Salisbury provides the best of the racing on Wednesday and that's where we head for our attempt at the Placepot.
"Elronaq sets the standard here but his progress appears to have leveled out, and he may prove vulnerable to improvers such as Bint Al Reem and Tabarrak."
13:50- This is an interesting opening maiden, featuring a number of unexposed, promising types, but Past Master really caught the eye on debut at Sandown, finishing with a flourish to grab third, and the form of that race has worked out exceptionally well since. That performance probably just about sets the standard on form and, with more to come, we will bank on Henry Candy's exciting charge.
14:20- All eyes will be on triple Group 1-winning sprinter Muhaarar's half-brother Mootaharer as he makes his debut, but Royal Reserve may not prove an easy nut to crack. Royal Reserve also boasts a taking pedigree and he shaped with plenty of promise on his debut in a strong-looking maiden at Leicester, making good headway to finish fourth having been caught further back than ideal. He is likely to benefit from that initial experience and should go close.
14:50- River Echo offered plenty to work with when faring best of the newcomers at Newbury, chasing home a useful prospect, and he sets a fair standard on that performance. River Echo is entitled to build on that effort, whilst Silvestre de Sousa taking over in the saddle is also likely to be a positive, so a bold bid is expected.
15:25- Mr Frankie has some work to do on these terms but he was only narrowly denied at Newbury last month, and two further placed efforts confirm he's in excellent heart. He looks likely to give his running again and is a good type to have on side in the Placepot. Jakodima is another who is in good form at present, backing up a convincing win here with a close-up third at Ffos Las, and he too should go well.
16:00- Raw Impulse failed to meet expectations at Goodwood last time, but the form of his previous second at Newmarket looks rock-solid and a repeat of that kind of performance should see him on the premises. What's more, Raw Impulse remains open to plenty of improvement having made just the four starts to date, and he is expected to prove too good.
16:30- Elronaq sets the standard here but his progress appears to have leveled out, and he may prove vulnerable to improvers such as Bint Al Reem and Tabarrak. Bint Al Reem trailed home last when upped in grade in the Sweet Solera, but she actually travelled well for much of the way until appearing to lose her action and being allowed to come home in her own time. The form of her maiden success has worked out well and she should be given another chance to get back on the up. Tabarrak bumped into an exciting prospect on debut at Newmarket and he built on that promise when shedding his maiden tag in authoritative style at Newbury. There's plenty more to come from Tabarrak and he can make an impact in this company.
15:25- 2, 6
16:30- 3, 6
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