It’s a devilishly difficult day and it’s all small stakes stuff, but there are a handful I like in these big field handicaps, starting with Richard Guest’s Udontdodou (3.35) in what is habitually a very strong sprint at York.

I’m hoping the rain comes in time to enhance his chance, he’s been very impressive this season and his trainer has issued a series of glowing reports about this improving three-year-old. He showed a really smart turn of foot to get the job done at Windsor last time and there could be a good deal more to come from the son of Fastnet Rock. He might have most to fear from the top weight Mr Lupton who ran a cracker in a hot handicap at Newmarket last time.

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The horse I quite like in the Queen Mother’s Cup (1.50) is Mistiroc, whose stable won this in 2014 with Pearl Castle, and this horse sneaks into the contest having been dropped a pound after his Hamilton run last time. He’s been running perfectly well in stronger races so has to be feared now dropped in class and the booking of Gina Andrews looks significant against an unusually high number of extremely inexperienced amateurs. Mistiroc’s best form gives him a really good chance here and this trip is ideal.

I was impressed with Shaden when Hayley Turner rode her to victory in the Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last season and I know Sandown's Scurry Stakes (3.20) has been the plan for some time. She is very much the apple of George Scott’s eye and although there are slight reservations as to whether this stiff track will suit such a speedy filly, she might have the class to get away with it.
Udontdodou - 1pt @ 5/1