Queen Of Kalahari is having his first start for Les Eyre and is wearing a first time hood, the market will give the indication of how strong his chances are. Samovar would stand a chance if breaking better than last time although the majority of his racing has been at Southwell. The two safest options are SNAFFLED and Poetic Imagination, preference is for the former who won with bags in hand in just his second handicap last time at Wolverhampton, he is up in class today, but his front running style will suit in this small field.
Queen Of Kalahari | J: Callum Shepherd T: Les Eyre
Useful form for Charlie Hills last year before going to the sales and reaching 22,000 guineas, now in training with Les Eyre and her first run for that stable. Not sure a small runner field like this will suit and her first run for 120 days, she has a hood on for the first time.
Snaffled | J: Sean Levey T: David Brown
Much improved form since handicapping, 2nd at Southwell in January and was very impressive last time at Wolverhampton when leading from the front to win eased down by a length. Up 9lbs for that which seems harsh, but this small field should play to his strengths.
Poetic Imagination | J: Oisin Murphy T: Archie Watson
No win in five runs for John Gosden and subsequently joined Archie Watson, dropped back to 5f for the first time at Chelmsford finishing third. The step back up in trip will suit and jockey/trainer combination operating at a 32% strike-rate currently. Would not describe her as particularly well handicapped at present though.
Samovar | J: Luke Morris T: Scott Dixon
Last 6 races have all come at Southwell and this step back a furlong not guaranteed to suit, probably a better chance when returning to Southwell. Blinkers that have been put on him recently are retained here. Luke Morris also gets the ride for the first time replacing Kieran O'Neill.