Early Bird – 12th July

2:25 Newmarket – Advertise

Tipped this up at Royal Ascot where it ran a cracking race to finish second, though clearly winning the battle on its side as the field split. That race could work out particularly well as the winner Calyx is considered to be something a bit special. Has to be remembered that it was only Advertise 2nd career start so improvement could come. Trainer does very well with 2yos and yard form is fine. It sets the best form here and should take a lot of beating.

2pt win Advertise @ 6/4 widely available

4:25 Carlisle – Dapper Man

Horse is absolutely thriving at the moment and could take some pegging back here as well. Has won four of its last five getting better all the time, culminating in victory by over 4 lengths suggesting it is still ahead of the handicapper. It is due to go up to 86 after this so the fact it races off just 78 suggests it is 8lb well in without accounting for the regular jockeys 5lb claim. This horse is in rude health and will take some beating.

2pt win Dapper Man @ 6/4 widely available