This may go the way of YOSHIMI, who returns to 1m after appearing to not get home over further at Royal Ascot.
This is competitive though, with Cipango also likely to appreciate coming down in distance and also respected is War Defender, who makes his handicap debut on the back of an eye-catching maiden effort.
Emotional Moment won very well on her Kempton debut, but that form doesn’t appeal as being strong.
Magisterium is preferred of the two previous winners, but NIGHT OF ROMANCE ought to be well suited by this trip and can put her debut experience to good use in receipt of 4lb.
A few of these are entitled to improve from their respective debuts, but it’s hard to get away from LISTEN AGAIN who displayed so much promise when third at Pontefract last month despite showing signs of greenness.
This stiffer test can only be to her benefit and the fifth horse at Pontefract went on to win a Beverley maiden in which Desert Quest, Lady Bond and It’s A Green Thing all finished behind.
The first-named is worth a second look as he caught the eye at Beverley, while Time For A Good Un is another one to note.
Devil’s Angel and Global Humor come into the reckoning, while Come On Linda needs a close look in the market now that she is handicapping at a modest level.
However, there was no fluke about the Doncaster win of REDZONE (NAP) and he can defy a 5lb rise in the weights.
Magical Spirit looks set to go very well back at 6 furlongs and he’s high on the list, with Athollblair Boy and Staxton also worthy of a second look.
BURFORD BROWN is interesting on his best form though and he can leave his recent stable debut behind him back at a track where he’s 2-3.
Only Spoofing and Ginger Jam dead-heated for second in a better race at Doncaster on Sunday and both enter calculations once again.
Eeh Bah Gum is likely to exploit his reduced mark soon, while Manshood isn’t handicapped out of things despite a 7lb rise for his impressive reappearance win.
The handicapper has taken the view that PEGGIE SUE is now a better horse on turf, so she can race off the same mark as for last month’s Chepstow success and she could be the answer.
His attacking style isn’t always ideal for this venue, but CHARLIE D‘s never-say-die attitude can help him record win number nine.
Anyonecanhaveitall, well held over C&D in the Plate last time, will be happier in this smaller field and looks the main danger.
Probably not as competitive as the numbers would suggest and few come into this in much form.
Reassurance at least comes into it off a win, though it won’t be easy if he tries to make all again. Buyer Beware would be a player on his Musselburgh effort, but course form counts for plenty around here so NEARLY THERE is taken to confirm March’s C&D running with Urban Spirit.
Wilf Storey’s gelding saw the trip out really well that day and has shown enough in two starts on turf since returning that he remains on good terms with himself.
Only seven runners but most of them are open to improvement and it’s trappy. Maori Knight is a big player on his Haydock form, while Gallaside boasts an unbeaten record here and Fiji still has plenty of untapped potential.
This trip should prompt improvement from Craylands, but MASTER THE STARS is another who should relish 1m 2f and he can build on his promising reappearance effort at Wolverhampton.
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