FIRST BOMBARDMENT was possibly caught out by racing too freely at Ripon on his latest start, but his overall form suggests a race of this nature is within his compass, so he gets the nod to open his account at the fourth attempt. Newcomers El Astronaute and Mayfair Lady warrant a market check, as does North Spirit.
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A very useful 3-y-o handicap, with the vote going to MUTARAKEZ, who looked a potential pattern-class performer when a comfortable winner on last month's reappearance at Sandown, a performance backed up by the clock. Fellow Hamdan Al Maktoum runner Mutasayyid, and unlucky loser last time Storm Rock head the list of dangers.
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