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Expect a win with some Justification

Aidan O'Brien may have drawn a blank with his Newmarket runners last weekend but Justification can offer compensation with victory in the StanJames.com Chester Cup.

The five-year-old is the most unexposed runner in the field as he makes his sixth career start, but it is encouraging the Ballydoyle team have persevered with him in a troubled career so far.

Winner of a Dundalk maiden towards the end of 2011, Justification was then off the track until last August when he was a slightly disappointing fifth.

However, he showed much more promise on his 2013 reappearance as he claimed a fair event at Leopardstown.

While the bare form might not inspire, Justification came from last to first off a strong gallop which indicates just how smart he could be.

He was certainly not stopping at the finish that day and off a low weight here, there are plenty of reasons to support him.

Reyaadah is a tentative shout to claim the Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks.

Charlie Hills' filly is the highest-rated in this 13-runner affair, in which very few can be ruled out with abandon.

Reyaadah is a tricky customer, but she posted some really decent efforts in her juvenile year, during which she placed in the Sweet Solera and the May Hill.

The Sweet Solera form now looks white hot as runner-up that day was Sky Lantern, who claimed the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday.

Rivellino is a confident call to take top honours in the Betdaq 1st UK Race Commission Free-Everyday Handicap at Kempton.

Elaine Burke's three-year-old, who broke his maiden over course and distance last November, showed at Doncaster in April he is well capable of winning off a mark of 82.

There is surely more to come from a horse who was considered good enough to compete at Listed class on just his second start last summer.

The dip to seven furlongs might work for Solarmaite in the Binary Trends – Investment Trophy Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Southwell.

Front-running tactics backfired over a mile here in April, but this shorter trip could unlock previously unseen potential.

Azzurra Du Caprio did really well at Thirsk in April and ought to be followed in the bet365.com Fillies' Handicap at Newcastle.

Ben Haslam's five-year-old was beaten just two lengths on her last start and is weighted to win.

Keep an eye on Bocamix, whose renaissance at Kelso last month bodes well for the Aver Chartered Accountants Novices' Chase.


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