Through The Card: Windsor, Monday April 23

There is Flat racing from Windsor on Monday evening
There is Flat racing from Windsor on Monday evening

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

"...it would be a surprise if she were not better than a mark of 76 in time..."

Timeform on Rebecca Rocks

16:50 - MERDON CASTLE (6) wasn't knocked about on debut for this yard at Chelmsford and is more than capable off this sort of mark if in the mood. He gets the vote, therefore, in a competitive start to the Placepot, with Fairway To Heaven, who also figures on an attractive mark, and Porto Ferro feared most of the remainder.

17:20 - BLASIM (5) is bred to make a sharp two-year-old (by Kodiac and a half-sister to a pair of juvenile winners at five furlongs) and certainly showed ability when third on debut at Chelmsford earlier this month, beaten just three and a quarter lengths by her better-fancied stablemate. She looks sure to improve with that outing under her belt and can put that experience to good use here, in a race that David Evans has farmed in recent years (won three of the last four renewals).

17:50 - REBECCA ROCKS (5) showed improved form when making a winning handicap debut at Goodwood last May, making all and going away again in the final 100 yards. The fact that she has been off the track since suggests she has not been the most straightforward to train, but there can be no doubting her potential (still lightly-raced after just four starts), and it would be a surprise if she were not better than a mark of 76 in time, so she gets the vote under Harry Bentley ahead of Leo Minor.

18:20 - STREAM SONG (2) is evidently held in high regard (holds entries in English and Irish Oaks) and it will be disappointing if John Gosden's filly doesn't make a winning reappearance off what may well turn out to be a very lenient opening mark. Fabulous Red and Gift of Hera both possess potential and the latter is marginally preferred for forecast purposes.

18:50 - FAJJAJ (1) is very difficult to oppose in this penultimate leg of the Placepot, despite the presence of several promising rivals and some interesting newcomers. He followed his promising debut victory with an even more promising effort in a Newmarket Group 3, and a number of big-race entries suggest that connections have high hopes for the season ahead. Laughing Stranger is appealing on paper and may be next best ahead of Loyal Promise.

19:20 - ARGYLE (14) ran poorly on his sole start in this sphere last season, but he is nicely treated judged on 2016 form and, having scored over hurdles in January, he is worth chancing in what looks a wide-open handicap. Last-time-out winners Golconda Prince and Pretty Jewel merit respect but Hatsaway, who has also slipped to a handy mark, and Overhaugh Street may emerge as the main dangers.

19:50 - MY BOY SEPOY (5), Rupert's Lass and Noteworthy all appear to have been brought along with handicaps in mind, and may well be the trio to concentrate on. Preference is for My Boy Sepoy, who was doing his best work in the closing stages at Kempton last time and will be suited by this stiffer test.

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