Architect Tips has selected four tips for today's racing, including two runners at Newmarket and two at Worcester.
Thistle Do Nicely looked set to score over C&D last month until taking a heavy fall at the last but SUPREMELY LUCKY (best price 7-2) ended last season in very good form and, with plenty of excellent placed efforts over both sets of obstacles, including narrowly beaten here in 2019 on chasing debut, the nine-year-old is fancied to take some beating in a field where quite a few of his rivals now have question marks against them.
This Gelding by Milan proved as good as ever last term when trained by Dan Skelton, winning a highly-competitive handicap hurdle at Warwick last February, finishing second on return to fences and then returning to hurdles with two good efforts in defeat in a pair of good handicaps at both Newbury and Warwick under top-weight. He’s recently changed hands to Charlie Longsdon and Johnny Burke’s riding style should suit this hold-up performer who looks set to play a leading role in the outcome of the Follow AtTheRaces On Twitter Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.
The Unibet Rockfel Stakes has attracted a fascinating field of ten and, although she has started to become expensive to follow, I am clinging to the hope that HELLO YOU (best price 17-2) will settle and get a clearer sight of things when the race develops which should see her run to maximum capacity and potentially land the spoils for his Shropshire-based handler and Rossa Ryan.
A filly by Invincible Spirit, who created an excellent impression when winning at Wolverhampton, she built on that promise when hitting the frame in strong renewals of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge at Newmarket. She’s an habitual keen-going filly and things haven’t gone according to plan since she joined David Loughnane, including when sixth in the Group 2 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes and fourth in the tote Prestige Stakes but this course and ground should be right up her street and, granted luck in running, with connections having the aspiration of a trip to the Breeders’ Cup with her if all goes to plan, she must go close here.
GOLFE CLAIR (best price 2-1) was always travelling well on stable debut for Phil Kirby when scoring readily at Hexham last month and, with the form working out strongly, this five-year-old looks capable of defying a penalty in this contest.
Having been formerly trained by Joseph O’Brien in Ireland, he made the perfect start to his hurdling career when winning at Clonmel in June. He probably would have made it two-from-two in this sphere at Tramore until stumbling on landing after the second last and eventually unseating his rider. That said, he got back on track when beating a subsequent winner on his yard debut at Sedgefield last month and it is very difficult to find chinks in his armour, so he seems to have been found a very good opportunity here to make it three-from-four in this sphere and remain unbeaten for current connections.
ANANYA (best price 9-1) ran with credit to finish a two-length third here on Saturday despite her rider dropping his whip in the latter stages and having ran well here previously in a Group 1 and Group 3, this four-year-old filly is certainly worth another each-way interest being the clear highest rated in the field with some of the best form on offer.
Highly tried in her stint with previous connections, she developed into a pattern-class performer when trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam in 2019, including when running a fair race to finish seventh in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile at this venue, as well as finishing a close fifth in the Group 2 May Hill until missing all of 2020. Sir Mark Prescott’s charge hasn’t been suited to a few muddling affairs this summer but has shaped as though she has retained most of her former ability, including when being the last horse off the bridle over the weekend. The assessor has given her a fair chance despite her big weight and she should be very competitive here.