Legatissimo remains on course for a possible Classic double after heading a list of 14 fillies to stand their ground at the confirmation stage for the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday.
David Wachman's charge bagged the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month and is set to step up to a mile and a half for the second leg of the fillies' Triple Crown.
Connections of leading Investec Derby candidate Zawraq are expecting a competitive renewal of the Epsom Classic.
Although lacking an established star from the likes of Aidan O'Brien, any number of unexposed horses remain firmly in contention, among them the Dermot Weld-trained Zawraq.
Against all odds we've managed to claw back the -32pt deficit from earlier in the month to even now and I should perhaps batten down the hatches. But sometimes, fortune favours the brave. It is Saturday, there are stacks of cracking contests this after, and hopefully some value to be had on a very busy day in the den.
In big-field sprint handicaps at York the runners tend to race in arrowhead formation down the centre of the track, favouring those drawn in the middle.
Channel 4 Racing are covering no less than 9 excellent Saturday races this weekend, coming from Newmarket, York and Haydock. We’ve cast our eye over all of the contests in question and try to pinpoint the Likeliest Winner and the Dark Horse in the field..