13:45 Nottingham

This looks a competitive 0-65 handicap but preference goes to No Guts No Glory (best priced at 11/2) who has been running consistently well this season. The Adrian Nicholls trained filly is the only three-year-old in the field and is much more unexposed than many of her rivals. She has form figures of 24422 in her career with her latest two runs coming after a wind operation. 

No Guts No Glory was only beaten ½ length at Ripon earlier this month under Barry McHugh back in novice company but now comes here 1lb “well in” at the weights switched back to a handicap. Course and distance winner Grandfather Tom looks the biggest danger but I am hoping No Guts No Glory gets a well deserved success. 

No Guts No Glory - 0.5pts e/w @ 11/2

15:10 Newbury

The Michael Bell trained Maylandsea (best priced at 11/4) comes here needing to bounce back from a below par effort last time but she is top rated and now drops down in class. The daughter of Havana Grey won on her debut at Nottingham by 2 ½ lengths before outrunning odds of 28/1 to finish 2nd in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot behind the impressive Dramatised.

Maylandsea was sent off only 11/5 for the Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket but she ran too freely over 6f and was eventually looked after by David Egan. She drops back down to 5f for this race which will suit as well as the drop in class to a listed race. If she runs up to her rating of 104 then she should extremely hard to beat with the once raced Funny Story looking the biggest danger. 

Maylandsea - 1pt @ 11/4

18:40 Thirsk

This looks a weak 0-60 handicap and preference goes to the Tina Jackson trained Jamih (best priced at 3/1) who is one of the only horses to come into this race in form. The seven-year-old gelding has been running consistently well this season since a wind operation with form figures of 34122. Joanna Mason has developed a good relationship with the horse and retains the ride today who is interestingly fitted with first time cheekpieces for this race. 

Jamih has only been beaten ¾ length and ½ length on his previous two starts so if headgear helps him put a bit more in at the finish then he can hopefully gets back into the winners enclosure. He is 1lb “well in” at the weights following his good run over course and distance last time and I expect him to prove hard to beat. 

Jamih - 1pt @ 3/1