EL GORDO NAVAS was a model of consistency earlier in the year and the five-year-old can reward connections by getting his head back in front. Recent C&D winner Zeke The Streak and Pirate’s Treasure head the list of dangers.
PALTARREVENGE is open to improvement from his return effort here earlier in the month over an inadequate trip and the veteran performer can land his 20th career victory. Istillgotit and Chasing The Stars appeal most of the remainder.
CRAZYCANTBERIGHTED returned from a three-month break to finish third over C&D earlier in the month and the six-year-old is entitled to come on from that effort. Big Ohio is respected along with Even Keeled.
MAKE THE RULES sets the standard on what he has achieved in 2020 and the five-year-old can add yet another victory to his CV. Fat Daddy and Daringly Bold complete the shortlist.
Letsgetitseventeen landed back-to-back victories in December and is interesting returning in search of a hat-trick. However, the match-fitness of the in-form GOLDEN AFLEET can come to the fore here and he is backed to see off the consistent Often Enough at the finish.
Timothy Hamm has a strong hand here and his BRILLIANT JOURNEY, who was sent off favourite on debut earlier this month, could be the one to beat. Stablemate Alexandria looks one of the more likely newcomers, with Latin Spice and Tribute To Tom other debutants to consider.
Tina Casalinova’s pair Skytown Cat and Dr. Zarnett are both interesting in this easier looking contest having competed in a valuable stakes contest here last time. However, preference is for JAMAICAN MAGIC, who missed out on a hat-trick on his reappearance here last week, but that pipe-opener should put him spot on to return to his best.
LIGHTNING MISS was only beaten a neck last time and the in-form four-year-old could take plenty of beating here. Better Vibes has the experience to figure, with Designate also noted following a respectable reappearance earlier this month.
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