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6:15 Windsor -
Gotti is interesting. In truth, I was expecting more when he ran at Brighton on debut. In his defence, the form of that race is working out well. The winner, second & third have been entered for Royal Ascot so by general course standards it seems as though he bumped into a few fair types. The blinkers have been removed. It's the only ride for Gerald Mosse. He is probably retained by the owners. He drops back to 5f which is a slight concern considering he struggled to go the pace over five and a half furlongs on debut. That may have been due to inexperience but it is a concern. He looked a touch lazy. A wide draw, again, isn't ideal. However, he still holds an entry for the Railway Stakes Group 2 (Ireland). That experience must help see a more professional display. From a statistical point of view, he holds decent win and place claims. I still feel a slight niggling doubt as to whether he will be outpaced in the early stages before running on at the death. For exchange players, you may get much bigger odds in-running.
Interesting to note that David Evans has Time For Wine entered to run at Royal Ascot in the Albany Stakes Group 3. She cost 20,000E and presently priced 20/1 for this contest [Windsor]. Sometimes trainers enter horses from Royal Ascot simply for a day out or to get owner's and trainer's badges. Only time will tell if this is the reason for such an entry. If she has an abundance of ability, I would expect to see her heavily backed.
6:45 Windsor -
Quick Skips Lad held an entry for the Brocklesby Stakes. He is a consistent, battling horse. He was beaten by a fair animal at plating class when behind Milton Road, who wasn't disgraced in the SKF Rous Selling Stakes at York [worth almost £10,000]. Stan Moore must be confident Quick Skips Lad can win at this level. He steps up in distance which may be ok. There is always a slight concern when a horse changes trip, although he looks a fair prospect of getting this extra furlong. It is often a plus to finish a race at this level rather than blast a trail and fold in the closing stages. From a low draw, he may lead. This gelding should win. At 2/1 I'd take a watching brief just because this extra furlong is an unknown. He may improve for this stiffer task.I would rather see him race over 5f.