Silverturnstogold had been showing glimmers of promise in his recent outings, stringing together four consecutive placed finishes, and he gained reward for his consistency when landing an apprentice handicap on his Fibresand debut earlier this month.
He was clearly well suited by the surface and showed improved form to beat a subsequent winner, so looks very well treated having escaped a penalty for that victory. It is impossible to ignore his claims here, particularly with the Tony Carroll yard in such good form.
Arbiter is a half-brother to several winners, most notably Coronet, who won two Group 1s this season. The son of Kingman only finished sixth on his debut at Wolverhampton this month but looked badly in need of the experience and caught the eye, keeping on well close home.
There were some interesting newcomers in that race and the third has won since, so it may have been a decent contest, and Arbiter looks sure to appreciate the extra furlong on offer here, keeping in mind how well his siblings stayed. The John Gosden-trained colt can open his account at the second time of asking.
Cedar Cage improved on his debut effort when finishing runner-up at Chelmsford last time, despite still looking very green. He remains open to improvement and appeals as being the main danger.
Bright Spells has hinted at promise in her three runs to date and rates a danger now going into nurseries. She had too much to do over an inadequate trip at Lingfield last time, but Jamie Osborne’s filly is still unexposed and looks open to improvement over this distance. She is worth a market check on her handicap debut.
Ami Li Bert got off the mark at the fifth time of asking at Nottingham last time, seemingly relishing the emphasis on stamina, but is down in trip here and is opposable under a 3 lb penalty.