1:20 Newbury -
Couple here given significant entries of late. Richard Hannon's Neverland Rock, a son of No Say Never, cost 480,000 euros as a yearling. In addition, Clive Cox fields Wise Counsel in the ownership of Clipper Logistics Ltd. This son of Invincible Spirit was sent through the sales but withdrawn. A big field of 16 to-year-olds should indicate the winner has a level of ability. Certainly, this pair have some interest.
1:40 Nottingham -
James Tate hasn't hit the ground running with his two-year-olds this season bar one impressive winner at Catterick. However, Autum Splendour has been noted by this Newmarket handler. This son of Dandy Man wasn't a crazy-expensive yearling purchase at £52,000. Saeed Manana often buys well so this horse could be worthy of interest. The betting suggests he is one of the favourites for this race.
Interesting that Tate has given Hard Taskmaster an entry but needs to improve a good deal on what we have seen so far.
Finoah was narrowly foiled last time out at Wolverhampton behind Sporting Chance who is seemingly held in some regard.
Langholm was all the rage on debut in the Brocklesby Stakes but failed to shine that day or more recently at Doncaster when stepping up to 6 1/2f. This drop back in distance may help but connections may be better served heading for Nursery races after this third start.
Certain Lad is well regarded and won nicely on debut. He is earmarked for the Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2) in Ireland. A win penalty will be a fair test of this is Irish-bred son of Colodvil.
Tom Dascombe always buy a good-looking horse and it is interesting to see that Swift Justice has been given a couple of significant entries. He is a 50/1 shot and Kingscote is, presumably, riding the first string.