Saeed Bin Suroor has a decent record with his runners at Leicester and sends Archers Arrow as his sole representative on this evenings card. Having made the frame in all five career runs so far, he was only just denied over this trip the last time he raced on turf and the winner of that race won in a higher grade just a couple of days ago. He’s up against a few last time out winners including Ejaaby and Pennsylvania Dutch who both represent powerful, in-form stables however Ejaaby has so far been seen to best effect on the all-weather while Pennsylvania Dutch needs to prove he stays this trip so for the winner we return to Archers Arrow. Archers Arrow (WIN)
Course regular Goninodaethat made a promising return when fourth over five furlongs at Musselburgh last month and looks likely to strip fitter today, back up to six furlongs he looks to be on a competitive mark and is handed the vote. Our Place in Loule almost caused an upset when second at Thirsk and is a danger, prior to that however he had shown little so caution is advised despite the low mark. National Service and Secret City have claims if consenting but old boy Goninodaethat looks the value call. GONINODAETHAT (E/W if 9/2+)
The James Bethell trained Flawlessly was well supported in the market last time out at Catterick last time out over the minimum trip before succumbing to the blistering finish of Kodicat. The three year old filly beat a number of decent rivals that day and posted some decent speed figures at the same time so a repeat of that here would seem her take this easier task after being dropped in class for this visit to Scotland. Scottish trainer Keith Dalgleish is always respected in his own backyard and his runner Hamidans Girl is the clear danger. The filly has won over course and distance previously and will strip fitter for her season reappearance and the most likely to pick up the pieces should the selection fail to fire. FLAWLESSLY (WIN)
Hardly the most unlikeliest selection but this William Knight trained favourite Author’s Dream looks hard to beat. A second at Wolverhampton last time out shows he’s more than capable. Despite being a maiden he’s got a bag of potential that hopefully champion jockey Jim Crowley can tap into and guide this one to his first visit to the winners enclosure.
Of the rest Par Three may follow the favourite home especially with Adam Kirby in the saddle the Tony Carrol horse could do well especially with a recent win at Chelmsford. He won over two miles off a higher handicap mark so this is within his reach but may be open to a more likely improver. AUTHOR’S DREAM (WIN)
Princess Roania was sent off an evens favourite when last tried over fourteen furlongs but could only manage third and is 2lbs higher today, while both Brigadoon and On Fire have been in great form on the all-weather in recent months but Brigadoon has disappointed on previous trips to Nottingham and On Fire is yet to get involved in all previous runs on turf.
In comparison, eleven year old Hallstatt returns to a course where he has made the frame in nine from thirteen and boasts a 40% winning strike rate over course and distance. He is 3lbs lower than his last victory here and all victories have come on either good or good-to-firm ground so with conditions to suit and most of his rivals either unproven over track, trip or on turf he is taken to add to his impressive tally here. HALLSTATT (WIN)
Veteran Dubai Dynamo took the 2014 renewal of this and showed there was life in his ageing legs when fourth at Redcar the other week. Trainer Ruth Carr has been amongst the winners of late and if Sullivan can keep hold of a decent position early doors he can run most of these down at the death. Billy Roberts is entitled to go close and he was fairly impressive when causing an upset at Pontefract last time, unbeaten at this venue he must go close though this is a stiffer test grade wise. Toboggan’s Fire is in good heart and is another to have won here, she will have plenty of fans and Mares in good heart are very difficult to discount. Yorkee Mo Sabee and Detachment are unexposed and could step up on earlier efforts, both deserve watching in the betting but Dubai Dynamo gets the nod. DUBAI DYNAMO (E/W)
Sir Michael Stoute has a potent record at Salisbury and he looks to have sent another potential improver north for this one today.
Ryan Moore makes the trip to take the mount on Adamant who looked like a horse with real potential when bolting up at Windsor late last season and he looks another likely improver for the yard as a three-year-old so he gets the confident nod to land this on route to bigger targets this term.
John Gosden’s Elis Ruby looks the most likely danger to the selection. The yard are in red hot form at the minute and could not have started the season better and like the selection also signed off last term with a win, but the selection is far less exposed and looks the one to be on. ADAMANT (WIN)