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14:10 Yarmouth

John and Thady Gosden took this race last year with Mighty Ulysses and come with a two pronged attack this year. Vaguely Royal is in the Stradivarius silks of a Bjorn Nielsen and is very well bred, by Galileo and being related to multiple Group One winner Lillie Langtry. On paper, he brings plenty of appeal but experience may prevail today. He could be one for the future though.

Glenfinnan is by far the most experienced in this field and it would be very surprising and disappointing to see him not run well today. The form from his first two races has been franked rather well. His only questions are the slightly softer ground and extra furlong but he’s deservedly the market principle.

Maasai Mara was fourth on debut but was slow away and will certainly benefit from the longer trip. He’s decently bred, by the late Roaring Lion and a smart French mare. The form of his first race has worked out rather well and he’s entered into the Royal Lodge and the Group One Vertem Futurity Stakes. He’s also entered into the Epsom Derby so connections think a lot of him. Also, Cieren Fallon makes the trip down so they may rate his chances. He might well overthrow the favourite today.


A very competitive and tricky handicap. Al Mubhir is an unexposed sort. He was impressive on his debut as a two-year-old but was disappointing on his first three-year-old start. He improved for his next race but may have found a mile too fast. He stepped up to a mile and two furlongs at Goodwood and was runner up to the consistent Savvy Victory. He could be an improver but he faces a stiff task and will have to rise to the occasion.

Tilsitt has won at Ayr three times and was victorious over course and distance in July. He wasn’t disgraced in both his subsequent starts. However, he doesn’t particularly have a brilliant record on good-to-soft ground and he’s still running off a near career high mark. He might play the bridesmaid today.

Revich has won at Ayr before and is a classy and consistent performer. He’s always been at the top end of the high class handicaps. He has some of the best form in this race, including beating Marie’s Diamond and Cruyff Turn here last year. He’s never gone over this distance before but was only narrowly beaten over a furlong less at Epsom, so he should stay. If he does, then he stands a very good chance.

REVICH (WIN) written by Kieran McHugh


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