16:55 Windsor

This doesn’t look like it will take much winning so while KIRILENKO ideally needs a bit more time and experience to be seen to best effect I think she might end up winning despite that. She shaped with promise on both starts as a 2yo and looked to me like she needed the run when sent off favourite at Nottingham on return last month. She wasn’t disgraced in fourth but didn’t really hit the line with any real conviction.

With that under her belt and further improvement to come I think this looks a good opportunity for her to make a winning handicap debut off a mark of just 75. Caravaggio filly Rose Barton has been knocking on the door and only went down a neck at Salisbury last time. A similar run to that would see her emerge as the main danger to the selection but I think she lacks potential. Prenup is another one to note on handicap debut but she would need to improve a fair bit.

Kirilenko - 1pt

17:25 Curragh

Quite a few unknowns in here with so many newcomers lining up but I’m going to side with one with experience in Deep Impact colt COUGAR for Aidan O’Brien. He hasn’t done a lot wrong and has been ultra consistent since returning finishing second, third and then second again at Down Royal last time. That was his handicap debut and he ran well beaten less than 2 lengths. He drops back a couple of furlongs in trip and I think that will help him here back in a maiden. The danger is likely Nusret for Joseph O’Brien who also acquitted himself well on handicap debut to finish third. He did look a bit one paced to me in the closing stages though so I’m not fully convinced about him over this trip. Active Duty is by Almnazor and also deserves another look despite failing to build on his encouraging debut run. He still brings potential to the table though. Rosso Corsa looks the most interesting of the debutants.

Cougar - 1pt