ZEBULON has been given a real chance in the weights now returning to the all-weather, so he receives the tentative vote over stablemate Gunmaker, who was placed twice over course and distance in January and can make his presence felt on his return.
Arnold seems likely to go well again following a good third at Pontefract and is another to consider.
BELLISSIME was pitched in at the deep end on her debut in the Lowther, yet acquitted herself with plenty of credit in midfield as she stayed on. Open to improvement on the back of that, she can capitalise on the marked ease in class.
Kats Bob has made a solid enough start to his career and along with newcomer Montassib, heads the dangers.
FIVETHOUSANDTOONE made lots of appeal on paper ahead of his debut at Windsor when backed off the boards and showed plenty behind a really good prospect who followed up at Ripon on Monday. He’ll improve and can make it second time lucky.
Newcomer Fighter Pilot is interesting on paper and along with High Security is feared most.
LIGHTS ON and Tilly Frankl very much stand out. The former shaped promisingly behind a good prospect at Leicester last month, and is narrowly preferred with significant progress on the cards.
Newcomer Saline Bay also requires a market check.
GRANTLEY fared best of a trio to challenge early in a messy Haydock nursery last month and looks set for a big run here with the step up to 1m sure to suit.
Run This Way won a novice at the Lancashire track on the same day and could have more to offer again now handicapping. Rhoscolyn and Possible Ambition both disappointed at York, but this nursery isn’t as competitive, and they could bounce back.
The well-bred GIFT OF KINGS shaped better than the bare result in a stronger affair than this at Doncaster 19 days ago, so he could well be the answer.
Aiya is yet to finish outside of the frame on the all-weather and is down to a handy mark, so he’s feared.
My Brother Mike is also a danger and did well to finish as close as he did at Wolverhampton considering his early exuberance.
SERENADING shaped well at Doncaster last time and can build on that and get off the mark.
Placebo Effect is feasibly handicapped if a recent wind operation has had a positive effect. Meanwhile, Marjorie Fife has had a couple of winners of late, so the one-time very useful Banksea needs a betting check now dropping into a Class 6 for the first time.
Marginal preference is for WADE’S MAGIC who has really found his form of late and should find this stiff track very much to his liking after rattling home late for second at Wolverhampton last time.
Be Proud is always to be feared here so is sure to push Tim Easterby’s three-year-old close, while Not On Your Nellie is another with a decent shout if handling the synthetic surface.
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