14:00 Newmarket

WORLD WITHOUT LOVE (best price 11/4) has yet to score for Mark Johnston but this looks a suitable opportunity for her to gain her first success under the assistance of Joe Fanning. I think she has improved nicely with each start and has posted two good efforts in defeat the last two times, including when third at Doncaster last time.

The form of her fourth at Wetherby looks good form, as the third, Fresh Hope (82-rated), won next-time-out and ran well to finish sixth at Royal Ascot, while the winner, Rogue Millennium, followed-up in the Oaks Trial next time and was far from disgraced when seventh in the main event at Epsom. This filly should be suited to today’s extra furlong and is likely to be ridden forward, which will suit at this course. With more to come in the handicapping scenario off 73, she should go close now dropping in grade. 

World Without Love - 1pt @ 11/4

14:45 Newcastle

LA TIHATY (best price 9/1) has been below his best the last twice but had excuses in both events, as he was drawn poorly on his penultimate start, likewise when competing on all-weather championship finals day here in April. Roger Varian has freshened him up since and this four-year-old boasts a good strike-rate on the all-weather (4-7) and is the class act in the field on this surface having beaten the 107-rated Misty Grey back in February with plenty to spare.

He is clear of these on official ratings, so while he’s got to give weight to all rivals in this small-field contest, it would be no surprise if he bounced back here and he’s therefore selected to make his class count in the latter stages at appealing odds. Shining Blue is a nice prospect, who’s unbeaten in two but this is a stiff test for a horse making his all-weather debut, with his form not working out too well either. 

La Tihaty - 0.5pts e/w @ 9/1

15:45 Newmarket

I don’t normally put up short-priced favourites but, in the Featurespace Fraud Fighting Handicap, DEODAR NAP (best price 11/10) gets a strong vote to outclass these on handicap debut under Rob Hornby, who deserves some fortune this week. Ralph Beckett’s promising youngster did very well to overcome inexperience and make a winning debut at Newbury, in which he beat subsequent two-time Listed runner-up Witch Hunter, who’s rated in the 100’s.

He then did little wrong when only beaten a length into second by Flaming Rib in a Listed event next time and the winner has strongly advertised the form since, filling the runner-up spot in the Sandy Lane and the Commonwealth Cup. On that evidence, he should easily surpass a mark of 95 and, having won on his reappearance at Doncaster despite doing plenty wrong, this son of Bated Breath will be fitter and could be too good for these. 

Deodar - 2pts @ 11/10