It might well be the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot but winners have been very hard to come by in fiendishly difficult group and handicap races so let's swerve the meeting entirely and go straight to Lingfield for the evening instead.
17:45 Lingfield - Ziggy
The 5.45 is a 0 to 70 over ten furlongs with a couple of unexposed handicap debutants. Dolphin Vista and Opening Scene might well be the most popular in the market but Ziggy makes plenty of appeal for Harry Eustace and George Wood.
This horse has raced three times in qualifying for a mark and has caught the eye every single time. In particular, on his penultimate start when sixth behind Badlands when he was held up as the race had developed on the front.
And last time out this horse was slowly away, reared at the start, everything went wrong but he still came home nicely to finish nearer third.
The opening mark of 67 looks very workable indeed and Ziggy could go close for a yard that has rattled the crossbar with a few runners recently.
18:20 Lingfield - Donya
Similar comments apply for the second selection in the 6.20 at Lingfield. It's a horse who's finished 11th, 11th and 8th in three runs to qualify for a mark. The handicapper has closed its eyes, thrown a dart and said 54 for Mohamed Moubarak and Louis Steward.
But this horse has been running against some absolute monsters on the past few starts. Derab, who's his conqueror on his penultimate start, might have beat it 23 lengths but could be a Group One horse in time.
And Sea Empress last time out has also got some top-class form for the Haggas team and that Chelmsford race looks a good one.
But Donya was noted making a little bit late headway in both those starts and you get the feeling there's going to be a bit more ability to come for a very shrewd yard who landed a winner the other day.
Donya stars life in a very very poor contest indeed and if that ability can be harnessed, this horse can be a little bit better than the opening mark of 54.
19:50 Lingfield - Showmedemoney
Juvenile is in action here for the 7.50 at Lingfield and Showmedemoney has finished fourth on two starts on the day but has been running against some very classy individuals indeed.
Desert Dreamer, the winner of its penultimate start raced in the Queen Mary the other day. And Dig Two who was beaten at Chelmsford, outdone on the line at Royal Ascot in the winter castle. They are proper Ascot lack type performers. No wonder Showmedemoney has been struggling to land a blow.
But last time out, raced three wide round the bend, and kept going quite nicely behind Dig Two. The second Little Prayer came out and bolted up at Nottingham next time out and looks in absolutely rock-solid form.
Showmedemoney should be pretty hard to beat having finally found a race that, on paper, doesn't necessarily have an obvious group class two-year-old to worry about.