2.30 Betfred Rose Of Lancaster Stakes 1m 2f (Group 3)
Group 3 action at Haydock Park this Saturday in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes over a mile and two furlongs and it’s headed by Laraaib for Owen Burrows and Jim Crowley. He’s unbeaten so far winning all of his three starts and made a big impression whilst doing so. It wouldn’t at all be a surprise if he was to step up again here and take a first Group victory. He certainly seems to have a lot more progression in him.
An each way alternative to the market leader for me looks to be Autocratic for Sir Michael Stoute and Ted Durcan. He’s already been stepped up to Group 3 level this term and won his lasting out in one at Sandown albeit that being 79 days ago. He’s still got more progressing him and his form certainly justifies his place at the top of the market. He does have a bit to prove on ground that’s softer than good but he’s worth a go at best odds of 13/2 to serve it up to the favourite.
Spark Plug has good form to his name this term including a last time out victory in a Listed contest so can’t be ruled out and there may yet be another big run in Mark Johnston’s Frankuus. The market leader is certainly the one to beat though I’ll go with Autocratic to take him on with.
Selection: Autocratic 13/2 E/W