London – Kyllang Rock is fancied to come out on top on Tuesday in the EBF Stallions Prestwold Conditions Stakes at Leicester.
The James Tate-trained sprinter made the most of a gentle return to action after 119 days oﬀ when landing a ﬁve-runner aﬀair in good style at Nottingham.
The ﬁve-year-old has been up against the likes of Battaash and Take Cover in Group races in the past, so was certainly not winning out of turn.
This is another small ﬁeld and while it is not without dangers, it looks within his capabilities.
Fantastic Blue hit top form when successful on his third start of the season at Windsor last month an can back that up in the Wellcomm And Communications And Technology Solutions Handicap. The three-year-old colt from Ismail Mohammed’s stable had gone close on his previous outing at Newbury and made no mistake as he powered home by three lengths from Starﬁghter.
A 2.5kg rise for that convincing victory looks more than fair and Fantastic Blue should be followed while he is in this form.
Woodhouse is the pick in the Dale & Hall & Hickman Associates EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained son of Kingman looked certain to come on a ton for his debut eﬀort at Newbury, where he was third of the seven runners but will have learned plenty. Slowly away and niggled along from some way out, he hit his stride in the ﬁnal 200m and should know a lot more about the game on this occasion.
B Fifty Two can continue his excellent run of consistency of late with another victory in division one of the Follow Us On Twitter At catterickraces.com at the North Yorkshire track. The tough-as-teak 10-year-old has run no less than six times in the past month, winning twice and being placed in the other four. Both victories in that spell have come over 1200m at Catterick.
Trainer Marjorie Fife is sticking to the same formula as B Fift y Two bids to defy a 2kg penalty.
Connections of Flower Power are also hoping to strike while the iron is hot by turning the mare out quickly after she won at the North Yorkshire circuit last week. A 2kg penalty is unlikely to stop the Tony Coyle-trained eight-year-old following up in the 2019 Catterick Twelve Furlong (2400m) Series Handicap (Qualiﬁer).
Throckley came good in a maiden event at Worcester to register his ﬁrst win since joining Katy Price’s stable from Sophie Leech. That will have boosted the eight-year-old’s conﬁdence and he should play a hand in the Charles Stanley Investment Management Handicap Hurdle back over the same 3200m. – Press Association