Through The Card: Windsor, Monday 20 July

Racing at Windsor
Timeform take you through the card at Windsor on Monday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Windsor on Monday...

"...a well-bred filly who could not be in better hands..."

Timeform on Sun Bear

16:30 - RANIA (2) was unconsidered in the market on debut but hinted at ability in a race that has since worked out well, and she duly showed much improved form to open her account at the second time of asking at the Chepstow last time. She sets the standard here and a reproduction of her most recent effort should see her go close again.

17:00 - SECOND COLLECTION (4) looked unlucky not to collect over five furlongs here a couple of weeks ago, just failing after being caught further back than ideal. She is just 1 lb higher than her last winning mark, which incidentally came over this course and distance, and looks well placed to add to her good record at this venue.

17:30 - Dropped 6 lb in the weights after his disappointing run at Wolverhampton two starts back, I'M DIGBY (10) returned to form when runner-up at Kempton last week, only headed late on by one who had been threatening a breakthrough since being switched to handicaps. He races from the same mark here and showed promise on turf last year, so should go well.

18:00 - SUN BEAR (14) had shown a fair bit on her debut in the mud last season, staying on well for second under a hands and heels ride, but she disappointed when failing to land the odds on her return to action in a Kempton novice last month. She is perhaps best forgiven that run however, as she was arguably asked to do a bit much early. She is a well-bred filly who could not be in better hands, so is surely worth a chance to bounce back to form.

18:30 - KETTLE HILL (8) finished a tenderly-handled fifth in a Newmarket maiden on debut last month, and that form is working out well, so this son of Gleneagles rates a big player with improvement in the pipeline. He is also in the capable hands of William Haggas and, while his pedigree is a mix, he should still do better in time.

19:00 - DASCHAS (1) signed off last season with a win over five furlongs at Yarmouth and shaped as if in need of the run when seventh on his return to action last month. He won this race twelve months ago however, and with an outing now under his belt, he could find himself well placed to retain his crown.

19:30 - HOLD FAST (7) found the Ribblesdale Stakes a step too far when failing to beat home a rival at Royal Ascot last month, but there was plenty to like about her maiden win prior to that, and she could find her opening mark to be a fair one if able to reproduce that level of form.

20:00 - CHAI YO POWER (4) showed plenty of promise on debut at Lingfield last month, running green in the early stages but finishing with a flourish once the penny dropped, ultimately finding only a pair who'd had the benefit of a previous run too good. He has been gelded subsequently and must be expected to improve, so he rates high on the shortlist for Sir Michael Stoute's in-from yard.

20:30 - CARIBENO (1) produced a career-best performance to run out a wide-margin winner at Catterick last time and is improving fast now. He looks miles ahead of his mark with further progress still likely, and he will take plenty of stopping quickly turned out under a penalty here.

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