ASHRIDHE LAD (1.20pm Newbury) Ran a pleasing first race after a slow start to finish fifth in what looked an above average maiden at Ascot two weeks ago.Should know more of what is required here should run well.
OFFICER SYDNEY (1.20pm Newbury) Our second runner in the opening maiden and makes his first racecourse appearance.A son of Lawman out of a Pivotal mare, he should go well for his fun loving syndicate, but whatever he does here, he is sure to improve.
GROWL (2.20pm Newbury) Showed a very good turn of foot to make a winning debut in a good maiden at Ascot and was fancied to go well when upped in class at York on his only other start.Ran below par, but he remains a smart prospect and we are hoping he will leave the performance behind in what is a very interesting race.
MADEED (2.55pm Newbury) Has been a consistent performer in handicaps over a mile and ten furlongs this season and will want plenty of beating here if reproducing his best form despite some tough opposition.Is fitted with blinkers for the first time and he remains on a workable mark.
MARAAKIB (4.40pm Newbury) Could not get into the race after running green on his debut at Goodwood, but ran much better to finish fourth on his next start at Haydock The three who finished in front on him have all won since and a bold show anticipated here, even though he will be sharper for what will be his first outing for 11 weeks.
BEACH WALKER (2.30pm Newmarket) Daughter of Footstepsinthesand and showed promise on her debut despite showing her lack of experience and fading in the closing stages.Should progress from that run.
STORMY PARADISE (5.25pm Newmarket) Developed into a very useful two year old last season, winning twice before running well in Listed company on his last three starts.Makes a belated start to his second campaign and is sure to come on for the run, but could still make his presence felt.
AWJAB (1.50pm Newbury) Ran a pleasing first race in a good maiden at Salisbury, but could not get to grips with things on the soft ground at Epsom last time.This course and the faster surface should suit better
MY BUBBA (1.50pm Newbury) The first of two debutantes to run for us in this interesting maiden.A home bred son of Dutch Art out of the winning Mozart mare Moyoko, he has been pleasing us in his work, but like most of our juveniles first time, will benefit a great deal for the initial experience.
POPPET ROCKET (1.50pm Newbury) Accompanies Awjab and My Bubba to post for the maiden and also makes her first racecourse appearance.A daughter of Myboycharlie, she hails from a good family on the dam’s side.Should run well, but, like My Bubba, will improve a lot for the run.
ZORA SEAS (4.15pm Sandown) Has improved with each of her three races so far and followed a near miss at Ffos Las with a winning return to the Welsh course just under four weeks ago.The subsequent victories of both the second and third in that race suggests the form is very solid, and every reason to think she will continue to progress.
PIVOT POINT (2.20pm Brighton) Son of Excellent Art and has some very solid form behind him.Makes his first appearance at this unique clifftop course, but none ride the course better than his partner today and he looks the one the rest have to beat.
FAITHFUL CREEK (4.05pm Leopardstown) Has developed into a very useful juvenile and produced a sterling effort to finish second in a listed event in very soft ground at Deauville on his latest start. Faces some tough opposition here, but has been working very well and should run a good race.
SPARK PLUG (6.05pm Doncaster) Highly talented performer, but ran well below his best on his first encounter with soft ground on the roller-coaster of Epsom on his latest start. Showed his liking for this course when landing a handicap here on his comeback this season, and should go well with the underfoot conditions back in his favour.
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