Only 11 days to Royal Ascot and the racing on offer today is modest.
Quick look at one race this evening at Haydock where the going is Soft after plenty of rain in the North-West. The forecast is for a sunny day with a drying westerly wind.
A 5f Listed race with prize money of just over £37,000. Far and away the premier race on the card and the day overall.
Final Venture and Ornate have the best form although neither are certain to produce it on softer ground.
After a good spell in Dubai, Final Venture finished a promising fourth in the Temple Stakes over today’s C/D.
Ornate ran an excellent second on his first start for his present stable before disappointing on his latest start in the Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket.
Final Venture has soft ground form from earlier in his career and is preferred.
Difficult to price, but 2/1 would be fair.
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