This doesn’t look the deepest race of its type, and TWILIGHT LUCY makes a fair bit of appeal on paper.
She could strike at the first time of asking for her top yard, who are once again doing well with their juveniles.
Captain Magnum may step up markedly on his Newcastle run and looks a big player, while Selected drops in class after showing plenty in the Windsor Castle.
JESSIE ALLAN has dropped to the basement mark and ran an encouraging race behind Macs Blessings here on her return.
She threatened briefly over a furlong out and kept on as though the run was needed. Expect her to get much closer this time.
Her old rival shouldn’t be far away again after a 4lb rise for that win, while Sienna Dream is a firm contender if picking up where she left off in the autumn.
A sprint handicap with a typically wide-open feel, and a chance taken on LORD OBERON.
This is a weaker handicap than he is used to contesting, and Karl Burke’s charge has plenty of form with give underfoot.
He didn’t shape at all badly in a deep contest at Newcastle last week, paying the price for trying to match strides with a thriving winner, and he could take a step forward returned to turf.
Fortamour, Muscika and John Kirkup are a trio of others to consider.
MARCH LAW has showed plenty of pace in his two runs so far, and on the back of his brilliant effort behind the potentially smart Battleground in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, he should prove hard to beat here.
Diamondonthehill wasn’t given a hard time on his debut at Doncaster and could be the one for the forecast over Summa Peto.
STITTENHAM WOOD stepped up on the form he showed as a juvenile and arguably did well to finish fourth on return/handicap debut at Doncaster having proved far too free early doors.
That may well have taken the freshness out of him and there is likely more to come now stepping up to 7 furlongs.
Alix James, Productive and Lion Tower head up the dangers in what looks a competitive heat.
COMPTON’S FINALE hasn’t got the best strike rate, and can ill afford to start as he did at Redcar last time, but he did go well under today’s rider when a close-up third on return at Newcastle prior to that.
On the pick of his form, he remains on a fair mark, and in a wide-open handicap, he could be the way to go. Hard Solution and Honey Gg are others fancied to feature.
GLASSES UP left his reappearance effort in his wake when resuming winning ways over a mile here last month, staying on to lead well inside the final furlong.
The return to a mile and a half will suit and he can make another bold bid from just a 2lb higher mark now.
Colony Queen is a very likeable filly boasting an excellent strike rate and she is feared, ahead of Secretarial and Pour Me A Drink.
RITCHIE STAR‘s profile is rather up-and-down, and he remains a maiden. But, he performed with credit on two of his last three starts on the all-weather earlier in the year, so should have no problem with the underfoot conditions.
He shades the vote, with Rosemay and Queen Mia next best.
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