14:00 Worcester

JUDGE EARLE (best price 5/1) found his feet in no uncertain terms at Ffos Las last time out and providing he can run up to a similar standard away from his favoured Welsh venue, Peter Bowen’s inmate has a golden opportunity to follow up.

Struggling through the depths of winter, Peter Bowen’s gelding was given a break in a bid to try and rekindle the flame at a more suitable juncture and following a spin to blow away the cobwebs over hurdles in May, he went on to prove a different proposition back over fences a month later. Picking up the running with over a circuit to go, the son of Court Cave looked momentarily in trouble turning for home, but once shaken up assume command again by Sean Bowen, he readily pulled clear again.

Looking at the numbers he posted 13 days ago, the biggest surprise was he was able to run the last circuit almost five seconds quicker than two-mile handicap winner Wasdell Dundalk (rated 117), so despite the assessor doing his best to try and derail the 10-year-old in his future targets, the chances are he will prove to be still way ahead of his mark if in the same frame of mind.

Judge Earle - 1pt @ 5/1

17:10 Tipperary

Very little has separated WODAO (best price 7/2) and The Antarctic in their two clashes so far to date and while there’s no guarantee that the former can turn around the form with his old rival, there’s also no reason why he should be chalked up four times the price.

Beaten just half a length by Aidan O’Brien’s colt when they first met over today’s C&D back in April, the son of Showcasing went on to suffer a similar narrow margin defeat in their rematch at Naas a month later. Off the mark at the fourth attempt when nothing of any great significance stood in his way at Navan next time, connections decided to send him to Royal Ascot to contest The Windsor Castle Stakes and although he failed to live up to expectations at the Berkshire track, he still came out of the race with great credit.

Keeping on well in the closing stages after getting a little outpaced when the pace increased two out, Donnacha O’Brien’s inmate now returns to a surface that should play more into his strengths and with the distinct possibility that the field will tack across to the nearside rail under tonight’s prevailing conditions, stall eight should allow him to jump onto the best of the ground first from stall eight.

Wodao - 1pt @ 7/2

19:00 Kempton

GREY FOX (best price 11/2) has just had the one run on an all-weather surface, so he does lack a bit of experience tackling a race of this nature, but on pure ability alone he does have a big chance if replicating his latest victory at Windsor.

Back down to a mile having been unsuccessful over 1m2f previously, Emma Lavelle’s grey impressed with the way he went about his work in the closing stages of a truly-run affair at the Berkshire venue and with the time figure very useful for the grade backed up by the closing sectionals, it’s no great surprise to see the form already begin to take shape (runner-up landed the Carlisle Bell last week). No doubt coming here in a bid to qualify for the final of the London Mile series, the son of Gutaifan can book his ticket with a positive display on his first visit to tonight’s track.

Grey Fox - 1pt e/w @ 11/2

19:20 Bath

SCORPIO (NAP) (best price 2/1) has shaped with a huge amount of encouragement in two very hot maidens at Newbury and up against a favourite who has a distinct vulnerable feel about him, Brian Meehan’s filly makes plenty of appeal at her morning odds to take charge in this much weaker race.

In no way knocked about when fifth to the smart filly Whitebeam on her debut at the Berkshire venue, the daughter of Olympic Glory was sent back to the same track to contest a similar event next time and although she failed improve upon her finishing position, her performance on the clock went up by quite some way. In what turned out to be a truly-run affair she kept on extremely well in the closing stages to finish on the coat tails of the main players and with her time figure usurping anything what Zulu Warrior has achieved up to now, it would come as something of a surprise if she couldn’t land a race of today’s modest quality.

Scorpio - 2pts @ 2/1

19:30 Kempton

MOEL ARTHUR (best price 9/4) left the impression he really ought to have won at Sandown last time out and with tonight’s step up in trip likely to see Brett Johnson’s gelding to best advantage, he’s strongly fancied to back up that initial view.

Unlucky to bump into the in-form Way Of Life at Newbury on his first start of the campaign, the form of the race at the Berkshire race worked out as such that he was an extremely warm order to follow in the footsteps of many others and score next time out. Unfortunately for his legion of supporters, things didn’t quite pan out in his favour at the Esher track and he ended up filling out the runner-up berth for the second time in a row. On the evidence of both his two starts this season, a step up in trip won’t do him any harm and having run well on his only previous visit to tonight’s track, hope is high he can gain his just rewards for a series of near misses.

Moel Arthur - 1pt @ 9/4