Man of Promise shaped well in a red-hot maiden on debut last year – the two who finished in front of him turned out smart – and he confirmed the promise of that effort after 11 months off at Yarmouth in June, edging out a subsequent winner by a neck. The pair pulled well clear on that occasion and Man of Promise showed a good attitude to open his account while being open to further improvement now. He is seemingly a fragile sort given that he hasn’t been seen out again since, but an opening mark of 92 could well underestimate him, and he makes plenty of appeal for top connections.
Morrooj showed ability in a couple of starts on the all-weather earlier this year, but has improved since the resumption of racing and switch to turf, proving better than ever to open her account at Chepstow earlier this month. She did well under the circumstances, too, wearing down a rival that had the run of things against the near-side rail, and was readily on top at the line. This trip should be within reach on pedigree, and her effort last time suggests she will improve for it, so she is fancied to overcome a 7 lb rise in the weights and follow up.
Summit Fever has improved a bundle with each run this year, looking a sprinter to follow switched to the all-weather at Lingfield last time where he won a maiden with a bit to spare. Admittedly, this is a much more competitive contest now taking on some seasoned sprinters, but Summit Fever is very much on the up, and his opening handicap mark of 75 look workable. William Buick gets on board for the first time and Summit Fever makes each-way appeal for the Ed Walker team.
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