13:50 Newmarket - Arab Dawn
Trainer Hughie Morrison's horses are running well, and I'm hoping for a big run from Arab Dawn in the opener from Newmarket on Sunday.
There are a few horses here that look poorly handicapped and exposed, but the younger brigade of the 4yo's are viewed as more interesting, and I'd be staggered if this son of Dalakhani didn't win a decent pot this summer.
He reeled off three Handicap wins last term and performed with great credit at Royal Ascot behind Elite Army. He traded 2.02 that day and moved fairly smoothly until weakening - his one effort to date on quick ground (which he'll have on Sunday).
16:50 Newmarket - Zannda
This particular Listed contest has provided two Oaks winners in the last couple of editions courtesy of Taghrooda and Talent. Though it would be fanciful to think we could have anything as good as the former (who bolted up by 6L in this last term), Zannda has the look of a filly could develop into a Group class performer.
With half the field winning on the All-Weather, I'll overlook those in favour of Dermot Weld's 3yo. She won a good Maiden at Leopardstown in deep ground on her reappearance, and her trainer said afterwards that he thinks she could appreciate better going.
She moved really well to make her challenge in that success - beating an Aidan O'Brien horse. She stuck her head down and battled, so I'm not too perturbed that Weld is going for the visor on Sunday. She'll get 1m4f and can take this en route to better things, I make her my bet of the day.
15:50 Salisbury - Havisham
Miss Havisham famously asked Pip to parade in front of her in the Charles Dickens classic 'Great Expectations', and there's a fair chance that young master Pip moved a bit quicker than Havisham did at Chelmsford City recently.
The Andrew Balding horse has been turned over in both his runs to date at short prices, and worryingly couldn't win last time over 1m5f at Essex venue. That was a desperate four runner affair (two were 25/1 and 50/1). Havisham traded 1.19 that day and didn't pick up having set off in front.
This looks a much stronger race with good yards represented, and I'll look to get him beat In-Play.
Sunday's Recommended Bets
Back Arab Dawn @ 15.014/1 in the 13:50 at Newmarket
Back Zannda @ SP on Sportsbook in the 16:50 at Newmarket
Lay Havisham @ half BSP in-running in the 15:50 at Salisbury