This should rest between GIFT LIST and Professional Widow, both of whom shaped like ready-made future winners when going close on their respective introductions at Ripon and Sandown.
Preference is for the former, who did very well under the circumstances at Ripon and going up in trip here should help unlock improvement. Newcomer My Little Queens is one to keep an eye on in the betting.
REDEMPTIVE‘s strike rate (1-18) is hardly compelling but her claims here are rock-solid, having gone close off this mark on return/debut for new yard at Wolverhampton last weekend.
She pulled clear of the rest that day, including the re-opposing The Game of Life who was back in fourth, and is taken to go one better now. Upstaging is lurking on a dangerous mark and he is feared most.
The vote goes to CAPLA SPIRIT, who took a step back in the right direction at Sandown recently and is 3lb lower back on the all-weather.
Mews House is feared greatly on the back of improved efforts the last twice, latterly finishing third in a competitive York sprint. My Kinda Day is capable of playing a leading role and also enters calculations.
Stepping back up in trip could be just the tonic for BALANCING ACT, who was a close third off this mark at Beverley last time and gets the nod ahead of the mildly progressive Lady Celia.
The race may have come to soon for Eye Smiling when thwarted in her hat-trick bid at Chepstow and she should also have a part to play, while handicap-debutante Feisty Gal is one to note in the betting.
It’s probably best to forgive YAFTA‘s latest run at Newmarket as he’s a big player on his best form and showed he’s effective under these conditions when second in the Chipchase here as a three-year-old.
Simon and Ed Crisford run the very interesting Jash, who’s not been seen since disappointing in last year’s Commonwealth Cup.
There’s almost certainly more to come from the well-bred GALATA BRIDGE, who did the job in tidy fashion at Wolverhampton and a 9lb rise is unlikely to prevent him from following up.
Caledonian Crusade was runner-up in a decent race at Yarmouth recently and is next on the list ahead of handicap debutant Sacre-Bleu. The hat-trick seeking Socially Shady merits respect, but has more on his plate now.
PREJUDICE still leaves the impression there might be a bigger performance in him and perhaps cheekpieces will help him to deliver it.
Dark Jedi is in excellent form for new trainer Tim Easterby and should give another good account, while Cockalorum is also respected back at the scene of his C&D reappearance second.
PROGRESSIVE has a striking pedigree and was a notable eye-catcher when sixth in a strong novice at Newbury on debut.
With that in mind, she could well find enough improvement to get the better of both Midrarr and Gold Ribbon, who have both achieved a bit more in terms of bare form. Rabaabah is a notable newcomer.
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