14:20 Sandown

The Andrew Balding trained Coltrane (best priced at 3/1) has looked progressive winning his previous two starts and he is worth backing despite this rise in class. The five-year-old returned from a 55 day break to finish 2nd in the Chester Cup behind Cleveland off a mark of 95 before winning the Ascot Stakes on his next start on the first day of Royal Ascot. 

Coltrane showed a fantastic attitude to defeat the Willie Mullins trained Bring On The Night last time and this drop back down to 2 miles shouldn’t inconvenience him too much. He has a couple of pounds to find with rivals on official ratings but he is the horse coming into this race in form and I expect him to prove hard to beat. 

Coltrane - 1pt @ 3/1

14:45 Doncaster

It will be interesting to see if connections of Storm Chaser (best priced at 10/3) allow her to race here having run yesterday but I would give her a chance if she does. The Mick Channon trained mare was an impressive 26 length winner at Nottingham a week ago under an enterprising ride from Rose Dawes before finishing a close 2nd yesterday off the same mark. 

The handicapper has raised Storm Chaser 11lbs her victory a week ago but she still runs off her previous mark here making her well handicapped. She was only beaten a neck yesterday under Silvestre De Sousa and it will be interesting to see if she can win again for Rose Dawes who can now claim 7lbs in this race. 

Storm Chaser - 1pt @ 10/3