Sweet Bertie and North Of Amazing (on his debut anyway) have shown significant form but one or more of today’s newcomers should demand a fair bit more of them. DUBAWI SANDS is given the necessarily tentative vote but the Siyouni colts Alanmar, Substantial and Law Of Nature also represent powerful yards.
Backing the likeable Ropey Guest to finish second to the field might be the smartest betting strategy in this intriguing four-runner contest, though AINSDALE looks the safest call given the recent return to form of the Karl Burke yard.
This can go to MISHAL STAR, who is unbeaten in two starts since running green on her debut. Operatic, who has a similar profile to the selection, is feared most. At likely bigger odds, Ventura Diamond and Worldly Wise are respected.
With just one rival, Alfredo may never have a better chance to register a first win under Flat rules but it looks as if SOLO SAXOPHONE will have too many gears for him and record his fourth turf win this year.
This looks tricky, including with the new questions for Water’s Edge who has fared so well in much bigger fields at Windsor recently. He is not easily passed over but KRYPTOS should run very well if judged on his latest outing when second to Lunar Jet who did not do the form any harm with his win in a useful field last Saturday. Third on the list is Croeso Cymraeg.
There had been a query about soft ground for CHANCE (nap) at York but he came up with a sterling effort from well off the pace and can gain compensation despite the 4lb higher mark. Mascat has been raised the same amount for doing his best in an ultimately fruitless task against a classy rival at Haydock and he looks next best. Modmin remains open to improvement though he couldn’t take the next step when fourth on his handicap debut. Badenscoth can also play a part under ideal conditions.
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