Timeform highlight a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at York on Sunday.
Pagan has made rapid strides this season and put up his best effort yet at Brighton last month, scoring by two and a half lengths with plenty in hand. He has not yet shown everything he has to offer, so an 8 lb rise in the weights should not be enough to stop this progressive three-year-old from following up.
Ed Walker landed this race 12 months ago with Starman and he has strong claims this year with the progressive Great Ambassador. Great Ambassador looked unlucky when finishing third in the Stewards' Cup and he further enhanced his reputation with a comfortable success at Newmarket last month, showing a good turn of foot to quickly draw clear of his rivals. That effort marked him down as better than a handicapper and he can prove as much in this listed event.
Master Milliner has been in better heart than recent form figures would suggest and he can cash in on a lenient mark. Master Milliner won at Kempton on his final start last season and he returned with a victory at Goodwood before striking at Salisbury. He was disappointing on his next outing but hasn't been beaten far the last twice and the handicapper has given him a chance.
Aramaic - 16:50 York
22% - William Haggas' strike rate with handicap debutants
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