London – Whistler Bowl can get Windsor backers off to a great start on Monday with victory in the Jewel Runaway Bay Handicap.
This Gary Moore-trained three-year-old stepped up markedly on her juvenile form to win in real style at Lingfield at the end of last month, on what was her first start for 224 days and first try at a trip beyond 2000m.
That extended 2800m trip clearly suited her, as despite looking like she still had a bit to learn, this daughter of Mukhadram came nicely clear of her field, winning in a manner which suggested she is very much at the right end of the handicap.
With that in mind, the 3kg rise for that promises not to be too much of an obstacle.
More Than Likely might prove well named in the Download The Marathonbet App Fillies’ Handicap. Having started life in handicaps on a mark of 88, this Richard Hughes-trained three-year-old has dropped 4kg and her turn could well be near now.
Her last run was a creditable one in defeat at Bath and her two previous visits to this track have also seen her go well.
Mitty’s Smile should take the beating in the Jamaica One Love EBF Fillies’ Novice Auction Stakes.
Archie Watson has done well with his juveniles this season, and this one made a perfectly respectable start to her career when fourth at Newbury this month.
Dancing Warrior also merits an interest at the Thameside track, where she goes in the Marathonbet “Better Odds Mean Bigger Winnings” Handicap.
Listed-placed in France last season, William Knight’s charge does not have many miles on the clock and ran well in what has turned out to be a decent race at Sandown in April. She showed plenty of speed that day and has actually been dropped 0.5kg by the handicapper.
Nicholas T can win for the fourth time at Ayr when he tackles the Flower Show At Ayr Racecourse In August Handicap.
His last two runs have been over 1600m there, but both efforts – a first and a second – suggested 2000m would be well within his range, so it is no surprise trainer Jim Goldie is now giving him the chance.
Burn Some Dust shaped with promise when third at York last month, on his first start since October. Brian Ellison’s four-year-old can reap the benefit of that run by taking the Western House Hotel Apprentice Handicap.
Maqaadeer has been in good form after being gelded and looks up to winning the George Kilburn Memorial Handicap at Beverley.
Third over 1600m at Newmarket on his comeback, Ed Dunlop’s three-year-old put up a game display when leading all the way over this trip of 2000m at Nottingham.- PA Media Group
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