Estate House showed his best form upped to this trip for the first time when runner-up over course and distance last month. He shaped well and was unlucky not to finish closer, making good headway when short of room in the straight, having to switch in the final furlong and staying on late in the day. There should be more to come from him at this sort of trip and the booking of William Buick catches the eye.
This looks a competitive sprint handicap, but Benny And The Jets makes a fair bit of appeal returning to this track from a handy draw. His latest win came over this course and distance in August, and was unlucky not to finish closer in a similar event at Chelmsford last time, shuffled back around two furlongs out and having to switch in the final furlong. There should be more to come from him, and he looks up to defying this sort of mark, while Oisin Murphy also retains the ride.
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Shady McGee was easy to back at Kempton last time, but that didn’t stop him making a winning nursery debut, showing improved form to get off the mark with the hood left off. He travelled fluently that day, carrying his head a little awkwardly but still doing enough to prevail and that can be put down to greenness for now. The handicapper has raised him 4 lb in the weights, but there should be plenty more to come from him, and this slightly longer trip will also be in his favour.
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