Mick Appleby’s ELHAFEI has appreciated a step up in trip in two recent starts and while he was no match for an impressive winner at Wolverhampton last time, he beat the rest with enough authority to suggest there could be more to come from this sort of mark. What Will Be and Nafaayes look the main dangers.
Sampers Seven and AUTUMN TRAIL come here on the up and Rae Guest’s filly is marginally preferred. She was collared on the line at Chelmsford when last seen but she went through the race like a sprinter who still had more to come.
Rae Guest’s newcomer Bahia Star makes plenty of appeal on paper and needs a market check but this can fall to LOCKET who travelled very nicely on her Redcar debut but was a bit green when initially asked to make her effort. That experience shouldn’t be lost on her and she can get off the mark at the second time of asking.
Under Curfew has strung together three good runs since returning from the enforced break and there’s no obvious reason for him not to be involved again. Calin’s Lad will be happier back at 6f and can go well but NAPPING (nap) has a fine strike-rate on turf for one of her ability and she can defy a penalty and register her second C&D success.
It’s possible that SPUROFTHEMOMENT will be able to get the run of the race from her high draw and she gets the vote. Princess Mayson made an encouraging start for her new yard and she is second choice.
Discover Dubai ought to fare better with his debut effort behind him, while Vape ran well from the front at Haydock last time and can give it another good go. ADDITIONAL looks the one to beat, however, with his Yarmouth debut strongly suggesting he would be winning races sooner rather than later.
Glen Force is the obvious starting point after his eye-catching handicap debut at Haydock and he still has plenty of mileage in his mark. He’s up against an interesting opponent in STOWEMAN though and Clive Cox’s 3yo is worth chancing in opposition. His Chepstow win last summer has been well advertised since and his disappointing effort at Epsom afterwards can be excused on account of the heavy ground. There should be more to come. The form of Inhalation’s Yarmouth win has been let down by the beaten horses but he did win very easily and shouldn’t be underestimated.
Doubts over most of these but not the penalised pair at the head of the weights. Fieldsman won well at Chepstow on Tuesday and has to be taken seriously but IN THE RED has taken advantage of a paltry mark the last twice and he can complete his hat-trick. Although his recent wins have come on Polytrack, he’s got plenty of form on turf and still looks well ahead of the handicapper.
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