Architect Tips is back with TWELVE tips from today's action.
The Roger Varian-trained AL HUSN (best price 4/1) is a filly rising through the ranks and recorded a third consecutive win when scoring in nice style here two weeks ago on her handicap debut. She got the better of a useful rival in Eidikos and on that evidence, she looks very well-handicapped off 92 here with David Egan in the saddle for the first time. With improvement forthcoming, she could complete the four-timer. Either way, she’s a solid each-way choice with four places widely available.
It’s been nearly two years since the capable AINSDALE (best price 15/2) last got his head in front but he’s ran well in both starts for this yard this year, firstly when fourth in a Group Three at Newcastle before filling the same spot in the Beverley Bullet when last spotted.
He’s ran well on both previous visits to this course, including when midfield in the Champions Sprint Stakes and the return to this venue over this minimum should be right up his street. He’s closely matched with a few of these but if his new handler has eked out a bit more improvement, he could win this.
AMICHI (best price 7/2) left his debut run behind when winning in August and then followed-up back on the turf when collecting a valuable pot on the July course here five weeks ago. He did very well to beat the likes of Eddie’s Boy and The latter absolutely bolted up in a Group Three last time in France, so Ed Walker's charge is clearly a pattern-class winner in the near future. With five places generally available, it’s hard to see him out of the frame at the very least here.
EHRAZ (best price 10/1) won over course-and-distance last year and was unlucky not to collect a Listed event at Newbury in May, where he came from miles off the pace to be touched off by a whisker. He was last seen running well to finish sixth of 20 in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup from a bad draw and while he had a few niggly issues afterwards, he’s reported to be in top shape. In what is in an open race, he is appealing at double-figure digits with four places widely available.
PRIMROSE RIDGE (best price 28/1) didn’t get any luck on her all-weather debut last time but shaped very well and that was her first start in three months after wind surgery. Her trainer, Darryll Holland, has always held her in high regard and he’s had this race planned for her for a while. That latest effort was clearly used as a preparatory run ahead of today’s assignment and Franny Norton has interestingly been booked to ride. This filly has lots of speed and will handle the softer ground, so I can see her easily exceeding market expectations. Four places generally available.
Tom Clover’s JUMBEAU (best price 10/1) hasn’t been seen since her three lengths fifth of 24 to Little Big Bear in listed Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and that form could hardly have worked out any better as the winner looks every inch a superstar now. It’s possible her trainer has deliberately saved her for this race and Hayley Turner, who was on her at Royal Ascot, comes here to ride. This filly had previously ran well when third in another Listed event, so she’s not short of attributes and the market has underestimated her in this race. She’s definitely one to consider each-way with four places widely available.
RHOSCOLYN (best price 14/1) hasn’t won for a while but he’s been a regular in red-hot handicaps and posted an excellent third of 22 in the Buckingham over course-and-distance off a mark of 103. He returns here off a pound lower and that’s without taking his rider's five pound claim into consideration. He has been solid in defeat since that effort at this course, including when making the frame the last twice and, with lots going for him, including a nice draw in stall 14, he’s got an outstanding chance at nice odds with five places generally available.
David O’Meara has a strong team of runners for this race but it’s two of his five runners who standout for me. BLUE FOR YOU (best price 14/1) finished runner-up in his first three starts before overcoming traffic problems to beat a good field at York last time. He’s been raised six pounds for that narrow victory but he’s going from strength-to-strength, travels strongly, and should handle the return in distance. Jason Watson does well for this stable and he’s been booked to ride, so while this race demands more from this higher mark, he has solid claims. Five places generally available.
ADDEYBB (best price 7/1) gets his ground for the first time this season and this Group 1 winner is massive odds for this race. I know the favourite will be hard to beat but he will need to be special to beat this battle-hardened sort, who is the choice of Tom Marquand over Grocer Jack too. He is a very good horse under these conditions and the trip will be ideal too. I am fully aware he’s nearly double the age of this whole field but he brings some high-class form to the table and is seemingly been targeted at this race by his masterful handler. From an each-way point of view, he’s good value with most firms paying four places.
KAIF (best price 28/1) ran a very decent race when third on debut and then comfortably opened her account at Redcar ten days ago, where she cruised to victory without her rider being required to use the whip at any stage. That wasn’t much of a race and this is a huge step up in grade but it is interesting to see her shrewd handler take aim at this race with her, which indicates that he thinks a lot of this filly and that she’s capable of running a big race. With more to come, she could surprise a few at large odds with four places generally available.
This is a fantastic race and I want to stick with Kevin Ryan’s TRIPLE TIME (best price 11/2), who is a seriously talented horse and having won his final two starts last year, he returned with an excellent Group Three win last time. His performance can be markedly upgraded given he pulled hard, was conceding fitness and the race was tactical but he still won with a lot to spare and connections have possibly had an eye on this race since. He will handle conditions and is open to further improvement, so with Kevin Stott travelling over to France for his only ride, his mount has got excellent claims in his bid to win for a fourth consecutive time.
SIGNIFICANTLY (best price 9/2) has recorded two wins over this course-and-distance and while his record this year has been patchy, Karl Burke’s charge wasn’t beaten far off his reduced mark at Doncaster last time, shaping with a lot more encouragement than previous efforts. He now finds himself a couple of pounds lower than when gaining the second of his two course-and-distance wins and handles all ground too. He is drawn well in stall eleven and has a big chance in the finale.