RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (FRIDAY)

15:45 Goodwood John Gosden’s stable has started the season all guns blazing and he comes into this listed contest over 1m3f with a double handed assault. Frankie Dettori has opted for the most experienced horse in the field in Khalidi, who has won three of his six starts to date, but he has to concede 3lbs to a field of unexposed horses for a narrow previous win at this level earlier in the season, so it is his stablemate who makes the most appeal here at the prices. The Frankel colt Monarchs Glen was a major disappointment when beaten favourite in the Group 3 classic trial stakes last time out. The horse showed signs of inexperience, ran too freely through the race and gave away all chance early on. The trainer reaches for the blinkers today and if they have the desired effect to help Robert Tart settle him better then he could win this lower level race comfortably. If you forgive him that previous run, he would be a hot favourite here given the manner of his previous victory in handicap company, so he gets the nod to land the spoils here today. MONARCHS GLEN (WIN)

17:40 Haydock The final race of a competitive looking card at Haydock features of number of potential rising stars for this class 3 handicap over 1m2f. The one that looks an absolute superstar in the making is the unbeaten Godolphin representative, Atty Persse, who could not have done it any easier when last seen. He was denied a clear run when making his effort, but managed to find an impressive turn of foot to make up lost ground and get up in the shadow of the post. He was only staying on further at the line suggesting the step up to this trip will be ideal and the runner up has come out and franked the form with another good run at the same level since. He should have plenty more to come and gets the confident nod to land this one today. The Owen Burrows trained Laraaib is also unbeaten and looks the biggest danger to the selection after readily winning his maiden at Chepstow over today’s trip. ATTY PERSSE (WIN) – NAP