Carlisle is the most suitable venue for our Placepot attempt on Monday...
"Favourite King of Country looked awkward when losing out at Sandown last time out despite being well placed and is one to take on in the final leg"
14:15 - Livella Fella sets the standard on her Pontefract second last time out and looks a solid option to make the places with not much early market support behind many of the newcomers.
14:45 - Taffeta won with a bit in hand at Beverley last time out and with the return to six furlongs in her favour along with the generous weight for age allowance, she is taken to make the places here. Malaysian Boleh seems to have improved for the switch to the Shaun Lycett yard and may be able to exploit his much lower turf mark and also run into a place.
15:15 - Not many of these are very reliable as can be expected for the grade but Mercers Row seems a little more on the consistent side and as a runner up from a 1lb higher mark in this race last year is a solid Placepot option for the third race.
15:45 - Three Gracez was narrowly denied in a competitive race at Leicester last time out and looks a safe option to get into the first three home again here. It is also worth including Twinkle Twinkle who was not knocked about when shaping well in a maiden at Wolverhampton last time and remains open to improvement.
16:15 - Save The Bees bounced back to form with a fourth at Thirsk last time out and seeing as most of his better performances have come over shorter (including his C&D win) he looks sure to go well now back in trip. The 13-year-old Edas likes it at here Carlisle and although probably opposable for win purposes these days may be worth chancing for a place with a useful 5lb claimer picking up the ride.
16:45 - Favourite King of Country looked awkward when losing out at Sandown last time out despite being well placed and is one to take on in the final leg, with both Freedom Rock and Sisyphus both open to improvement, they may give the Godolphin horse something to think about.
14:15 - 9
14:45 - 6,9
15:15 - 2
15:45 - 3,8
16:15 - 3,6
16:45 - 3,6
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