After showing relatively little on her three starts as a two-year-old, SPUROFTHEMOMENT has proven a different prospect since being sent handicapping this term.
She took a big step forward when hitting the frame in her first two starts as a three-year-old, before showing much improved form to get off the mark in a first-time tongue strap at Lingfield seven days ago.
She was always in pole position in that one admittedly, but left her rivals for dead and was still powering along at the finish. Our selection must prove that she can transfer that form to Wolverhampton’s tapeta track, but should she take to the surface, she will prove extremely difficult to beat under a penalty.
After shaping promisingly on his debut at Kempton in October, GALATA BRIDGE again shaped well when second on his reappearance at Newbury last month, getting nearest a useful prospect without leaving the impression that it was close to his limit and finishing with running left.
He looks one to remain interested in, particularly after his connections have opted to take advantage of the new handicapping rules that allows a mark to be allotted after only two top six finishes.
The opening mark he has been allotted looks a potentially handy one, and with this step up in trip likely to suit, he looks to be in with a real chance of making a successful handicap debut.
MARINA GROVE didn’t show an awful lot in her debut season, but she is bred to much better than the form she has demonstrated and perhaps it is just a case that she is not the sharpest Kodiac filly, she did after all not make her debut until October.
She appeals as the type to do much better now handicapping and could be one to consider on her first outing for Julie Camacho.
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