Lucky last to go to Ostaad
Ostaad can get off the mark in the finale at Wolverhampton tonight according to Nick Robson, who has a pick for every race.
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BATH: 2.20 Clumber Street, 2.55 Mister Carter, 3.30 Hilden, 4.05 Pilates, 4.40 Belle Bayardo, 5.15 Arch Walker, 5.45 Stag Hill.
BELLEWSTOWN: 4.50 Top Madam, 5.20 Blackmail, 5.55 Formal Bid, 6.25 Caim Hill, 6.55 Fresh By Nature, 7.25 Ocean Bright, 7.55 Alton Bay.
FFOS LAS: 2.10 Toe To Toe, 2.45 Rayhani, 3.20 Ski Sunday, 3.55 Jive Master, 4.30 Anton Dolin, 5.05 Toubab, 5.35 Great Oak.
NEWTON ABBOT: 5.25 Bob Tucker, 6.00 Chase Gate, 6.35 Cool Macavity, 7.05 Bold Tara, 7.35 Mibleu, 8.05 Chalk It Down.
TIPPERARY: 5.00 Acting Talent, 5.30 Hurricane Volta, 6.05 Friendship, 6.40 Sea Siren, 7.10 Art Scene, 7.40 Miller Beach, 8.10 Manalapan.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.50 Teide Peak, 6.20 Deepest Blue, 6.50 Sleek, 7.20 Nice Arty, 7.50 Burning Dawn, 8.20 Quintet, 8.50 Ostaad.
YORK: 1.55 Ventura Mist, 2.30 J Wonder, 3.05 Hot Bed, 3.40 VENUS DE MILO (NAP), 4.20 Our Obsession, 4.55 Desert Image.
DOUBLE: Venus De Milo and J Wonder.
Venus De Milo can continue her progression with a victory in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York.
One of the lesser-heralded horses at Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle yard at the beginning of the season, she has quickly made up into his leading three-year-old filly.
With a bit more luck in running she could have won the Irish Oaks at the Curragh but she was slightly hampered by the wayward winner Chicquita.
The fact that she came so close to winning a Classic on just the third run of her life surely bodes well for the future and she bounced out of that contest so well O'Brien sent her into battle just two weeks later for a Group Three at Cork.
A long odds-on shot for the Give Thanks Stakes, she was forced to make her own running which probably did not suit and two furlongs out the challengers were ganging up.
However, once her stamina kicked in she powered clear to beat some solid rivals by upwards of three and a half lengths.
O'Brien suggested after that win Venus De Milo would be aimed at the Prix Vermeille but she has been in such tremendous form at home she finds herself in Yorkshire instead of France.
One thing that will not bother her is fast ground as it was rattling quick for the Oaks and once O'Brien fillies get on a roll it is worth sticking with them until they get beaten.
The Fugue needs to bounce back from a poor run in the Eclipse and she has never won over this trip in any case, with the same comment applicable to Secret Gesture.
Brian Meehan's J Wonder can make the leap out of nurseries into Pattern company by landing the Connolly's Red Mills Lowther Stakes.
Handed a mark of 79 after striking on her debut she fulfilled her initial promise by winning relatively cosily earlier this month at Newmarket.
This Group Two is obviously a different kettle of fish but the form has worked out and she is in receipt of 3lb from the Duchess of Cambridge winner Lucky Kristale.
A sister to Chachamaidee, she looks capable of mixing it in the highest level later in the year, with a Breeders' Cup possibly on the cards for her American owner.
William Haggas can do little wrong at present and his lightly-raced filly Our Obsession can continue the good record of three-year-olds in the "Breeders Backing Racing" EBF Galtres Stakes.
Winner of two of her three starts to date, she looks to have plenty of stamina and her dam won a Cheshire Oaks.
The booking of Ryan Moore for David Wachman's Hot Bed looks significant in the Clipper Logistics Stakes, while Tim Easterby's Ventura Mist should be more at home at the level of the DBS Premier Yearling Stakes.
Clumber Street looks a likely type on debut for Ed McMahon in the Bob Parr's Happy 80th Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Bath.
Toubab should get his ground in the Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap Chase at Ffos Las.
Ostaad can win the Sponsor A Race By Calling 01902 390000 Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton, with Cool Macavity taken to shine in the newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle at Newton Abbot.