Given that REWAAYAT won by 7½ lengths at Salisbury last time a 12 lb rise doesn't actually look that severe and he can confirm himself a much-improved model this season by making it 3 in a row. 2018 winner Tommy G looks primed to go well in this again (also third in 2019). His half-brother Call Me Ginger is another who could have a say, while Treacherous remains with handicapping scope on AW form.
FAMILLE ROSE has made a promising start to her career, and given she was still rough around the edges at Haydock last time, she should have more to offer now handicapping. She's So Nice has done nothing wrong either and can progress further, with Basilicata also commanding respect.
A gelding operation prior to his reappearance seems to have sorted LAAFY out, as he improved on his winning Newbury form when runner-up in a well-up-to-scratch Old Newton Cup at Haydock and the step back up in trip may also be in his favour. Themaxwecan and Shailene are feared most.
BAASHIR confirmed the promise of his debut effort when making all in fine style at Salisbury (7f) last month, having plenty in hand at the line. A well-bred individual, he's fancied to make a bold bid again now his sights are set on handicaps. Karibana did well under the circumstances to score at Newbury last time and rates the clear danger, ahead of Rodin.
ENBIHAAR had 5 lengths in hand when beating Manuela de Vega in this 12 months ago and the latter has a 3 lb penalty now. John Gosden's filly made quite an encouraging return at Newmarket and should prove hard to beat again. Cabaletta and Snow both have a bit to find taking on their elders but they remain with potential going up in distance.
KATARA was very impressive at Kempton and is selected to take the step up to listed level in her stride. Expressionism is another unexposed sort who likely has more to offer, while recent Newbury third/fourth Makawee and Bella Vita should also be on the premises.
NAHAARR won with ease at Newbury a fortnight ago and could be tailor-made for this race with more improvement on the way. Meraas has quickly made up into a useful sprinter for Mark Johnston and also has huge claims. Swindler and Richard Hannon's Middleham Park pair Wedding Date and Lexington Dash are others who make plenty of appeal.
This is trappy with the key form players arriving with something to prove. WITHHOLD has failed to fire in 3 starts this season, but this represents a pretty big drop in class so he gets the nod. Dubious Affair has work to do on the face of it, but she arrives in pursuit of a 5-timer and is very likely to give her running, which may count for plenty.
SOCIETY LION shaped very well when beaten only a neck at Doncaster last time, and still looks well ahead of his mark despite a 5 lb rise, so he makes plenty of appeal. Mister Snowdon should continue to run well, while similar comments apply to King Ragnar.
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