Timeform pick out their three best bets from Windsor on Monday…
“…he remains with plenty of handicapping scope on old form…”
Timeform on Shabbah
WINDY GUEST showed improved form to get off the mark at Chelmsford last time, cruising into the lead a furlong out and quickly forging clear. He has a 9 lb rise in the weights to contend with here, but that may not be enough to prevent him from following up, 7 lb clear on weight-adjusted ratings and with the prospect of more to come. Vino Rosso and My Boy Lewis are others worth noting.
SHABBAH confirmed the promise of his previous run as he took advantage of a much-reduced mark at Nottingham last week, suited by the way the race developed but ultimately well on top at the finish. Turned out quickly under a penalty here, he remains with plenty of handicapping scope on old form and is more than capable of following up if arriving in the same mood. Improving three-year-olds Fresh Terms and Dagian are feared most.
CUBAN HEEL sets the clear standard on this year’s handicap form and, assuming a hard-pulling display on the all-weather last time was a one-off, he really should be up to winning a race like this, having been beaten a neck or less when finishing second three times earlier in the season. Cloudlam is likely to go on improving and could be the one to give the selection most to do ahead of Skydiving.
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