This looks an excellent opportunity for PROMPTING to open his account as he holds the clear edge on form and is also proven under these conditions. He showed improved form from his debut when finishing second over this C&D last time, keeping on when headed in the home straight.
There should be even more to come from him and his yard remain in good form. Both Mister Dependable and Meghan Sparkle have the potential to pose a threat but have lengthy absences to overcome which tempers enthusiasm.
Boom The Groom lurks on a lenient mark and this three-time C&D winner is of interest in this competitive handicap. He returned to form on his second start back from a break when finishing runner-up in a similar event at Lingfield last time, just finding a well-backed and well-handicapped rival too strong in the closing stages.
The handicapper has raised him 2 lb in the weights, but he remains well treated on the pick of his form, and another bold showing is expected from the plum draw in stall 1.
This doesn’t look a strong race and it could be worth taking a punt on Double Reflection, who is potentially well treated on old form. She hinted at a revival at Chelmsford earlier this month, taking a strong hold and still leading over two furlongs out.
That was over further, so the drop back in trip will suit, and she has enough in her favour to make her of interest at a likely bigger price.