The choicely bred MONSOON MOON made a debut full of promise at Ascot and can win this before going on to better things.
The other runner with a Fillies’ Mile entry, Sayyida, is also bred to be smart and could prove a stern rival, especially if the market speaks in her favour.
The obvious starting point is Manaabit, who has progressed to win three of her last four races and could do better still after her break.
Lady Lynetta had a possible excuse on her most recent outing and may bounce back away from soft ground.
But, the northern raider EXCELLENT TIMES gave notice at Ascot two weeks ago that she was running into form and she gets a tentative vote in an intriguing contest.
It should not be long before the well-bred filly ARABIC CHARM (NAP) gets off the mark, and after a good third at Sandown last month this looks an ideal opportunity.
Colonel Whitehead and Ellie MacKenzie have struck up an excellent partnership and should be thereabouts again, while Miss Villanelle could go well at a decent price
Most of these are regulars on the staying handicap circuit, the clear exception being the lightly raced Ocean Wind, who only recently switched from bumpers to the Flat.
There’s no doubt he’s unexposed, and if there’s a runner well ahead of its mark it’s him, but in what’s likely to be a well-run race there’s a niggling concern about his stamina.
One who will definitely stay is ROCHESTER HOUSE and he’s taken to bounce back to form after a below-par effort at York.
All five arrive in form but the one who stands out as progressive is ANGEL FAIRY, whose Sandown conqueror wasn’t beaten far in Listed company at Yarmouth earlier in the week.
She can improve again now stepping up to 1m 4f and notch a second success, perhaps at the main expense of Kepala.
This race looks no more competitive than the one in which BREANSKI was a very good third last week, and off the same mark he can gain a deserved first success of the season.
Dulas could be the biggest danger with the return to 6 furlongs likely to be in his favour, while My Style is on a roll and should be involved in the finish again.
A competitive race of its type, eight of the field having made the frame on their most recent outing.
Last year’s runner-up Geranium is partnered for the first time since then by Serena Brotherton and should be involved again, while the three-year-old Phoenix Approach is improving and was better than the bare result last time.
Slight preference however, is for LUNA MAGIC, who already has three wins for Brodie Hampson and looks primed to strike again.
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