I am looking forward to seeing Triple Time (6.22) step up to a mile for the first time having finished runner up to Mr McCann over 7f here last month on good ground. The winner has run well in defeat on a couple of occasions since in better company and this Frankel colt is a half-brother to soft ground winner Third Realm who is the last horse to beat Derby winner Adayar. The 7/4 with Boylesports looks fair.
Siyata (7.52) is not proven on soft ground, but she looked one to follow when scoring over this extended 7f trip at Ffos Las last time albeit on fast ground. Roger Charlton’s filly is only 2lbs higher this evening given he only won by half a length, but she was slowly away and well on top at the end. Oisin Murphy keeps the ride, and he is likely to ride his filly out the back and come home fast and late.
The one imponderable would be significant rain given the selection ran poorly on heavy ground over a mile here back in May when she tried to make all. She looked a different proposition dropped in trip ridden with patience last time, but soft ground would be a negative. There was 9/4 available with William Hill when betting opened but she is 13/8 with the same firm at the time of posting.
State Of Bliss ran a career best at Goodwood stepped up to 11f for the first-time last weekend and I am surprised to see she has been put in as big as 13/2 for the 12f handicap for Mark Johnston who saddles two of the six runner field.
I believe Makram (6.38) will appreciate the step up to a mile-and-a-half and hope it is a good day for both trainer Roger Charlton and jockey James Doyle. The selection is out of a 12f winner and looked ready for a step up in trip when getting up close home to score at Sandown last time. The selection – 3s with 10Bet – is 4lbs higher this evening but after just nine career starts, he is open to more improvement at this trip.
Princess Nadia has been put in as 5/4 favourite for the 10f three-runner fillies’ handicap and she is likely to get a soft lead under Hollie Doyle, but I do feel Brunnera (7.08) ran into one when second to Portfolio here three weeks ago and she gets the vote with the winner having run such an excellent race upped in grade and trip here last weekend.
Brunnera – 3s with 10Bet – would not want the race to develop into a sprint as she can pull hard, but James Doyle has ridden the filly in both starts so far this term and I hope he can swoop fast and late.