City Walk, who failed to build on his debut promise when fourth at Kempton on his return to action in June, and had excuses when down the field in the specially-arranged three-year-old sprint handicap at Royal Ascot, showed much improved form to get off the mark in calmer waters at this venue last month, confirming all his previous promise with a good turn of foot after travelling the best throughout the race.
City Walk is up 10 lb for that impressive four-and-a-half-length victory, but remains unexposed, particularly over this sort of trip, and should give another good account.
Harbour Vision joined David Brown’s stable prior to the resumption of racing and has made good strides for his new yard. Looking in need of the run on his reappearance, he duly showed the benefit of that outing when hitting the frame at Redcar two starts back.
He then put it all together to capitalise on a reduced mark at Doncaster last time, making all to belatedly open his account on turf. His 5 lb penalty for that win is offset by the claim of Ray Dawson, and this looks a good opportunity for David Brown’s charge to go in again.
Bold Decision was strong in the betting and didn’t need to improve to get off the mark over this course and distance last month, beating home a subsequent winner, with more than a couple in-behind also improving next time out.
He confirmed himself still in good form when third at Yarmouth last time, unlucky not to have been fighting it out for second after being denied a clear run in the final furlong. He has a good chance on the pick of his form and remains of interest at this lowly level.
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