14:30 - The Jersey Stakes features a large field but the suspicion is that it isn't as competitive as that would lead you to believe, with it being possible to draw up a shortlist of just four, namely Montiridge, Garswood, Mutin and Gale Force Ten. Of that quartet we are going to side with Montiridge, who looked most promising as a juvenile and resumed his progress when winning at Sandown last time, and Garswood, who is best judged on his win in the Free Handicap rather than when seventh in the Guineas, in the hope of making it through the first leg safely.
15:05 - Several of the fillies in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes are closely matched, none more so than Dank and Chigun who were separated by only a short-head on their respective reappearance at Newmarket in May. If pushed to choose one above the other then the selection would be Chigun, purely because she seems to be progressing, but the beauty of a permutation is that we can afford to stick them both in and save lines in the next leg.
15:45 - Our sole banker of the day comes in arguably the best race, the Prince Of Wales's Stakes, with Al Kazeem expected to go well. The Fugue is not far behind her rivals at all and is a tasty price if you're looking for a single bet but she does have an absence to overcome whereas Al Kazeem has proved his wellbeing in two starts this term, beating the reopposing Camelot fair and square on the most recent occasion, and it would come as a surprise were he not to finish in the first three.
16:25 - Whatever implement you use for stabbing, be it a pin, a pen or a sword, it's time to get it out as we now encounter the Royal Hunt Cup, a cavalry charge over the straight mile. Ideally we'd like to include around 27 of the 30 that go to post but that would be cowardice so we shall settle for just the three, namely David Livingston, Stirring Ballad and Fury. The first mentioned, a winner of the Beresford Stakes when trained by Aidan O'Brien, has made just the one start for current handler Mike de Kock, where he enjoyed no sort of luck in a Meydan handicap, and the suspicion is that a mark of 102 underplays his true ability. Stirring Ballad was progressive last term and has shaped better than the bare result a couple of times this year, so should go well, whilst Fury seems to save his best for races of this ilk and defied a 4 lb higher mark in a handicap at York last year.
17:00 - The temptation is to bank on the unbeaten Beldale Memory as at the present moment I'm struggling to envisage a scenario where she doesn't win this race, let alone finish in the places, but with 24 lightly raced fillies going to post we really ought to include some back up. The second one selected is Fire Blaze, who made the perfect start to her career when winning a Newmarket maiden on debut, having a couple of these in behind, and she seems sure to progress with that experience under her belt.
17:35 - If we've managed to negotiate a path to this point the last thing we want to do is make a final leg exit having selected a couple of wildcards so, with that in mind, there will be no fireworks as we include both Woodland Aria and Mango Diva, both of whom feature prominently on the Timeform weight-adjusted ratings and have still have "p's". Zurigha and Senafe are just a couple of other that are of interest but our two selections look pretty solid and we should make it across the line.
14:30 - 8, 12
15:05 - 2, 4
15:45 - 2
16:25 - 8, 10, 21
17:00 - 3, 11
17:35 - 14, 15
= 48 lines
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