Newmarket 2.35 WIN
It’s the opening day of Newmarket’s excellent, freshly-revamped Cambridgeshire meeting and, thankfully, the track has been spared the heavy rain that has struck elsewhere. This is a competitive nursery but Ed Dunlop’s fast-improving US-bred colt is expected to make amends for just failing to get up at Doncaster last time when he gave the impression that he got going a bit too late under an over-confident ride. A 175,000 guineas purchase, he had previously looked a fine prospect when cosily beating a highly-regarded odds-on favourite from the Godolphin operation at Warwick. He has a hefty weight to overcome but he’s certain to relish the step-up to 1m.
WEDNESDAY: VALIANT GIRL 5th (9/2)
TUESDAY: HOOFALONG 4th
MONDAY: INTIBA WON (evens)
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD)