Coast Ofalfujairah showed a fair bit to work on when fourth on debut and, though he ultimately failed to build on that promise on his next two outings, he showed much improved form over this course and distance last month to get off the mark on what was his handicap and all-weather debut.
He probably benefited from the drop back to five furlongs and scored in a style suggesting he is likely to win again soon. He has gone up 9 lb for that authoritative success but he is open to further improvement and looks capable of defying that rise.
Kayat was unlucky to bump into a big improver in Coast Ofalfujairah over course and distance last month and he also shaped as if a win is just around the corner when finishing third at Kempton last time. He deserves extra credit for getting so close at Kempton as he was caught further back than ideal, especially compared to the others who filled the frame.
He looks to be coming to the boil and, still relatively lightly raced, could have a bit more to offer. He is taken to get the better of Lua de Mel, who held off two subsequent winners when getting off the mark at Lingfield last time.
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Glenamoy Lad failed to score last year, but he shaped well on a couple of occasions, including when finishing in mid-division over course and distance on his most recent outing in December.
That encouraging performance suggested that a revival was on the cards, and he is of obvious interest retuning to these calmer waters having contested stronger events throughout the autumn. He won at this venue off a 6 lb higher mark in 2018, so he is clearly on a potentially lenient mark, and he is certainly not one to give up on just yet.