Labeebb has undergone a wind operation before making his debut, and sported a tongue tie also, but he shaped with plenty of promise when finishing third to a couple of potentially smart types over a mile and a quarter at Kempton last month. Labeebb was hindered by inexperience, help up early and running green entering the straight before the penny started to drop, and he was never stronger than at the finish. The step up in trip will surely suit and Labeebb brings the most potential to the table here.
Kevin Ryan has started back in great form, and Dublin Rocker shaped very well on her return in a maiden at Pontefract last month, outrunning odds of 33/1 to finish third. That was by far her best run to date, and seems to be learning with experience. She did again hang left under pressure in the straight, but that can be put down to greenness for now, and Dublin Rocker is the type to progress further now handicapping. An opening mark off 55 isn’t excessive and she has received a good draw in stall 1.
Wild Edric is a two-time winner at this course over six furlongs, and shaped well on his return to action at Newcastle last month, taking up the running over two furlongs out and only headed inside the final 100 yards. Wild Edric showed good speed on that occasion, suggesting the step back to the minimum trip won’t be an inconvenience, and, although he hasn’t fared too well with the draw, he is clearly on a good mark and is entitled to strip fitter now.
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