Architect Tips is back with four tips for today's racing.
THE COLA KID (best price 9/2) is set to have his turf run since joining this stable but has plenty of form on the surface from when he was trained in Ireland. He was successful off this mark of 65 and has posted a couple of excellent placed efforts since scoring with a bit to spare at Newcastle in March. The last time he was spotted on the turf, he was rated 73, and whilst in such a good run of form with Ryan Sexton taking off three-pounds, he should be extremely competitive here off his basement mark for trainer Alice Haynes, who’s operating at an impressive 21% strike-rate in the last two weeks.
YOUNG WINSTON (best price 16/1) was a couple of lengths behind Midnight Train at Nottingham last time but is four-pounds better off here and has every chance of reversing the form on these terms dropped in grade. This will be his first foray of class six event on the turf and he’s shaped quite well in both previous starts over this distance. Trainer Mark Loughnane has yet to have a winner at this course over the last five years (0-42) but, on the other hand, Stefano Cherchi has had four winners from fourteen runners at this venue (29% strike-rate) and this son of Churchill is his only ride of the day. He has been raised two-pounds since last time but is open to further progress and could be good enough to win this if things fall into place. Four places available.
ROMAN DYNASTY (best price 4/1) hasn’t won since debut but he was only beaten two lengths into third in a much stronger event than this at Chester last time, where he may have finished even closer with a smoother passage too. That was his first start in four months so he’s sure to strip fitter and the softer conditions wouldn’t have been to his liking either so his performance was more than appreciative. The last time he ran on good to firm ground he was second at Newmarket off a seven-pounds higher mark so there’s a lot to like about his chances. His latest bit of form though is really solid in the context of this race and, with David Probert maintaining the partnership, this race should be his for the taking.
GREEN POWER (best price 12/1) wasn’t at his best last time but was quite unlucky not to finish closer over course-and-distance on his penultimate start, where he looked to be coming through strongly until not getting the clearest of passages. He did, however, stay on again when the race was practically over and is three-pounds lower this time round. The seven-year-old is only a pound above his last winning mark and has plenty of smart form in the past in his inventory under similar conditions. While he might not be the most consistent of horses nowadays, he definitely has the ability to win a race of this nature when things go to plan. At a decent price, he’s worth an each-way interest. Four places available.