IN SUMMARY: A tardy start did no favours for TAKEONFORTHETEAM on his latest start, making up lots of ground late on to only go down by half a length in third. He’s only two pounds higher here and that run proved he clearly has some handicap victories in him off these sort of marks. He’s still completely unexposed and is steadily progressive, so should take all the beating with a better start today.
Our Man In Havana | J: William Cox T: Richard Price
Course and distance winner who has been largely consistent this winter, far too keen at Kempton last time. He needs to settle better this time, but he wasn't beaten far off this mark three starts ago and on that basis, he's entitled to be heavily involved with Cox claiming five.
Montague | J: Shane Gray T: David O'Meara
Dual winner over this distance last year, including over course and distance. He easily won a claimer as expected on his latest start, now back into a handicap off a stiff looking mark. He's largely struggled in all his previous ventures into handicaps and his claims aren't crystal clear.
Immortal Romance | J: Tom Marquand T: Michael Bell
Showed some promise in his maiden runs, now making his handicap/all weather debut after a 116 day absence. He's certainly bred to do better and a step up in trip should suit. His trainer has had two winners from his last three runners and market support would be very interesting.
Danzay | J: Joe Fanning T: Mark Johnston
Best run of his four came on his second start over 1m 2f, well beaten on handicap debut over that distance lat month. He now drops back to seven furlongs for the first time which is far from assured to suit, well held on both attempts of the mile. Looks vulnerable.
Takeonefortheteam | J: Andrew Mullen T: Daniel Loughnane
Has improved for the switch to handicaps the last twice, posting a career best on his first attempt of this distance last time. He did all his best work late after a slow start, only beaten half a length. He's only two pounds higher here and is the selection as he's still completely unexposed.
Oneroa | J: Gabriele Malune T: Ivan Furtado
Beaten only a head over this distance at Wolverhampton last month, outpaced over six furlongs at the same venue last time. She now returns to her preferred distance off four pounds higher. Malune takes off seven pounds which off-sets that rise and she's one to take seriously.