CORAL SHORES is taken to defy a six pound penalty for his recent Warwick success and win again at the expense of Penang Cinta and Rawdon. The selection is improving this season having won two handicaps at Warwick. Connections have decided to go again with a penalty rather than wait to be reassessed by the handicapper. He could be potentially well treated and as he is in the form of his life right now he is worth staying on the right side of for the time being. Penang Cinta comes from a yard in form but has been winless in over two years and has dropped in the ratings as a consiquence. He is however running off a mark that he is more than capable of winning off so any support in the market should be noted. Rawdon won on the all weather at Southwell during the winter but has not won for over two seasons on the turf. His recent form looks only moderate and others are preferred. Coral Shores tick more boxes than the majority of his rivals and is taken to win again.
Coral Shores 3-1fav (9-3) Made all, came stands side entering straight, soon ridden, ran on, won at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Arab League (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Rawdon (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Keen, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, not paced to challenge, 5th of 11, 5l behind Medieval Maiden (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol.
It's My Day (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 3f out, struggling final 2f, 11th of 13, 11l behind Apotheosis (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Strike Force 6-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and no chance when drifted right from 3f out, behind, 8th of 15, 6l behind Norman The Great (10-2) at Newbury 1m 2f (5) gf in May.
Jafaru 9-2fav (9-4) Held up, switched right 4f out, headway 2f out, not reached winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Coda Agency (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Penang Cinta 7-1 (9-8) Headway 10f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Toshi (9-7) at Chester 1m 4f (5) gf.
Looks The Business (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 10l behind Newmarket Story (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp (6) gf.
Speagle (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Sagunt (9-1) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.