This looks a competitive nursery, but the well-bred Creedmoor should have more to offer now handicapping from what looks a fair opening mark. She showed improved form from her debut and shaped well behind a couple of potentially smart sorts over course and distance last time. Creedmoor looked speedy that day, leading until being headed in the straight, and she beat the remainder comfortably. Roger Charlton is in good form and Creedmoor is bred to be better than this mark.
This doesn’t look that strong of a race now that Across The Nile is a non-runner, so it can go the way of the standard-setter Hello Me. She made a winning debut at Wolverhampton in September, attracting support and looking a useful prospect, and she bumped into one when runner-up at Kempton last time. Hello Me was very strong in the betting that day, and there should be more to come after just two starts, so is a strong fancy to resume winning ways under a penalty.
An ordinary minor event, and it is hard to side against Beautiful Bertie, who has looked above average all three starts and deservedly opened his account over a mile at Lingfield last time. He started at odds-on that day, and always looked comfortable, duly learning from his first two starts, just pushed out to score by three lengths. There should be even more to come from him, so he is fancied to follow up under a penalty in what looks a winnable race.
It isn’t hard to forgive Extrodinair his latest run on turf and he might be the answer back at a track where he does so well. That was just his second start on turf on the Flat – failed to beat a rival in a couple of bumpers earlier in his career – but he is a three-time winner at this course, with two of those coming over course and distance. The return to seven furlongs will be in his favour and he remains fairly treated.
The Gill Brothers remains a horse to be positive about on the all-weather, his run at Kempton last time suggesting he is still a well-handicapped horse. He went like the best horse at the weights on his first run for four months, having to wait for a run two furlongs from home and closing on the winner all the time once in the clear. The Gill Brothers will need to settle (can be keen) on his first try at a mile and a quarter, but he is definitely the one to beat from a 1 lb higher mark.
There’s not masses of pace in this race so Miaella may be able to get across from stall 7 and lead. If she is able to do that then she could take a bit of pegging back as he’s really found her niche as a five-furlong performer on the all-weather this autumn. She won with more authority than the margin suggests at Lingfield last time, so a 4 lb rise should be within her compass.
Blessed To Impress has found her form again recently, and still retains scope on old form, so she’s taken to enhance an already impressive course strike rate, having only just been beaten on the line at Wolverhampton last time.
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