Racing tips: A touch of Class at Newbury?

Sea of Class wins the Haras De Bouquetot Fillies Trial Stakes at Newbury last month
Sea of Class wins the Haras De Bouquetot Fillies Trial Stakes at Newbury last month

William Haggas’ patient approach with Sea Of Class can continue to pay dividends in the Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes at Newbury.

She will be having just her third start, having been narrowly edged out on her Newmarket maiden bow in April before opening her account in another Listed heat last month.

Sea Of Class impressed with a two-length victory that day, coming from last to first off a bit of a muddling pace.

She must shoulder a 3lb penalty for that win as she lines up over 10 furlongs.

Glencadam Master can defy top weight in the Burlington Palm Hotel Of Great Yarmouth Handicap at the seaside venue.

David O’Meara could be in for a fruitful day with both Muscika and Escobar holding live chances.

Muscika goes in the Enhanced World Cup Specials At 188Bet Handicap at Yarmouth having opened his account for the season at Ayr last Monday.

Escobar’s claims in the Develop Ineo Print Copy Scan Store Handicap at Haydock may not be quite so clear-cut, but it is interesting that this gelding bypassed an Irish Group Three option to run here.

Escobar was a Listed winner as a juvenile and while not disgraced in some classy events as a three-year-old, he was clearly below Pattern level.

Escobar was not a cheap purchase at 100,000 guineas last autumn, but his recent third at Doncaster showed he might be getting back on track now.


Haydock: 6.20 The Detainee, 6.55 Ocelot, 7.25 Drogon, 7.55 Escobar, 8.25 Parole, 8.55 Garden Oasis.

Leopardstown: 6.00 Antilles, 6.30 Rambling, 7.05 True Valour, 7.35 Dream Of Words, 8.05 Aztec Eagle, 8.35 Light That, 9.05 Tornado Watch.

Uttoxeter: 6.10 Diva Du Maquis, 6.40 Great Tempo, 7.15 Movie Set, 7.45 Celestial Magic, 8.15 Primogeniture, 8.45 Sea Of Mystery, 9.15 Organdi.

Yarmouth: 2.00 Displaying Amber, 2.30 Across The Sea, 3.05 Full Suit, 3.40 Chantresse, 4.10 Glencadam Master, 4.45 Gas Monkey, 5.20 De Vegas Kid.

Newbury: 1.20 Confiding, 1.50 Solar Gold, 2.20 Snow Wind, 2.55 SEA OF CLASS (NAP), 3.30 Spirit Of Belle, 4.00 Maggie Jonks, 4.35 Coal Stock, 5.10 Freud.

Nottingham: 1.40 True Mason, 2.10 Zain City, 2.40 Sharamm, 3.15 Bumble Bay, 3.20 Muscika, 4.20 Eponina, 4.55 Mary Elise, 5.30 Top Beak.