The well-bred FABILIS left his debut well behind when winning at Chepstow in good style. He looked potentially useful so an opening mark of 82 may underestimate him. Encourage gave the winner too much rope at Kempton last time and should go well off a fair opening mark, while Arqoob stepped up on his debut when third at Ascot and this extra 1f could suit.
Just the four runners but it’s quite a tight little race. PERCY’S LAD looked a useful prospect when drawing clear on his Salisbury debut and is taken to remain unbeaten, perhaps at the main expense of fellow last-time-out novice winner Love Is Golden.
TURN ON THE CHARM has progressed in his 3 starts this year, producing a sharp turn of foot to get up late at Kempton last month. With the promise of better to come from James Fanshawe’s charge, he’s taken to go in again upped in grade. Modmin made the most of a good opportunity at Goodwood last time and he can chase the selection home, ahead of another likely improver in Ajyaall.
AADDEEY is a confident selection to get off the mark at the second time of asking for the Simon & Ed Crisford team, having shaped with plenty of promise when runner-up on debut at Goodwood earlier this month. He’s sure to improve with that initial effort under his belt. Winter Thorn needs to bounce back but looks to be the main threat on paper, ahead of Sceptred Isle.
HEMRAN HESSE confirmed the promise of his stable debut when an easy winner at Catterick last week and a subsequent 7 lb rise many not prevent the follow up. General Zoff did far too much too soon at Salisbury last time so that run can be overlooked and he’s a threat, along with Nietzsche down in class.
WELL FUNDED has to cast aside a rare below-par effort at York 3 weeks ago, but her overall record suggests she’s likely to do so and she’s clearly well treated having dipped below her last winning mark. Beat The Heat is an unexposed 3-y-o who tasted success last time so he’s feared most.
A useful sprint. BERNARDO O’REILLY caught the eye when finishing with a flourish on the wrong side in the Ayr Silver Cup last weekend and can show he’s still on a favourable mark. Portland runner-up Danzeno rates an obvious danger, while Roulston Scar has gone well fresh before and is also respected on this first run after wind surgery.
Lots with chances but MOLLY SHAW is a sprinter still on the up so is taken to defy a 3 lb weight rise and complete a quick hat-trick. Ugo Gregory arrives in good form so this dual C&D winner is feared most, although top-weight Case Key is another who is sure to have a say in a competitive handicap.
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