There is a good midweek card from Hamilton Park featuring an interesting Fillies’ handicap over the extended mile. Dansili Dutch has been knocking on the door of late and deserves to get her head in front but she would want a thorough test at this trip and there is little guaranteed pace in the race. A chance is taken on Delores Rocket (3.40) who hinted at a return to form at Newcastle last time and is racing from a career low mark. She acts on soft ground and if her stamina holds she must go close for the yard of Kevin Ryan.
At Chepstow Loch Ma Naire drops back in trip for Ed Dunlop, having travelled well for a long way at Lingfield over 12f last time, but she may struggle to give 4lbs to Spectator (4.40) in the famous Mill Reef silks. The selection has been a beaten favourite on his last two starts but he has not yet encountered the combination of soft ground and 10f and that could be the key.
At Cartmel Timesawastin (3.50) can take the Beginners’ Chase for Evan Williams who had a good winner at the track on Monday. The selection hinted at a return to form at Haydock last time coming back from a four-month lay-off and he has bits of form over the larger obstacles that would make him hard to beat in this company.
At Beverley Ererahldz (6.30) has won three of her last four starts and the handicapper could have let her in lightly with only a 2lb rise for her latest course success over 10 furlongs. She is not guaranteed to appreciate the step up in trip to 12f on breeding, but she certainly wasn’t stopping last time and apprentice George Chaloner again takes off a valuable 3lbs. Top-weight Guaracha is an interesting contender on his handicap debut for Clive Brittain and the booking of Mickael Barzalona would suggest a big run is expected.
Coin Broker (8.30) steps up in trip on her handicap debut and connections will be keen to get a win next to this well-bred filly’s name having shaped with considerable promise over a furlong shorter on her reappearance here earlier in the month. Mark Johnston’s Emaad was well backed over 10f here on her comeback but she was a spent force inside the last couple of furlongs, having tried to make all, and Franny Norton keeps the ride. The winner Al Busayyir franked the form by landing the prestigious Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar on Monday and this could well be a hot little race.
Wednesday also means evening racing from Kempton Park and Oh Star (6.15) daughter of 1,000 Guineas winner Sleepytime is likely to be hard to beat having gone down by a neck over C&D back in September on debut. Her subsequent absence from the track is a slight cause for concern but she cost $310,000 as a yearling and she is bred to appreciate tonight’s surface.
Cheveley Park’s Inheritance didn’t look anything out of the ordinary when fifth over C&D on her seasonal reappearance last month but the Stoute yard are in much better form now and she is certainly bred to win her fair share of races.
Tom Dascombe’s Whaleweigh Station is likely to be all the rage for the 2nd Division of the 7f Maiden given he is officially rated 98 after a series of good efforts as a juvenile but Amber Isle (6.45) might be the each way alternative for Roger Charlton. The selection finished fourth at Newmarket on her sole start as a juvenile and, as a sister to Dundonnell, is another certainly bred for the job.
Mac’s Superstar (7.45) is entitled to come on for his reappearance when getting up close home over C&D at the beginning of the month. A 2lb rise looks fair, the stable of James Fanshawe are in excellent form and he has a good draw in stall four. He must go close and might have something to aim at with Rome likely to make it a good gallop dropping back from a mile.