Elle Rebelle is feasibly enough treated to anticipate a big run in the Markel Handicap at Bath.
The five-year-old mare has been frustrating this season, but the step up to a mile and a quarter at Beverley at the weekend worked out pretty well.
Mark Brisbourne’s runner enjoyed herself on the Westwood as she finished third behind Rockwood in an apprentice handicap.
That was Elle Rebelle’s first stab over 10 furlongs and she unquestionably got the trip as her best work was towards the finish.
There should always be an advisory attached with a horse who has not won for a year, but she has form when there is a little ease in the ground and is now 4lb lower than when she last hit the target.
Brisbourne could hardly have found her an easier opportunity, either.
Bath regular Lucky Diva can make it count in division one of the Ultimate Finance Groups Handicap.
The eight-year-old mare will be having her 20th start at the Somerset circuit, but she usually shows up well in staying races like this.
Bill Turner’s inmate remains on a reasonable mark and, as long as conditions do not deteriorate too much, she can be trusted to go a few places better than when tried in excess of two miles on August 12.
It is highly unlikely we have seen the best Monasada ahead of her date in the Delga Press/Key Production Handicap at Lingfield.
Sir Michael Stoute’s progressive filly has knocked off back-to-back victories at Nottingham and Sandown, having previously brought a good level of maiden form to the table.
The daughter of Nayef has been thumped by the assessor since that cool success in Esher, but she is a tough little thing with a fair few gears.
Monasada’s pedigree lends itself nicely to more demanding tests of stamina, but she can take this prize before Stoute ponders his next move, presumably at a higher grade.
Brave Spartacus makes considerable appeal in the mrfreebet.co.uk On Your Mobile Handicap Hurdle at Southwell.
* Selections -
Bath: 2.20 Outrage, 2.50 Moonlight Sonata, 3.20 Swendab, 3.50 Shaden, 4.20 ELLE REBELLE (NAP), 4.50 Lucky Diva, 5.20 Ferngrove, 5.50 Hawkin.
Lingfield: 2.00 Bochart, 2.30 Novantae, 3.00 Giveaway Glance, 3.30 Mulhaam, 4.00 Monasada, 4.30 Loving Your Work, 5.00 Royal Reef.
Southwell: 2.10 Lemony Bay, 2.40 Urcalin, 3.10 Empty The Tank, 3.40 Epic Warrior, 4.10 Brave Spartacus, 4.40 Golden Thread.
Worcester: 2.10 Cut The Corner, 5.40 Swaledale Lad, 6.10 Champagne Ransom, 6.40 Magna Cartor, 7.10 Keep To The Beat, 7.40 Over The Air.
Double: Elle Rebelle and Monasada.