13:30 Beverley

SOUND OF DUBAI cost 22,000 pounds at the Goffs UK Premier yearling sale last August and is bred to be pretty sharp with his dam being a 5f winner as a juvenile. Noorban represents leading connections and is expected to be in the mix on her racecourse debut, while Enderman, who finished fifth on his first start at Pontefract, and Bamby Splishsplash, who filled the same spot over C&D last month, appear best of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Sound Of Dubai 2nd Noorban 3rd Enderman

14:00 Beverley

J R Cavagin stepped forward from his introduction to cause a surprise when winning at York last month and Paul Midgley's colt is open to further progression on his nursery bow. That said, the vote goes to BRAZEN BELLE because she wasn't disgraced when eighth in the Super Sprint at Newbury on her latest start and she also boasts valuable C&D experience having scored on debut. Mokaman made it third-time lucky at Catterick and is preferred to Roydmoor for the minor honours.
Prediction : 1st Brazen Belle 2nd J R Cavagin 3rd Mokaman

14:30 Beverley

PULL HARDER CON has improved considerably since being switched to turf on his last couple of starts, winning at both Thirsk and Bath in July, and a 2lb rise for the latter success might underestimate the potential for him taking another step forward. Heartstar got off the mark at Bath on her fifth career appearance and enters calculations along with Oriental Splendour, a C&D winner off this rating last summer, and Mightaswellsmile.
Prediction : 1st Pull Harder Con 2nd Heartstar 3rd Oriental Splendour

15:00 Beverley

BRAZEN PRINCE was just denied victory at Catterick on his second start, but he clearly benefited from the step up to 7f and Richard Fahey's colt has been found an ideal opportunity to shed the maiden tag. Master Of Brazil has placed on both his outings to date and shaped last time, when third at Wolverhampton, as though he was still learning on the job. Tetragonal is an interesting newcomer for Hugo Palmer being related to a couple of precocious types.
Prediction : 1st Brazen Prince 2nd Master Of Brazil 3rd Tetragonal

15:30 Beverley

VENTURA RASCAL has steadily improved with each start since the resumption of racing and gained his first success at Catterick. Kevin Ryan's gelding likes to go forward, which is ideal being drawn in stall two, and he could have more to offer off a 4lb higher figure. Elixsoft won over an extended mile at Hamilton last time and is respected despite coming back in trip, while a pair of blinkers may yield improvement from Inner Circle.
Prediction : 1st Ventura Rascal 2nd Elixsoft 3rd Inner Circle

16:00 Beverley

BOTTOM BAY beat the in-form Le Chiffre when scoring over C&D last time out and is expected to shake off a 5lb rise and follow up. Dancin Boy has been nudged up 4lb for winning at Pontefract and has claims, though he might struggle to concede weight to the three-year-old selection. The consistent Spiritofthenorth is another representative from the Classic generation and could emerge as a live danger as well.
Prediction : 1st Bottom Bay 2nd Dancin Boy 3rd Spiritofthenorth

16:30 Beverley

BOLLIN MARGARET won with plenty in hand over this trip at Redcar and is expected to follow up now swiftly turned out under a penalty. Connections of Bea Ryan will be hoping the step up from 1m can unlock improvement as she bids to supplement her recent Musselburgh success. Ideal Candy has been put in her place by Zihaam here the last twice but she's up against her own sex now and could play another minor role.
Prediction : 1st Bollin Margaret 2nd Bea Ryan 3rd Ideal Candy

17:00 Beverley

BRISTOL MISSILE (was also engaged to run at Yarmouth on Monday) needs to step up on his last effort over 1m at Leicester in order to figure, but the fitting of a first-time visor and this stiffer test are reasons to anticipate improvement from Mick Appleby's six-year-old. Loose Chippings returned to form when third over 1m at Thirsk and could play a supporting role up in trip, while Seven For A Pound bolted up in a classified stakes at Ripon and also commands respect.
Prediction : 1st Bristol Missile 2nd Seven For A Pound 3rd Loose Chippings

17:35 Beverley

ANNO MAXIMO failed to justify joint-favouritism off 2lb lower at Bath, but finishing second still represented a career-best effort from Michael Bell's charge and he can build on that performance now top claimer Cieren Fallon takes over in the saddle. Puckle took a sudden step forward when runner-up over track and trip and might battle it out with recent Ripon scorer Dangeroffizz for the silver medal.
Prediction : 1st Anno Maximo 2nd Puckle 3rd Dangeroffizz

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