ENVEGA certainly wasn't disgraced when fourth on her debut in a red-hot Newmarket maiden (winner touched off in a French Group 3 and second and third have both won since) and, receiving 5lb off the boys, she could be the answer here. Chase That Dream shaped encouragingly first time out at Lingfield and that experience won't have been lost on him, while well-bred newcomer Summer Power cannot be ruled out either.
LIKELY SUCCESSOR produced her best effort yet when runner-up in a Bath maiden last month and a repeat performance could suffice on her handicap debut. Trixie Mitskie, another handicap newcomer, was much improved at Lingfield last time and warrants respect now equipped with blinkers under Silvestre De Sousa. Find A Penny also merits consideration on her first all-weather spin with Harrison Shaw claiming a valuable 3lb.
It might pay to side with THE DEFIANT, who brings winning course and distance form to the table and produced his best effort for some time when third off a 1lb higher mark at Musselburgh latest. Comeatchoo has been knocking on the door over 6f and this drop back in distance shouldn't bother him, while Blue Venture and Wade's Magic also merit shortlist inclusion.
Grandfather Tom's last couple of efforts have been full of promise and he could be in the shake-up again, while Absolutio would be a player if able to back up his 10/1 victory over 6f here. However, the one that makes most appeal is BENNY AND THE JETS, who won his only previous visit here and the four-year-old ran a cracking race off a 2lb higher mark at Goodwood last time. Oisin Murphy has been booked and a bold bid looks assured.
KODIAC PRIDE would have made it two wins on the bounce at Salisbury on Sunday but for the weight cloth falling off in the closing stages. That said, he escapes the double penalty, having won at Lingfield last week, and is likely to prove a tough nut to crack based on those performances. Nordic Fire proved to be disappointing in three outings for David O'Meara last season but he could step forward for both a wind operation and being gelded. Hajjam, Fancy Footings and Amplification are others worthy of consideration.
KINGSHOLM ran a lot better on his latest start when fifth over C&D having not appreciated soft ground on his return to action at Haydock and James Fanshawe's gelding warrants the utmost respect now making his handicap debut. He is taken to reverse form with Cupid's Beau (second), as that rival was ridden more positively in that contest, while Grace And Virtue highlighted her resolution to record a determined success over this trip at Pontefract, before finishing second at Haydock on Tuesday, and has to be respected.
MUTALAHEF was producing his best work in the closing stages when runner-up on debut at Lingfield in December and the son of Kingman is entitled to have learnt plenty from that experience. Ilaraab got off the mark at Thirsk on his second outing and has to enter the reckoning, despite giving 4lb and upwards to all of his rivals, while any market support for the newcomers Blue Flame and Secret Account would have to be noted.
VOTTORIA LIGHT made a big step forward when runner-up to the exciting Darain on his second outing at Newmarket and Charlie Appleby's gelding makes plenty of appeal based on that performance. Tasaamuh was no match for My Oberon, who subsequently finished second in a Group 3 at Goodwood, at York but she is likely to be competitive along with Heaven Forfend, who is slowly becoming frustrating to follow but he has the raw ability to go close.
MISS MOROCCO may just have needed her most recent start when fourth at Doncaster having weakened inside the final furlong on that occasion and the four-year-old is open to progression on her fourth career start. Mayfair Pompette has been in decent form in 2020 and may benefit from the step up in distance, while Daheer is likely to appreciate a flatter track compared to what he encountered at Chepstow last month.
KING FRANKEL ticks all the right boxes on paper so he's taken to make a winning start for Mark Johnston. Envega showed clear signs of ability on her Newmarket debut and should do better with that under her belt, with Summer Power another newcomer to note.
Plenty in here make their respective handicap/tapeta debuts and it's hard to know just how much scope for improvement they possess. BOOT SCOOTIN BABY showed a bit in her first 2 starts and is worth another chance after a lacklustre effort on her handicap bow at Chepstow earlier this month. Holbache knew more when fifth over this C&D last time so gets the vote for second, ahead of Trixie Mitskie.
WADE'S MAGIC ran a screamer at Beverley last week and looks to have a good chance to open his account if in the same form off the same mark. The Defiant and Bluebell Time are a couple of the other more likely winners.
BENNY AND THE JETS has gained 2 of his 3 career victories on all weather and looked unlucky not to finish closer when fourth at Goodwood 2 weeks ago, meeting trouble from 2f out. He earns the vote to confirm the promise of that run, although 3-y-o Sir Oliver is fancied to give him plenty to think about. Cowboy Solider may do best of the remainder.
KODIAC PRIDE was disqualified on the back of an unfortunate incident at Salisbury 3 days ago (rider weighed in 25 lb light having lost saddle cloth inside final 1f). However, he's clearly in rude health at present and gets the nod to gain compensation here. Hajjam, who shaped well at Ayr recently, and Amplification are others to consider.
QUAINT was noted doing good late work after an early bump when third at Lingfield 12 days ago, finding only a couple of re-opposing sorts who had the run of things too good. Pontefract winner Grace and Virtue, Coronation Cottage and Cupid's Beau head up the dangers.
ILARAAB was much improved to make his second start a winning one at Thirsk last month, and the manner of his victory suggests he can defy a penalty. Spirit Dancer showed clear ability on his sole start here in 2019 and has the pedigree to improve this year, while Blue Flame is an interesting newcomer who needs to be monitored closely in the betting.
TASAAMUH couldn't live with a smart sort at York last time but she beat the remainder comfortably and could have even more to offer up in trip, so she's preferred to Endured who may yet build on his promising debut at the second attempt. Heaven Forfend could also get involved if back to form.
IMAGE OF THE MOON was back to her best when runner-up at Newmarket in a first-time visor recently and, while she's in cheekpieces instead, she could take the beating with a repeat performance. Miss Morocco should come on for her latest outing, so she warrants consideration along with Mayfair Pompette, who is also low mileage.