SHE SURE IS remains relatively lightly raced in the context of this race and could be worth chancing at rewarding odds. She has made only two starts and shaped with a bit of encouragement both times, including when fourth over seven furlongs at this course last time. Her strength at the finish suggests she’ll be suited by stepping up to a mile, while the small ‘p’ attached to her Timeform rating also denotes that she is open to more improvement. An opening mark of 57 could well prove lenient if she takes the expected step forward.
KOMACHI is bred to be useful and duly offered plenty to work on when third on his debut at Kempton earlier this month. He certainly shaped a fair bit better than the bare result, doing well to be beaten only three lengths given that he took a strong hold in the early stages and was forced to cover more ground on the outside.
That form sets the standard here on Timeform’s weight-adjusted ratings, while it will be a surprise if he doesn’t prove capable of better with the experience under his belt. He can get off the mark at the second attempt under William Buick, who continues in fine form (13 winners in the last 14 days) as he attempts to erode Oisin Murphy’s lead in the jockeys’ championship.
KAPONO proved better than ever when successful over this course and distance last week, justifying strong support as he recorded his first victory in over a year. Always travelling strongly in mid-division, he was produced to lead two furlongs out and quickly forged clear of his rivals. He had three and a half lengths in hand at the line, though it could easily have been more given that he was eased down in the closing stages. He makes a quick reappearance today and is potentially very well-in under a 5lb penalty if arriving in the same sort of mood, seemingly a better operator on the all-weather than he is on turf these days.
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