A super day of racing across the UK and Ireland, There are 9 races televised on Channel 4 this Saturday, 21st May, 2016 starting at 2:15pm from Goodwood. Action also comes from Haydock and York.
The feature race this Saturday is the Group 2 Temple Stakes taking place at York, 4:10pm GMT.
Here are Harry’s selections for every Channel 4 race;
Berkshire has been side-lined since October 2014, when dominating a strong field in the G3 Darley Stakes. His trainer Paul Cole has been very patient and reports the lightly raced 5yo to be 100% fit. If this is the case, he should prove very hard to beat.
Last seen when 7th in the Cesarewitch, the Sir Mark Prescott trained gelding looks sure to bag a big prize this season. He stayed on gamely that day and with scope for improvement off the same handicap mark, he looks sure to be there at the business end.
An uncomplicated individual who ran a blinder to finish 1L 3rd in the G3 Ormonde Stakes at the Chester May meeting. That form looks the best on offer here and we champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa in the plate, a big run looks guaranteed.
2:50 Mount Logan
Course winner Mount Logan has improved since joining Roger Varian. Last seen in August’15 when finishing 2nd to subsequent G2 winner Exosphere, he has the best form on offer and with the potential for improvement to come, I can see him winning convincingly today.
3:05 Experto Crede
A chance is taken on the lightly raced Exceed And Excel gelding. A mix bag since winning on debut, the step up in trip and return to turf offer hope for improvement. Currently rated 83, he has the potential to run up a sequence for trainer Ed Walker.
3:25 Oh This Is Us
The Richard Hannon inmate ran a blinder 9 days ago at Newmarket. If showing no ill effects for his quick reappearance, and from a family connections have done well with, he looks set to give jockey Tom Marquand his first ‘Big Race’ win of his flourishing career.
3:40 Marsh Hawk
With too many question marks over the favourite Interception, a chance is taken on Marsh Hawk. Despite not winning since her juvenile days, she bounced back to her best when returning to better ground 2 weeks ago. Sure to have boosted her confidence, she will be hard to peg back under a positive front-running ride.
Now under the handling of sprint guru Paul Midgley, I think a drop down to the minimum trip looks perfect for this speedy individual. He always pops out the gates well and has a very high cruising speed. Well handicapped on his best form, he can go close today before a tilt at the Epsom Dash.
4:10 Mecca’s Angel
Assuming the forecast rain arrives, she will run and she will win. The best sprinter in Europe, she relishes 5f on soft ground and is untouchable in such conditions. Trainer Michael Dods is naturally cautious with her, it’s fair to assume if he deems the ground suitable, nothing will get near her today.