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GLORIOUS RIO is thriving at present and made it four wins from his last five starts when scoring at Newcastle last week. That comfortable 2-and-a-half-length success was a career-best effort from Glorious Rio and he looks well treated under a 5lbs penalty. This is a much more competitive affair, but he is at the top of his game and should launch another bold bid.
ANCIENT TIMES posted his best effort yet when successful at Epsom last month and, still relatively lightly raced for a sprinter, he may have a bit more to offer. It was only a five-runner race that Ancient Times won at Epsom, but the form has already started to work out well – with the second and third both successful next time out. Ancient Times was closed down late on, but always looked to be holding on at Epsom and he still seems fairly treated after going up 3lbs in the weights.
There is no form to go on here, but MOTHER SHIPTON makes some appeal on paper, being a half-sister to several winners, including the smart Shared Equity. There is plenty of speed in her pedigree – her dam won over 5 furlongs on debut – and she starts out at a time when Kevin Ryan has been among the winners.
SIR MIN shaped with clear promise when runner-up on his first start for Charlie Fellowes at Pontefract last week and should be well suited by stepping up a furlong in trip here. Sir Min was never able to lay a glove on the comfortable winner Kit Gabriel, but he kept on in encouraging fashion to grab second. There should be more to come over this longer trip and he should go well off the same mark.
LIBBY AMI has shown improved form on both starts since joining Grant Tuer and could have even more to offer for this stable. Libby Ami won at Carlisle on her first start for Tuer and then put up an even better effort in defeat at Newcastle last week – finishing a close-up third in a race that should prove to be strong form for the grade. She is well handicapped off the same mark, still on an upward curve and looks likely to give a good account.
YORKSHIRE LADY has progressed well this season and she put up her best effort yet when landing a valuable Sunday Series handicap at Sandown three weeks ago. Yorkshire Lady won that race by a length-and-a-quarter, but she was value for more than the winning margin as she did well to peg back one who got first run. A 6lbs rise in the weights doesn’t look severe and she is entitled to plenty of respect.
EMARATY HERO didn’t show instant improvement after joining Grant Tuer last season, but he has returned a completely different proposition this term, winning both starts with plenty in hand. He faces a new test here as he steps up to 2m from a mile-and-a-half.
But, he was strong at the finish when successful at York last week and is clearly well treated having escaped a penalty for that comfortable win. He is 7lbs clear on Timeform’s weight-adjusted ratings and should take plenty of beating.
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