This should be a straightforward task for GURU, who was a comfortable winner of an above-average event on debut at Newbury last month.
Bred in the purple, he attracted support and stayed on well under a hands-and-heels ride to get up on the line, leaving the impression he could make significant progress now.
This doesn’t look the deepest race and he should be well up to defying a penalty before moving up in class. Aerion Power and Qaasid make the most paper appeal of the debutants but the betting will provide more clues.
DREAMLOPER continued the theme of run-to-run progress when opening her account at Redcar last time, and could have hardly won with anymore in hand, scoring by seven-and-a-half lengths in a very good time.
Admittedly, that wasn’t a strong race and her main market rival underperformed, but there should be plenty more to come from her, and the switch to the all-weather isn’t expected to be a problem.
ATALIS BAY showed much improved form from his debut when opening his account in good style at Windsor earlier this month, looking a useful prospect as he outclassed some ordinary opposition.
That performance was backed up by a good time figure, so he is fully fancied to defy a penalty here, before going on to even bigger and better things.
Monza City could be the one for the forecast after her good third at Leicester off this mark eight days ago.
Best to focus on the three-year-olds here. FRESH appeals as a typical steady improver from the James Fanshawe yard and is narrowly preferred to fellow handicap newcomer Freedom Flyer, who did it nicely at Wolverhampton last month – but it is a little concerning that the cheekpieces go on already.
Intrepid Italian, also representing the owners of the selection, may prove best of the remainder.
This is best left to RENAISSANCE ROSE, who shaped with plenty of promise in what looked a warm fillies’ novice on debut at Ascot.
There were some good-looking newcomers on show that day and the race will likely prove strong form, so this well-bred filly is expected to prove much more competitive now.
Daisy Duke’s Lingfield introduction was certainly encouraging, and she’ll be more streetwise now. But, a bigger threat may be posed by likely-looking newcomer Saramenha.
TOPANTICIPATION pulled clear of the rest when chasing home Ricetta, who has subsequently finished third in Group 3 company, at Newmarket in June and this opening mark almost certainly underestimates her.
Turn On The Charm appears to be going the right way and is next on the list ahead of Business, who is respected back on polytrack. Oslo is another to consider and Lord Neidin possesses potential in what looks an interesting race.
ENDURED showed plenty when runner-up over course and distance on his debut so is worth siding with after looking ring rusty on his return from an absence at Windsor last month.
Lead Singer rates a big threat with improvement surely forthcoming from his debut fifth at Haydock, while course and distance winner Lexington Force is another to consider despite his lay-off.
LONG HAIRED LOVER shaped well at a big price when a close third on debut here last season and showed improved form on her recent return when finishing second over course and distance in June.
She has been given plenty of time to get over that run and rates the type that can progress again now.
Bullfinch and Fierospeed head the list of dangers elsewhere.
RAVENS ARK has plenty going for him here, so is fancied to defy a 4lb rise for his resounding Lingfield win now he tackles a longer trip.
Still very much unexposed, he is strongly fancied to follow up. Machios is another recent Lingfield scorer with better days ahead of him so rates the chief threat, although September Power commands plenty of respect too in an intriguing handicap.
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