Epsom 5.50 5 Right Action @ 11/1 generally + 8 Swift Approval @ 20/1 (PP / BV + Sky) 16/1 generally - Lads / Coral / PP / SkyBet to 4th place
There are plenty in with chances here but with soft Going I want something that can handle cut and gets the trip conclusively. I looked at Black Bess who has Course and Distance form but who is probably better 2nd time out and may have had that best run in this sequence of races; I also looked closely at Shared Equity who ticks many boxes but just a niggle it is better at 6 furlongs. Pastoral Player could always "pop up" and the favourite has been touted all week but may now be over-bet.
I like RIGHT ACTION, it is really progressive, was baulked/blocked in running last time when travelling well and that may be a god-send as it protected the handicap mark, which I think it can do some danger off here. The other one at a nice price with some good soft form off a very nice mark is SWIFT APPROVAL; the Yard are always to be feared in this type of race, the jockey booking of a Course specialist looks notable and it has won its last 2 races on soft off similar handicap marks. There is some early 20/1 that is not likely to last but anything above 14/1 is value in an open race with some leading Bookies going odds to 4th place.