There may be more to come from Lyons Lane for her new yard, while Monarch Maid and Bernie’s Boy should benefit from this drop back in trip.
SENECA CHIEF (NAP) looked a cut above this level when winning at Wolverhampton on Friday though, and she can defy her penalty and confirm those placings with Swell Song.
Glencoe Boy leaves the impression he’s got a bigger effort in him at some point, but BAL MAL was on the up when last seen and he looks the safest option.
Plenty of these like to arrive late on the scene and a tentative vote goes to pace angle CARLOVIAN, despite his 1-22 all-weather record. Last week’s four C&D winners were drawn 1121 and Poppy May, well berthed in stall 2, looks the biggest danger.
A few of these could do with a proper test at the trip and that wouldn’t be assured.
Lacan, Irish Times and Caledonia Laird are on the shortlist, but DEOLALI made all to win at Newcastle earlier in the year and he’s had excuses since. He could take some pegging back in this field.
This looks thoroughly unappealing as a betting medium. Pure Purfection and Sea Willow are all possibilities, but there are solid grounds for expecting much better from WRATH OF HECTOR now up in trip and handicapping for a new yard. He is tentatively preferred.
Sharp Operator, Musee D’Orsay and Billie Beane all feature prominently in calculations, but COMPASS POINT lurks on a dangerous mark and can use last week’s reappearance as a springboard to better things.
Pioneering is entitled to follow up last week’s C&D success off what remains a very good mark. But this might not pan out so favourably, as he was granted an easy time of it up front.
He’s taken on with HARBOUR QUAY, who’s best Lingfield form (lightly raced here) brings him right into it and forget his latest effort there.
Several runners are open to improvement now handicapping, and any market moves should be noted.
In terms of handicap form, BEAT THE BREEZE has a leading chance on the back of his Lingfield effort last week. Fair Warning has a competitive shout on his placed form during the winter.
Not many of interest in here and although both Barrier Reef and Galileo Jade could do better, the recent winning form of LILYPAD gets her the nod.
She looked to really relish the greater emphasis on stamina here last week and can make light of her penalty. Que Quieres flopped badly in that race, but he’d be a big danger if returning to this winter’s best.
Mr Fox, whose comeback run was probably needed, should be finishing to good effect but he may have to play second fiddle to LAUBERHORN ROCKET.
The selection shaped well at Wolverhampton on his recent comeback and has a win and a third to his name from three starts on Polytrack. Any market support for Golden Grenade and Chinese Alphabet should be heeded.
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