MORANDO is the value call against favourite Japan in the Group 3 tote+ Pays You More At tote.co.uk Ormonde Stakes (3.15) at Chester today.
The Andrew Balding-trained eight-year-old has an excellent record on the Roodee – he has two wins and a second to show from three visits.
One of those successes came in this race – which commemorates the 1886 Triple Crown hero – two years ago and, while he failed to collect in five attempts last season, Silvestre de Sousa’s mount did enough to suggest he can still operate at this level.
Godolphin’s YIBIR can throw his hat into the Cazoo Derby ring with a victory in the Listed tote+ Biggest Dividends At tote.co.uk Dee Stakes (2.15).
Charlie Appleby puts cheekpieces on the son of Dubawi after his close third – he went under by half a length and a neck – to Alenquer in Sandown Park’s Group 3 Classic Trial last month, and a reproduction of that form will put him in the firing line.
After landing the odds in a Catterick Bridge novice stakes 15 days ago – and with this afternoon’s softer terrain unlikely to pose a problem – Roger Varian’s promising AQUAMAN looks on a decent mark in the Deepbridge Estate Planning Service Handicap (3.45).
Dual course winner COPPER KNIGHT is expected to give a good account of himself in the opening Satchell Moran Solicitors Business Interruption Claims Handicap (1.45), while three-time all-weather scorer CRIMEWAVE shouldn’t be written off back on turf for the Destination 2 Handicap (3.45).
The ITV cameras are rolling at Worcester, where GLANCE FROM CLOVER has plenty going for him in the Mental Health Awareness Handicap Hurdle (2.30).
Copper Knight (blue colours) is one of Newsboy's top tips for Thursday's racing
1.45 COPPER KNIGHT (NB)
12.50 RAFFLE TICKET
2.25 ROOSTER COGBURN
3.25 JIMMI CHEW
4.00 CALL OF THE WILD
4.35 KEEP KIDDING
1.00 ARIZONA GLORY
1.30 HAWK’S WELL
2.00 TIDAL WATCH
2.30 GLANCE FROM CLOVER
3.35 VIKING RUBY
4.07 BUTLER’S BRIEF
4.40 NYE BEVAN
4.50 JEBEL DUKHAN
5.20 LETHAL TALENT
6.20 ARCTIC VEGA
6.50 BLOW YOUR HORN (NAP)
7.50 AUTUMN FLIGHT