15:35 Sandown – Barney Roy (BEST ODDS 3/1 with Ladbrokes)
Barney Roy was very impressive at Royal Ascot and I’m surprised that he’s not favourite here. The step up in trip will be the main concern, but I think that the Richard Hannon trained horse will improve for the extra couple of furlongs. He also wasn’t beaten too far in the 2000 Guineas by Churchill, so he’s definitely got the best form in the race. The ground isn’t a concern either, as this horse has won twice on the predicted going conditions. As far as I’m concerned, if Barney Roy stays the trip then he’ll win the race. 3/1 is a fantastic price that he’ll do so.
A £20 total stake returns £80 with Ladbrokes
All prices correct at the time of posting.