13:30 - Plenty of leading trainers are represented by well-bred and expensive two-year-olds in this opening contest, so going in mob-handed may be the prudent move. Supernova Heights boasts the strongest form credentials by virtue of her Newmarket debut, finishing fourth behind subsequent winners Certify and Pearl Sea, and, although slightly disappointing upped in trip last time, it is possible a return to six furlongs may enable her to build on the promise of her initial effort. In terms of pedigree, it is impossible to ignore the claims of Abated. Roger Charlton's filly is a sister to four-time Group 1 runner-up Bated Breath and a half-sister to Cityscape, a winner at the top-level in Meydan. Of course, there is no guarantee that Abated will be blessed with the same level of ability as those stable stars, however, the fact her trainer has given her an entry in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile bodes well, and she makes the perm. Roger Varian is well capable of getting one ready first time, so we will also include the Cheveley Park-entered Tantshi, a half-sister to Toolain, who proved himself to be a useful two-year-old in 2010.
14:00 - A five-runner listed race with four last-time-out winners, but we will bank on Just The Judge, such was the impression that she made on debut. Well supported prior to the off, Charlie Hills' filly overcame early signs of greenness to register an authoritative victory, travelling noticeably well before unleashing an explosive turn of foot which saw her, ultimately, win a shade cosily. Just The Judge holds Group 1 entries later in the season and, based on the promise of her debut, it would be no surprise were she to take this race en route to competing in the top events later in the year.
14:30 - Mount Athos has been a revelation since switching to the Luca Cumani stable, registering decisive victories on his only two starts. Granted, he now faces a different challenge, competing against stronger rivals on level terms as opposed to conceding weight to inferior horses, but the way in which he defied a handicap mark of 108 at York marked him down as a horse who could easily make his presence felt in Group company. Although confidence is high in Cumani's gelding, the shape of the race, with only the two places on offer, has an unappealing look and we will add Brown Panther for a bit of insurance. Placed in this race last year, Brown Panther comes into this contest in good form, arguably producing a career best in the King George, despite finishing seventh, and can be relied upon to produce another solid effort.
15:05 - From a ratings perspective, Strong Suit should be the horse to concentrate on, however, he has been decidedly below-par so far this year and is opposable for Placepot purposes. Godolphin's Soul, so impressive when storming to victory in the mud over six furlongs here last time, faces a very different set of conditions to his latest win but looks as if he should stay this trip, and he is capable of making the frame. Pastoral Player has progressed from handicaps and has looked better than ever this term, narrowly failing to land a Group 2 contest last time. He can be relied upon to give his running and should go close back at seven furlongs, which looks to be his optimum distance.
15:40 - The progressive Jacob Cats couldn't land the hat-trick at Goodwood, but he perhaps found the race coming too soon off the back of his Sandown win and should be given a chance to resume on his upward curve. Rakaan had been struggling to find form but, dropped in class, he produced a much improved effort last time, shaping better than the bare result as he did best of those who were held up off the pace. That run perhaps signalled the start of a revival and, undoubtedly well handicapped on the best of his form, he merits inclusion.
16:20- Malilla and Jillnextdoor could be the pair to concentrate on, already possessing a level of form which is more than good enough to win an ordinary maiden. The former created a good impression at Goodwood on her return from a 12-week absence, simply bumping into an above-average type. Whilst Jillnextdoor was not beaten too far in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot and the step up to six furlongs may elicit further improvement. There is, of course, the possibility that this may not be an ordinary maiden, with Floating Along looking like a particularly interesting newcomer, but hitting the first three is all we need, so it could pay to side with the experienced pair.
13:30- 1, 8, 10
14:30- 3, 6
15:05- 4, 6
15:40- 5, 10
16:20- 4, 5
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