This is probably between EASTERN WORLD and Lawahed, who were both runner-up at this track about three weeks ago, and it is not an easy choice. If there is a danger it is perhaps most likely to emerge from the newcomers Kettle Hill (from the same stable as Lawahed) and Sacre Bleu.
In a fascinating field, late challenges may well see POWER OF DARKNESS and Lady Bowthorpe come to the fore.
The latter impressed with her reappearance win on the all-weather and has had just six races but Power Of Darkness, who has had just eight, is notably progressive himself, goes well fresh and also looks capable of better still. This race may well pan out nicely for him.
Equiano Springs has a good run in him back from a break, but TIN HAT pounced on to the favoured stand rail in a matter of strides here recently and was only seen off by an up-and-coming rival. He looks sure to go well again though it will be interesting to see how Drummond Warrior takes to first-time headgear from the rail draw.
Promising at three, he has a question mark against his recent efforts, and he didn’t find much here on his reappearance. Colonel Frank can also be involved now returned to a more suitable trip.
This assignment is much harder than her Chepstow maiden, but TIME SCALE left a very favourable impression and gets the vote, ahead of the Royal Ascot fourth Undertake and Yarmouth winner Kadupul.
Ascension has looked promising at 6 furlongs and 7 furlongs and it’s interesting to see him back at the shorter trip after a perfectly encouraging reappearance over 7f at Sandown. He should go well, but BUHTURI showed the right spirit when dividing two promising young sprinters at Haydock and he can make the best of his way home up the stand rail.
Lexington Dash has more to do than when winning here last week, while Monoski will do well to give the weight away.
William Haggas may well hold the key, as he runs DAL HORRISGLE (NAP) and Desert Icon who are the two strongest candidates for potential, particularly Dal Horrisgle on this step back in trip after trying 1m 4f and 1m 6f in Group 3s on his last two starts last season.
2019 form suggests that FIRST IN LINE has an edge and this month’s reappearance, although below his best, was satisfactory.
Pablo Escobarr may prove the chief danger, ahead of the selection’s stablemate El Misk, but the highly progressive Alignak is not passed over at all lightly.
This looks tricky, with all the field having some sort of question to answer. Charlie D is probably the most solid, but he would be vulnerable were SPEEDO BOY to put his best foot forward after a year’s absence.
Platitude is too well handicapped to ignore, while Island Brave should be thereabouts again.
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