Through The Card: Windsor, Monday April 30

Racing takes place at Windsor on Monday evening
Racing takes place at Windsor on Monday evening

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

"...he's been in good form on the all-weather since the visor was refitted..."

Timeform on Brockey Rise

17:10 - While the David Evans-trained BROCKEY RISE (7) is essentially exposed, he's been in good form on the all-weather since the visor was refitted and, with the forecast conditions no problem (went close on soft ground at Lingfield last year), he may well be the answer. Stablemate Shovel It On is proven on an easy surface and merits respect but Quick Breath, who showed enough as a two-year-old to make him of interest at this level, is next best.

17:40 - BLOWN BY WIND (1) made a highly promising debut here a fortnight ago, and he should make it 2-2 here, considering that he's the only one with experience in the field. One of the newcomers would have to be above average to turn over the selection, and whilst it is worth watching the market, Emaraaty Ana and Dark Thunder are the most interesting on paper.

18:10 - The lightly-raced DRAGSTONE ROCK (1) impressed with his speed when going down with all guns blazing on handicap debut at Pontefract last week, and he will be hard to peg back here off the same mark. Impart is edging down the weights and is likely to win a race of this nature sooner or later, whilst Awesome Allan is interesting as an each-way proposition.

18:40 - Horse In Focus IMAGINATIVE's (9) recent reappearance effort over C&D was eye-catching and, with the distinct possibility of better to come, he is the most appealing of these. Definition has shown a fair level of ability in a couple of runs on the all-weather and is next best ahead of Shall We Go Now, who was clear of the rest when runner-up in a Kempton bumper last month. The Sea The Stars colt EL EMARAT (6) - who travels a long way from Yorkshire for his debut - may prove to be the pick of the newcomers, and he's worth including in perms.

19:10 - PAST MASTER (5) wasn't given a hard time but proved that his ability remains very much intact when runner-up at Lingfield in December, form which was boosted when the winner found only one too good in a strong Epsom handicap last week. Likely to be sharper now (that was his first start for 27 months), he is taken to exploit what may well turn out to be a lenient opening mark. Top-rated Chance To Dream and two-time winner Zzoro can fill the places.

19:40 - The form of the Newmarket handicap in which PETITIONER (5) was runner-up on his final start of 2017 hasn't worked out particularly well. That said, the half-brother to Biographer nevertheless stands out as a lightly-raced four-year-old in a race featuring largely exposed types. That comment doesn't apply to HAWRIDGE FLYER (11) though, who should appreciate the drop in trip here on his return to action. See of Rome, Gassin Golf and Pointel make up the shortlist.

20:10 - There were positives to glean from GIFT OF RAAJ's debut display at Newmarket and, likely to be an altogether different proposition this time, he could be the one to side with. Caiya is an obvious danger on the strength of her Salisbury victory last season and Valyrian can be expected to step up on what he showed first time out at Kempton. Ghalia Al Thumama is worth a second look in the betting.


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