BOBBY’S ROSE makes the quick switch to nurseries after a much-improved effort at Thirsk and looks to have plenty going for her.
Max Oclock was an eye-catcher behind the selection a fortnight ago and could do a lot better herself now handicapping. Harswell Prince has to be respected as the only previous winner in the field.
This could be destined for one of the newcomers, with AMNIARIX and Gumra the most likely-looking among them. It will be interesting to see what the market has to say but, as things stand, preference is for Ed Walker’s filly who is particularly appealing on paper.
Soaring Star is just about the pick of those with experience ahead of Sweet Joanna.
The vote goes to CHOOKIE DUNEDIN, who shaped as though his turn may well be near when fourth over C&D 19 days ago.
Wadi Al Salaam took a significant step forward when hitting the crossbar at Doncaster and he is a much-respected main danger. Normandy Barriere and Mr Wagyu are others to consider.
JOSIEBOND wasn’t disgraced when upped to 7 furlongs for the first time at Musselburgh and might be worth chancing as she’s well treated on the form she showed when placed a few times last summer.
Macs Blessing has won twice over 6 furlongs here since having a tongue strap added to the visor and is likely to go well on his hat-trick bid. Inductive has also been in good form here of late and merits respect.
SIENNA DREAM has been knocking on the door here this term and is taken to gain some reward for her consistency. Big City rates a threat, particularly if he can plot a straighter course in the closing stages than he did here last time.
Bumbledom has a squeak if his latest Catterick run can be forgiven, while Al Mansoura rates a possible improver in handicaps for David O’Meara.
A case can be made for a few here but at the likely odds FIRLINFEU could be worth siding with as he has slipped to a very lenient mark and caught the eye at Doncaster last time when doing good late work.
Key Spirit is much less exposed and seems sure to step forward now handicapping so rates the chief threat, although in-form Motahassen is well worth considering too.
A decidedly trappy affair and it may pay to take a chance on DOUBLE D’S. Michael Dods’s charge has proved largely underwhelming to date but there is a suspicion the application of blinkers will help him moving forward.
Oliver’s Betty and One Last Hug are feared most in that order.
TIRITOMBA makes the long journey up to Ayr and while the odds aren’t for taking it should be a worthwhile trip as this looks a cracking opening for Hugo Palmer’s useful filly.
Opposition is thin on the ground, Manzo Duro the obvious danger.
Ready preference is for C&D winner MUSTAQBAL who has slipped to a very handy mark and signalled he’s ready to go in again when a promising sixth here last time.
David O’Meara’s Pontefract scorer Eagle Court and fellow three-year-old Cassy O, from the in-form Tim Easterby yard, look the two to chase him home.
TALK NOW arrives in good order, landing events at Musselburgh/Beverley in recent weeks, and she’s fancied to make a bold bid to land the hat-trick.
Ayr Poet and Broctune Red are a couple of others to consider.
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