Though she only finished third when odds-on last time Moone’s My Name (2:10) still shaped with a deal of promise and is given one more chance at Warwick in Friday’s opening 7f maiden.
Ralph Beckett’s filly finished runner-up at Newbury the time before and the form of her latest third looks better in light of the victory of runner-up Sea Soldier, who won here at Warwick next time out.
The closing House Of Fraser Handicap at Sandown looks an interesting event and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see favourite Kitty Wells bounce back from a disappointing run at Haydock now she is up in trip.
But, the step up to 1m6f ought to suit Lidar (5:05) equally well and the one-time smart bumper performer is a viable each-way alternative.
The six-year-old won the valuable DBS Sales bumper at Doncaster in February 2009, when he showed he handled good-to-firm ground, and he went on to finish runner-up in the Grade 2 at Aintree on Grand National day.
The in-form Alan King has long held him in high regard and, though he failed to live up to expectations over hurdles, he’s shaped reasonably well in three starts on the Flat to date.
He has run on well on his last two outings, giving the impression that he could make up in to a useful stayer on the level and, despite the fact the handicapper appears to have taken no chances, he could go well on his handicap debut.