Lyons Lane is going the right way now and justified support to get off the mark in the style of one that might be able to climb a few more rungs of the sprint handicap ladder at Thirsk last month, and she proved that to be the case when following up her maiden win in an Ayr handicap last time, leading approaching the last half furlong and winning with a bit in hand, her ears pricked as she crossed the line. That race has already produced a subsequent winner, and Lyons Lane could be capable of better still herself, so should make a bold bid to complete the hat-trick.
Two Cop Bop looked his stable’s second string behind the winner on debut at Hamilton in June and was given a considerate introduction to racing, keeping on without being knocked about, and he again showed promise when third at the same venue on his second outing last month. He looks to have been brought along gradually, tenderly handled once again on his second start, staying on gradually under a considerate ride, and that form has since been franked with the winner going in again. He remains with potential and appeals as the type to do better now sent handicapping.
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Sarvi showed the benefit of a recent run when third at Hamilton last month, getting back to form, and he probably ran just as well when down the field at the same venue on his penultimate start, not seen to best effect after getting away slowly and being denied a clear run a furlong out. He found a strong handicap at Glorious Goodwood too competitive on his latest outing, racing closer to the pace than ideal, but this is a far less demanding affair, and the drop back down in trip should suit Sarvi much better, so he could be worth chancing in a wide-open looking contest.
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