3:35 Lincoln

I’m going with a couple of real big priced horses here that are fully fit. Chatez won the spring cup a while ago and should be ready for a big run here with some decent form this year. Ventura Knight will have his ideal ground and trip here and could well get involved at a big price as well.

1 Point EW Chatez & Ventura 40/1 6 places Paddy

2:05 Meydan

Van Beethoven’s form last year seemed to tail of after a good start, but I was happy enough with his last run behind Too Darn Hot. I think he will be suited by this step up in trip and the surface should be no issue.  My guess is the stable have this race picked out as his most likely win this year and he will be firing on all cylinders. He has had a prep run which we can ignore.

1 Point win 14/1

4:00 Mayden

Hunting Horn wouldn’t have much to find with a lot of these in what looks a weak enough renewal. He has had a couple of prep runs and the fact that he has been kept in training leads me to think they can do something with him this year.

1 Point EW 50/1 365/lads/coral

1:30 Meyden

Lost Treasure is worth a small bet here. He is one of the most frustrating horses in training. That said I want to be there the one day he puts it all together at a huge price. His Abbay run shows what’s possible.

1 Point EW 50/1 4 places hills, 3 places elsewhere