Through The Card: Windsor, Monday April 25

There is racing from Windsor on Monday
There is racing from Windsor on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Windsor on Monday.

"...it wouldn't be a surprise to see her offspring scale even greater heights this campaign..."

17:30 - Copper Knight made a most satisfactory start to his career when fourth at Newmarket's Craven meeting and he remains capable of better with that initial experience under his belt. He was beaten less than two lengths by the useful Sutter County on that occasion and looked likely to give those that finished ahead of him even more of a test until the lack of a recent run told in the closing stages. Nevertheless, he was still some eight lengths clear of the rest of the field in fourth and natural progression should be good enough to see Copper Knight make the frame at the very least here.

18:00 - Wave Reviews was narrowly beaten on just his second start at Newmarket in October and he looks the type to do better as a three-year-old, with his breeding suggesting he will be suited by the step up to a mile here. The form of that most recent outing doesn't look anything special, but neither is that of his rivals and he currently has 10 lb in hand over the rest of the field on Timeform ratings. Indeed, Wave Reviews should prove extremely hard to beat on that evidence, with newcomer Makzeem (a half-brother to Al Kazeem) appealing as the most likely to fill the forecast spot.

18:30 - Choreographer makes his racecourse debut here and it will be interesting to see how this expensive son of Sea The Stars shapes up in the market. He cost €850,000 as a yearling and, while Magnum and Rex Bell set a fairly exacting for a race of this nature on form, an entry in next month's Dante Stakes suggests Choreographer is highly-regarded by his powerful connections. His dam showed useful form when landing a listed race as a three-year-old and it wouldn't be a surprise to see her offspring scale even greater heights this campaign, starting with a successful introduction to the track here. Magnum is feared most over a longer trip than when second behind the already smart Midterm in October.

19:00 - Weetles improved with each and every start last season, shedding her maiden tag at the third time of asking here in October and showing even better form in defeat when second on her only subsequent outing at Newmarket. She was only pegged back in the closing stages that day and, having given the impression that she could yet prove much better than her mark, a 2 lb rise for that fairly useful effort doesn't look too harsh in the circumstances. She should continue to progress in 2016 and, although her fitness has to be taken on trust after almost six months off the track, Weetles should be backed to record the second victory of her career here.

19:30 - Stockhill Diva has performed with credit on her seasonal reappearance in each of the last two campaigns, returning with a win at Leicester on her four-year-old debut and bettering anything she had done previously when second at Newbury on her first start of 2015. She took another step forward when successful on her first run over 1½m at Salisbury in August and, having been unsuited by the emphasis on speed over a shorter trip last time, Stockhill Diva looks to hold sound claims of improving her fine record when fresh here. She is joined in the Placepot by Le Notre, who is better than he showed at Lingfield last time and represents a trainer with a good strike rate at this venue.

20:00 - Duck A L'orange was disappointing on his final start of 2015 at Brighton, but he had previously shown a fair level of form when third at this venue and looks sure to do better now faced with a stiffer test of stamina. The form of his debut effort has worked out well (finished behind four subsequent winners) and that is more than can be said for his rivals here, the majority of whom have shown very little in their previous racecourse outings. Indeed, Duck A L'orange is a confident selection in the final leg of the Placepot, with Michael's Mount most likely to chase him home.

Recommendations:

Back Choreographer in the 18:30 at Windsor
Back Weetles in the 19:00 at Windsor

Placepot permutation:
17:30 - 2
18:00 - 13
18:30 - 3
19:00 - 7
19:30 - 6, 10
20:00 - 1
= 2 lines

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