The selection’s antics were concerning but he is not short of ability as a six-win record demonstrates, and was not far away in the Epsom Dash last month when finishing fast after a bump leaving the stalls. Well backed but too keen over course and distance on his penultimate start, the money came again on Sunday and, after early restraint, picked up impressively to score eased down at the line.
Harome boasts the top three figures on my ratings heading into this slightly better affair and a similarly patient ride could see him follow up just 24 hours later.
LEVER DU SOLEIL (Ayr, 4.30) hacked up in a very strong speed figure for the grade at Musselburgh last week and it will be disappointing if he can't exploit another very winnable opportunity under a penalty for his shrewd handler.
MONTALVAN (Ripon, 8.40) hails from a stable continuing in excellent form courtesy of the likes of Dapper Man, Inner Circle and Rousayan and the bargain purchase from Billy McCreery's Irish yard looks poised to strike judged on his effort behind Victory Rose at Doncaster last time.
The cheekpieces are reapplied this evening and it will be disappointing if he can't make a mark at this level off a rating of just 60.
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