18:30- Those with experience don't set the bar especially high and there are some interesting newcomers, notably Stormy Antarctic and Flying Empress. Both Stormy Antarctic and Flying Empress were expensive purchases at the breeze-up sales, costing 200,000gns and £60,000 respectively, and it would be little surprise to see them go well on debut for their capable yards.
19:05- The Luca Cumani-trained Stars And Stripes probably bumped into a useful type when finishing runner-up at Leicester and he sets the standard based on that effort. Stars And Stripes should be hard to keep out of the places if in similar heart and represents banker material.
19:35- Divine Law has really improved this year, rattling up a C&D hat-trick when keeping on well to score three weeks ago, and he'll surely give another good account under optimum conditions, for all more is required from this new mark. Divine Law is an uncomplicated sort, able to make the running but also happy to be settled in behind runners, and he is a good type to have onside in a Placepot.
20:05- Mullionheir failed to complete the four-timer at Goodwood last month, looking as if the handicapper had finally started to catch up with him, but it was still a creditable effort and he should remain competitive, particularly with this return to six furlongs likely to suit. Lightning Charlie put his experience to good use when making all to win a six-furlong maiden at Kempton on his third start in October, and he remains with potential starting out in handicaps, making his belated return with his yard in form.
20:40- Plenty of these arrive with questions to answer but Tilstarr ended her losing run at Brighton last month, ridden more patiently than is often the case, and she was just as good when finishing fourth in a better race at Goodwood on her only subsequent start. Tilstarr is expected to go well, but there's only two places on offer, so we'll add Apache Glory as she added to her tally when scoring at Lingfield in February and has largely performed with credit since.
21:10- Gild Master displayed some promise as a two-year-old over trips that are likely to prove inadequate, and he is best not judged on his underwhelming return to action in a strong Newbury handicap when he was held up and could never get involved. His best juvenile form came when making the running and he's likely to adopt those tactics this evening, at a course where a prominent ride is often advantageous. We'll also include Bold Appeal as the form of his latest third is working out well and he attracted strong support on that occasion, suggesting better is expected.
18:30- 8, 11
20:05- 1, 3
20:40- 3, 4
21:10- 3, 13
= 16 lines
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