There's a competitive card at Leicester this afternoon and that's where we head for Monday's attempt at the Placepot.
"Indian Monsoon certainly wasn't given a hard time once his winning chance had gone at Ascot and he remains with the potential to do much better."
14:00- In Ken's Memory was well beaten on her nursery bow at Newmarket, but that was a useful contest, so Mark Johnston's filly is worth another chance to build on the promise of her debut success at Nottingham. We will also include Dancing Years as she has gradually improved in a trio of maidens this summer and represents a yard in flying form.
14:30- This is a trappy nursery but Refulgence showed improved form making her handicap debut over six furlongs at Lingfield earlier this month, settling better for the application of a first-time hood, and she shaped as though she may have more to offer. We'll also add Curtain Call to the permutation as she created a good impression when winning on debut at Nottingham and should be forgiven a slightly disappointing performance here last time, the soft ground offering a valid excuse.
15:00- Massaat very much caught the eye when finishing a head second of nine to the useful Cymric in a maiden at Sandown in July, making good headway to challenge inside the final furlong and keeping on well. He is open to significant improvement and should prove difficult to beat.
15:30- Wild Tobacco would be difficult to beat based on the form of his debut win as a two-year-old, but he's been disappointing on both starts this term and may be worth opposing for Placepot purposes, for all he may prove a cut above this lot. Legal Art was better than the bare result on her handicap debut at Carlisle in July and, having finished runner-up a couple of times in maidens, she is one of the more likely ones here. The other horse we will turn to is Mon Gris as he has finished placed in a trio of handicaps and has a fair shout on the pick of that form.
16:00- Perfect Muse and Lexington Place could be the pair to concentate on here. Perfect Muse wasted no time getting back to form at Ascot last time, going down to an unexposed type, whilst Lexington Place has been a prolific winner this term and gave a good account in defeat at Haydock recently, proving that he's still in decent heart.
16:30- Indian Monsoon made his debut in an extremely strong Newbury maiden back in April and whilst he failed to build on that effort at Ascot recently, it's possible that he needed the run and will prove a different proposition this time. He certainly wasn't given a hard time once his winning chance had gone at Ascot and he remains with the potential to do much better.
14:00- 3, 9
14:30- 1, 12
15:30- 3, 11
16:00- 3, 8
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