Through The Card: Windsor, Monday 22 June

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"...his scope for further improvement suggets he really should take all the beating..."

Timeform on Duke of Condicote

17:00 - BREAKFAST CLUB (1) was an expensive breeze-up purchase and, although he didn't make it to the track last year, he looked a useful prospect when making a winning debut at Lingfield earlier this month. He overcame his experience to land the spoils in determined fashion, staying on to lead again close home after running wide and losing his advantage entering the straight. He looks likely to improve and should mount a bold bid to defy his penalty. Diligent Lady is feared most of the remainder.

17:30 - The most appealing of these is LADY FLORENCE (8), who left her low-key two-year-old exploits well behind when going close on her handicap bow at Chepstow last week. She should be sharper now and looks to hold sound claims of going one better. Rathagan's latest effort was uninspiring but he's worth another chance now sporting blinkers back on turf. Giovanni Tiepolo and Crime of Passion are others to consider.

18:00 - It's fair to say that the Stuart Williams yard isn't synonymous with winning newcomers, but LYNNS BOY (6) could be an exception to that rule. He boasts a speedy pedigree and, with James Doyle booked, it will be interesting to see whether the market speaks in his favour. While Imperial Fora and Study The Stars have both already shown ability, the main threat may be posed by another debutant, Et Tu Brute.

18:30 - THE LAMPLIGHTER (12) is the clear pick in this competitive handicap having gone close at Goodwood last week. That was just about his best effort yet and the forecast slower ground here will not be an issue. Spanish Star is also proven on an easy surface and is next on the list ahead of Sandridge Lad and Badayel, both of whom have been in terrific form this year.

19:00 - John Gallagher has posted an astonishing £185.25 profit to a £1 level stake with horses returning from a break, suggesting that the run won't be needed for TOMAHAWK RIDGE (4), who makes his first appearance since February. He ran poorly on that occasion and also finished last season out of sorts, but he returns to the scene of his only victory, Cieren Fallon is an interesting jockey booking and he has attracted a bit of overnight support. Porto Ferro and Red Bravo complete the shortlist.

19:30 - COQUETTE (3) looks the way to go having shaped like a sure-fire future winner when runner-up on her debut at Goodwood eight days ago. She finished to good effect once the penny dropped on that occasion and there's almost certainly better to come. Naked Lass also made an encouraging start to her career when third in an all-weather maiden and is next best ahead of Raventree and Kesarina.

20:00 - DUKE OF CONDICOTE (4) took a marked step forward after eight months off (gelded during that time) to open his account at Haydock last time, proving well suited by the longer trip as he dug deep in the closing stages to force a dead-heat. That form sets the standard here on weight-adjusted ratings, even with a 4 lb higher mark taken into account, and his scope for further improvement suggets he really should take all the beating in his follow-up bid, representing the Alan King yard that is in top form after a hat-trick of wins at Royal Ascot. Fahad and My Vision are fancied to emerge as the chief threats.

20:30 - Windsor is not a straightforward course but James Doyle clearly rides the track well, boasting an impressive 25% strike rate. His presence in the saddle is a positive for the well-bred PERSIAN BEAUTY (9), a sister to the very smart Danadana who looks fairly treated on her handicap debut based on her recent third at Kempton. She can open her account and enhance Doyle's excellent course record at the expense of Tralee Hills.


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