DARK COMPANY gets a tentative vote with the Mark Johnston two-year-olds having hit the ground running since the resumption. His pedigree suggests he should be sharp, and he looks the one to side with.
Doonbeg Farmer should be all the wiser with his debut under his belt and can leave that bare form behind, while Fountain Cross is a likely sort on breeding for the Hannon team.
FROMNOWON emerged with credit in maidens at Newbury and Newmarket last season, and remains open to further improvement. That’s why she is taken to open her account on reappearance for a yard that have been among the winners.
Brunel’s Boy and Glorious Zoff have the benefit of a recent run and are feared most.
TREACHEROUS suggested he has a race in him off his lower turf mark when second at Haydock last week and is taken to go one better under Silvestre De Sousa.
He was in great form on the all-weather earlier in the year and looks solid enough here, though last week’s Lingfield one-two Desert Land and Pettochside will provide stern opposition.
FEATHERS makes the most appeal on paper, particularly as her in-form trainer Richard Hannon had a cosy debut winner at Chelmsford last week.
Mark Johnston has also made a superb start since the resumption of racing and his Basilicata is feared most, while Rosemary And Thyme is also a much-respected newcomer.
JUANITO CHICO would have gone very close to winning with a clear run at Lingfield last week, and with his well-being assured, he looks the way to go from the same mark switched to turf.
De Bruyne Horse was in top form on the fibresand during the spring and is feared, along with Sir Roderic.
VARIYANN made a mockery of his opening mark on debut for new connections at Haydock last week, showing useful form in the process, and should prove hard to beat under a penalty if reproducing that provided that this is a quick enough turn around.
Dourado is now 3lbs below his last winning mark and can go well fresh, so may emerge as the biggest threat.
A clutch of improvers for this three-year-old handicap and IRON HEART is taken to come out on top.
Andrew Balding’s colt was far from the finished article last season, yet still managed to land a Southwell maiden and he can follow up here now up in trip.
Punting arrives on a hat-trick so Richard Hughes’ improving filly rates the biggest danger, although Zoran is another worth a second look.
STAGIAIRE admittedly landed a weaker race than this at Wolverhampton six days ago, yet she could hardly have been more authoritative, having plenty in hand at the line. Wisely turned out under a penalty, she should be able to follow up.
Bondi Sands shaped well with a view to stepping up in trip at Haydock on Monday and is feared most, ahead of Isayalittleprayer.
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