Remember The Days was in decent form on the Flat during the summer, finishing placed on four of his seven starts, and he then shaped with some encouragement when third over hurdles at Carlisle. He failed to meet expectations at Musselburgh last time but could easily bounce back now switched to the Flat off a career-low mark.
Fair Warning has shown improved form on his last two starts, finding only one too good on both occasions, and this looks a good opportunity for him to go one better. He is only 2 lb higher than last time and looks fairly treated. Perregrin got off the mark at the fourth time of asking last month and may do better still, so is considered a leading danger.
Hassaad returned to form here last month, seeing them all off bar the well-treated winner who surged to the front close home. He ran just as well last time to finish third at Kempton, despite arguably doing a bit too much too soon in front. That was a stronger race than this and Archie Watson’s filly can take advantage of the return to calmer waters and bounce back to winning ways.
Majestic Sands won nicely on debut at Leicester before failing to make an impact in the Coventry at Royal Ascot in June. That was perhaps a step too far so early in his career but he is back down in grade here and will take plenty of beating. It’smabirthday also made a winning debut but could only run to a similar level under a penalty when third at Chelmsford earlier this month. He remains with potential and should be at peak fitness, but Majestic Sands is expected to prove too strong.
Northernpowerhouse took to the all-weather really well when runner-up here in October and confirmed the promise of that run when going one better last month. He is improving and looks a natural on this surface, so is taken to defy a 5 lb rise and make it back-to-back victories.
Tarnhelm refused to settle here last time and trailed home, but she can be forgiven for that disappointing display and is best judged on her previous form. She shaped with encouragement on a couple of occasions last month, looking weighted to win a weak event, and she looks to have been found a good opportunity here. She gets the vote ahead of With Approval and N Over J.
Jorvik Prince didn’t exactly set the world alight when with Julia Brooke, but he has made an interesting switch to Michael Appleby’s yard and is well worth a second look from his lowly mark. Appleby has previously done well with similar recruits and Jorvik Prince is of obvious interest now sporting a first-time visor. Gunmaker has been beaten by less than a length on his last two outings and is expected to go well again.