STREAK LIGHTNING made plenty of appeal on paper ahead of his debut at Wolverhampton last month, and he justified good support to make a winning start in impressive fashion, pulling four-and-a-half lengths clear of the remainder.
Just 10 days on and he made the most of a good opportunity to defy a penalty and maintain an unbeaten start to his career at Ripon, with the switch to turf proving no problem as he kept on well to put a length-and-three-quarters between himself and his nearest pursuer.
The way he’s pulled clear on both his outings suggests he could be a really smart colt, and a mark of 90 could well have let him in lightly ahead of his handicap debut.
LOVE EXPLODES cannot boast an outstanding effort during her three-year-old campaign, though she was hardly disgraced in any of her outings.
After seven months off, she showed improved form to get off the mark at Doncaster last time, relishing the step back up in trip and doing pretty well to come from behind.
She is still lightly raced, and a repeat of her latest effort should put her right in the mix once again.
CANFORD BAY gained reward for a consistent spell when adding to his tally on the all-weather back in January, justifying support in a race that couldn’t have worked out better.
He has been rather in-and-out since, a failure to settle really his undoing, but there is a strong pace forecast in this race, and that will certainly help his cause.
He is also now 1lb below his last winning mark and is more than capable of winning at this level, so he could be worth chancing at an enticing price in a trappy handicap.
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