19:55 Hamilton – Defoe (BEST ODDS 6/4 with bet365)
Defoe comes into this race on the back of two successes in Class 2 handicaps. He’s stepping up in trip by a furlong today, but I can see this increase in distance getting the best of him. He has also won over the predicted ground conditions, so the going isn’t a question mark for him like it is for some of the horses in this field. His jockey is in a decent run of form and is showing a level stakes profit for all of his rides over the last fortnight. Defoe is definitely the form and class pick of the race. He ran in a Listed race last year but wasn’t ready for it then. I’ve no doubt that he’s finally ready for a win at this class level.
A £20 total stake returns £50 with bet365
All prices correct at the time of posting.