PIVOT POINT (7.45pm Kempton) Did not fire in first time blinkers at Epsom on Sunday, and makes a quick reappearance for his debut performance on the all weather. Should handle the step back to six furlongs and, based on his best form over this trip, looks to have decent chance.
ABLE SPIRIT (2.10pm Nottingham) Did not run to his true form on his all weather debut at Lingfield on his latest start and makes a relatively quick return to action to tackle five furlongs for the first time on the turf.Has the ability to figure in this type of maiden and hopefully he will perform better this time.
TATAWU (2.20pm Salisbury) Quite stoutly bred debutant by Cumberland Lodge winner and Champion Stakes runner up Mawaatheeq out of a winner over ten furlongs.Should go well on his debut in this mile maiden, but will benefit a good deal from the experience.
PIVOT POINT (2.10pm Epsom) Has been knocking on the door on three of his last four starts and makes his first appearance in a nursery.Gleaned good experience for this tricky downland course at Brighton last time, and should run his usual sound race.
HENRYHUDSONBRIDGE (2.45pm Epsom) Named after a bridge which commemorates an English explorer of North America so a very well named son of Henrythenavigator! Not sure he will be able to find his way to the winners’ enclosure on this first racecourse appearance, but should run a good race and will learn plenty from the experience.
NUMBER ONE LONDON (5.20pm Haydock) Makes a return trip up the M6 after a solid second in a decent handicap at Carlisle on his latest start.This easier course may suit him a little better and he is at the right end of the weights for this interesting handicap.
MISTER MUSIC (5.50pm Haydock) Very useful performer over a mile and ten furlongs and is on the comeback trail after just one appearance so far this season back in the Spring.Should run a very solid race.
BURANO (4.50pm Newmarket) Has been coming down the handicap slowly and produced his best performance since his trip to Meydan earlier in the year when fourth in a decent handicap at Carlisle 15 days ago.Has been in good form since and has the bonus of the champion on board here.
ALPINE AFFAIR (7.15pm Kempton) Was one of our earliest two year old runners this season and has not enjoyed the best of luck since breaking his duck at Nottingham in mid-July. Takes a drop in grade after respectable effort in what looked a very good nursery at Haydock last time, but has once again has been dealt a joker with his outside draw.
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