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vvIt was a surprise to find Showdaisy was matched at a high of 190 in the 5f handicap at Ayr as she made just about all.
VVIT wasn't long before we had a new most exciting race, as Order Of St George attempted to come from miles off the pace in the Gold Cup but fell just after trading at 1.2.
vvIt took Mutarabby ages to master Sharja Bridge (1.34) in the mile maiden at Haydock and was backed down to 1.09 but Addeybb, swooped past both of them to land the spoils after trading at 40.
VVIT appeared Dubara had been brought with a perfectly timed run in the 1m2f handicap at Salisbury and she was backed at 1.14, but Hollie Doyle had kept something up her sleeve up front on Billesdon Bess and they struck close home after trading at 48.
Onorina 4.30 Salisbury 1pt win VVIT's worth keeping an eye on a couple of runners easing in grade I'm a bit of a sucker for horses dropping in class after a few moderate efforts and there are two who stand out today.
vvIt was all change late on in the Fakenham maiden hurdle as Gannicus, who looked the outsider of four in with a chance two out, found plenty to get up on the line having been backed at 180.
vvIt was hard work, but Cape Caster finally consented to go past Today Please (1.03) in the 2m handicap chase at Worcester after trading at 50.
Olivia Fallow 4.15 Thirsk 1pt win VVIT might be worth forgiving Larchmont Lad a modest effort in the Craven 3.35 Newmarket While Larchmont Lad probably doesn't have the class to win a Guineas, there appears to have been an overreaction in the market to his fifth place over course and distance last month, when he might have raced on slower ground than the first four home, and he could be worth an each-way poke.
VVIT might be worth sticking with Billy Roberts 4.50 Beverley Billy Roberts held his form for a few starts after coming to hand early last season and a similar pattern might be on the cards this campaign considering the yard was struck by a virus for most of last term.
vvIt looked like favourite backers at Towcester would get off to a good start as Tinted Rose took up the running three out in the mares' maiden hurdle.
vvIt looked as though they had set off too fast in the 1m2f handicap at Kempton, so it was a surprise to see Choral Clan, who was always up there, backed down to 1.02.
vvIt was a surprise to see The Otmoor Poet backed at 1.08 in the maiden hurdle at Bangor.