BOMB PROOF made a striking debut at York last season when trained by Jeremy Noseda, showing a good turn of foot on his way to an easy success.
The form of that race has worked out extremely well and the James Fanshawe-trained Bomb Proof should be difficult to beat under a 7lb penalty on his return from more than a year off.
HARBOUR POINT took a big step forward on her handicap debut at Windsor last week, only collared close to home after it looked like she had slipped the field.
She should have the pace to cope with the drop from 6 furlongs to this stiff 5-furlong test and she is well drawn in stall 2. She should give a good account off the same mark.
DEEP IMPRESSION was too green to do herself justice on debut at Pontefract – she even unseated her rider on the way to post. But, the mid-race move she made demonstrated that she possesses ability and she should come on plenty for that initial experience.
This step up in trip ought to suit her as well and she could easily prove a different proposition here.
FALCONIDAE did not progress as a two-year-old. But she moved from Richard Hannon to Hugo Palmer and made a promising reappearance at Chelmsford this month, proving strong in the finish on her first start over 7 furlongs.
Palmer has his string in good form and can notch another success with the well-bred Falconidae, who surely has more to offer.
OLD HARBOUR produced an improved performance to make a winning handicap/turf debut over this course and distance recently and he can follow up here.
He has gone up 7lb despite winning by only a short head, but the front pair pulled a long way clear of the rest and he appeals as the type to continue improving as he gains experience.
GOLDEN PASS cost 150,000 guineas as a yearling and she shaped with plenty of promise when finishing third on debut at Newmarket last season.
The form of that contest has worked out well and she should take plenty of beating here, making her reappearance with the Hugo Palmer yard in good form.
NORTHERN LYTE suffered a luckless passage on her reappearance here last week, repeatedly denied a clear run in the straight, but that will have blown away the cobwebs.
She was successful over this course and distance last season and is on a fair mark, so is one to take seriously here.
OUR CHARLIE BROWN caught the eye on his first start for the Adrian Keatley yard at Chelmsford this month, staying on well to finish third after meeting trouble in running.
He had dropped in the weights and is clearly on a competitive mark, so should go close here if building on that encouraging effort.
VAMPISH had three of these in behind when cashing in on a falling mark on her first start for Ronald Thompson over course and distance this month, and she still looks fairly treated from just a 2lb higher mark.
This does not appeal as a strong race and Vampish should be able to follow up, keeping in mind that she has been competitive off much higher marks in the past.
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