Doncaster 5:10

Hoofalong looks to one to be on here. He gave the impression he was about to strike 2 runs ago in a much better contest than this and was heavily backed last time out but unseated just after the start. Off this mark in this poor enough race which has got a bit poorer after a few non-runners 6/1 looks value. I wouldn’t be surprised if he started on around the 7/2 mark.

2 Points win 6/1 365/VC/Betfair

Epson 8:50                              

Swiss Cross has been expect to come good a few times lately but has disappointed on most occasion’s. His record here though is very decent and a repeat of his run over c&d in June in a much stronger contest would be enough to win here off 4lbs lower. He has disappointed a few times since but he’ll be better here. 8/1 is bigger than I expected him to be and worth a bet.

1 Point win 8/1 365/VC

Newmarket 3:15

Hillstar is probably the best horse in this race on known form and if he can improve from his fairly decent seasonal reappearance at Ascot he may well do what he should do and win this. He has been abandoned by Ryan Moore but that has resulted in the bit of value and given his super consistent runs last year 13/2 looks value. The favourite has to step up a lot to be beating all of these decent group horses.

1 Point win 13/2 Generally