13:35 Haydock

SWAYZE (best price 3/1) was highly-tried by connections last year and was unlucky when second on his penultimate start at Nottingham before not being beaten far when seventh in a good-quality handicap at Royal Ascot two weeks ago. Besides the eventual winner Latin Lover, he fared best of those who were drawn low in that race, so his performance can be upgraded and he’s back down in grade here off the same mark. Rab Havlin has been booked to ride and his mount is the one to beat. He can open his account for the campaign in the opener. Gannon Glory is feared most.
Swayze - 1pt @ 3/1

13:50 Sandown

Charlie Hills’ EQUILATERAL (best price 11/2) is the class horse in the race and brings the strongest form-lines here, which includes  his excellent second in the Group 1 King’s Stand at Royal Ascot two years ago behind Battaash. He returned from a 13 months absence in the same race last time and ran a blinder to finish a close-up fifth of 16 to Nature Strip. He didn’t travel as well as he could that day, but stayed on strongly in the closing stages and this is a huge drop down in grade for him. With that run under his belt, and provided he doesn’t suffer the ‘bounce-factor,’ he can take this lower grade event in his stride under Kieran Shoemark. 
Equilateral - 0.5pts e/w @ 11/2

15:00 Sandown

FAST ATTACK (NAP) (best price 8/1) makes plenty of each-way appeal against Heredia with four places generally available with firms. Simon Crisford’s filly has won two of her four starts in the UK, including the Group 3 Oh So Sharp stakes at Newmarket on her final 2yo outing and ran a good race in the German 1,000 Guineas on her return when fifth. She probably would have won that race without being denied a clear passage twice but, either way, her fitness will be spot on now. She wasn’t far behind Heredia when third at Newbury back in September (beaten less than a length) and meets that rival on three-pounds better terms here. She’s only rated two pounds lower than the favourite too and has been massively overlooked by bookmakers this time round which I cannot understand why. I think she’s got a great each-way chance at the very least and is my best each-way bet of the day with more to come. 
Fast Attack - 1pt e/w @ 8/1

15:15 Haydock

The highly-competitive Old Newton Cup and I like two here. Firstly, FANCY MAN (best price 22/1), who is set with the difficult task of top-weight, but he has excellent course form, which reads 112 from three starts, and he came close to remaining unbeaten in the latest of those when beaten less than length. He has placed multiple times in Group/Listed events and the last time he competed here on (soft-to-heavy ground), he comprehensively beat subsequent Group 1 winner Alenquer, which is the best form on display. Despite his big weight, he’s a cracking each-way bet here with five places generally available and conditions not holding any fears either. 

Fancy Man - 0.5pts e/w @ 22/1

15:15 Haydock

Andrew Balding’s MORANDO (best price 22/1), who would probably prefer softer ground, is another one that offers value at the morning odds. He is a former three-time Group 3 winner and this will be just his second handicap start in six years. He was a close-up third on his penultimate start in a Group 3 and his latest effort can be excused as conditions were too quick. Neil Callan has been booked to ride here, which is interesting, and the cheekpieces have also been applied. If this headgear has a positive effect, this classy nine-year-old could easily exceed his double-figure odds and get competitive with five places generally available. 
Morando - 0.5pts e/w @ 22/1

15:35 Sandown

A top-class renewal of the Group 1 Coral Eclipse and I like NATIVE TRAIL (best price 10/3) who offers fair value at the odds. He’s only tasted defeat once in his career and has shaped as though he would be suited to the step up in distance. He won the Irish 2,000 Guineas in good style last time and gets the weight for age allowance here, which is a huge advantage, and that could be enough to see him take top honours for the boys in blue. The French horse and Bay Bridge have to be respected but I think both of them need to improve to trouble the former in my opinion and therefore last year’s top two-year-old can add another Group 1 to his impressive-looking CV. 

Native Trail - 1pt @ 10/3

16:10 Sandown

ALDHAJA (best price 8/1) is very interesting in this race off a featherweight with Silvestre De Sousa booked to ride. Charlie Hills’ son of War Front has won twice and finished second twice in just five career starts and he ran well over course-and-distance last time, where he probably did too much from the front. Based upon his previous second to the 93-rated King Of Time back in March, he looks well-handicapped off 86 here and gets weight from most of his rivals too. If he stays this slightly longer distance, he has to be a major player with four places generally available. 
Aldhaja - 0.5pts e/w @ 8/1

16:25 Haydock

The Richard Hannon-trained TACARIB BAY (best price 5/1) could prove to be a class above this field and gets a strong each-way vote with four places generally available. He beat Kingmax on debut here on soft ground before a good third in a Group 3 at Newbury, when a place in front of subsequent Jersey Stakes winner, Noble Truth, which is quality form. He’s been highly-tried in two subsequent starts in the 2,000 Guineas and at the Royal Ascot last time but has had excuses both times. He travelled well in both those events and may have finished a lot closer last time without clipping heels at a crucial part of the race. He didn’t have a hard race afterwards though, and this is a huge drop in grade. He’s drawn well in stall three and comes out best at the weights based upon official ratings in which he’s rated just 1Ib lower than the top-weight but gets eight pounds. He should be able to showcase his ability in this company under Rossa Ryan.
Tacarib Bay - 0.5pts e/w @ 5/1

17:20 Sandown

A really wide-open sprint contest but Mick Appleby’s KING OF STARS (best price 17/2) shaped encouragingly when fourth in a Listed event on his return at Haydock in a Listed event and could make a bold effort from the front in this easier assignment. You can draw a line through his effort in the Dash, where he didn’t get the best of starts and was ridden too aggressively from the outset and faded late on having shown a lot of pace. He’s a classy horse on his day and finds himself only a pound above his last winning mark, but if you take Freddie Larson’s claim into account, he is actually four pounds below his last winning mark. At the prices, he’s an appealing each-way option with a good chance of beating these if his mind isn’t elsewhere in the stalls.
King Of Stars - 0.5pts e/w @ 17/2