The Channel 4 cameras are at Doncaster, Newbury and Kempton, and Sam Turner has the best bets.
Master Of Irony also boasts an attractive profile and looks well treated this term even if stall one looks an awkward berth to overcome. Others to consider at decent prices include Carnival King (best price 28-1), winner of a Newmarket maiden, who represents a yard which have sent out a placed horse and winner Manassas from just two runners.
Shyron has developed into something of a Lingfield specialist and has claims if he can translate that form, while Intransigent is an interesting proposition now he returns to seven furlongs at a track where he chased home excellent yardstick Chookie Royale back in January.
All of the tasty ante-post prices disappeared long ago so O’Meara’s charge is reluctantly overlooked in preference for the Brendan Powell-trained BEACH BAR (best price 33-1).
Beach Bar’s claims may not be immediately obvious but, unlike a number of his rivals, his fitness will not be an issue given he has been kept ticking over during a successful Dubai sojourn which has seen him run with great credit, not least on his final start in a well-contested handicap. The step up to a mile on easy ground combined with front-running tactics saw the selection run out an impressive scorer at Leicester last October and he could outrun his price if in the same form.
This race looks to have been the plan for some time for MUTARAKEZ (best price 10-1) and, having touched on his trainer’s affinity and ability for readying horses for this meeting, it would be remiss not to have an interest on this course winner as well with the ground no issue.
Headly’s Bridge and Simply Wings could be two rivals at a price which could trouble the selection.
Avispa doesn’t always find much off the bridle but should have benefited from a recent Ludlow outing, while Rene’s Girl and Surtee Du Berlais are others to consider.
Belardo may have been flattered finishing so close to Solow at Ascot in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, but it was still a very smart effort and he handles cut well. Master Carpenter and Custom Cut enjoyed good seasons and are contenders although the former looked happier over 10f last term and seems a better horse with a run under his belt.
Last year’s winning connections saddle Kyllachy Queen, 2nd to Lamar at Wolverhampton last time and a winner of an Italian Listed event, while Merry Me is another to catch the eye.