Dark Castle (Normal Bet)
Good race for a Monday, several likely to sit prominently so should be run at an honest tempo.
Intransigent was ridden much more prominently last time out on the AW on penultimate start and won some what cosy, ridden with more restraint back on turf last time and got going too late but finished well into 2nd off a 2lb higher mark full 8lb higher back on the AW this time round in what looks a hot little race and clearly not completely straightforward.
Priceless Jewel has something to prove returned to the AW having seemingly gone off the boil on turf after winning on seasonal reappearance over CD off a 9lb lower mark and relying on return to polytrack for a resurgence.
Poole Harbour has a little to prove after recent efforts on turf in hot handicaps, should find this easier but probably has little in hand from the handicapper at present.
Dark Castle might be worth a second chance having gone close last time out over CD 5 days ago. Didn’t help his cause that day failing to settle in a race where they didn’t go hard, should find things a bit quicker upfront today and clearly remains on a workable mark given that effort last time out, and although small field nicely drawn in 2 to sit behind the leaders hopefully.
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