The top two on the shortlist are KING ROBERT and Indian Raj, who finished fourth and fifth in a C&D contest 17 days ago when things didn’t pan out ideally for them. They remain well handicapped.
Third choice is Saras Hope, who is interesting in the first-time hood back on turf. Market confidence behind the long-absent Thoughtfully should be noted.
With the disconcerting behaviour of his debut disappearing when he ran next time, YIBIR now has far and away the best form in this line-up.
The Gosden-trained newcomer Top Brass has to be the biggest concern, followed by the 350,000gns yearling purchase King Vega.
Model Guest, who is debuting for a new stable, sets a useful standard on her best form but with a record of 0-14, she’s hard to back with confidence.
DOUBLE OR BUBBLE is a sound alternative assuming that she will return from her layoff in good fettle, while Fair Praise and Publicise are also worth considering. Aim For The Stars and Pholas look best of the debutantes.
An open and interesting handicap but COLONEL WHITEHEAD did well to win on his first attempt over 7 furlongs here, when there was enough in the manner of his victory to think he can cope with a 6lb rise.
Alfie Solomons was ridden to get the trip behind the selection and also has claims along with What An Angel, not far away in quite a competitive C&D handicap two starts ago.
Blessed and Claudius Secundus are others who give the impression they can step up on their existing form.
There are three possible sources of improvement for FORMALITY and he gets the verdict. Second choice is the similarly unexposed Calatrava, ahead of Wild Hero.
Preference is for BY MY SIDE, who ran well in a more competitive field here on her handicap debut 17 days ago. She has leading claims provided she takes well to first-time headgear.
Paradise On Earth is feared most. Seasonal debutantes South Coast and Gonna Dancealot need to be monitored for market confidence.
Plenty bring realistic place hopes but three against the field are the bang-in-form MOLINARI, the promising Grey Fox and the dropped-in-trip Lady Pendragon who are preferred in that order.
The lightly raced fillies IMMORTAL BELOVED (NAP) and Raventree catch the eye with this move up in trip on their handicap debuts, with current evidence suggesting that the former is the more straightforward customer.
Among the more exposed candidates, Thai Power should give another good account of himself.
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