This looks quite a hot maiden, with powerful stables being represented by the likes of Baileys Breathless, Rhoda’s Choice, Royal Address and Undertake.
The one likely to take the beating is the beautifully bred MASHMOOM, a half-sister to top-class performer Tamayuz among others and out of a half-sister to French Derby winner Anabaa Blue. It’s sure to be an informative event.
Her last-time-out run at Wolverhampton in December was too bad to be true and THE LACEMAKER went there on a hat-trick, following two wins here, and is taken to return to winning ways now back at this venue.
Englishman was in fine form earlier in the year and the unexposed duo Equipped and Urban Highway make plenty of appeal too.
This is a competitive contest, where the unexposed Lady Bowthorpe has an obvious chance. Elsewhere, Canal Rocks has already shown that he is effective off this mark.
Our preference is for DRAGON SUN though, who has gone up 6lb for two good efforts in three days in March, with the step back up to this trip definitely in his favour.
Emraan was well on top at the line from PLANTADREAM when they clashed over C&D in February, but there’s good reason to believe the selection can find the requisite improvement if settling better in this bigger field.
The winner is feared most with him also entitled to step up again, while Masham Star needs respecting off his reduced mark.
The interesting one is the now-gelded MOTAMAYIZ. After finishing seventh of 20 in a Newbury maiden on his debut he wasn’t seen to best effect in two Chelmsford affairs, the latest of which has produced winners.
There are a few potential improvers lurking, with Madame Peltier certainly falling into that category.
This is a trappy handicap and our preference is for HOLIDAY MAGIC, who won on his last visit here and it’s best to overlook his subsequent run at Chelmsford. Second choice is Juanito Chico, who looked on good terms with himself in winning a claimer the last time.
There are not many to seriously consider. MR POY stayed on quite nicely behind promising opposition at Kempton this week and this should be easier, unless there’s confidence behind the very well-bred Lehwaiyla. Oksana Astankova and City Escape hinted at winning potential last season.
An interesting race for Class 6 level and 425,000gns purchase THAI POWER is tempting off a mark in the low 60s. He’s a good-looking son of Kingman and, with his stable going so well, it’s worth taking a chance that he stays.
Billhilly is also of strong interest, while last-time-out winner Sir I’ll Chance It could have untapped potential over this new trip.
A tight handicap with just 2lb separating the field, but it’s one in which PILOT WINGS can take advantage of what still looks a favourable mark for his new yard.
Dyagilev was in good form when last seen in February, but the main danger could be the unexposed filly Chamomile who was a ready winner of her handicap debut in October, before running way below form when last seen in November.
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