16:40 Newbury

Cairn Gorm made a winning debut at Windsor a couple of weeks ago and he has to be given the utmost respect, although the 7lb penalty has to be a concern in this stronger contest. With that in mind, the vote goes to ASTIMEGOESBY, who displayed plenty of promise on his debut in a competitive event at Newmarket. He struggled in the Windsor Castle last time but the son of Mehmas was not well drawn on that occasion and it is far too soon to be writing him off. Nelson Gay has a similar profile to the selection and he should not be underestimated, while Maker Of Light and Peerless are newcomers to note.
Prediction : 1st Astimegoesby 2nd Nelson Gay 3rd Maker Of Light

17:10 Newbury

OCEAN EYES was far from disgraced when filling third place on her debut at Newmarket last month and the two that beat her that day both went to Royal Ascot, with the winner finishing second in the Albany. If Richard Spencer's filly improves for that experience then she could play a leading role this evening. Isabella Giles got off the mark at the first time of asking and she should be in the mix once again. Lanika and The Circus also have valid form claims, while any market support for Batindi would have to be noted.
Prediction : 1st Ocean Eyes 2nd Isabella Giles 3rd Lanika

17:40 Newbury

NORMANDY BARRIERE had a disappointing year for most of 2019 but the veteran appeared to improve for a wind operation over the winter, judging by his second-placed finish at Redcar on his seasonal return. With that run now under his belt, the eight-year-old could take plenty of stopping this evening. Buccaneers Vault beat the selection on that occasion but he will have to take a small step forward to confirm that form today. Others to consider are Spirited Guest, Treacherous and Rasheeq.
Prediction : 1st Normandy Barriere 2nd Buccaneers Vault 3rd Spirited Guest

18:10 Newbury

TOM COLLINS ran better than the bare result suggested when ninth in the Golden Gates Handicap at Royal Ascot and got within a head of success at Doncaster last week when dropped back to a mile. He came out fourth in a phenomenal four-way finish on that occasion, but was doing his best work at the end and can pick up some compensation off the same mark. Tremor wasn't beaten far over course and distance last time and the handicap debutant appears the pick of Alan King's duo, while Bill The Butcher, Exhibit and Wren are others who appeal now turning their attention to the handicap ranks.
Prediction : 1st Tom Collins 2nd Tremor 3rd Bill The Butcher

18:40 Newbury

PUERTO BANUS bumped into an in-form rival when second over course and distance last time and Ian Williams' four-year-old won't need to find much improvement to go one better off a 2lb higher mark. Medieval wasn't beaten far over 7f at Epsom at the weekend and is respected now back to a mile, while Dourado shaped nicely at Goodwood on his reappearance and is 3lb lower this time.
Prediction : 1st Puerto Banus 2nd Medieval 3rd Dourado

19:10 Newbury

NOVA ROMA impressed on his reappearance, dictating the pace before forging clear to take a Windsor maiden by four lengths last month, and the Golden Horn colt will take plenty of beating if in the same form. A step up in trip could see an improved performance from Ed Walker's Balzac, who has been gelded and undergone a wind operation since his last outing. William Haggas' newcomer Sea Of Style completes the shortlist, with the Sea The Stars filly costing 220,000 guineas as a yearling. She is a sister to the Group 2-winning Endless Time.
Prediction : 1st Nova Roma 2nd Sea Of Style 3rd Balzac

19:40 Newbury

DARAIN will undoubtedly be all the rage having cost 3,500,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1 in October 2018 and being a full brother to both champion juvenile Too Darn Hot and St Leger runner-up Lah Ti Dar. Both of those relatives, along with his other sister So Mi Dar, made winning debuts for John Gosden and expectations will be high ahead of his racecourse bow. Divine Consent boasts an interesting pedigree being a half-brother to Zebedee and can enter calculations for top connections, while Annie De Vega and Alpin King are both open to improvement having made decent starts to their careers.
Prediction : 1st Darain 2nd Divine Consent 3rd Annie De Vega

20:10 Newbury

MAJESTIC NOOR justified favouritism to score at Yarmouth at the third time of asking and an opening mark of 80 appears workable for John Gosden's filly, with her being entitled to improve for racing. Sorrel shaped well when third at Goodwood on her return to action and she is likely to be in the mix along with Arriviste, a winner at Chelmsford in December, and Red Poppy, who promises to be suited by the step up in trip based on her placed effort at Thirsk.
Prediction : 1st Majestic Noor 2nd Sorrel 3rd Arriviste

20:40 Newbury

CHEZ HANS raced keenly on his first run on the Flat for Paul Nicholls, when third at Chepstow last month, but he is entitled to benefit from both the drop back in trip and the bigger field which might help him to settle better. Kings Royal Hussar ran well on his first outing since wind surgery at Doncaster and the step up in trip could unlock further progression, while The Fiddler is of interest with his stable among the winners of late.
Prediction : 1st Chez Hans 2nd Kings Royal Hussar 3rd The Fiddler

08/07/2020 Newbury Acca