A promising sort, Bayar improved on his debut form despite not seeing things out in a Wolverhampton novice in December, making headway on the home turn before flattening out late on, finishing behind one who put up a fairly useful effort in victory, as well as a runner-up who won next time out. He was placed again on his subsequent outing, this time in a Kempton novice, a slight step up from Wolverhampton. He shaped as though this step back in trip would suit on that occasion, racing freely in the early stages, and must hold leading claims on his handicap debut.
Thegreyvtrain put together a quick-fire double around this time last year, going all guns blazing on both occasions, first at Chelmsford, then at Bath. She has remained in largely consistent form since then, finishing in the top three in five of her eight outings, and she shouldn’t be too long in regaining the winning thread.
She could only manage a respectable fifth at Wolverhampton on her final appearance back in October, but has a decent record when fresh, and trainer Ronald Harris has already sent out a winner since the return of racing, so expect her to be ready to roll on her reappearance.
Mystic Dragon regained the progressive thread when narrowly beaten at Wolverhampton on her final appearance in March, battling on well but just edged out by one confirming a return to form. She is less exposed than the majority of this field and remains well treated, up just 2 lb for her recent effort. It shouldn’t be long before she takes advantage of what appears to be a workable mark, and with a first-time tongue tie now added, she is expected to be bang there.
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