Race 1 (0-20)

Though he has not won, Marine Sky is pretty consistent this season. He is in good physical shape and reunites with Dinesh Sooful who rode him to his last win. Mr Oshkosh was only beaten by Ruby Rocker in the 30th meeting. He has a good chance of going one better this time round. Bridegroom Bertie failed to show up in his latest. Before that, he had finished 3rd consecutively. If he can rediscover this form again, he should be right in the mix. Put Foot Singe has benefited from a very long rest. He looks to be the sole frontrunner in this contest and is not prevented from making it, if given a well-judged ride. Anafesto is a good place bet.

Top Tip: Marine Sky

Dangers: Mr Oshkosh, Bridegroom Bertie, Put Foot Singe

 

Race 2 (B.36)

AVAIL has performed very consistently throughout the season. In good shape and form, he can run a cracker in this. It Doesn’t Matter produced an eye-catching finish on Duke Of York Cup day, finishing runner-up to In Your Face. Well-trained, he will relish running over longer and he can go one better here. Seven Oceans has been knocking at the door in his last few races. He is down a Benchmark compared to his last start, and he is capable of opening his account. Heart Of Darkness and Together Forever are good contenders for the lower placings.

Top Tip: AVAIL

Dangers: Seven Oceans, It Doesn’t Matter, Together Forever

 

Race 3 (B.41)

GOLDEN BALL gets the vote in this 1400 metre contest. This Alain Perdrau-trained horse has been a revelation in his debut season, even if he was a slight disappointment in his latest. He looked in top order in his workouts and is tipped to renew with success. Evergreen completed the quartet, 3.4 lengths behind Ice Run in race meeting 28. He has been a regular presence in training and comes into this race in very good shape and form. He can give the selection something to think about here. Steal A March ran a cracker in his recent run, striking for the second time in his debut season. He is capable of doubling the score in this. Similar comments apply to Elysian Park, after he broke his duck magnificently in his previous run, while Gameloft was beaten half a length by Skip The Red in his last showing and his chances of going one better must not be scoffed at.

Top Tip: GOLDEN BALL

Dangers: Evergreen, Steal A March, Elysian Park

 

Race 4 (B.46)

GREYS INN CONTROL came from nowhere to strike in the 29th meeting. He nearly proved that it wasn’t a fluke in his latest, as he was only beaten by Tanjiro. This Simon Jones-trained gelding is down two categories and he is taken to renew with success here. Stable mate Bono Vox, also a winner in the 29th meeting, could not quite replicate his heroics in his last start, although he did enough to finish in 4th. If he is able to reproduce his showing in his penultimate start, he can make it. Orange Tractor made a promising start to life in Mauritius, but he has tailed off in his last few races. He seems to have rediscovered his mojo at track work and as he has winning form in this class, he has a good chance in this. Talbec had no such problems in taking victory just two meetings ago. Still in good nick, he can double the score. Aficionado saw his 2nd become 3rd in the Stewards’ Room in his last outing. However, it does not take away from the fact that he performed well, particularly in a higher category. In this contest, he makes plenty of appeal. The duo of Kemal Kavur and Dustan will appreciate running in this lower class, and both are not prevented from showing up here.

Top Tip: GREYS INN CONTROL

Dangers: Talbec, Aficionado, Orange Tractor

 

Race 5 (B.56)

ROB’S JEWEL comes into this race on the back of two dominant wins. He will try his luck in a very higher class, but such is his current form, he can continue his hot streak. Even so, he won’t have everything in his favour. There is the presence of Do Be Snappy, who came very close to to toppling Unbridled Joy in the main event of the 31st meeting. Down a Benchmark, it won’t be a surprise if he manages to rebound in this. Ryder Cup remains without a win this season, although he has been thereabouts in his recent attempts. It would be wrong to put a line through his chances. Door Of Deception has benefited from his last run, and must be watched closely, while Aware and Belenos are two interesting outsiders.

Top Tip: ROB’S JEWEL

Dangers: Do Be Snappy, Ryder Cup, Door Of Deception

 

Race 6 – Le Caudan Waterfront Souvenir Trophy (B.61)

VICTORY TEAM saw victory taken away from him at the death in the Duke Of York Cup meeting. He will be looking to set the record straight this time round. Nottinghamshire has eyes on completing his hat-trick. This son of Silvano has been a source of satisfaction for his yard this season, and he can prove it here with another bold attempt. Psycho Syd scored a brilliant win in race meeting 30, opening his Mauritian account in the process. This Ricky Maingard-trained gelding remains well and is capable of doubling the score in this. Argun would have preferred a much longer trip but even so, he should still make his presence felt. Belong To Me has been clocking some eye-catching chronos, and he will be a danger in the closing stages.

Top Tip: VICTORY TEAM

Dangers: Nottinghamshire, Psycho Syd, Argun

 

Race 7 (B.31)

FLOWER BLUE thought he did had done enough to score victory in his latest. However, he was nabbed at the death by a fast-finishing Aspara. He is taken to bounce back in this penultimate contest. In Your Face won from start-to-finish in his previous race. He remains in top order and looks the most likeliest to capitalise on any slip up from the selection. Gondwana bagged an impressive win in the 31st meeting. He remains on good terms with himself, and his chances of confirming must not be taken lightly. For the lower placings, The Brass Bell and In The Trenches are good contenders.

Top Tip: FLOWER BLUE

Dangers: In Your Face, Gondwana, The Brass Bell

 

Race 8 (0-26)

Not much to choose from in this final contest, although preference is for FINAL CUP. He made his debut in the 27th meeting, landing the final podium spot. Now trained by Amar Sewdyal, he looked in good nick in his gallops, and he can mount a bold bid here. It’s My Party has not replicated the form of last season. He has showed up well at track work and in this lower class, he should have a strong say. Starspangledbanner was a good-looking 3rd just two meetings ago. A reproduction of that showing can see him achieve an even better result here. Silver Rock makes his debut here. This three-year old has shown potential in his trials, and he can be in the quartet. Outsiders worth considering include Saracen King and A P Strike.

Top Tip: FINAL CUP

Dangers: It’s My Party, Starspangledbanner, Silver Rock