A gelding operation often focuses the mind (amongst other things) and it appears to have worked the oracle with Tim Easterby’s runner who showed much improved form to make a winning nursery debut at Musselburgh 13 days ago.
The handicapper reacted with a 9 lb rise in the weights but the way Our Charlie Brown led on the bridle there, having been keen enough early on, suggests that there could yet be more to come.
Assuming Mutawatheb adopts front-running tactics again, there should be a decent gallop for Our Charlie Brown to chase and he can win again. Andok, who made an impressive winning debut is feared, whilst the hat-trick seeking Notalot can also play a part.
Mark Johnston’s runner has been beaten a combined total of 46 lengths on his last two starts but both outings came in very competitive, large-field handicaps. This looks a much easier assignment with a real prospect of an easy lead.
A big, strong colt, Revolutionist won at Chelmsford in March, as well as Newmarket and Redcar in May, and this trip on a flat track is ideal. Fellow 105-rated Oasis Fantasy is a major danger providing a change of headgear doesn’t backfire. Mount Logan is worse off at the weights than he would be in a handicap thanks to a 6 lb penalty he picks up for a Listed win at Goodwood in May.