It's 1000 Guineas day at Newmarket on Sunday and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway returns with his best bets following a 4/1 winner on the opening day of the meeting.
Torcello @ 12/1
Prosperous Voyage @ 11/8
Lezoo @ 10/1
The Howden Handicap (1.50) kicks things off on ITV on Sunday and it could go to TORCELLO, who runs this track well and should be suited by the forecast rain for Saturday and Sunday.
Torcello usually takes a run to reach full fitness and it's easy to forgive his disappointing effort at Doncaster last month. That was his first run since last October and he needed it.
Trainer Shaun Lycett probably used it as a prep for a return to this course as Torcello is well suited by Newmarket.
This race might even have been the aim as he has won three of his five outings at the track and that includes a 1m4f handicap on his last run at the venue in October.
Torcello proved he retains plenty of ability, despite his advancing years, that day and the blinkers that appeared to bring about the return to form are retained on this return here.
The step back up to 1m6f promises to suit Torcello and he could spring a surprise.
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The Howden Dahlia Stakes (3.00) is the chief supporting race at Newmarket and the classy filly PROSPEROUS VOYAGE has a good chance now that she makes her first start beyond a mile.
Prosperous Voyage has shown most of her best form at Newmarket, including a good second in the 1000 Guineas itself last year and an easy victory over Inspiral in the Falmouth on the July course.
A reproduction of that form would give her an outstanding chance in this event.
She has failed to show the same level of form on her last two starts, but was beaten only four lengths when fourth in the Sun Chariot at the track in October, confirming her liking for the course.
The extra furlong also promises to suit. She is a sister to 1m4f-1m6f winner Victory March and all of her half-siblings stayed at least 1m4f, so there is every chance Prosperous Voyage will be even better granted this stiffer test of stamina.
She is up to making a winning return.
Ralph Beckett saddles Prosperous Voyage and he is fancied to land a big-race double by taking out the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes (3.40) with the rapidly improving filly REMARQUEE.
The daughter of Kingman left behind the form of her victory in a 7f novice at Salisbury last year when running away with the Fred Darling on her seasonal reappearance at Newbury.
Remarquee was green and all over the track when hitting the front that day and it didn't help that rider Rob Hornby dropped his ProCush, but she was so much better than the rest of the field that it didn't matter. She was well on top of runner-up Stenton Glider passing the line.
That wasn't a strong race, but she was no better than at the finish and looks certain to improve for both that experience and the step up to a mile.
She is a half-sister to Rechercher, who stayed 1m2f, and there is stamina in her pedigree as her dam is by Champs Elysees.
The forecast rain is in Remarquee's favour and she is fancied to make the step up in class.
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