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DADDIE’S GIRL produced a very nice debut effort last time and was beaten only half a length into third that day. He still looked green in the early stages of the race and missed the break but he’s likely to be able to take a step forward from that and this could be a weaker race. Two-year-old maidens can be very unpredictable at this time of year though and there are plenty of debutantes who could go well, including Mother of Dragons who has a nice pedigree and gets the services of Oisin Murphy. Gold Filligree wasn’t a cheap purchase (€40,000) and she should be able to give a good account for a trainer who has a fair record with his younger horses.
- Daddie’s Girl
- Mother of Dragons
- Gold Filligree
This could well go to one of the older horses in here and STEPPER POINT, a former Group 2 winner has looked capable of taking advantage of this drop in class on more than one occasion. Now operating off a career low mark, he looks very well-handicapped on his old form and he would not have to retain all of that ability to get off the mark in this affair. He’s admittedly vulnerable to more unexposed sorts and Secretfact has won three of his last four starts and may be able to defy a 6lb rise. This gelding has been improving throughout the summer, having gone up nearly two stone and though a 6lb rise for a narrow win seems a little harsh, he shaped like there was plenty more to come. Dark Shot is a consistent sort and should go well provided he doesn’t find the ground too fast for his liking.
- Stepper Point
- Dark Shot
NEXT CHALLENGE was only beaten three quarters of a length on his debut and he will no doubt enjoy this step up in trip. Having been gelded in the interim, he looks capable of taking this relatively weak affair and his trainer, Saeed Bin Suroor has been in flying form since the start of this season. Godolphin’s other runner in the race, Janzsoon, has a nice-looking pedigree on paper and his trainer is very capable of readying one on debut. Ply went well on debut at Kempton last time out, finishing runner-up after a slow start. Very likely to progress upped in trip and his trainer has had a flying start to the season while the stable jockey Kieran Shoemark is well worth his 3lb claim.
- Next Challenge
LITTLE PALAVER is an effective front-runner and he may be able to dominate from the front with very little pace in the race. Clive Cox and Adam Kirby are a force to be reckoned with and any market support for the five-year-old would be an obvious positive on his seasonal return. Gold Flash has promised so much without delivering and while he looks a little more effective on the all-weather, there should be more to come off this mark. Cold Snap is another with a sizable absence to overcome and may be worth chancing on his handicap debut. He won over course and distance when last seen in May and there’s likely to be more to come, though obviously hasn’t been the easiest to train. His opening mark of 82 looks a fair starting point and he should go well for Robert Winston who takes the ride.
- Little Palaver
- Gold Flash
- Cold Snap
MR KHALID may just be the one to beat if he’s ready to go after a significant absence. He was an easy winner at Nottingham when winning by seven lengths and his opening handicap mark looks lenient. If he’s in need of the run after 18 months off the track, the lightly raced Dream Love could go well following some recent respectable efforts and he’s more unexposed than most in here. Two-time course winner Cape Discovery may be able to improve on his recent form returned to this track.
- Mr Khalid
- Dream Love
- Cape Discovery
DESERT CROSS has only won once but his comeback run at the start of the season was a promising effort and he’s a more consistent sort than most so he should go well for renowned jumps trainer Jonjo O’Neill. Eugenic looks like he’s on a workable mark and could go well if ready on his comeback run while Pretty Jewel may be capable of better this season off an ever-falling mark.
- Desert Cross
- Pretty Jewel
NASRI is a more consistent sort than most in this line-up and he is still on a workable mark after winning at Kempton recently. Titus Secret seemed to turn a corner when last seen and was progressive; he can run well if ready to go on his seasonal return while Go Amber Go could get an easy lead on the front end and won with a little in hand last time out.
- Titus Secret
- Go Amber Go
The third race on the card (5.45) looks like it could be a hot maiden with some unexposed Godolphin recruits in the line-up and they should give Roger Charlton’s runner, Ply, a run for his money. However, the proceeding race is the feature event on the card and Little Palaver (NAP) may be able to book his place in the SkyBet Windsor Sprint on his seasonal return for a trainer/jockey combination that are worthy of plenty of respect while Gold Flash still looks feasibly handicapped and may do better this season.
The Famous Monday Nights are back!
Celebrate our launch of the 2017 Monday Night Racing. With the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment on hand to officially launch the evening, come along for a great night of racing including our first qualifier for the 2017 Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series. All roads lead to August 21st for the £75,000 season finale.
The gates, bars and Castle Restaurant will be open two hours before the start of the first race, so why not come along early and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere whilst selecting your winners from the racecard.
Entrance is free for racegoers under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult. Please note that the Silver Ring Enclosure is closed during April.