RODRIGO DIAZ showed much improved form to get off the mark at Lingfield in August, relishing the step up in trip as he kept on well to see off a subsequent winner, well on top at the finish.
He will go on improving and a 7lb rise may not be enough to stop him going in again.
SEA OF MARMOON was well backed and showed improved form to open her account on handicap debut at Newcastle back in June, and she has mostly continued in good heart since.
She has finished runner-up in her last two outings, including when just unable to find an answer to the winner’s finishing kick at Lingfield last time, and she is likely to give another good account from just 1lb higher.
LOCAL LAW, a son of Dubawi whose dam won the Prix de l’Opera, made plenty of appeal on paper ahead of his debut at Newmarket last time, and though he proved to be very green, there are plenty of reasons to think he will improve on that.
He was well backed on that occasion and is difficult to oppose with a run now under his belt.
GOLDEN CLAIM, a son of Golden Horn, made his nursery debut at Ripon last time, and he is better treated than the bare result suggests – shaping well for a long way, but unable to sustain an eye-catching move from off the pace.
He remains open to improvement and is well worth considering from 2lb lower.
TRUE BELIEF ran poorly after three months off when tenth at Windsor a couple of starts back, but he took a step back in the right direction at Lingfield last time, likely to have finished fourth granted a clearer passage through.
The pick of his form puts him right in this and he demands close scrutiny from this sort of mark.
CLOG MAKER confirmed the promise of his debut effort when landing the odds at Kempton in February, and he followed that up under a penalty without needing to improve by much at Lingfield later the same month.
He has been off the track since then, but has previously demonstrated his well-being following a break.
With improvement anticipated, he looks well placed to make a promising start to life in handicaps.
BREATH OF JOY was full value for her improvement when landing the odds at Haydock on her first outing of the season, and after finishing a creditable second subsequently, she then improved again back down in trip to regain the winning thread at Pontefract.
She was ridden well from a good draw but still going about her task in a very straightforward and likeable manner.
She is improving all the time and has some strong form to her name, so merits serious consideration despite a 7lb rise in the weights.
After showing promise amid greenness on debut back in November, ARABIAN WARRIOR went backwards on that effort when well beaten at Newbury in June.
He got back on track at Wolverhampton the following month however, running a good race in coming clear with the favourite, and though he finished second past the post, he was subsequently awarded the contest due that one bumping him in the finish.
There should be more to come from him now sent handicapping and he gets the vote to follow up his recent success.
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