top of page


13:50 Newmarket Big Country backed up a facile success at Wolverhampton with an impressive display at Kempton where he readily accounted for a decent bunch in the Rosebery, the second that day has since given the form a boost so a big run looks on the cards. Frontiersman has a course and distance win to his name and a repeat of that victory last september gives him solid chances, he has twice disappointed since though and has questions to answer today. Banditry, Final and Mainstream warrant respect but Big Country is taken to make it three from three since joining Michael Appleby. BIG COUNTRY (WIN)

14:05 Hamilton Dream Of Dreams was twice collared late in the day over six furlongs last season and this drop to five seems a fairly logical step, smart at two he will have to prove he has trained on but there is plenty to like and he can score for the second time. Equimou gets the fillies allowance and receives weight all round, she made an encouraging return at Bath last time and should play a part. Sutter County is tough and fit from the all weather, he looks the only other realistic winner but his weight makes life tough. DREAM OF DREAMS (WIN)

14:20 Newmarket Somehow has raced twice already this season and was victorious at Gowran park only last week, on the book she is entitled to go close today though she has yet to prove she handles ground as firm as this. Muffri’Ha was an expensive loser when unlucky in the run at Lingfield last time, often there or thereabouts she has no problem with firm ground and has won here before. Nezwaah could play a part and looks best of the rest but a chance will be taken on Muffri’Ha getting her head back in front. MUFFRI’HA (WIN)

14:35 Hamilton Keith Dalgleish is double handed here and his Corton Lad makes a quick reappearance having won at Musselburgh on Friday, should he stand his ground there is every chance he will follow and he has won here before. The other Dalgleish runner, Kensington Star scored readily at Redcar last month and is in the could be anything category. Upped markedly in trip today there is every reason to believe he’ll stay and as the most unexposed of the bunch, he is selected to find the necessary improvement. KENSINGTON STAR (WIN)

14:55 Newmarket This looks an extremely competitive sprint though the eye is very much caught by the pressence of the lightly raced Projection, who makes just his ninth appearence today. Trained by Roger Charlton and with a wide draw in twelve to contend with it would appear he has plenty against him, for all that he looks the one with the most scope and is taken to improve his trainers recent fine form. Eastern Impact took the 2015 renewal and could go close if in the mood whilst Gunmental, Captain Colby and Intisaab have claims. PROJECTION (WIN) – NAP

15:35 Newmarket Master trainer Aidan O’Brien saddled the first three in last seasons renewal and has three entrants this time around, it would take a brave man to suggest he couldn’t repeat the feat twelve months on and his hand is very strong. Rhododendron won the fillies mile here last season and went straight to the head of the market for this on the back of that, there is an argument to suggest she may want further this season but she is handed the vote. Winter has been heavily backed in the build up to this despite needing to find plenty of improvement, stablemate and final O’Brien entrant Hydrangea has something to find with Rhododendron but all three are so well bred that discounting any of the three would be foolish. Daban and Fair Eva both warrant consideration but O’Brien surely holds the key. RHODODENDRON (WIN)


bottom of page