13:59 Salisbury

There are many well bred newcomers in this race but preference goes to SPIDER MURPHY (best priced at 5/2) who sets the standard on previous form. The David Evans trained colt outran odds of 22/1 to finish a close 2nd on his debut at Leicester and the form of that run has been boosted since. The more experienced winner Tyrone’s Poppy completed a hat-trick with a victory at Chester last time in a Nursery and is now rated 89 and Spider Murphy only finished ½ length behind him.

The pair pulled 2 ¼ lengths clear of the third and as a result Spider Murphy sets a good standard for the newcomers to aim at. Connections have booked Tom Marquand for the ride which is a positive and I expect him to prove hard to beat with that experience under his belt.

Spider Murphy - 1pt

14:05 Bellewstown

The Joseph O’Brien trained NATIVE QUEEN (best priced at 5/6) has run well on all three of her career starts to date and she should prove hard to beat in this maiden if she runs up to her rating of 78. The three-year-old finished 2nd at Galway on her only start as a two-year-old before finishing 2nd on her reappearance at Navan when only beaten ½ length.

Native Queen was unlucky last time when only 3rd at Fairyhouse as she was short of room and hampered 2f out before running on well inside the final furlong without being able to reach the leaders. Mikey Sheehy gets the chance to avenge that defeat and I expect her to get off the mark at the fourth attempt.

Native Queen - 1pt

16:19 Salisbury

TEMPLE BRUER (best priced at 9/2) has shown much improved form since joining the Mike Murphy & Michael Keady stable a couple of months ago and he should hold strong claims once again. The four-year-old has form figures of 1211 for this stable and all of those runs have come since being fitted with a tongue tie.

Temple Bruer has won at Brighton off a mark of 71, Doncaster off a mark of 76 and Newcastle last time off a mark of 77 when he showed a good attitude to win by a neck. The handicapper has raised him 3lbs for that victory which is fair and I expect him to prove hard to beat with connections booking talented 7lb claimer Taylor Fisher to take some weight off.

Temple Bruer - 1pt