Early Bird – 18th May

2:35 Newbury – Global Applause

Shown plenty of intention in handicaps, notably on its handicapping debut when 5th of 15 at Doncaster. Should have actually finished closer that day but having travelled well it was denied a run around 2f out. Stayed on well without being hard pushed once its chance had gone. Shaped well on first run this year when finding the 5f trip just on the sharp side for it. Held up in last it stayed on well without actually getting there, suggesting 6f is the right trip, whilst a big field handicap will see it get the strong pace and the cover it needs. Having won a listed race as a 2yo and finished 3rd in a group 3 along with 4th in a Gimcrack, this horse has the class to make a mockery of its mark of 98.

1pt e/w Global Applause @ 15/2 Coral 1/5th odds 5 places