ARBALET has been a beaten favourite on each of his two starts since joining David O’Meara’s yard. However, his penultimate start, when fifth over this course and distance earlier this month, is proving strong form. He shaped with plenty of encouragement when edged out close home at Redcard last time.
He makes plenty of appeal from the same mark and it will surely not be long before he gets off the mark for his new connections.
AL QAQAA has improved with each start to date and had no problem with the longer trip as he finished third at Yarmouth on his return 16 days ago. He shaped as though he will stay further in fact, a closing gap as he was struggling to quicken costing him an even nearer miss.
He was noted finishing with running left on that occasion, and with plenty of stamina present on his dam’s side of the pedigree, this step up to 12 furlongs should suit.
He is likely to progress further and is taken to open his account at the fourth time of asking.
Bred in the purple and backed accordingly, Tilsit found only a rival with a promising debut to call upon too good when runner-up over this course and distance on his own debut 23 days ago, and he should take all the beating here.
The market well-and-truly reflects that however, and with Charlie Hills’ charge so short in the betting, that means there is value to be had from an each-way point of view. Given that, the one that immediately takes the eye is BRAZEN BOLT.
Still in need of the experience when sixth at Redcar six days ago, John Quinn’s horse is likely to do better in time and holds solid place claims at an enticing forecast price.
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