PURE DREAMER made an eye-catching debut in what has proved to be a strong race at Newbury, showing plenty of speed to take the field along before fading inside the final furlong to finish sixth.
The three horses in race that to have run since have all won, painting Pure Dreamer’s effort in a more positive light, and he is entitled to improve with that outing under his belt. The drop back to 5 furlongs is unlikely to be an issue based on the speed he showed at Newbury.
BRIGHT ARMOR has shown run-by-run progress and took a big step forward when getting off the mark at Bath last month.
He probably didn’t beat much, but the manner of victory was impressive as he quickened from the front and drew four-and-three-quarter lengths clear, crossing the line with plenty to spare.
He looks to have been let in lightly on his nursery debut and, with further improvement on the cards, is very much the one to beat.
PINK SANDS was a shade disappointing on her reappearance at Yarmouth last month, failing to meet expectations when only third, but she may just have been a bit rusty on her first start for more than a year.
There’s nothing wrong with the form of her success at Ripon last year and she could be a different proposition with an outing under her belt.
There are some interesting newcomers starting out for powerful yards here, including the expensively-purchased Symbolic Power for Charlie Appleby, but RECOVERY RUN sets a fair standard on the form of his seconds at Kempton and Chelmsford.
He was only narrowly denied at Chelmsford and can put his experience to good use.
MON CHOIX found a chunk of improvement to get off the mark at Windsor on Monday, the return to turf possibly the catalyst for the better performance.
He faces a hike in the weights for winning by seven-and-a-half lengths, so the decision to turn him out under a 6lb penalty looks to be a wise one, and he will take plenty of beating if in similar form.
ENEMY was only narrowly denied over this course and distance last month and he can gain some compensation.
The progressive three-year-old had performed with credit when staying on nicely to finish fourth in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, and he duly improved for the step up to a mile-and-a-quarter here last time, only just failing to get up. He remains capable of better and can come out on top in this strong three-year-old event.
REVOLVER made it four wins on the spin when scoring at Haydock last month and this improving stayer can defy another rise in the weights.
Revolver is on a roll and put up his best performance yet at Haydock, beating a host of lightly raced and progressive rivals.
He is not flashy, but he is a tough, strong stayer who keeps on improving enough to stay a step ahead of the handicapper.
ARABIC CHARM shaped with encouragement amid clear signs of inexperience at Haydock on debut and she built on that promise to finish third at Windsor last time.
She travelled well over a mile at Windsor but was unable to sustain her effort close home, so the drop back to 7 furlongs could be a good move. She looks to have been let in lightly on her handicap debut.
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