My Dream Boat to win Cambridgeshire - Saturday racing preview

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My Dream Boat can prove the solution to the annual puzzle that is the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

The three-year-old booked his place in the field with a resounding success at York last month and trainer Clive Cox must surely have high hopes of another big pay day.

My Dream Boat shed his maiden tag on his handicap debut back in May and has made stealthy progress through the ranks since, progressing from a starting mark of 76 to his current perch of 101 which certainly illustrates the strides he has made.

He went off a 33-1 shot at York after a disappointing previous run at Newmarket but he showed that to be all wrong as he triumphed by two and a quarter lengths on the Knavesmire in what was a thoroughly competitive heat.

The able Ryan Tate takes off a valuable 3lb and while My Dream Boat is drawn low in stall three, it is hard to predict just how it will play out so it can pay to keep the faith.

Shalaa is hard to oppose in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes following his recent Prix Morny success at Deauville.

John Gosden’s charge saw off Gutaifan with the minimum of fuss that day, triumphing by the best part of two lengths, with the second having subsequently franked the form at Doncaster.

That was the fourth win on the bounce for Shalaa, supplementing Group Two successes in the July Stakes at Newmarket and the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, with the Invincible Spirit colt having shown an aptitude for most types of ground in the process.

Shalaa appears to be the outstanding sprint juvenile this term - Frankie Dettori says he is the best two-year-old he has ridden - and victory in the Middle Park would seal those claims.

* Selections -

Chester: 1.55 Canonbury, 2.30 Spring Loaded, 3.05 Hakka, 3.40 Central Square, 4.15 This Is For You, 4.50 Pearl Ice, 5.25 Alaweer.

Nemarket: 1.30 Aristocratic, 2.00 Deauville, 2.35 Illuminate, 3.10 Shalaa, 3.50 MY DREAM BOAT (NAP), 4.25 Granita, 5.00 Giveaway Glance, 5.35 Ballymore Castle.

Chelmsford: 5.45 The Knave, 6.15 Lazzam, 6.45 Al Fareej, 7.15 Tryster, 7.45 Strong Steps, 8.15 Sky Rose, 8.45 Hit List.

Haydock: 2.10 Cacia, 2.45 Gecko, 3.20 Guishan, 3.55 Doc Charm, 4.30 Loving Things, 5.05 English Summer, 5.40 McCreery.

Market Rasen: 1.40 Duke Street, 2.15 Mantou, 2.50 Gold Futures, 3.25 Master Neo, 4.00 Golden Heritage, 4.35 Handsome Dan, 5.10 Scorpion Princess.

Ripon: 2.05 Olympic Runner, 2.40 Hardy Black, 3.15 Dolphin Vista, 3.45 Enlace, 4.20 High And Flighty, 4.55 Pecking Order, 5.30 Tom Sawyer.

Double: My Dream Boat and Shalaa.