MAUREB (best price 9-2) was an unlucky loser when trying to follow up her previous success at Carlisle last time out and she’s fancied to atone for that huge stroke of ill fortune at a track that should play into her strengths. Looking at her career patterns, Tony Coyle’s charge clearly comes good at this time of year and that trend was upheld when she took advantage of a slipping mark to score nicely at the Cumbrian venue two starts ago. Dropped back to the minimum trip at Beverley six days ago, the daughter of Excellent Art seem to have no trouble going the pace against the pure sprinters and all she needed to convert her good early work was a clear run in the latter stages – which failed to materialise. Although all her three wins have come over seven furlongs, one the evidence of her latest effort she shouldn’t have too many issues dropping back down a furlong and nicely drawn in trap 2, it’s hoped that she receives a better run in the latter stages this time around.
ABLAZING (NAP) (best price 11-8) ran out a fairly easy winner of a similar race over today’s C&D two days ago and providing he’s capable of running to the same level with just a short recovery period, Johnny Farrelly’s charge should prove good enough to follow up. Prior to that breakthrough victory, the son of Mastercraftsman had intimated his likely for the Midland venue when third to Theflyingportrait in a strongly-run affair and with the second, track-specialist Baraboy, going on to boost the form next time out, he appears to have most angles covered on every front.