LONDON – It is no great surprise to see Burke’s Rock drop back in trip for the Racing Post Form With totepool Mobile Handicap at Sandown.
The Jeremy Noseda-trained daughter of Cape Cross won over 1600m at Newmarket in May, a race that has produced numerous subsequent winners, including the runner-up.
Stepped up to 2000m at Redcar, she was sent off odds-on but clearly failed to see out the trip. Put a line through that and she remains a lightly raced sort, open to improvement.
Another who can be forgiven a disappointing last run is Usain Colt, who can bounce back in the totepool Mobile Text “tote’’ To 89660 Handicap.
He looked distinctly useful when winning the second of two starts as a juvenile but was way too free and got stuck in the mud on his reappearance at Newbury. The winner of that race, Gregorian, has turned out to be pretty smart and, back on a much better surface, Usain Colt should put himself in line for a crack at something better, especially with the Richard Hannon string really starting to hit top gear.
Linda Stubbs has found a good opportunity for Megamunch to continue on the upgrade in the BNY Mellon Nursery.
Promising first time up at Musselburgh, when second and a mile clear of the rest, he built on that when grinding down Opt Out to win at Ayr.
This is not a strong nursery by any means and the long trip back to North Yorkshire should be a victorious one.
City Of Canton went into a few notebooks on debut and will be expected to go close in division two of the Thakeham Homes Franklins Gardens Maiden Stakes over 2400m at Lingfield.
The Monsun colt was 40-1 and the clear stable second-string, but put in pleasing late work to finish in mid-division.
He will be wiser for the experience and Kieren Fallon takes over from Patrick Hills, with the extra 400m in his favour given he is a stoutly bred type.
Another Ponty is the pick in the Pin Point Recruitment Nursery at Catterick. The Tim Easterby-trained Sleeping Indian filly seems to be progressing and ran her best race yet when a keeping-on fifth at Redcar over 1200m.
Virtually everything the stable runs at the moment is thereabouts and further progression is on the cards as Another Ponty tries 1400m for the first time.
Conditions are guaranteed to be testing at Leicester, which should suit Saytara in the At The Races Sky 415 EBF Handicap.
The Nayef filly should strip fitter for a recent Kempton run and was the winner of a heavy-ground maiden at Newcastle last October.
Drying ground would suit The Fonz in the Woodcutters Annual Day Out Novices’ Hurdle at Worcester. Formerly a smart handicapper on the Flat for Sir Michael Stoute, he is getting the hang of the jumping game with Renee Robeson and was impressive when slamming Lieutenant Miller at Southwell last month. – Press Association.