GYTO's Monday notebook double pays 10/1.
Hughie Morrison could hold the key here with Australia colt WAGGA WAGGA. He was sent off at odds of 40/1, 66/1 and 40/1 on his first three starts so perhaps it was no surprise to see him take a big step forward on handicap debut at Salisbury last time. He looked to relish the step up in trip on that occasion and only missed out by a neck at the line. The winner had won her previous start too and looks a nice filly for David Menuisier. He is up 3lb from that but if he can settle better then he will take all the beating here under William Buick. To my eye he looks to have the most potential in this field so he gets a confident vote to go one better. Gibside is proving frustrating now and was beaten 8 lengths into third at Ripon. I think the fact he is second favourite in here tells you about the lack of quality on show. Casi Crudo best of the rest but also beaten far enough last time.
This looks between the top pair in the betting and ready preference is for WITCH HUNTER. Richard Hannon has always thought a fair bit of this colt and while he was entitled to win at Wolverhampton on penultimate start he still did it impressively taking it up on the bit before going clear. He backed that up going down just a length to El Caballo at Lingfield when last seen back in March. That horse obviously proved a revelation going on to win his next two including a Group 2 at Haydock where he beat Flaming Rib. He blew out at Royal Ascot but the draw likely did him and it may have been one race too many after a busy period. The selection goes handicapping now and his mark looks more than fair to me given his form stacks up. Sterling Knight won twice including over C&D before finding Royal Ascot too much last time. If bouncing back looks the danger.