MICK APPLEBY is one of the leading exponents of the Fibresand surface at Southwell and he has assembled a strong Tuesday team comprising DI’S GIFT (12.10), PRINCIPIA (12.40), LADS ORDER (2.10) and SPACE BANDIT (3.10).
Di’s Gift, a course and distance winner, will go close if fully wound up following a 243-day absence. The betting market will give us some clues to stable expectations, with dangers Anna Jammeela and Glasgon closely matched on their August running.
Principia had her first outing for the yard at Wolverhampton, finishing fourth in a 1m 1f novice stakes. This jump up to 1m 4f should suit the daughter of Derby winner High Chaparral.
Lads Order has been saddled with a 12lb rise for an easy course victory 12 days ago but can remain very competitive in the nursery. This extra furlong shouldn’t be a problem.
Space Bandit was clearly no match for John Gosden’s wide-margin winner Star Of Bengal at Wolverhampton but it was an encouraging run nonetheless on his first start since switching from Michael Bell.
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