Apache Mist was only just caught in a similar event last time and should make another bold bid, but preference is for ONALEDGE, who was just moving into a threatening position when she got badly hampered at Wolverhampton and is a big player if she gets some luck this time. Both Toplight and Likely Successor have each-way claims, while there are some nursery newcomers who need checking in the market including Lucky Ava.[
This looks a fascinating duel between two major improvers. Trumpet Man has been a clearcut winner over 2m in his last three starts but he has another 11lb rise to deal with here, and preference is for four-time scorer WIN O’CLOCK, who is on the same mark as for his emphatic win in a match at Leicester last time and has shaped as though this new trip should be within range.
A very interesting affair which features six once-raced colts who are all open to progress. Newcastle scorer LEOPARDO looks a useful AW prospect and he gets the vote over Zagato, who was a big eyecatcher at Wolverhampton. Turf winners Irish Legend and Top Of The Pops look well capable of being involved, provided they take to this surface. Brown Delivers and Patrolman are the bottom two on RPRs but they could easily improve.
She doesn’t look a betting proposition at the likely odds given the trip and surface are unknowns and she ran poorly last time but TERRICHANG sets a clear standard and her rivals all have something to prove too. Haven Lady may be best of the rest.
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Not many of these make appeal. Dreamboat Annie and Phoenix Star are possibles but GUMRA may be able to confirm her recent Newcastle superiority over Aqaareb.
The application of cheekpieces has turned things around for POPE GREGORY (nap) and he’s taken to complete a quick course hat-trick despite a rise in the weights and a drop in trip. He was full value for last week’s win and can get the better of Tie A Yellowribbon and Amazon Princess
Invincible Larne should make another bold bid, while John Butler’s pair Martineo and Inaam, both of whom seem happier at 7f these days, need monitoring in the betting. KATH’S LUSTRE has her optimum conditions today though and can confirm the promise of her recent Wolverhampton second.
Top of the list is BEAT THE BREEZE, who pulled clear with an odds-on rival when recording his breakthrough win over C&D two weeks ago and is only 2lb higher here. Engrave also got off the mark with a win at this track last time and she’s feared most, though Bay Of Naples has been knocking on the door in his last two starts and is respected on his step back up to 1m2f. Others who could be dangerous are Amor Fati and Dawn View.
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