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Grant Tuer – who I NAP today to win with SHOWTIME MAHOMES (3.40) – can add the JCB Handicap to his tally thanks to LION TOWER (2:35). The five-year-old improved again when a cracking third to Cruyff Turn in a valuable contest here. The gelding another blinder when giving the progressive Eilean Dubh most problems on his return. The son of Exceed and Excel should still be in peak form so he can triumph back over seven furlongs.
TOPANTICIPATION (2:00) can lift the Queen Mother’s Cup for thriving trainer Harry Eustace. The gelding looked better than ever when routing Rich Dream on his return over 1m 2f at Leicester. He soon recorded another career best when slamming Charging Thunder over course and distance. That race is working out well so this likeable type can defy a 6lb hike under the skilled Becky Smith.
Brian Meehan’s MANDOOB (3:05) can shade another trappy running of the Grand Cup. The four-year-old stayed upwardly mobile when second to the classy Yibir in a Newmarket Group 3. The gelding wasn’t disgraced when third behind Scope on softer ground in a warm event at Ascot. He got back on track when giving talented Al Aasy most resistance on his return at the same venue. The son of Farhh looks open to plenty of progress so he can resume winning ways back over 1m 6f.
TWO TEMPTING (1:40) makes plenty of appeal in the competitive Coral Handicap at Sandown. Jonathan Portman’s charge built on some creditable efforts when chinning Fiorina at Kempton. The three-year-old was then unlucky to encounter the fast-improving Roxzoff back on Turf here. The gelding was staying-on strongly up the hill so he can go on better over today’s extra furlong.
ENCOURAGED (2:15) rates a typical James Fanshawe improver in the Coral Play Handicap. The gelding opened his account with a game defeat of Bringitonboris on the Southwell all-weather. He quickly took his form up another notch when outbattling First View in a better event at Kempton. The four-year-old is proven on Turf so he can defy a well-earned 11lb hike under Silvestre De Sousa.
CATURRA (2:50) can maintain Clive Cox’s winning streak in the feature Coral Scurry Stakes. A Group 2 winner last year, the colt retuned with a fine second to the exciting Miramar at Chantilly. He then didn’t get home over six furlongs when fifth behind El Caballo in the Sandy Lane at Haydock. That was still a pretty respectable effort so this speedy type can resume winning ways back over five.
GOLDEN VOICE (4:00) can extend William Haggas’ terrific run in the British Racing Handicap. Impressive at Newcastle, the three-year-old improved again when edged out by Exminster at York. That is excellent form so the pacey gelding can regain the winning thread back over seven furlongs.
MOEL ARTHUR (5:10) can reign for shrewd Brett Johnson in the closing staying handicap Useful on the sand, the gelding was a cracking second to Way Of Life on his Turf bow at Newbury. The four-year-old was doing all his best work late so he can gain compensation upped two furlongs.
GLORY FIGHTER (2:10) looks the best of Paul Midgley’s army in the Edinburgh Gin Sprint at Chester. The six-year-old put in his best shift yet for his current yard when just denied by Militia at Catterick. The gelding looks well-treated so he can turn the tables on his old foe from a kind draw in stall one.
COWBOY JUSTICE (3:20) can lay down the law for Jessica Harrington in the Betway Handicap. The colt ran as well as expected when fourth to Star Girls Aalmal in a strong event at Gowran Park. He then relished tackling a mile when narrowly beaten by Amortentia on his handicap bow at Naas. The three-year-old remains largely unexposed so he can defy a difficult draw in this weaker contest.
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