IN SUMMARY: BUXTED DREAM has been extremely consistent in his brief career and should go very close again in a such an open handicap. There are plenty of interesting rivals amongst the opposition, such as Seprani and Fivetoweight.
1 BUXTED DREAM – A consistent type who took a while to get his head in front but has been thriving of late, racking up two successive wins. He likes the surface and should make a bold bid off just 1lb higher than his last game win.
2 HACKNEY ROAD – A consistent type who has never been out of the three in his career and, despite slowly climbing the weights, he looks like the type who is open to improvement. It would be no surprise if he were to go close again.
3 CAPPANANTY CON – Has won a couple of times on this surface and had a very troubled run when beaten seven lengths on his last start. He does not look impossibly handicapped and is one to consider in a very open race.
4 WAR WHISPER – Beaten comprehensively in all bar one starts since easily winning a maiden. He ran a fair race at Ascot in May when third but has been below par since and others are easier to recommend.
5 DARK SIDE DREAM – A consistent enough performer in this type of race who probably won’t be far away. That said, he’ll need to improve to win off a mark that seems slightly out of his reach and a wide draw won’t help.
6 FIVETOWEIGHT – A lightly raced colt who is of obvious interest, he has run respectably in all of his starts in his career so far He should be bang there back over the course and distance which saw him gain his debut win.
7 ZEFFERINO – Seemingly well regarded as he was sent off at 8/15 for his debut and has run well at a decent level a few times in his career. Blinkers are tried here and he has a shout on his best form, but he will need to slightly improve on his recent efforts.
8 SUMMERGHAND – Has won twice this year but is now on a career high mark of 76. He may struggle to find the required level needed to win a race this competitive.
9 MULZIM – Well held off a mark of 77 latest and his been dropped just 1lb since. Headgear is tried here and it will need to make a significant difference for him to be able to make his presence felt.
10 LORD COOPER – Ran well for second on his last start off a mark of 1lb lower and a repeat would give him a solid each way chance. However, he will need to improve a fair amount more to have a winning chance and he looks slightly exposed.
11 DUTIFUL SON – Comfortably beaten in his last few starts, but has won off a 3lbs higher mark this year so is still feasibly handicapped. Stall 11 certainly isn’t a positive, but if running to his best form he should have a shout here.
12 SEPRANI – On an upward curve of late having won two of his last three starts and been just narrowly touched off in the other. Up another 6lbs, but he has a kind draw here and shouldn’t be far away again.