15:50 Pontefract – Old Persian (BEST ODDS 13/8 with betfair)
Old Persian looks set to go off favourite in this one, and deservedly so after winning well at Newmarket over a mile last time out. He’s a distance winner and has the classy William Buick on board for this Class 1 race. The ground will look to be on the softer side than what it was in that last race, but I don’t doubt that Old Persian has the stamina to deal with that. He looks a really classy two-year-old horse, and for my money he’s certainly the classiest horse in the race. He’ll probably be well backed, so get on at the price while you can!
A £20 total stake returns £52.50 with betfair
All prices correct at the time of posting.