14:20 Cartmel

Down to his last winning mark ALQAMAR could spring back into life back at his beloved Cartmel. He is unbeaten at this track having rattled off a hat-trick here this time last year and clearly goes very well here. He looked to need the run on return at Ayr before racing too keenly at Aintree and inevitably backing out of it late on. He will be a lot sharper here and with a bit of help from the handicapper down another 2lb (dropped 3lb now since last season) he looks capable of running a big race.

Charlotte Jones developed a good partnership with him last season winning four on the bounce and she claims a handy 3lb again. Platinumcard finish down the field at Royal Ascot last time but had been in good form over hurdles previously and is the likely main danger. Finest View is in terrific form and she also has to be feared despite a further 4lb rise (now gone up 23lb since the start of the season). Hurricane Ali is also noted but might not be suited by this track.

Alqamar - 1pt @ 9/2