15:40 Newmarket Betfred Cambridgeshire
Excellent Guest is one of my favourite horses and although he hasn’t been as consistent this year as others, he has a couple of very good runs which would give him a shout here if he can stay the extra 1 furlong here. He has a superb second in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot and followed it up with a 5th in the Betfred Mile at Goodwood. He has a ready excuse for his poorer run last time out in that he raced alone for most of the race and that could suit his running style. He looks bit of value to at 40/1 ew.
Navajo Chief is a consistent type who just looks overpriced here. He has proven he is competitive of this mark a few times this year and back to his best trip on good ground he can get involved. He won the Goddard Stakes last year of only 2 lbs. lower than this mark and his win earlier this year along with his 4th at York on possibly unsuitable ground over shorter trip, all add up to him being capable of putting up a performance today at a huge price on Betfair
Spanish Duke is added in here just in case he comes back to form. He was very poor last but ran an eye-catching race the time before when not getting clear run at York. He is well capable of this mark and id be kicking myself if he won this after I’ve selected him a few times without success this year. Hell need the race to pan out exactly right for him but look worth a shot at a huge price.
Excellent Guest ½ pt EW 40/1 6 Places SkyBet
Navajo Chief ½ Pt win Betfair 95
Spanish Duke ½ pt EW 40/1 5 Places BoylesSports
Al Aasifh has run well fresh before, especially last year when 2nd in a conditions race at Doncaster. He is down to what looks a decent mark now and takes a drop in class here from what he has been running in in this country. He had one good run at Meyden but was poor a couple of times after that , but if he is ready to run here and gets back to the fairly decent turf form he had last year, he looks a huge price on Betfair at 50.
½ Point win 50 Betfair
Marine Commando is one I’ve been keeping an eye on at his reduced mark. I was expecting him to turn up today as he won the 5furlong race last year of a 10lbs higher mark. His last run had a half decent look to it and he could easily be supported today to get back to form. He is unproven of this type of ground but so are most of the field. He’s worth a bet at 16/1 just in case.
1 Point win 16/1 Various
Fork Handles is one of the few in this race with any kind of form on this soft ground having won a soft ground handicap at Chester earlier this year and that alone makes her look value at her current odds of 12/1. She is down to what looks a decent mark and should log her way through this better than most of the rest of these.
1 Point win 12/1 Various