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"Eric Alston's charge would appear to hold obvious claims of following up from just 6 lb higher here..."
Timeform on Maid In India
Chapelli made plenty of appeal on paper (sent off favourite) and duly made a winning start to her career at Catterick last seek, seeming to know her job well and finding plenty to hold off the late challenge of the runner-up. That was some achievement given she is bred to stay a good bit further (closely related to useful 1¼m winner Old Persian), and she is taken to show her rivals a clean pair of heels again here, top on weight-adjusted ratings and with the prospect of more to come.
Nathan didn't make it to the track as a two-year-old, but he made good strides when switched to handicaps last season, recording back-to-back wins at Bath and Newbury before signing off with an unsatisfactory third at Chester (would have benefited from a stronger gallop). He could yet have more to offer given his lightly-raced profile, and appears to have plenty in his favour on reappearance, with the Alan King yard in fine form at present. Mafaaheem and Master Carpenter complete the shortlist.
Maid In India appeared to score with more in hand than the official winning margin would suggest at Haydock last time (hung left once hitting the front), and that form could hardly have worked out better, with the runner-up producing a career best to go one better at Ayr next time (also finished second at Nottingham yesterday). Eric Alston's charge would appear to hold obvious claims of following up from just 6 lb higher here, with Gorgeous Noora and Charming Guest others to note.