Erring on the side of caution cost me yesterday as Tanto Faz won at 4/7, Tatbeeq won at 2/1, Rievielx World won at 8/13, and Khor Dubai won at 4/9 – all place only by Mr Yella Belly (well it is 4th July after all – yeehaa)
Dancer in demand did not place – quite a shock. Nice to get Final Veto beaten at 10/11.

BETTING FORECAST: 6/4 Master Noverre, 9/2 Fivefootnumberone, 6/1 Klynch, 7/1 Favourite Girl, 9/1 Fathey, 10/1 La Brigitte, 12/1 Alexander Gulch, 25/1 Fuaigh Mor, 33/1 Fitz Flyer

SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: Fivefootnumberone and Klynch will appreciate the return to the lower grade but could have their work cut out against Gimcrack entry MASTER NOVERRE, who overcame inexperience to make a winning debut and has the best of the draw

Pronounced draw bias at BEverley so be wary of that as a backer and layer.
The favourite here looks to have a good winning chance

BETTING FORECAST: 5/4 Askar Tau, 8/1 Capal Dubh Alainn, 10/1 Fairfield Flame,  Mount Lavinia, 12/1 Eddie Dowling,  Graylyn Ruby,  Murcar, 16/1 Smetana, 20/1 Rutba,  Spiritonthemount, 25/1 Fantastic Lass,  Harrison´s Star, 33/1 Daraiym,  King´s Alchemist,  Miss Mactango,  Tank Commander

SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: A race that revolves around ASKAR TAU, whose second at Great Leighs last week represents much the best piece of form on offer. Although those in behind may not have been up to much, the front pair pulled a long way clear and he is due to go up 8lb in future handicaps. Of the possible alternatives, both the quirky Fairfield Flame and the progressive Mount Lavinia make some appea

Fav looks good, but 1 mile 6 is a difficult distance to judge for me. After yesterday’s place only bets winning, perhaps today I may try win only (and regret it)
The price gap is very noticeable here


BETTING FORECAST: 5/4 Flying Lady, 5/1 Bouggie Daize, 7/1 Maid For Music, 14/1 Barcode,  Positive Opinion, 16/1 Caressing,  Zaruschka, 18/1 Eightdaysaweek,  Fong´s Alibi, 20/1 Thewaytosanjose, 22/1 Highams Park,  Order Order, 25/1 Fleur De´Lion, 33/1 Nun Today,  Sweet Possession, 40/1 Prophetise,  Reel Hope, 100/1 The Beat Is On

SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: Despite having what is traditionally the worst of the draw when the ground is fast, FLYING LADY has enough in hand on her Royal Ascot form to overcome it, particularly given she’s capable of further improvement anyway. Bouggie Daize appeals most of the remainder, while only very significant market support would be worth noting regarding the newcomers

A lay surely? BIG field, FILLIES maiden (and with it being Friday their minds will be taken up with shopping, handbags and that “lovely” NAdal at Wimbledon)

SPecial Cuvee looks good for a palce here – chance the win after yesterday’s expolits?