Nap: Love Powerful – 18:25 Windsor
Course form counts for plenty at Windsor, so it is encouraging that Love Powerful was able to open her account over six furlongs here last year, showing a determined attitude. She was below form on her final start last season, but returned an improved model when winning a handicap at Leicester this month, her professionalism proving key on the day. She was very easy to back on that occasion, so she is entitled to come on for the run, and this good-looking filly, who cost €360,000 as a yearling, has the pedigree to rate even higher yet.
Next best: Rock of Fame – 20:25 Windsor
Rock of Fame has been awarded an opening mark of 65 following three quick runs on the all-weather towards the end of last season, but there is a feeling that this mark could well underestimate her. She is bred to be useful, but her pedigree also points strongly to her being suited by this significant step up in trip – her dam stayed a mile and a half. Roger Varian could hardly be in better form, so expect to see a much improved display from Rock of Fame now tackling a trip more in line with her breeding.
Each way: Balgees Time – 19:25 Windsor
This looks competitive, and Balgess Time might be overpriced for the Tom Ward team. She has been a model of consistency since joining the yard, and ran her best race to date back on turf and with a fully-fledged rider back on board when runner-up at Goodwood nine days ago. She forced one who was well-in under a penalty to pull out all of the stops, and she will be suited by the return to a mile and a quarter. Tom Marquand retains the ride, and she ought to go well in a first-time visor.