BRITAIN'S best tipster has been through Saturday's action with a fine-tooth comb.
Here he gives his verdict on every single race on TV – and reveals his pick in each.
CAME FROM THE DARK was unlucky not to catch Lazuli in the Palace House Stakes at HQ last time when blocked while hitting top speed.
He was only a neck down at the line and can turn the form around with James Doyle’s mount who should hit the frame again.
Arecibo ran a cracker when second in the Group 1 King’s Stand at Royal Ascot. He relished the rattling pace there and will leave it late again.
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Keep Busy has won an Ayr Listed race since a good fifth in that King’s Stand and has place claims under Ryan Moore.
Rain would bring Ainsdale into it as he likes plenty of cut. He didn’t enjoy 6f at Newcastle last weekend.
Atalis Bay is consistent at lower levels but needs to raise his game against these rivals.
MAGICAL MORNING tanked along for the first 6f of the Royal Hunt Cup before the lack of a run told.
Frankie wasn’t hard on him and he should be fitter today over his best trip.
Montatham won this last year and is effectively 4lb higher thanks to his rider’s claim.
He went close in a Donny Listed race last time and has a solid each-way shout.
The champion jockey takes over on Trais Fluors who had the door slammed shut when going well enough in the Hunt Cup. He was in winning form here before that and looks a threat.
Ransom is progressive and stayed the mile well when third here last time. Acquitted has smart form over this trip and went well on the all-weather last time. He has to be on the shortlist.
STATEMENT has much the strongest form on show including a good Group 3 third at Epsom last time when she lost a shoe during the race.
A little give in the ground is ideal and she looks well up to Listed standard.
Auria showed promise over a mile in lesser races and probably didn’t stay 1m2f at Newbury last month. This is just her fourth run so there’s more to come.
Kestenna didn’t like the deep ground at Royal Ascot and has shown her best over this distance. She’s a threat for Gosden and Dettori.
Aunty Bridy was a close second in a stronger race than this when trained by Jim Bolger in Ireland and has had a break since her poor debut for William Haggas in the Fred Darling at Newbury. She’s better than that and the yard is flying. The same connections run Ready To Venture who will be happier over this trip.
There may be only four runners but this is a tricky puzzle that can go the way of MISHRIFF. He has gone from strength to strength since winning last season’s French Derby. He landed a fortune in the Saudi Cup before taking the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan. Coming back to this trip is fine, he handles any ground and never stops giving.
That battling spirit could be an asset if this turns into a sprint for home.
Addeybb continues to thrive at the age of seven and was last seen winning an Aussie Group 1 over this trip. He beat Mishriff at Ascot in October when the ground was really resting and more rain would boost his chances plenty.
St Mark’s Basilica gets weight from his elders and has been impressive in winning the French Guineas and Derby. He needs another step up but could deliver it.
El Drama flopped at Chantilly after winning Chester’s Dee Stakes and could do with a longer trip.
DHUSHAN looked a nice prospect when winning the Edinburgh Cup at Musselburgh. He wasn’t helped by a muddling pace but picked up nicely and looks a strong stayer. That was his fourth run so there is a lot more to come.
Summer’s Kinght is proven over this sort of trip and made it two wins in a row at Bath ten days ago. The Sir Mark Prescott runner could be well ahead of the handicapper stepping up in class.
Contact had plenty in hand scooting in at Pontefract and looks the type to improve for this test of stamina.
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Mark Johnston has a good record in this race and he has chances with Kondo Isami and Soapy Stevens. The former didn’t fire at Royal Ascot after two good runs and is on a fair mark. The latter scored on his last visit to Haydock and has proven stamina so should be in the mix.
Sir Rumi has good form over shorter and would have a chance if getting home.
ALPINISTA was rusty when getting the better of Makawee by a short-head at Goodwood in April. Sir Mark Prescott’s filly still came out on top and has more to offer this season. She was a good second to Love in the Yorkshire Oaks and anything like that form would do.
Bharani Star is on the upgrade and was a cosy Listed winner at Ayr on comeback. She has gone well here before and stepping back up in trip holds no fears.
La Lune had plenty in hand when taking a Group 3 over course and distance 35 days ago. The ground should be similar and a repeat of that effort would put her in the mix.
Dubai Fountain was a solid fifth in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot when the ground was on the lively side. She will relish these conditions and has a close-up Group 1 effort on her CV.
Tribal Craft was an easy winner over 1m6f at York and she could run on into a place.
DARK JEDI goes well at Haydock as he showed when second in the Old Borough Cup on his last visit. The drop back in trip from that looks fine and he will be spot on after a comeback run at Windsor last week. He goes on any ground and Tim Easterby continues in form.
Midnights Legacy had plenty in hand when scoring at Epsom last time. He sees out this distance strongly and can cope with an 8lb rise.
Valyrian Steel has done well on the sand at Kempton with two good wins. This son of Frankel has few miles on the clock and plenty more to come.
Similar comments apply to Longsider who has shown promise with two wins for Sir Mark Prescott. This is tougher but he has more to come.
Mark Johnston does well in this race and his Zabeel Champion is feared.
He was a close third ahead of a few of these at Royal Ascot and will be right there along with Aaddeey who was a place behind him.
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