Evening racing tips

  • By: Nick Robson
  • Last Updated: July 31 2014, 17:20 BST

Nick Robson brings you tips for this evening's race meetings at Epsom and Ffos Las.

Cavalryman: Taken to win at Goodwood
Cavalryman: Taken to win at Goodwood

EPSOM: 5.55 Megalala, 6.25 Silver Ranger, 6.55 Express Himself, 7.30 Lady Crossmar, 8.05 Nave, 8.35 Bishan Bedi.

FFOS LAS: 5.40 Judicial, 6.15 Indaria, 6.45 Go Charlie, 7.15 Charlie Wells, 7.45 Our Folly, 8.20 Warrior Of Light, 8.50 Connaught Water.

GALWAY: 1.50 Our Man Zebo, 2.20 Alelchi Inois, 3.00 Queen Of Alba, 3.40 Tested, 4.15 Pink Hat, 4.55 Bayan, 5.35 Modem, 6.05 Clondaw Farmer.

GOODWOOD: 2.05 Roseburg, 2.35 Doc Charm, 3.10 Cavalryman, 3.45 Stella Bellissima, 4.20 World Fair, 4.50 Almargo, 5.25 Tigers Tale.

NOTTINGHAM: 2.25 Sulaalaat, 2.55 Lady Atlas, 3.30 Captain George, 4.05 Celtic Sixpence, 4.40 Endless Credit, 5.10 Ubetterbegood, 5.45 High Love.

STRATFORD: 2.15 My Direction, 2.45 Debt To Society, 3.20 Crannaghmore Boy, 3.55 Ladies Dancing, 4.30 Academy General, 5.00 Over The Air, 5.30 The Absent Mare.

Double: Cavalryman and Stella Bellissima.

Now an evergreen eight-year-old, he showed the fire still burns brightly by winning the Princess of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket on his return to action in this country after another fruitful Dubai Carnival.

Saeed bin Suroor's veteran won a Group Three out in Dubai and arguably was an unlucky loser in the Dubai Gold Cup on World Cup night when he got going all too late under Silvestre de Sousa and failed to reel in Certerach.

De Sousa made no mistake earlier this month, however, dropped in trip to a mile and a half, the Brazilian rode him much closer to the pace and kicked for home well over two furlongs out.

Hillstar was pestering him all the way to the line, but Cavalryman showed all his fighting instincts remain by holding him off by a neck and he never really looked like being caught.

The fact he was third to Sea The Stars in the Arc brings home just how long he has been on the go as John Oxx's former star is already producing the new greats of the game in Taghrooda and Sea The Moon.

Cavalryman ran a lifeless race behind Brown Panther in this 12 months ago, but for some reason he had already run two poor races before arriving in Sussex and he heads there this year in arguably the form of his life.

He rates as a great credit to the skills of Saeed bin Suroor.

Richard Hannon's Ivawood will take a great deal of beating in the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes, but the 3lb penalty for his win in the July Stakes might make him a little vulnerable.

One at an each-way price who could surprise a few is Keith Dalgleish's Doc Charm.

He made his debut in what is a traditionally strong Ayr maiden and this year's renewal has proved no exception as it was won by The Wow Signal who followed up in the Coventry Stakes.

Doc Charm was second, albeit beaten nine lengths, but subsequently won his next race by six lengths himself.

Back in third was Mark Johnston's Jungle Cat, who has proved himself just below top-class when third in the Coventry and second in the July Stakes.

Doc Charm may just sneak under the radar.

John Gosden's Stella Bellissima runs in the Sterling Insurance Lillie Langtry Stakes on the back of just one run, and a win, in a maiden but she is certainly bred to be at least up to this class.

She is by Sea The Stars, who has surprised no one by already proving to be a huge success as a stallion, but what has raised a few eyebrows is the influence of stamina he is stamping on his progeny.

This filly is a half-sister to Duncan and Samuel, who were both classy stayers, so the trip should be no problem and there is no other stand out contender with Missunited expected to find things possibly happening a bit quick.

The return to seven furlongs looks sure to suit Mark Johnston's Almargo in the Tatler Stakes, while Tigers Tale has the assistance of Oisin Murphy in the Qipco Apprentice Stakes.

Silver Ranger should get off the mark in the Irish Champions Weekend EBF Maiden at Epsom, with Quest For More taken to defy a rise in the Clogau 25th Anniversary Handicap at Ffos Las.

Nottingham's EBF Stallions Maiden Fillies' Stakes looks at the mercy of Brian Meehan's Sulaalaat, while My Direction can win the Tony And Andrea Maiden Hurdle at Stratford.