Several interesting types on show but DOLLA DOLLA BILL has seemingly been brought along with handicaps in mind and is expected to make a winning start in this sphere on his first start at a mile.
He was unsuited by the drop to five furlongs when only seventh on his qualifying run at Wolverhampton last time and, bred to appreciate this much longer trip, he is expected to prove ahead of his mark.
This looks a high-quality minor event where a strong case can be made for several, but REEVES has looked a different horse since being switched to the all-weather and he is fancied to complete a four-timer.
His first two victories came at this trip at Chelmsford, but he showed plenty of speed down at six furlongs when winning a competitive handicap at Wolverhampton last time, looking an ideal type for the sharp nature of this track. There could be even more to come from him and he just edges the vote.
This isn’t a strong event and it looks an excellent opportunity for MOON TROUBLE to resume winning ways. He didn’t appear to act on the fibresand at Southwell last time, but had been running well beforehand, and should prove much too good dropped into claiming company now.
A trappy handicap with several potential improvers on show, but ISLAND HIDEAWAY did nothing wrong when finishing second to a well-handicapped sort over a mile here last time and she makes a fair bit of appeal from the same mark here. Her pedigree suggests she will progress further now stepped up to middle distances and she looks one to keep on the right side for now.
Noble Peace is thriving and is sure to be popular again, but all of his best form is at a mile and he looks opposable over this trip. The lightly-raced AL DAIHA has shaped as though she’s on a fair mark the last twice and is a filly to persevere with.
The step back up to a mile and a quarter will be in her favour and the one that she finished second to at Wolverhampton last time has won again since, so the form looks solid. Ed Walker has his string in good order and it will be disappointing if she isn’t bang in the finish.
Those with experience hardly set the pulse racing, so SALKEEV, representing a yard with few peers when it comes to first-time-out winners, is selected to make a successful debut.
She makes appeal on paper and won’t have to be above-average to make a winning start. Mount Mogan should step up on his opening effort and is feared most.
ROYAL DYNASTY looks a bargain-buy at 1,000 guineas judged on an opening success over this course and distance, 10 days ago.
She holds sound follow-up claims under a penalty.
Hit The Beat has been shaping up quite well in similar events and is a danger, along with Kath’s Lustre.