Quintillus is by Dubawi and related to plenty of winners, including the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Ultra. He made his debut in a maiden at Newmarket last month and was clearly expected to go well, starting the 6/4 favourite in a field of 11.
Admittedly, he was unable to justify that support on the day, but there was plenty to like about the way he shaped, travelling strongly into contention before a lack of fitness seemed to take its toll. The large ‘P’ attached to his Timeform rating denotes that he is likely to improve significantly for that experience, so he is a confident selection to open his account at the second attempt under James Doyle, who has a 23% strike rate at Kempton in recent seasons.
Clinician ran out a comfortable winner of her most recent outing at Wolverhampton, showing improved to get off the mark.
Settled just behind the leaders in a steadily-run affair, she was forced to wait for a gap when the pace lifted in the straight, but her finishing effort once in the clear was impressive and saw her land the spoils by a length and a quarter (had plenty in hand). That form sets the standard here on Timeform’s weight-adjusted ratings, even with a 5 lb higher mark taken into account. She is unlikely to have finished improving yet and should mount a bold follow-up bid.
Anjella is still a maiden after six starts and her recent form figures don’t inspire much confidence, but it’s worth watching back her penultimate outing over this course and distance, where she shaped well enough in fifth (beaten five lengths).
She didn’t build on that when down the field at Bath last time, but there were valid excuses on the day, never able to get on terms after racing wide throughout. The handicapper is slowly giving her a chance, and this represents the weakest race she has contested yet, her first time in a 0-60. Still unexposed on the all-weather, she is worth a chance at rewarding odds.
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