There was plenty to like about the way WOTZIZNAME (NAP)(best price 7/4) opened his account on his rules debut at Exeter 23 days ago and he can further realise his potential by taking this decent-looking novices’ event under his penalty. A winning pointer at Larkhill, big things weren’t expected of Harry Fry’s charge at the West Country venue – hence his 9/1 SP – but totally disregarding his position in the market, this exciting prospect scored in the style of 1/9 chance. Effortlessly taking up the running coming out of the back straight, the son of Fruits Of Love drew steadily further and further clear in the latter stages and even though the winning margin of 15 lengths reads well enough on paper, he could have easily doubled that margin had he been fully extended. Being a Flat-bred, the six-year-old is clearly at home on a decent surface and although he faces several useful types for this time of year, it would still be depressing if he fails to put them all firmly in their place.
WOTZIZNAME - 2pt @ 7/4Won 3.5pt
Jockey bookings suggests ABOVE N BEYOND(best price 5/1) is the number one contender from the Tom Dascombe stable (other representative Arcanda drawn out in stall nine) and from his favourable inside draw, he rates a decent each-way investment. A useful two-year-old, the son of Exceed And Excel ran a fine race in the big 7f contest for his age group on finals day at Lingfield last time out and a repeat of that level of form should be enough to see him put up a bold show racing back on turf.
ABOVE N BEYOND - 1pt e/w @ 5/1Placed 0pt
DOUBLE FAST(best price 6/1) did precious little wrong last time out at Gowran and in a race that won’t take a great deal of winning, Thomas Mullins’ filly should give a good account. In chasing home the bang in-form Beechmount Whisper, the daughter of Fast Company posted a career-high performance and although she’s stepping up in trip here this evening, her run-style and pedigree suggests she shouldn’t have too many issues with the extra two furlongs.