16:15 Beverley

The thriving BAVARDAGES looks to have found a good opportunity to bring up the hat-trick. He had been running to a decent level for a while but he has taken his form up a notch since the visor went on running on strongly to win at Southwell and then backing that up over C&D at the start of the month doing well to get up. He is up just 2lb from that and you’d be foolish to rule out another big run under Joanna Mason. I do think he is one of those horses that likes to find trouble before really hitting top gear so it will be interesting to see what tactics they deploy. He will likely be ridden quietly before looking to pick his way through. Crown Princess also arrives in winning form having got her head back in front at Hamilton last time. She showed a good attitude and looks the danger up 3lb from that. Both Urban Violet and Poet’s Dawn are noted coming back down the handicap but need to show more spark to win this.