MON COIX showed improvement with each run last season, producing his best effort when finishing fifth in a maiden at Newmarket on his final start in September.
That was a decent race, and Mon Choix left the impression he would have even more to offer once sent handicapping.
Andrew Balding has started back with his string in great form and, following a gelding operation over the winter, Mon Choix is expected to leave his bare form well behind stepped up to a mile.
DESERT CARAVAN showed useful form when winning both of his starts on the all-weather in November, making a successful debut at Newcastle before following up under a penalty at Wolverhampton.
Desert Caravan didn’t look anything like the finished article on his final start, in second place three furlongs from home but showing a smart turn of foot to come out on top.
Out of a half-sister to the top-class mile and a half winner Sinndar, he is bred to be well suited by this significant step up in trip, and Desert Caravan looks to be on a lenient mark.
This looks a competitive handicap, so a chance is taken on SWEET CHARITY at what should be a double-figure price.
Admittedly, looking at her recent form figures isn’t inspiring, but she has shaped better than the result on multiple occasions, including when down the field at Kempton last time.
She pulled too hard on that occasion, but if she settles better here, she is definitely on a mark what she can be competitive from.
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