* 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.
Smullen sets the standard from an ideal draw, having come away with a subsequent nursery winner last time. However, there are alternatives in an interesting maiden, including ENRAGED, who shaped really nicely after a slow break from stall 13 of 13 over course and distance on her debut.
Flyingdale was another to show distinct promise on her debut, but in a Redcar novice that hasn’t worked out and she’s landed difficult stall 9, while newcomer Jen’s Gift has an interesting profile.
Show Yourself is 2-2 over course and distance, having twice made all this summer, but she’s got more on her plate off a 7lbs higher mark from an ordinary draw. The lightly raced Sam’s Call goes on the shortlist, with his latest effort readily forgiven on account of pulling too hard from a wing draw over 6 furlongs.
But, the strong-travelling NOT ON YOUR NELLIE will be suited by the return to a bigger field and is preferred. Better can also be expected from habitual hard-puller Young Tiger, who peaked this time last year, back from a short break.
Diffident Spirit benefited from sitting right off a strong pace last time, when upped to 1m, and a 7lbs rise will test him back down in trip. It’s far from impossible he’ll get this run to suit again, with a few potential front-runners in the field, including Urban War and Tellmeyourstory. But, the vote goes to BLU BOY, who pulled hard and failed to see out 1m 2f last time.
Rated as high as 80 in the past, Muatadel has resumed in good form and won’t mind the step up in trip having not been suited by the way the race unfolded last time. He’s considered, along with turf debutant Peppermint Truffle, who’s been gelded and had a wind operation.
However, ONE FOR THE LADIES, who comes from a good family, should appreciate the drop back in trip having pulled away her chances when among the market leaders in a big field last time.
No real strength in depth, so it’s entirely possible that Cindy Looper and Fliss Floss can remain competitive despite switching from selling level, while Loweswater can’t be discounted either. However, with the very best of the draw on this occasion, the largely consistent AMELIA R may well atone for last week’s unlucky-in-running sixth at Ayr.
Casilli, who’s progressed this season, holds an obvious chance as she bids to improve her course record to three from four. But, DANCIN BOY (NAP), who offered more last time and will find this company easier off a mark 5lbs lower than when last successful, is preferred. The lightly raced Raqisa, who’s bred to appreciate this stiffer test now handicapping, is another to consider.
The dropped-in-trip Hammy End merits respect off the back of a solid display at Bath, while recent course form brings Highlight Reel, Violette Szabo and Belvedere Blast into the equation. Nevertheless, and despite being a 16-race turf maiden, it’s possible that FIRST RESPONSE can exploit an easing handicap mark. He has fared okay over course and distance in the past and won’t find too many better opportunities than this lowly 0-55 handicap.
- CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW SNAZZY RACECARDS FOR EVERY SINGLE RACE TODAY
- … THEN GET ALL THE WINNERS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE WITH OUR FAST RESULTS
- Gallop over to Paddy Power News for all the latest racing tips
- Horse Racing tips: Timeform’s 7 best bets at Ayr on Monday
- Horse Racing tips: Through the Monday card at Cartmel with Timeform
- Horse Racing tips: Timeform’s 7 super plays at Ballinrobe on Monday
- Horse Racing tips: A fine 4/1 shot heads our Windsor selections today