15:00 Newmarket

BOSH (best price 8/1) has left the impression on both starts this season that a big pot is sure to come into his grasp at some stage and with one of the key components to that happening being a drop in trip, Richard Hannon’s colt could realise the promise he’s shown here. 

A smart two-year-old good enough to finish runner-up to the high-class Sacred Bridge in the valuable Ballyhane Stakes at Naas, the son of Profitable was a bit disappointing when bidding to land a competitive nursery at York on what ultimately ended up being his final start of the campaign. Returning to action after a 242-day break at Newbury back in April, he impressed with the way he travelled throughout a keenly-contested three-year-old handicap over seven-furlong but as it turned out, the lack of a previous outing and the extra yardage he was trying for the first time just proved his undoing.

Kept to the same trip at Goodwood last time out, he was very patiently ridden by Jamie Spencer in a similar event at Goodwood, but as it sometimes pans out with the Irishman, he left his mount with too much to do and the pair had to settle for an honourable fourth behind three who have all gone on to boost the form since. Dropping back to a distance and style of race that should play more into his strengths, he’s also potentially drawn on the right side of the track where all the fancied horses are housed and proving he gets plenty of cover early, he should end up being one of the main players in the latter stages.

Bosh - 1pt e/w @ 8/1

15:45 Doncaster

The withdrawal of Fresh Hope rather puts a different spin on this seven-furlong handicap and in the absence of one of the most likely winners, JUMP THE GUN (best price 11/2) looks one of the main contenders to take advantage. 

Predominately campaigned over a mile, the son of Make Believe was dropped in trip for his latest encounter over today’s C&D and with the first-time cheekpieces fitted, he came up trumps. Settling nicely towards the rear of a good gallop set by Seven Brothers, the five-year-old produced a smart turn of foot to swoop to the front over a furlong out and despite the late rally of the strongly-fancied Pure Dreamer, he found the necessary reserves to keep his main challenger at bay. Clocking a big speed figure in the process, he now has to go and prove he can copy and paste that performance on his return to Town Moor but with the strong possibility of a similar set-up occurring due to a couple of confirmed front runners in the line-up, Iain Jardine’s gelding rates a fairly solid-looking each-way play with the dead eight runners due to go to post. 

Jump the Gun - 1pt @ 11/2
Jump the Gun - 1pt

18:30 Leopardstown

ALL IN THE MIND (best price 7/2) brings good, solid Curragh handicap form to the table courtesy of his excellent effort in a competitive contest last time out and with him also proven over tonight’s course, Paul Flynn’s gelding is fancied to keep his consistent run of form going in the right direction. 

Off the mark at the tenth time of asking at Tipperary two starts ago, connections decided to roll the dice in a much tougher assignment last time out and in what turned out to be a well-run affair, the son of Alhebayeb came through with flying colours. Although he couldn’t quite peg back the well-fancied winner Mustarref, he impressed with the way he stuck manfully to the task all the way to the line and with tonight’s extra furlong likely to see him in an even better light, he can gain some more valuable scalps to his cv. 

All in the Mind - 1pt @ 7/2

19:15 Limerick

MAZAGRAN (NAP) (best price 13/8) made a perfectly satisfactory return to action after a 231-day break over today’s C&D last time out and with that all-important run under his belt, he can return to the Greenmount Park venue full of confidence in his bid to repeat last year’s success. 

A smooth winner on his first start for new connections in this corresponding race twelve months ago, Joseph O’Brien’s gelding didn’t really build on that initial success, but there were certainly more encouraging signs 26 days ago. Noted travelling well turning for home, the son of War Front loomed up looking the most likely winner just over a furlong out, but despite running on strongly all the way to the line, he couldn’t quite get by the tenacious Magic Chegaga close home. Despite that near miss, he still managed to post a career-high time figure and with usual patient hold-up tactics likely to be the order of the day again, the five-year-old can be deliver to a nicety. 

Mazagran - 2pts @ 13/8