13:40 – SANDS IN TIME
Sands In Time is out of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Sands of Mali, so he is of obvious interest on debut. Haseef sets the standard based on his close-up third at Kempton last time, and he is entitled to respect, but Sands In Time would not need to be out of the ordinary to make a winning start for Richard Fahey, who has his string in decent form.
14:10 – GUMDROP
Gumdrop offered plenty to work with when fifth on debut at York last month, doing well to finish within three and a half lengths of the winner having found himself caught on the wing. He failed to build on that effort at the same course last time, but he again wasn’t seen to best effect, ending up closest to the far side rail, which did not look the place to be. We have not seen everything he has to offer and he can make a winning start in nursery company.
14:40 – CHASE THE DOLLAR
Chase The Dollar was a beaten odds-on favourite on debut but he made no mistake last time, clocking an impressive closing sectional on his way to beating a couple of subsequent winners. That form is very strong and it will be disappointing if he cannot take advantage of a lenient opening mark of 78.
15:10 – REVICH
Revich made a low-key reappearance on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket in June but he took a step forward on the July course last time, staying on well to finish fifth, beaten under two and a half lengths. He has run well on all three starts at this course and he should go well in a first-time visor from stall 2.
15:40 – KINDLY
Kindly registered a first win for Mick Easterby when successful at Hamilton last month and she looked likely to follow up at Pontefract but was collared on the line. She travelled like the best horse at the weights at Pontefract, but she did a shade too much in the lead and was closed down close home. This drop back to five furlongs should suit and she still looks well treated off a 2 lb higher mark.
16:10 – POWERALLIED
Powerallied has a fantastic record at this track – he is a six-time course-and-distance winner – and he is of obvious interest having fallen 4 lb below his last winning mark. He has yet to get going this season and failed to beat a rival at Catterick last time, but he is clearly on a dangerous mark and the return to Chester might spark a revival.
16:40 – STRAIT OF HORMUZ
Strait of Hormuz ended last season on a high, winning here over seven furlongs, and he made a successful reappearance at Haydock on his first start for Jedd O’Keeffe, doing well to come from the rear and overhaul a couple of upwardly-mobile sorts. He was unable to complete the hat-trick at Ascot last time, but he shaped as if still in good form, looking in need of a stiffer test. He should appreciate this step up to a mile and a quarter and remains one to be positive about.
17:10 – MIDRARR
Midrarr was too green to do herself justice on debut at Doncaster, but she took a big step forward to finish third at Newbury last time, looking a lot more professional. The form of that race is working out quite well and Midrarr, who has a nice pedigree and is in excellent hands, could still have more to offer now upped in trip.
17:40 – MADEEH
Madeeh landed a gamble with ease at Catterick last month, taking advantage of a mark some 23 lb lower than when first joining Philip Kirby. He had plenty in hand at Catterick so it was no surprise that he was able to defy a penalty at Musselburgh eight days later, emphatically on top at the line after travelling smoothly into contention. He has a 6 lb higher mark to defy but is clearly thriving and still well treated on his older form, so should make a bold bid to complete the hat-trick.
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