BANKERS OR BLOWOUTS?
King's Pavilion 2.30 Ayr SP forecast Evens Well-bred son of Cheveley Park winner Embassy who made a promising debut when second behind the potentially smart War Department in a 6f maiden at Leicester last month. Mark Johnston's colt was beaten four and a half lengths but pulled the same distance clear of the third and should improve for the run. Conclusion Birkdale was third in a hot race on his debut and is equally promising. He is the pick.
Tempting 4.15 Thirsk SP forecast 4-11 Speedily bred filly who looked unlucky not to make a winning debut when third in a 7f maiden last month. William Haggas's three-year-old was beaten a neck and a nose after finding trouble in running and that form has been franked by wins for the second and sixth. A reproduction should be enough.
Conclusion Sets the standard and, with improvement likely, should win for a yard in top form.