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A chance is taken on RHINOPLASTY on her return from a break as the Karl Burke two-year-olds have been regular visitors to the winners’ enclosure in recent weeks. Ailish T, for a trainer/jockey combination which has been seen to good effect lately, Edinson Kevani and Madame Marmalade head the dangers.
A typically competitive sprint handicap for the track with the vote in favour of MERESIDE PEARL. She ran well on her first foray in handicaps when a length third behind re-opposing Odd Socks Havana in a course and distance contest eight days ago.
A 5lbs pull at the weights may be enough to swing the pendulum in her favour. Oh So Hot and Point of Woods meet again from the same meeting and should be involved.
A host of these will be better off in handicaps in due course, but BLOWING WIND has shown more than enough to think a race of this nature is within reach and he gets the nod to shed the maiden tag at the tenth attempt. Cragside showed plenty of promise on debut at Thirsk five weeks ago and rates the chief threat, ahead of As If By Chance.
A race which to a large extent revolves around sole three-year-old SWEET BELIEVER, who scored readily over course and distance last week and will be very hard to stop with a repeat of that form. Delgrey Boy is better than he showed at Pontefract last time and can chase the Newmarket raider home.
Off the mark at Catterick in April, AQUAMAN has remained in excellent form since, collared on the line at Newmarket (7 furlongs) on his latest outing 4 weeks ago. His mark has creeped up a little more, but he looks sure to go well again and earns the vote to regain the winning thread. Scottish Summit ran well at York recently and is feared most, ahead of Coase.
MACHREE hasn’t given her running yet in a handicap this year, but she’s now dipped below her last winning mark so could be worth chancing. Astrozone wasn’t ideally placed at Newcastle last time and is better judged on her excellent reappearance effort.
BASHOSH, Forza Orta and Sea La Rosa all need viewing positively, but it is the first-named who stands out having looked a pattern performer in the making in winning both his starts so far.
DE MAZZARO did well to edge out one that dictated a modest gallop at Nottingham 16 days ago and there’s no reason to think he can’t continue on the up for the foreseeable, so he’s fancied to complete the hat-trick. Nataleena was beaten only by a thriving one on her penultimate outing over course and distance, while Spycracker and Rainbow’s Gift are other solid contenders.
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