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17:40 Epsom

Rhoscolyn could have one more win in him and by racing here he gets a weight for age allowance. He does like to get on with it however, as does Dulas. Dulas handled Goodwood last time so Epsom’s undulations should be fine and he also looks well handicapped. I would worry about the ground for him however.

On A Session has a big race in him. It's just hard to tell what he needs to win though. Last time at Ascot he was on the right side of the draw, travelled into the race but was shaken up and instantly beaten, almost pulling himself up. I think from this draw they'll aim to be prominent like they were at Thirsk but with the potential for loads of pace it could set it up nicely for ARIGATO.

Arigato is often sat in midfield and certainly won't have anything to do with the early excursions. Despite a course record of 1,3,7,2 here at Epsom most his best form at this venue and elsewhere is over a mile hence why I think the strong pace will suit him. His two most recent wins have come over 7f and on quick ground last time so he should have the tactical pace and won't find himself too far back when trying to maintain a spot in midfield. Jockey Josephine Gordon gets on well with the horse and is 1-4 here when riding for William Jarvis.

The six year old's last win came off this mark in a 0-105 contest, runs in a 0-100 contest today and with the yard holding a 25% strike rate at Epsom in the last 4 years things point to a serious run.


written by Harry Smith


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