DREAM KART is a model of consistency and was again right on the premises when third at Beverley last time. That was on the back of close-up runs at Lingfield and Windsor so these quirky tracks suit well.
She has a good draw in stall three and Franny Norton can steer her home. Sermon looks a big threat on his handicap debut from the next door box. He was beaten on the nod here last time and should be right there. On form Lexi The One has a big shout but stall nine makes life tricky.
BREATHALYZE showed lots of promise when third on debut at Doncaster in late June. He gives the impression that he will have learned from that and trainer Tom Dascombe has his horses running well at the moment.
Cognac makes his debut for the Johnston/Norton axis and is bred for this distance. Coming from that yard, he’ll be ready for this debut.
The New Marwan has an edge when it comes to experience and has gone well a couple of times around here already. He drops back from handicap company today with a chance.
MISS CELESTIAL was a convincing handicap winner at Bath last time over an extended 5f and has winning form at this distance too, from Brighton last season. So she is at home on a unconventional track and likes to be up with the pace, which is often a good idea around here.
Her best form would give her every chance with the fillies’ allowance coming in handy. Major Jumbo must go close on this drop in class. He’s found it hard to win but has been in Group 2 company for much of the campaign.
He goes on any ground and is a threat. Gold Filiigree went close in a Naas Listed race over this trip last time. She has a good draw in stall two and handles give underfoot.
HEREBY starts off handicapping from what could be a lenient mark of 72. She won well at Goodwood two runs ago on soft ground before a fair effort on the AW at Kempton last time. This 1m4f trip is fine and there’s a lot more to come.
Gabrial The One has a solid record around here and clocked up another place when second over 1m2f eight days ago. Stepping up to this distance is fine and all ground seems to suit.
Dark Lochnagar won ahead of him here last time and will be a threat if seeing out this extra quarter-mile.
MONOSKI made a cracking start to the campaign when finishing a good second on debut at York before an easy win at Pontefract. He then found the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot too hot and was still feeling the effects of that when beaten just under two lengths at Ponte.
Mark Johnston has given him a little break since then which could freshen up and this race looks right up his street. Oh Purple Reign was far from disgraced in Listed company at Ascot latest after winning well over this trip at York. He’s drawn well in stall two and won’t be far away.
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SHA LA LA LA LEE is worth a chance in the hope that he comes out with the others. Last time he did that he won with plenty in hand over course and distance in May. The ground was soft that day and he relished those conditions. He is in stall one here and the first-time cheekpieces could help him concentrate.
Club Wexford has been in flying form and was value for much more than three-quarters of a length when winning at Ayr latest. A 2lb rise in the ratings for that looks generous. Dragons Tail comes from the same yard as the tip and has gone well here before. He’s coming down the weights and wasn’t beaten far at Sandown latest.
SCOFFLAW can land a hat-trick after victories at Wolverhampton and then Haydock last time. He travelled well at the Merseyside track and enjoyed the cut in the ground. He has gone up 4lb for that and the David Evans yard is in good form.
Dark Devil wasn’t beaten far here last time despite not getting luck in running. He has a handy low draw so should avoid that today.
Bell Heather usually goes well here so is worth forgiving a modest run last time given she had three third-placed Roodee efforts in a row before that.
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