Keith Hamer previews Saturday's action and expects Battaash to make a winning reappearance at Haydock. He has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Battaash can take all the plaudits on a busy Saturday when he makes his eagerly awaited return to action in the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock.
The Charlie Hills-trained four-year-old is undoubtedly the star attraction and cannot be opposed when he graces the track for the first time since romping home in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Chantilly.
He is sure to be a short price for this Group Two - but he has plenty in hand on official ratings and should show his rivals a clean pair of heels ahead of the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
A better betting proposition is Sands Of Mali, whose credentials for the Commonwealth Cup at the Royal meeting will be tested in the Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes.
Richard Fahey's colt can follow up his Group Three victory at Chantilly on his seasonal reappearance last month.
The Gimcrack winner looked firmly back on track on France, after things did not work out in the Middle Park Stakes and the Breeders' Cup on his last two starts in 2018.
Euchen Glen can gain compensation in the Amix Ready Mixed Concrete Handicap after being just out of the money in the Chester Cup.
Jim Goldie's stayer stuck in well to take seventh place in the valuable handicap, won by Look My Way, and has less to do in this company.
El Astronaute won in good style at York last week and is fancied to repeat the trick in the Mansionbet Sprint Stakes at York.
John Quinn's five-year-old has bags of speed and is clearly suited by the flying five furlongs on the Knavesmire.
Isabel De Urbina suggested she might be better served by a longer trip when getting up close home to win over a mile and a half on her seasonal debut at Goodwood three weeks ago.
Trainer Ralph Beckett looks to have found an ideal opportunity for her in the Group Three Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Bronte Cup Fillies' Stakes .
First Sitting may have been well beaten in the Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown last month but it was a similar story in 2017 before she went on to land the Festival Stakes at Goodwood.
Chris Wall's mare should be spot-on in her bid to repeat that Listed success.
Sound Advice, trained by Keith Dalgleish, made a pleasing reappearance at Chester's big May meeting and can show the benefit by winning the Caldwell Construction Handicap on his return to the Roodee.
Elarqam can take the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas back to Mark Johnston's Middleham stable.
Inexperience rather than lack of ability seemed to be the cause of his defeat in the Newmarket equivalent.
He still ran well to finish fourth to Saxon Warrior on his first start since September and only the third of his life. He is sure to be more streetwise when he lines up at the Curragh.
Sporting Life tips:
CARTMEL: 2.05 Big Thunder, 2.40 Character Onesie, 3.15 Grandads Horse, 3.50 News For Pascal, 4.25 Havana Jack, 5.00 Champagne To Go, 5.35 Apache Jack.
CHESTER: 1.45 Wind Storm, 2.20 Gold Filigree, 2.55 Sound Advice, 3.30 Star Of The East, 4.05 Vange, 4.40 Jabbaar, 5.15 Fast Dancer.
CURRAGH: 1.50 Lethal Promise, 2.25 Rattling Jewel, 3.00 Land Force, 3.35 Merchant Navy, 4.10 Elarqam, 4.45 Hydrangea, 5.20 Wisdom Mind, 5.55 Bond Street.
FFOS LAS: 6.05 Francky Du Berlais, 6.35 Cropley, 7.05 Fact Flow, 7.35 Equus Flight, 8.05 Faint Hope, 8.35 Staunton, 9.05 Court Royale.
GOODWOOD: 1.55 First Sitting, 2.30 Another Batt, 3.10 Barbara Hepworth, 3.45 Mirage Dancer, 4.20 Top Tug, 4.55 Bahamian Sunrise, 5.30 Homeopathic.
HAYDOCK: 2.15 Euchen Glen, 2.50 Ventura Knight, 3.25 SANDS OF MALI (NAP), 4.00 Battaash, 4.35 Dancing Star, 5.10 Short Work, 5.45 Deyaarna, 6.15 Nayel.
SALISBURY: 5.50 Well Done Fox, 6.20 Harry Beau, 6.50 Lashabeeh, 7.20 Tarte Tropezienne, 7.50 El Borracho, 8.20 Comrade In Arms.
YORK: 2.00 Get Knotted, 2.35 Tawdeea, 3.05 Isabel De Urbina, 3.40 El Astronaute, 4.15 I Am A Dreamer, 4.50 Akvavera, 5.25 Our Charlie Brown.
DOUBLE: Sands Of Mali and Isbabel De Urbina.