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Ladbrokes, Home Of The Odds Boost EBF Novice Stakes (Div 1)

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No. Horse Odds
1 (5) 4/1
2 (7) 8/1
3 (4) 7/4
4 (3) 5/1
5 (6) 16/1
6 (1) 16/1
7 (2) 16/1
8 (8)
9 (9) 9/1
Verdict

John Gosden and George Strawbridge teamed up to win a division of this last year and Ever Changing ran better than her finishing position suggests when eighth at Kempton last time out, while War Tiger is a son of War Front and needs a market check on debut for Richard Fahey. Meringue is a two-time winner from three starts but has to concede weight all round, so this can go to KING OF CHANGE, who is a half-brother to the classy Century Dream and impressed when second at Nottingham to a more experienced rival on his racecourse bow last month.

Verdict

KING OF CHANGE shaped like a ready-made future winner when chasing home a rival with experience on debut at Nottingham, and he is taken to go one better here. Meringue has done little wrong in her 3 starts to date and is unlikely to go down without a fight, while Mackaar, Mondain and Ever Changing all remain open to improvement.