Both of Alan's selections finished second yesterday
Roger Charlton trains the market leader Acotango at 10/3 for the 14:05 Newmarket 1m Handicap, but the Beckhampton stable are without a winner in their last 49 runners, which is obviously a cause for concern.
With that in mind, I like the drift on the John Gosden handicap debutante Ceanna, who was a winner at Southwell back in December.
She was quite impressive considering the slow early pace, and she was well placed before the straight to show a nice burst of pace - clocked at 11.07 seconds in the penultimate furlong and the race was over.
Her keenness from her debut at Kempton was less evident, and she had previously been a touch unlucky on her second start at Wolverhampton when she was short of room.
The 3yo looks a big filly too and the opening mark of 79 is not prohibitive.
Her price had drifted too from 7/2 out to 11/2 this morning on the Sportsbook.
Charlie Hills could be in for a good afternoon as he has plenty of Shadwell horses on show today, including the exciting Rabaah. He also has a runner in the Lockinge.
I'm going lower in class with Mutaany, and considering he travelled so well last time (and does so in his races), I am backing him to get his head in front.
He collected his fourth second in six starts last time at Nottingham, matched at 1.330/100 in-running despite travelling with ease and looking sure to win.
It was his third in-play defeat at odds-on, but I don't think he's too soft in a finish and there's a chance in a better class of race he might be held onto longer. He did come from a little too far back at Nottingham, so closer to the pace with a tow will be ideal.
He did make the running at Brighton, but I would be surprised if those tactics were employed again.
Eqtidaar and Massaar are full and half-brothers and the dam has been a superb Shadwell mare with four of her five winners all proving to be classy.
With his high cruising speed, I still think he's well treated from 85.
The 3yo has form on soft and good to soft, and with Newmarket seemingly completely averse to anything bordering good ground these days, I am hoping the track is riding less on the good side.