16:55 Haydock

Doha could easily make a mockery of her opening mark of 82 based on what she achieved on her final start as a juvenile but if she does come unstuck on her first outing for 221 days, PEARL EYE (best price 5-1) looks the main beneficiary. 

A game winner on his seasonal bow at Pontefract, Darryl Holland’s colt was sent to Chester to contest a hugely competitive affair against established handicappers and despite not managing to land a meaningful blow, he still came out of the race with plenty of credit. 

Keeping on well from the rear of the field in a race that panned out nicely for those who raced on the speed, the four-year-old now heads back in the direction of a track that has served him well three times in the past and with conditions likely to suit him more than most, his morning odds are well worth exploiting. 

Pear Eye - 1pt

17:10 Goodwood

DREAM COMPOSER (best price 11-2) managed to finish ahead of subsequent York winner Clarendon House over today’s C&D two starts ago and even though he arrives here following a slightly below-par effort at Ascot last time. James Evans’ gelding should do better on his return to a track that suits him best. 

Never in the hunt at the Berkshire venue 14 days ago, six furlongs at that stiff track has never really been his bag but it’s a totally different story over the minimum trip here and that is the main reason why he makes so much appeal. 

Often a strong finisher when the pace collapses in races of this nature, the sight of Night On Earth in the field should ensure the race will be run to suit and providing he gets the breaks at the right time inside the final two furlongs, the eight-year-old should have some sort of say in the outcome. 

Dream Composer - 1pt e/w

18:10 Bath

HAVANA GOLDRUSH (best price 9-2) didn’t quite manage to build on his previous victory when returning to the same C&D a week later but now back on a more favourable surface, there’s a good chance Stan Moore’s gelding can perform to a level that allowed him to post a career high on his seasonal bow. 

Fresh off a 62-day break, the son of Havan Gold made all to record a tremendous speed figure for the grade and it was no surprise to see him prominent in the market when bidding to repeat the dose back at the Somerset track. Unfortunately, the heavy rain that fell during the day proved his undoing and despite making a bold id, he couldn’t reach the levels required against a similar standard of opponent. 

Although by no means rattling quick here today, the surface will be far more favourable as far as he is concerned and with another attacking ride set to be the order of the day, the free-going five-year-old is fancied to put up a bold effort from the front. 

Havana Goldrush - 1pt e/w

20:00 Hereford

COLONEL LESLIE (best price 7-1) must have delighted his set of connections with the way he performed at Plumpton after a 289-day break and providing he takes a step forward in terms of fitness rather than recoil, Alan Jones’ grey can give the two last-time-out winners something to think about. 

Always well positioned at the Sussex track, the eight-year-old kept tabs with the strong pace set and maintaining the gallop all the way to the line, he ended up being the only one to offer any resistance to the winner Ex Tiger, in turn, finishing well clear of the rest. 

Posting a healthy speed figure for a horse of his grade, this back-to-back winner two years ago has ideal conditions to bounce back to that level of form from the platform from which he has built, and he looks well worth a punt at the morning odds. 

Colonel Leslie - 1pt e/w