downdraft, $19 Cassini, $19 Elegiac, $19 Making Miracles, $21 Baileys Excelerate, $21 Lucius Tiberius, $23 Corgi, $23 Lucky Deal, $26 Occupy, $34 Dukhan, $34 He’s Amazing, $41 Billy Ray, $41 Perfect Illusion, $126 Lisheen Castle, $499 Mr Reckless, $500 Technological

Analyst’s Verdict

Dubhe is bred to be a Group horse and has done more than enough to this point to suggest he’ll get to that level before the end of the season, so he’s worth chancing even off top weight in what is usually one of the strongest middle-distance handicaps of the season. Mark Johnston is well represented once again, with Baghdad and Lucky Deal the pick of his sextet.


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