Ventura Mutiny has done more than Broxi and showed that he stays 7f. However, that does not set a daunting standard and the Johnston newcomer CHASE THE DOLLAR may consequently have a suitable opportunity.
Logi turned things around with a good third at Thirsk last week and is a key player if he can back that up, while Bibbidibobbidiboo was an eye-catcher at Ripon on his comeback and looks interesting on this step back up in trip. However, the one that appeals most is GHATHANFAR, who produced a strong late surge to close down a well-handicapped winner at Doncaster on Friday and that run can be marked up because he got hampered at a crucial stage
This is a tight call between Joshua R and the penalised ANNANGEL. The former made a bold bid at Pontefract on his seasonal return and is strongly respected on this drop back in trip, but preference is for the scopey filly Annangel, who left her debut form miles behind when scoring at Beverley 19 days ago and she looked in control some way out before forging clear in that race.
This can go to the big improver BAL MAL, who trounced his rivals when making all to land the odds at Redcar on Saturday and can strike again under a double penalty to make it four wins from his last five starts. Not On Your Nellie didn’t get much luck before finishing fourth behind the selection at Beverley last Tuesday and she could be the pick of the oppostion, though another to keep an eye on is the well-bred Moon Power, who could show a lot more with a visor added on her handicap debut.
Lady Scatterley resumed with a good third at Redcar 12 days ago and she should make a bold bid back at 1m4f, while Firewater had a close call at Newcastle on his seasonal return and has claims if his stamina holds out on this step back up in trip. However, the vote goes to VAMPISH (nap), who has turned things around with a win and close second at Beverley in her two runs for a new yard this season and she remains well treated off the same mark as last time.
An interesting race in which the vote goes to Kevin Ryan’s unexposed filly MOONLIGHTING, who knuckled down well to come out on top on her handicap/seasonal debut at Thirsk and is open to more progress on this step up to 1m. The other last-time-out winner Little Ted is feared most, though Aiden’s Reward only just failed to reel in his main market rival in a similar race last time and is respected off his revised mark. Others who could be in the mix are Gweedore and the handicap newcomer Hua Mulan.
Top of the list is TARNHELM, who got back in the groove after a break when beating a clear second at Thirsk last week and is a major player again if she can back that up under a penalty. Jack Randall goes back up in trip on his stable debut but he ended last season with a win and two placed efforts and is a big danger if he can pick up where he left off. The other one on the shortlist is Muatadel, who is well treated on his best form last year and was a fair third from a tough draw on Polytrack 11 days ago.
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