GRAND ROCK (3.50) has proven winning form on deep ground and that will be a considerable asset at Pontefract.
William Haggas and James Doyle teamed up to land a three-runner Conditions Stakes at Epsom (heavy) with Grand Rock, a previous winner on soft at Hamilton. The partnership remains intact.
ARROWTOWN (4.50) was given too much to do by his apprentice rider at York, making up an awful lot of ground in fourth, and looks the answer to the Phil Bull Conditions Stakes. He handles the mud well.
At Southwell, GLOBAL EXCEED (7.30) should go well at decent odds in the mile handicap. He ran a fine third to Insurplus in a better race at Newcastle and has form on the Fibresand, having finished fourth to speedy Crosse Fire off a mark of 70. Global Exceed is down to a rating of 61 and Gemma Tutty takes off 3lb. Atalanta Queen showed battling qualities to cut down Break The Silence (runs 7.00) last week and must go well under a small 3lb penalty.