We at Oddschecker guide you through Friday's live ITV races.
The way LAUGH ALOUD (best price 10-3) hosed up at Epsom by 5 lengths last June still lives long in the memory, If John Gosden's mare can recapture that form then it will take something special to stop her. She had been out for 15 months before her reappearance at Sandown and the five-year-old should certainly come on for that run.
Favourite Rumble Inthejungle is difficult to oppose but I am willing to have a go at INDIGO BALANCE (best price 8-1) at the odds. This Irish Raider was a little disappointing in his two Group efforts before winning a listed race at the Curragh, but that drop down to 5f looks like it was exactly what the colt was crying out for. This quirky sort has the ability to run a big race.
BEN VRACKIE's (best price 6-1) second to Made Up at Goodwood last time out should not be taken lightly as the victor that day is now on course for a crack at the St Leger on Saturday. The unexposed Frankel colt only lost out by just over a length to the more experienced filly and I expect will come on leaps and bounds for that in his first handicap.
I also can't leave TITUS (best price 9-1) unbacked after such an impressive performance in the Sky Bet Handicap at York where he won comfortably with plenty left in the tank on his first step up to 1m4f. The reason the current price is on offer is because Declan Carroll's inmate will need to defy an 11lb rise and also handle another 2 furlongs, but he's definitely a big player.
The two that head the top of the Doncaster Cup Stakes market, Thomas Hobson and Sheikhzayedroad, although finishing second and third respectively in this race last year do not really excite me that much. That's why I am willing to take the gamble on the unexposed SAUNTER (best price 8-1).
Despite having not tackled a trip of this distance before, Ian Williams' five-year-old is consistently strong in the closing stages of races. He has already clocked up two victories this summer and if there is any additional rain tomorrow as expected, that will help his cause. He is one from one at the course which only adds to the positives.