Racing on Monday 14 August in the UK and Ireland comes from Ballinrobe, Hamilton, Kempton, Windsor and Wolverhampton.
One of our three selections – an Archie Watson filly dropping in grade as she bids to add a second win to her account on just her third start – runs at Windsor.
4.25 Windsor – The Cola Kid @ 15/8
The Cola Kid has been running consistently well this summer. He has got his nose in front just once, but he has not been far away on his last six outings over distances from 5½f up to 7f.
Grace Harris’ experienced six-year-old finished fourth of 12 runners on his latest outing at Bath (5½f). He stayed on very strongly inside the final furlong to pass a lot of tired horses. This step up to 6f will suit the gelding.
The five-time distance winner features on the Betfred Betfinder as one of the Most Napped selections today. He remains off the same mark as his last run, which is 11lb lower than when he prevailed at Cork a couple of seasons ago.
4.30 Kempton – Daphne May @ 7/2
Daphne May has been successful twice in her last three starts. Those two victories both came at Epsom, with a triumph over 1m2f and 1m4f. The handicapper has put her up 3lb for her latest win, but it is unlikely to be enough to stop her from adding to her tally.
Gary Moore’s mare is just as good on this surface as she is on turf. She is a course winner, and she was denied by a short head the last time she featured at this venue back in March.
Having already scored over 1m4f back in July, the daughter of Mayson has shown she has the stamina for this trip. She will also benefit from the leading apprentice in Flat racing being on board, as Billy Loughnane has been booked for the ride, taking 3lb off her back in the process.
5.30 Windsor – Gladly Ever After @ 3/1
Gladly Ever After showed she is a filly that her connections can be excited about when she got off the mark at the first time of asking at Chepstow over 6f back in July. Despite being slowly into stride, she finished the race powerfully, scoring by just under two-lengths.
Trainer Archie Watson opted to take a chance with the filly in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot on her second appearance. She was too keen in the early stages of that race, and she did not look to enjoy the course.
This assignment is a much easier one for the daughter of Kodiac, despite having a penalty on her back. If she produces anything close to what she did on her debut, she will be tough to beat in this field.