Three Horses That Will Benefit From Incoming Heatwave

1. Limato

Henry Candy's seven-year-old Limato is like that one dinner guest who wants a plain burger, with no gherkin, lettuce or sauce.

Mr Fussy appears to only act and turn up on good or fast ground, but in his defence, his connections have always tried to push him to become a miler and not a sprinter.

He is clearly a minimum distance horse and ventures over eight furlongs have cleared never worked.

When he switched back to six furlongs last season in a lower grade to gather some confidence, he came through with three straight victories - two of which at Newmarket.

His sire averaged seven furlongs and that is the distance required on Saturday in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket, as he looks to better his fourth on return at York.

Limato has his preferred ground conditions, so time to produce what we know he can.

2. New Graduate

Windsor hosts one of their feature races of the season on Saturday at 3:25 with the Listed Midsummer Stakes, where Ascot flop New Graduate will be hoping to bounce back quickly for James Tate.

A five-length winner at Ripon on good ground back in April, the four-year-old was a strong fancy for the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot last week, and although favourites do not always have the best record of winning in such big races, he was well off the pace and never involved under Frankie Dettori.

Nothing wrong with the Italian's riding style after his results last week - the horse simply hated the underfoot conditions, and a return to a quick surface this weekend with the approaching heatwave in a smaller field, should see him back in contention.

Oisin Murphy has been booked to ride this time.

3. Ventura Street

Richard Fahey had a memorable Saturday to saviour with a quick-fire across-the-card treble, which featured Space Traveller scrambling home to win the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.

He saddles Ventura Street in the colours of Middleham Park Racing in the Sun Racing Handicap at York on Saturday, a track where the horse is still trying to prove himself at.

Last time out there he had excuses with the rain softened surface, but in a career featuring four races that have had 'firm' in the description, two of them have provided his pair of career victories.

Also finishing second and seventh here on similar assignments, Sean Davis (taking 3lb off) is drawn close to the middle of the track without any extremes, and will have the choice of which side of the course he wants to group up on.

His best outings have clearly come at Pontefract, but the firm description in the going on the Knavesmire is sure to attract this time out and should have decent each way claims.