* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.
FIREBOMB took a big step forward from his debut run when chasing home the Norfolk winner Perfect Power at Hamilton three weeks ago, sustaining his effort much better dropped to the minimum trip, and could be well placed to open his account at the third attempt. Showtime Mahomes might have to settle for the silver medal again, while Jusumi is an interesting newcomer for shrewd connections.
Only a handful of these make appeal, and it is the George Boughey-trained FIRE EYES who gets the vote to build on her encouraging start when third at Windsor last month. She was doing all of her best work at the finish on that occasion over a longer trip, but that run should have sharpened her up and she is easily open to the most improvement in this field. Things didn’t go to plan for Lilikoi on her handicap debut, so she’s feared most back in maiden company, ahead of David O’Meara’s debutante Imperial Eight.
DE MAZZARO was well backed and shaped well in this headgear back on the Flat on his first outing since leaving the training care of his still-owner Victor Thompson at Beverley last week, just failing to hold on having made his effort earlier than ideal. The gamble on him that day was significant and his supporters can gain compensation here in what looks another modest race. Beverley first and third, Edgar Allan Poe and Tarnhelm, should figure again.
A fascinating feature that can go the way of Mark Johnston’s progressive TADREEB. He is one of only two three-year-olds in the race who continues to go from strength to strength, opening his account on handicap debut at Thirsk in good style two weeks ago, and he is fully expected to defy a 5 lb rise in the weights now with further progress on the cards. Pistoletto is tough to win with but he’s feared most in his current mood, while True Blue Moon also makes the shortlist.
Though disappointing at Newcastle when last seen in December, TEFNUT is well worth another chance now switched to turf from a further reduced mark. Indeed, she showed enough on her first three starts to suggest that a race of this nature would be within her grasp and she represents a yard that continue in fine form. If the first-time visor helps stablemate Clay Regazzoni then he will be a big threat, while Sands Chorus is two from three this season and should be thereabouts, also.
A competitive sprint handicap where the vote goes in favour of DENZIL’S LAUGHING. A winner at Catterick in April, he needs to be forgiven a lesser effort at Redcar on his most recent start, but having run well here previously, it would come as no surprise to see a better showing from a mark just 2 lb higher than his last winning one. Never Dark and Jordan Electrics are a couple of others fancied to be in the mix.
YAGOOD has made a fine start for his new yard, making it three wins from his last four starts in good style over a mile and three quarters at Wolverhampton nine days ago. Unexposed at staying trips, he’s fancied to prove a tough nut to crack again returned to two miles. Pour Joie makes some each-way appeal from his lowly mark, while Three Castles is also considered.
- CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW SNAZZY RACECARDS FOR EVERY SINGLE RACE TODAY
- … THEN GET ALL THE WINNERS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE WITH OUR FAST RESULTS