BLACKIRON was impressive on debut and looks the most likely to progress. Could be hard to keep out of the frame. My Name Is Storm delivered a close third which caught the eye and stands him in good stead for a strong challenge in this as one of the major players. After a recent effort around this course Ymir has an outside chance if improving. Vinyl Track could have enough to grab a placing.
It’s hard to argue with the course success shown by LA NEVA. This is a tougher race it’s not difficult to see her conquering once more. Eve could remain consistent and has shown more than most in her two runs to date. Obvious claims. Off Galavanting will relish a return to Dieppe which might be the making of her. Better is expected. Lagoken receives a sizable drop in weight which makes her a viable alternative and may go well.
AIRDEJEU wouldn’t need to improve much and what she showed to finish second last time will be enough to go one better. Gunflight provided enough on her first start here to suggest an even better effort is within her repertoire. Anneloralas may not have finished close to the top three but displayed promise to build on and could sneak a place. Lost In France is a newcomer to hurdling and based on best flat form might potentially do well in this sphere.
WILD MAJESTY is the chosen mount of Mikael Barzalona who could have easily opted to ride Gallya as both have strong appeal but it’s easy to be swayed by the jockeys call. Ascot Jungle didn’t finish far behind the aforementioned rival and could reverse the placings with another good run expected. Le Solaire can go well if overcoming a seven-month absence.
BUCK’S BO MEC displayed a decent level of ability to claim second in a large field last time. A repeat performance will see him firmly make the frame. Sambrillon picked up third here at Dieppe. Handles the course and has the credentials to go close. Promising debut display for Louva Blue gives him place claims. Gentilhomme displayed talent on previous start and expected to go well.
A drop in class is bound to aid the chances of MONTY who looks to have a bold claim to success at this level. Ashtara will be hard to discount considering connections and another decent effort is highly likely. Bergamasque is progressing nicely and place claims are apparent. Aydon Castle could pick up the pieces if some of the main protagonists falter. Not to be ignored.
CAIMAN LAND is more than capable of producing repeated success especially since he was running in Grade 3 company at the end of last year. Candide has enough to play a major part despite being burdened with top weight. Statuaire can put her previous run behind her and go well once more. Oro D’Allier is hard to trust but if on a going day will trouble rivals.
MORNING FIVE will be happy to have less weight to carry this time around and that looks enough to turn his second-placed effort into a first on this occasion. Stelvio didn’t live up to favouritism but can return to deliver an improved performance. Every chance and a big run is to be expected. Both Highlander Madrik and Mediterranea Blues claimed victories when last seen and although they need to improve again could easily claim a place.
DIAMANT BRUT has questions to answer at this level but has barely put a step wrong so far. Improvement likely and so is the win. Buiseness Sivola will now have fitness and is bound to give a good account of himself once more. Leading player. Comeken isn’t the likeliest winner but based on his recent course return may go well considering he handles the course. Clotaire took a long time to find victory. Not guaranteed of it again but may have turned a corner and could place.
BROKEN LAND is certain to improve upon her recent course effort and with decent form will be hard to topple. Benesse has made the frame in both of her runs this year. On an upward curve and hard to see missing the top three. Best Step provided two poor performances previously but seemed to turn things around with a much better performance. Silver Cristal and Amour Nocturne appear to be best of the rest and can claim a placing if others falter.
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