13:20 Newbury

I’m definitely taking a bit of a chance here but given the track was favouring those ridden prominently yesterday if FRANTANCK goes forward he might not come back to them. This Frankel colt looked promising winning on reappearance at Goodwood and while he could only finish third at Newmarket next time that form has worked out notably well since. He finished last at Sandown but you would have to put a line through that as he definitely didn’t give his running. If he bounces back he may well be the one to beat in this field. Definite won at Haydock and then bumped into Eagle’s Way at Nottingham. He looks the main danger but lacks the potential of the selection. Rogue Rocket is still unexposed so might find further improvement so is also noted in here.

16:00 Ripon

I’m going to chance MAKE A PROPHET making the breakthrough at Ripon on Saturday. This 3yo has knocked on the door the last twice and racing off the same mark here connections look to have found a decent opportunity for him to go one better now. There is definitely a lack of quality on show and the betting probably has it right that Bearwith is the main danger. He won at Redcar last month and backed that up with a good fourth at Carlisle so a similar run would see him competitive. May Punch has won at this track so also has to enter calculations but she was well held in fourth at Thirsk last time and was left standing at Hamilton before that so has enough to find right now. Double-figure prices the rest so it shows you the lack of quality on show and a great chance for the selection.