Sherlock Holmes looks a really nice prospect. He’s a real stayer, a relentless galloper, as he proved last night at Bellestown once again. He didn’t win by much, but he finished the job, despite unsuited by the track and despite looking green. He won’t go up for much in the mark and wherever he pops up next will be potentially well in. Not so much luck with the other two, though they run well in fairness.
2.50 Sandown: Dragon Stakes (Listed), 5f
Red hot favourite Soapy Aitken was’t disgraced when fourth at Royal Ascot. But he’s not an outstanding chance in this field in my eyes. On paper, the form of Riflescope looks stronger, as he ran on strongly to finish fourth in the Norfolk Stakes. Is he speedy enough though?
The lightly raced filly Ejaazah makes appeal. She showed prime speed in a hot maiden on debut, progressed from that in a good manner when she won at Chester subsequently. She is well bred and open to any kind of improvement. She is overpriced in this field.
Ejaazah @ 15/2 Paddy Power – 5pts Win