14:15 Newmarket - Amabilis
I don't know much about her other than what the breeding tells me, and that tells me that she is a Champs Elysees half-sister to a 5f/6f winner. Given the sire's stamina influence, 7f looks a logical starting point for her, and the stable have been doing well with their 2yos this season.
14:50 Newmarket - Pleaseletmewin
Won over 6f at Wolverhampton from a horse who ran well in defeat next time, and he improved to finish third to Apex King under a 6lb penalty in a novice over course and distance last month. We are pretty much guessing with handicap marks for 2yos at this time of year but he is in form and progressive, and has gone well here, so there is plenty to like.
15:25 Newmarket - Manson
Ran a poor race in the Britannia last time and is actually 2lb higher here. But presumably the ground was the problem and if he can get back to the form of his previous fast-ground Sandown win which has worked out very well - and he looked pretty impressive coming from off the pace to win there - then he has every chance.
16:00 Newmarket - War Decree
Was taken out at the Curragh last month because of the easy ground, and he certainly looked to handle fast ground well when winning on his debut over 7f at Leopardstown. The form of that race hasn't worked out that well - although the second hasn't run since, and the rest were well beaten - but it would probably be better to concentrate on how well he did it, anyway.
We know that 7f on fast ground suits, and I would hope and expect that there is improvement to come from him, but there will need to be upped in class.
16:35 Newmarket - Air Force Blue
He is clearly on a recovery mission after two very disappointing runs in the Guineas at Newmarket and the Curragh. Those were obviously well below par performances and he didn't travel, or give me the same feel, as he did when he confirmed himself a superb 2yo with his runaway Dewhust win.
We are hoping the step back down to 6f on fast ground will see him recapture that juvenile brilliance, and he always had speed to burn. If he does then he is a major player.
Twilight Son is my idea of the horse to beat, as he did it well for me in the Diamond Jubilee and I think there is more to come from him. It felt that way at Ascot, anyway, as he kept on finding, but fast ground would be a worry for him.
You clearly have to respect Magical Memory and Quiet Reflection keeps on winning, and Profitable looks to show that he can do it in this company over 6f as well as 5f, while Limato will be on the premises, too.
We lost our chance at the start from a wide draw when second in the Foret, and he ran well when fourth in the Lockinge on his comeback run. We know 6f on fast ground suits this strong traveller, too, so he has to be respected. It's a very open race, obviously.
17:10 Newmarket - Glorious Empire
Certainly has an interesting profile, having been sold to race in Hong Kong after winning a soft-ground course-and-distance handicap two seasons ago. Was restricted to just the two starts there for some reason - though he won one of those over 6f before finishing last on his next outing - and has to overcome a very lengthy absence here.
But hopefully the fact that he makes his reappearance in such a competitive race means they are happy with him, though this will be the fastest ground he has encountered, if we don't get much rain.
17:45 Newmarket - Rockspirit
It was sad to see Marco's Euro Charline retired the other day, as she was a top-class filly on her day and we won a Beverly D as well as finishing second in the Lockinge this season.
Anyway, this gelding is lightly-raced, having won his maiden over 1m2f at Windsor and finished second there last time in handicap company. He is up 3lb for that run and races on faster ground here but hopefully there is more to come and there is enough stamina in his pedigree to suggest this longer trip may suit.