BREAKFAST CLUB knuckled down well to make a winning debut on the all-weather at Lingfield, having forfeited plenty of ground when running wide on the home turn, and looks a sure-fire improver now.
He looks a decent prospect and will prove hard to beat if coping with conditions now switched to turf.
Diligent Lady was in fourth in that minor event and gets the nod ahead of the selection’s stablemate Dark Kris for forecast purposes.
The most appealing of these is LADY FLORENCE, who left her low-key two-year-old exploits well behind when going close on handicap debut at Chepstow last week.
That was her first run from nine months, so she should be sharper now, and is taken to go one better here. Rathagan’s latest effort was uninspiring, but he’s worth another chance now sporting blinkers back on turf. Giovanni Tiepolo and Crime of Passion are others to consider.
It’s fair to say that the Stuart Williams’ yard isn’t synonymous with winning newcomers, but LYNNS BOY could be an exception to that rule. He boasts a speedy pedigree and, with James Doyle booked, it will look significant if the market vibes are positive.
While Imperial Fora and Study The Stars have both already shown ability, the main threat may be posed by another debutant, Et Tu Brute.
Competitive of a handicap though this is, THE LAMPLIGHTER is the clear pick on the back of his near miss at Goodwood last week.
That was just about his best effort yet returned to turf and, the forecast slower ground here will not be an issue, so he has plenty in his favour.
Spanish Star is also proven on an easy surface and is next on the list ahead of Sandridge Lad and Badayel, both of whom have been in terrific form this year.
PORTO FERRO wasn’t beaten far in 0-70 company over this course and distance last week and she makes plenty of appeal back down in class. Admittedly, she hasn’t won for nearly two years, but the pick of her form makes her of interest here.
Things didn’t go Red Bravo’s way at Chepstow and a bold show is likely here, while Our Man In Havana has hit the crossbar four times on the all-weather since the turn of the year and should be in the thick of things once more.
Having shaped like a sure-fire future winner when runner-up on debut at Goodwood, COQUETTE looks the way to go. She finished to good effect once the penny dropped at that Sussex venue and there’s almost certainly better to come.
Naked Lass also made an encouraging start to her career when third in an all-weather maiden and is next best ahead of Raventree and Kesarina.
DUKE OF CONDICOTE was forced to share the spoils with Bharani Star on his reappearance at Haydock, but that form looks all the better in light of the latter’s fine effort in Group 2 company at Royal Ascot last week.
Alan King’s charge remains open to improvement and is taken to follow up here, perhaps at the chief expense of the promising Fahad and Godolphin’s My Vision.
A trappy handicap but handicap debutante PERSIAN BEAUTY looks the right way to lean given she has got in on a lenient mark and has the potential for better still after just two starts.
Tralee Hills is much more exposed but comes here off the back of a Lingfield success so rates the chief threat, while Latin Knight is another having his first go in handicaps who is worth a second look.
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