Nottingham hosts a relatively strong card on Tuesday which doesn't look over-difficult for the Placepot.
"It’s been pointed out that Godolphin do especially well in backend nurseries and there’s so much in Romance Story’s profile... to suggest she can do her bit for her yard’s impressive numbers."
14:00 - You weren't expecting a seller after that intro, were you? I promise it's a clear low point. Essaka is easily the most capable on known evidence and has Richard Hughes to guide him, though it's hard to completely refute the idea that he's regressive. That admittedly goes for many of his rivals too, Strategise the only real exception. That one's form puts him among the best of rest, anyway, so he's our nominated backup.
14:30 - This is quite a well-contested maiden. From our point of view, Multistar is definitely the way to go. She has the form, she'll stay the trip and there's no reason for her to be given a quiet run on her third start, such was the way she shaped at Leicester last time when a mistimed run from Ted Durcan was missed by no one.
15:00 - There's a bit of balancing to be done in leg three. Neither Trinity Star nor Norfolk Sound is totally ideal for our purposes. Taking both would smack as being needlessly cautious and taking neither would be needlessly expensive- we'd probably need three. Take a deep breath, then, and bank on Norfolk Sound. She has shaped well on each of her last two starts and even a repeat would probably see her place here, while there's improvement to come should she click.
15:30 - Newsform are probably siding with Referendum, but Timeform prefer Romance Story and it's an added incentive that she's not favourite. It's been pointed out that Godolphin do especially well in backend nurseries and there's so much in Romance Story's profile- progressive form, strong first run in this company, latent stamina- to suggest she can do her bit for her yard's impressive numbers.
16:05 - It always feels wasteful to take two in an eight-runner race, but it makes most sense here. Hesbaan and Bahamian C are our selections, both being consistent and in form, though both come with drawbacks that prevent us from banking- dubious stamina in Hesbaan's case, dubious temperament for Bahamian C.
16:35 - Emjayem is bound to be popular with Richard Hughes up and hungry for every winner he can get. However Monumental Man makes almost as much appeal to us, generally consistent as he is, and he's unlikely to carry the favourite's chunk of the pool.
14:00 - 2, 8
14:30 - 6
15:00 - 8
15:30 - 8
16:05 - 3, 5
16:35 - 4
= 4 lines