Plenty of non-runners at Newbury, many deterred by the soft ground after the midweek ‘monsoon.’ At Ayr the going is Good to Soft and light rain is forecast this afternoon.
One race from each for us today.
1.45 Newbury Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup Stakes (Group 3)
Formerly known as the Arc trial, this 1m 3f race attracts five runners.
Hardwicke stakes winner Dartmouth is better than latest run suggests and sets the form standard. He is expected to handle today’s conditions.
Algometer is an early season noted horse returning from a break after running in the Derby. Ground conditions will suit and he can progress.
Robin Of Navan returned to form on latest start in a high class All Weather race at Kempton.
I price the five runners as follows:
Robin Of Navan 7/2
2.00 Ayr William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes (Group 3)
6f sprint for 2 y.o.’s with the winner collecting over £36,000.
Bletchley will be suited by conditions and is expected to return to the form which saw her finish 2nd in the Albany at Royal Ascot.
Drumfad Bay may find this trip too short.
Partitia is progressive, comes here looking for a hat-trick of victories.
Bletchley is a best priced 3/1, which is in line with my thinking.
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