The Royal Hunt Cup over a mile has always a nightmare race for punters but this year we believe to have found two nice each way angles into the event.
The first is Brunch for trainer Michael Dods, who made a superb comeback on his seasonal debut and overall is a very consistent horse.
The gelding ran seven times last season, starting at Newcastle over a mile on the all weather and getting off to a winning start.
He then went to Haydock and finished fourth behind some nice horses, but bounced back to winning ways next time outa at York over 7f on quick ground.
He seems to really like York and landed the Mile Stakes Handicap at the Ebor meeting, seeing off 16 runners which was his best run of the year.
The four year old then went to Ayr and finished a short head second to the top weight in this Johan and getting weight off him here should see him reverse the form.
Brunch then finished third and sixth in his next two races on soft ground which can be discounted.
Dods' horse made a superb seasonal debut when a narrow second to Haqeeqy in the Lincoln Mile and only 1lb higher for that run went to York last time out and again had to play the Bridesmaid when just being touched off in a good handicap.
He is only up 3lb for that run and getting his ideal conditions should make him an each way player once more at a decent price.