FRANKELIO (2.45) landed some hefty bets at Pontefract last month and looks sure to give backers a great run for their money on a return trip to the Yorkshire track.
Prior to that plucky success he had been off the track for 238 days but Micky Hammond clearly had the son of Frankel wound up for the occasion. Runner-up Mythical Madness has scored since at Thirsk and a 2lb rise won't inconvenience Frankelio if in the same mood.
Amy Murphy has an improving mare on her hands judged on the manner in which Angel's Whisper disposed of Elusive Heights and Harry George over course and distance. The third horse has since won twice but a 7lb rise just tempers enthusiasm in this better quality contest.
Rain is forecast and it is a case of more the merrier for last week's Hamilton winner Granite City Doc, a real mudlark. Mike Smith's horses are going great guns.
AUDARYA (3.20) is trading a fair odds in the Listed event for fillies and mares. James Fanshawe saddled three winners last week and Audarya should have come on a bundle for her pipe-opener at Kempton when noted making late headway from a wide draw.
Favourite Scentasia was behind on that occasion, dropping away tamely once headed, but is capable of much better. She has plenty in hand of Salayel on official figures but Roger Varian's four-year-old is riding the crest of a wave after chasing home Sir Busker in the Silver Royal Hunt Cup. Third home Alternative Fact lifted a competitive handicap at Haydock a few days ago, so the form is solid.
Posted ran with credit at Royal Ascot and has possibilities for Richard Hannon.
At Leicester, RED OCTOBER (6.45) would be a confident bet if the market speaks in his favour on the back of a 456-day absence.
Hugo Palmer's gelding ran third to Sameem and Forest of Dean, form which gives him the edge over favourite King's Slipper. Rain is also forecast to hit the Midlands circuit and this may not be ideal for an all-weather regular like King's Slipper. Snow Ocean is of interest after making eye-catching headway from the rear at Kempton but his pedigree raises doubts about an ability to handle testing ground.
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