THE track will be riding testing at Newmarket so soft-form horses are the order of the day.
KASBAAN (2.15) made it look easy when scoring at Lingfield and should make a winning handicap debut returned to the turf. Owen Burrows’ colt meets some fairly exposed rivals and he acquitted himself on soft at Newbury last October when fourth in a decent novice stakes.
LADY ARIA (1.40) had no trouble landing the odds at Haydock and she is the one to beat in the Listed fillies’ event. Michael Bell’s filly was beaten a neck over course and distance (soft) in August.
Graceful Lady trotted up by 10 lengths at Newbury last week and will clearly take some stopping in the 2m handicap, even though she is 4lb out of the handicap. AL KOUT (2.50) keeps knocking at the door and remains in good nick judged on his narrow defeat at the hands of The Knot Is Tied at Haydock (heavy) a fortnight ago.
WINSTON C (3.25) chased home The Grand Visir at Doncaster (good to soft) on his second start for Harry Fry since leaving Michael Bell and is due to go up 3lb in future.