This looks a competitive handicap with several unexposed types on show, but none may have been let in as lightly as GODHEAD, who has won two of his three starts so far.
His only defeat came at Wolverhampton in December, but he still shaped very well, and confirmed that impression at Kempton last time. He is well suited by the drop back to 7 furlongs and easily defying a penalty.
That was a near-smart performance, showing a good turn of foot, and the handicapper may have missed a trick with his opening mark of 87.
This looks wide open, but Sacred Dance will likely be prominent in the betting given her pedigree and connections.
However, on form, she hasn’t quite achieved as much as the Richard Hughes-trained QUEEN OF ALL, who has won both of her starts to date. She readily landed the odds switched to fibresand at Southwell last time, showing improved form to maintain her unbeaten record.
There should be even more to come from her, and this track should suit also. That’s why it is worth backing against the likely favourite.
CLAP YOUR HANDS was extremely progressive on the all-weather during the winter, completing a four-timer in a two-mile handicap at Wolverhampton in February.
Clap Your Hands is now 21lb higher in the weights than when his winning run started, but the ease with which he won last time suggests he can keep on progressing for a while yet.
A strong-travelling sort who has shown a good change of gear in previous starts, the drop back in trip shouldn’t pose a problem, and this more galloping track will play to his strengths, too.
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