Wolverhampton scorer Bumble Beee looks a filly on the up and Beverley debut runner-up Wrea Green offers some potential but Mark Johnston’s PELEKAI sets a good standard and is taken to put her extra experience to good use. However, a market move for either of the newcomers Glow Green or Showdanse would put a slightly different slant on things.
There could be a big run in ROOSTER, who has had wind surgery since running in a nursery at Glorious Goodwood and there were promising signs in his novice efforts. Madreselva beat respected opposition back in novice company at Redcar and she’s the next choice, ahead of Virginia Plane
Front-running Paws For Thought looks sure to make a bold bid to complete his hat-trick despite a big rise in the weights and Broxi shouldn’t be underestimated on his nursery bow having kept better company of late. However, Richard Fahey has won this event in four of the last six years and his Ayr nursery winner OUTRUN THE STORM is fancied to add to that tally now he tackles 7f for the first time.
Charlie Fellowes’ filly ATAILOF TWO CITIES is untested beyond 1m6f or on ground slower than good but, if she copes with today’s conditions, this weak race provides her with a very good opportunity to open her account at the sixth attempt. Irish Minister was second in a 1m4f classified here on his latest Flat start and might be better suited by staying trips now. Amourie moves up in trip after two very respectable 1m4f runs and also has possibilities.
Last-time C&D winner Jill Rose looks to have solid claims from this revised mark, while Rebel Redemption and Highjacked are both much respected. Continental is not ruled out, but the tentative suggestion is GINA D’CLEANER. Iain Jardine’s filly has proved she handles these conditions and this track, and she could do better back here on her second start following a long layoff.
On paper this looks the less competitive of the two divisions and it could be a good opportunity for ROUND THE ISLAND (nap) to win again, now dropping back to a trip over which he has been prolific. Prissy Missy, Highland Acclaim and, to a lesser extent Bevsboy, are others to consider.
It may be that Jamil now needs this trip while Lady Scatterley is much respected but HERMAN HESSE is a confident choice to complete a hat-trick given the manner of his two recent successes for his new yard.
Preference is for HARD SOLUTION who is enjoying a good season and is taken to defy a 5lb penalty for his recent Hamilton victory. Sole 3yo Knightcap can boast a course win and is sure to go well on the back of her unlucky-in-running fifth at Beverley, while in-form Carlovian should also have a say.
The Racing Post’s tips for Catterick on Tuesday.
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