The last Classic weekend of the UK flat season is upon, and with racing across six Britsh tracks this Saturday, who will you be backing as your NAP of the day?
We’ve had a delve into the ‘around the training centres’ section in this week’s edition of the Racing Post Weekender to give us a helping hand with our selections.
As well as adding something extra to our ITV Racing tips, there are picks from Doncaster and Bath all included in our 1,143/1 RP Weekend accumulator.
A Moemntofmadness got his name when owners Tony Wechsler and Ann Plummer are said to have had one at the sales, but he has repaid their faith and another nice pot awaits in Saturday’s William Hill Portland Handicap at Doncaster.
The six-year-old, who has a respectable strike-rate of eight wins from 37 starts, was successful in the race last year and is 4lb lower this time around.
There are reasons for that as he has failed to fully fire this time, but his latest outing in a hot handicap at York’s Ebor meeting was a decent one and it came under William Buick, who gets on well with the gelding.
The fact Buick was jocked up at Monday’s entry stage is a positive and the Charlie Hills inmate looks poised for a bold bid.
Andrea Atzeni is jocked up on Kevin Ryan’s Juan Elcano in the Group Two Pommery Champagne Stakes, and Doncaster will be his destination after being taken out of the Curragh’s National Stakes.
The Frankel colt can go one better than when second in the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last time out.
Logician can extend his unbeaten record to give John Gosden a fifth win in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
The son of Frankel took the gulf between handicap and Group 2 company in his stride when easily winning the Great Voltigeur at York last month and has been in sparkling form at home since.
The Khalid Abdullah-owned grey was extending his unbeaten run to four when readily accounting for Constantinople that day and is expected to improve over this longer trip.
By his own standards, Somerset-based Malcolm Saunders has had a season to forget with just one winner next to his name and only a couple of months of the turf season remaining.
However, Saunders is looking to his beloved Bath on Saturday for a change in fortune as he saddles the four-time course-and-distance winner Secretfact in the SDS Geolight Handicap, which concludes the card.
Secretfact, however, has hinted on his last two runs that he may be ready to strike with a pleasing second at Bath last monht before a good run on his latest start at Sandown when not beaten far in a better race.
Ground conditions at the weekend should be fine for the six-year-old as it will take an awful lot of rain to turn the slick conditions at Bath anywhere near testing at this time of year.