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Most of these have plenty to prove and this looks a good opportunity for triple Tapeta winner SWISS CONNECTION (nap), who made a bold bid when a close second at Newcastle 11 days ago and is only 1lb higher here. The main threat could come from Kath’s Toyboy, who is back below his winning mark and could revive on this drop back to 5f.
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There are plenty of exposed types in the line-up and this looks tricky. The tentative vote goes to HIGHEST AMBITION, who is a key player on his peak form and was runner-up in a C&D handicap on his penultimate run. Ubahha has run respectably on Tapeta in his last two starts and he’s feared most for an in-form yard. Light Of Thunder takes a big drop in trip on her stable debut but she looks interesting on her best efforts and needs a close look in the market.
Preference is for Clive Cox’s progressive 4yo FERNANDO RAH, who was an emphatic winner of a C&D handicap last month and hit another personal best when runner-up in a conditions event at Kempton 16 days ago. Mondammej looks the main danger, though Caroline Dale is respected back from a break and Copinet could be dangerous if she gets more luck than she did at Chelmsford last time.
Collaborating turned things around with a near miss on Tapeta 11 days ago and he’s strongly respected, but preference is for Ralph Beckett’s unexposed 4yo ALLOWED, who rallied well to finish placed on her handicap debut at Wolverhampton last month and is open to more progress at this new trip. Recent Newcastle winner Kingson is another key player, while others to keep an eye on are By Jove and the handicap newcomer El Jad.
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Libby Ami was a creditable third in her bid for a C&D double 15 days ago and is respected with Tom Marquand booked. Muhalhel still has potential and could resume his progress back from a break, while Six Strings looks interesting dropped back in trip and grade on his reappearance. However, the one that appeals most is dual Tapeta winner VISIBILITY, who was a close second here on Friday and looks a big player off the same mark on his step back up to 1m.
Several have possibilities but the vote goes to Alan Brown’s tough gelding ATRAFAN, who is on a roll after his two wins at Newcastle this month and may well be able to strike again on his step back up to 7f. Ivan Furtado’s in-form mare Crazy Spin is feared most on her drop back in trip, though Sovereign Moon got off the mark over C&D last week and has claims if she can back that up. Others to consider are Western Music and the returning Gonzaga.
This could be pretty tight between NORTH LINCOLN, Vespasian and Bare Necessity, who are preferred in that order. The selection receives weight from the other two and this could be his moment to strike. The Fanshawe newcomer Bluebird could trouble them all, though, if the class in her pedigree is anything to go by.
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