TOMMY TITTLEMOUSE showed a good attitude to make a successful debut at Hamilton last month, in the process becoming the first juvenile from his yard to do so in over two years. He seems sure to go on improving and is fancied to defy a penalty to maintain his unbeaten record in what looks a weak race on paper.
DEVIL’S ANGEL produced a career-best effort to resume winning ways on the all-weather at Newcastle last time, proving well suited by the strong pace at six furlongs. He still has relatively few miles on the clock for a four-year-old and may yet have even more to offer, so a 6 lb higher mark might not be enough to stop him in his follow-up bid.
BIG CITY travelled strongly for a long way when third on his most recent outing at Hamilton, still holding every chance before his stamina seemed to give way in the closing stages. He certainly showed enough to suggest he is on a good mark, and the drop back to seven furlongs here could be just what he needs to confirm his recent promise and get back in the winning groove.
INDUCTIVE took a step forward in first-time blinkers when successful over this C&D last time, staying on strongly to lead in the final strides. Yet to finish out of the first four in five starts this season, his consistency counts for a lot at this level and should ensure that he gives another good account from only 3 lb higher.
PROCLAIMER shaped better than the bare result when third on his reappearance at Haydock, finding himself a long way off the pace and doing well under the circumstances to finish as close as he did, ultimately never nearer than the three and a half lengths he was beaten at the line. He can race from the same mark here and is very much one to bear in mind for the Julie Camacho yard that continues in good heart (72% of horses running to form).
GRANDMA showed improved form when second over this C&D last week, keeping on well to be beaten just three quarters of a length by one who still looked well ahead of her mark. That form puts her right in the mix in this line-up, and she looks to hold claims of going one better if continuing on the same upward curve.
TOMBOLO could be worth siding with now that he makes the switch to handicaps. Admittedly, he has shown only fair form in three starts to date, but both his pedigree and the way he’s been shaping point to him making further progress now stepping up to a mile and a quarter, while a BHA mark of 73 doesn’t look insurmountable for one who cost €100,000 as a yearling.
INDIAN VISION clearly hasn’t been the most straightforward to train, his latest outing at Musselburgh being just his second since August 2018. Nevertheless, he shaped as if retaining all his ability when beaten just a length and a quarter on that occasion, looking likely to have finished closer still with a clear run, and the balance of his form suggests there are more races to be won with him from a BHA mark of 59.
ONLY THE BRAVE is on a good mark if revitalised by the switch to the Archie Watson yard, one that has an excellent record with similar recruits over the years. The blinkers also go back on today, while it’s worth pointing out that his best recent effort came after another lengthy absence from the track.
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