Haydock tips: Tallard Royal (14:35 16/1), Wings Of War (15:10 18/1)

1m  (1m37y) Cazoo Silver Bowl Handicap  (Class 2) (3yo)

I’m drawn to TALLARD ROYAL in this 3yo handicap as his sire Ribchester exceeded expectations with his first 2yos last season and this fella looks huge. He’s a big unit of a horse with a long stride that should suit a galloping track like Haydock and you’d expect there to be considerable improvement from his first run of the season – a fairly facile win at Beverley. He’s drawn well and might make the running.

1pt win Tallard Royal @16/1, 14:35 Haydock, Saturday

6f  Cazoo Sandy Lane Stakes (Group 2)  (Class 1) (3yo)

This is a wide open race but Go Bears Go looks overbet as a 2/1 favourite. He was getting 5lb from Mill Reef winner WINGS OF WAR when beating him 4l at Ascot on both their reappearances, with Ehraz – narrowly second to Tiber Flow who was beaten a short head by this race’s second favourite El Caballo in an earlier encounter – split the two. That is strong form and I suspect Wings Of War will improve for that run as connections are working backwards from the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. 18/1 simply underestimates his potential after one underwhelming run.

1pt win Wings Of War @18/1, 15:10 Haydock, Saturday

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