PATONTHEBACK is bred to make a two-year-old, and while he hasn’t been out since fetching £20,000 at the breeze-ups, he looks a very likely type given the level achieved by those with experience is ordinary.
Jakacan is expected to improve though, with Solar Joe another newcomer to note.
Lots with chances here but it could pay to side with REDEMPTIVE, who had looked a filly seriously on the up when scoring twice over 7 furlongs and is worth forgiving her latest run back in trip at Kempton off a 5lb higher mark.
Bibbidibobbidiboo has slipped to a good mark so is feared most, while last year’s winner Twin Appeal is worth a second look too.
The vote in this competitive handicap goes to ICONIC CODE. Judged on her latest effort over 1-and-a-quarter miles at Ripon, this drop back in trip looks a good move and she is now 2lb below her last winning mark.
Kylie Rules looks dangerous down in class, but Nirodha is feared most on the back of her clear-cut Haydock victory.
This looks wide open to say the least. KHABIB is the percentage call racing from the same mark as when narrowly denied at Kempton last week.
But, he’s up against quite a few who could step forward now handicapping, with the list of likely improvers headed by Double Salmon, Avior Star and Hoscar Moss.
Preference is for DE LATOUR, who shaped as though he could take a race of this nature when fourth at Musselburgh last time.
One One Seven and Chillon Castle should also make their presence felt.
It’s hard to recall a more uncompetitive race on paper, with useful performer LADY G expected to land the odds with any amount in hand.
Ooh La Lah is the only rival to have displayed any sign of ability, so is the forecast pick by default.
There should be better to come from EAGLE’S FOOT now switched to a handicap off a potentially handy opening mark.
He wasn’t beaten far when fifth in course and distance maiden when last seen in June and should get a stronger pace to aim at this time.
Atalanta Breeze is 2-2 on turf and is not passed over lightly, while Chief Craftsman is of interest judged on his Chester effort last month.
BOLLIN MARGARET arrives in fine form and is bred to appreciate this stiffer test of stamina.
She is fancied to resume winning ways. Cuba Ruba and Point of Honour rate the principal dangers.
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