We start on 107.25 after silly 5 point loss today. Sick over it to be honest. Today sees Kentucky Derby and Guineas action plus a host of decent supporting events. Let’s get stuck in.

Newmarket 2 05.

This opening race at Headquarters surely rests between the first four in the betting. Stoute has booked Hughsie for the mount on RYE HOUSE and I think he is the one. This is only the sixth run of his career for the son of Dansili and there is any amount of improvement to come. The handicapper has not been kind and this race is over the strange distance of nine furlongs but neither should be a bar to success and RYE HOUSE can go on to much better things after victory here. 1 pt win at 11/2 with Stan James.

Newmarket 2 35.

There is no telling how far PEARL SECRET can go as a sprinter. He needs to win this to show he belongs at the top level. I believe he will and with a bit to spare. A big, powerful ,lightly raced sort he can be a bit free but being fresh will help as will the flat out gallop .Spencer gets on really well with him. 1 pt win at 5/1 with Paddy Power and others.

Newmarket 3 10.

DANDINO goes well fresh and has a turn of foot which chief market rival Noble Mission does not. 2 pts win DANDINO at 9/4 with Stan James and a few others.

Newmarket 3 50 , 2000 Guineas.

I am disappointed with the field for the first Classic of the season and really do not want to analyse it at all.. I am reluctantly going for DAWN APPROACH who is owned by Godolphin. He seems to have matured again and is now a muscled up bull of a horse. 1 pt win on him at 15/8 with Bet Victor.

More later


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