IT'S 2,000 Guineas day at Newmarket and Frankel is "expected" to carry all before him in the first Classic but he is not a backable proposition at long odds-on.

I prefer to wait for the last race on the card when Zain Sharmardal (5.25pm) reappears for Brian Meehan's Lambourn stable.

Well thought of and entered in the Dante Stakes and St James Palace Stakes, his handicap mark of 82 is ridiculous if those ambitions have any credence and he should take this £20,000 en route ot better things.

There might be several unexposed talents lurking in the opening handicap, the Suffolk Stakes, and Namecheck could be one of them.

Mahmood Al Zaroomi's stable is flying and I think he should go close despite hardly racing at all last year, and do not discount highly-regarded Hidden Destiny, one to follow whatever happens.

However, Chapter and Verse is interesting, having a 12lb higher rating on polytrack than turf.

If Mike Murphy's colt can repeat some of last year's form he would be each-way thief material.

Elsewhere, I put in a good word for Pink Symphony of Paul Coles in the 2.15 at Goodwood. She's going places according to the trainer and needs to go close here to warrant that enthusiasm.