MAN OF THE NIGHT makes his reappearance at a track that he has already won and placed at. His debut win was very solid over a trip that was plenty sharp enough and he duly stepped up when second to a very good type in Tritonic here last September.
We can put a line through his last run as he didn’t seem to appreciate the soft ground and given good or better conditions, he looks a major player off 93.
There is very little between VIVA GLORIA and Foxtrot Lady on the running in the Snowdrop Stakes at Kempton. It’s all about the trainer profile as far as the prices are concerned and Viva Gloria is over double the price she should be.
She would appreciate dropping down a furlong as she travelled very strongly over the mile and is underestimated at a decent each-way price.
CABALETTA put a serious Oaks contender in Frankly Darling firmly in her place on racecourse debut at Yarmouth. The form has been boosted with the second fairly bolting up at Newcastle just the other day.
She hit a bit of a flat spot and then came home strongly, suggesting that Saturday’s distance is going to prove ideal as a stepping stone.
Although it was a little while ago, CENTURY DREAM posted an excellent top level third to Roaring Lion under his favourite softer conditions. A non-runner recently due to the quick ground at Newmarket, they have been waiting for good or softer.
His record fresh is strong and although on official ratings he has quite a bit to find with the favourite King Of Comedy he is being underestimated in the market. James Doyle is in the saddle and nobody is riding better.
WELL OF WISDOM is already a two-time Listed winner, including last time in Dubai over a mile. Dropping back a furlong will post no problems whatsoever with the uphill finish very much in his favour.
A few of these are on recovery missions, whereas the selection comes back into handicap company still on an upward curve.
You have to upgrade LAZULI’s last performance at Newmarket. He raced towards the centre of the track all alone on an unfavoured part of the course. Add to that he was conceding 13lb to the eventual winner, who raced exclusively up the stand-side rail.
Dropping back in trip will prove no problem, as he was slightly keen in the early stages. The draw will have less significance in this small field line-up.
He looked to be getting his act together and was sent off a red-hot favourite for a course and distance handicap when last seen. It was a major disappointment and the trainer Owen Burrows could offer no explanation for such a poor run.
The rain had got into the ground on that occasion and I’m willing to forgive Muraad that effort now faced with better conditions. Surely a mark of 91 is not his ceiling rating and his record when fresh is encouraging too.
He could go off at an each-way price.
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