We head to Newcastle, Warwick and the evening meeting at Leicester for today's best bets.
"Ed Vaughan’s Dance And Dance has pretensions to winning a major handicap by season’s end however and may prove a cut above here."
In the 14:10 maiden at Warwick, the William Haggas-trained Muthmir is taken to open his account on his second racecourse appearance. This usefully-bred son of Invincible Spirit shaped well when four lengths fourth to Kyllachy Rise in a maiden at Salisbury. Seemingly lacking something in the way of sharpness, Muthmir took a strong hold out the back under Paul Hanagan and began to make headway at the furlong pole, understandably not given a hard time of things. There should be plenty more to come and Dane O'Neill's mount is expected to turn around previous form with the re-opposing Saigon City.
The 15:00 at Newcastle looks to be quite a competitive handicap. Ed Vaughan's Dance And Dance has pretensions to winning a major handicap by season's end however and may prove a cut above here. This one-time smart performer has been mainly below form of late, but he hinted at a revival when five lengths eighth to Navajo Chief in a handicap at York last time, looking short of room on a number of occasions. A mark of 96 is clearly lenient on a regular competitor in pattern company in the past.
The 19:40 at Leicester sees Luca Cumani's Mankini attempt to back up his recent Newmarket win. Out of a sister to Oaks winner Casual Look, Mankini has been patiently handled by his trainer as seen by the fact that his Newmarket victory was coming off a 12-month layoff. The Dansili gelding showed a lot of improvement that day, enjoying the step up to 10 furlongs in beating Curly Come Home by a length. An opening mark of 60 was always likely to prove within his compass given his pedigree and he should follow up here off just four pounds higher.
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