Although ALDA will almost certainly want a fair bit further in time, she’s bred to have plenty of ability. A half-sister to Grade 2 scorer Alignement, she is fancied to play a leading role on debut.
Wesley Ward saddles two interesting newcomers in River Tiber and Wink, while Mrs Frankel is likely to show up well for Mark Casse.
BERTRANDA blew away Letmetakethiscall (second) on her latest outing at Aqueduct in February and she will prove hard to beat if running to that level of form.
The latter and Bustin To Please, who finished second and third respectively when clashing in March, look to be the main dangers.
COLTANDMISSISSIPPI can take advantage of a drop in grade after showing up well in his recent homework. The main dangers are likely to be Long May You Run and Creative Style.
ARITHMETIC made it two wins on the bounce when backing up his maiden success at Gulfstream Park and the step back up to a mile may unlock further progression. King Of Ranch and Rhythm Section can fight it out for the minor honours.
KEFALIANI was only beaten a neck at Aqueduct when last seen in January and is backed to build on that to get off the mark here. Mani Pedi is an interesting newcomer for Chad Brown, while useful pair Charlotte Webley and Lottie’s Mizzion appear to be heading in the right direction.
Chad Brown saddles an interesting pair of recruits from France in Eliade and Noor Sahara and both have leading claims here.
However, this could go the way of MISS MUNNINGS, who was fifth in a Grade 3 last time but a regular at the business end before that.
Plenty of these arrive with solid form claims but none more so than JEWEL OF ARABIA, who placed in a stakes race on her debut last year and only found a decent rival too good on her sole subsequent start.
The main threats are likely to be Sharp Starr and Bankers Daughter.
VISION PERFECT has been struggling in stakes races of late but this drop in grade can spark a change in fortune for the eight-year-old. Others to note are Chewing Gum and Identity Politics.
MR. BUFF has won his last three outings, including a 20-length demolition at Aqueduct in February. If in that kind of form on this occasion, he will prove a tough nut to crack. Pat On The Back is respected along with Build To Suit.
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