Count On Kleit
Count On Kleit
By Chris Wilson

Sir Michael Stoute

Kleitomachos can make a successful return to the scene of his finest hour in the Go Online @ Handicap at Windsor.

Stuart Kittow’s four-year-old emerged a determined course-and-distance winner a fortnight ago, despite having been off the track for 190 days.

Kleitomachos revelled in the mud that day – a factor which might again prove important – and was certainly not winning out of turn following a clutch of decent efforts last year.

Kittow must have been content to learn the handicapper has raised him just 3lb for that length-and-three-quarters victory.

And with Ian Mongan having kept the faith, it would be a tad surprising if he did not come close again.

Debating Society could give likely favourite Falcon In Flight something to think about in the Skybet Mobile For iPhone & Android Handicap.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained three-year-old looked a shade weak in two tries as a juvenile, but nonetheless served enough notice to suggest he could eventually be a force.

After all, connections must have been satisfied by placed efforts on varying ground at Sandown and Yarmouth over seven furlongs.

Being a half-brother to Group Two winner Eleonora Duse, one might confidently anticipate a step up to middle distances being the making of him.

That perhaps looked the case at Yarmouth last month when he made a perfectly accomplished seasonal debut over a mile when a well-beaten second to none other than Falcon In Flight.

Debating Society makes his handicap debut here off a reasonable-looking mark of 76, and is in receipt of chunks of weight from that above-average rival.

This assignment remains a tall order, but he should rightly be considered a value call.

Charlotte Rosina can also bring home the double in the Blue Square Handicap at Kempton.

Roger Teal has always thought highly of this three-year-old filly – so highly as to run her in last year’s Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

Although that was perhaps overly ambitious, she did not disappoint on her seasonal bow when stretching three and a quarter lengths clear in a six-furlong conditions stakes at Windsor.

Charlotte Rosina might find life a little tougher back in handicap company, in which she is now 5lb higher, but this does not look a brilliant race and she will not be hamstrung by reverting to the minimum trip.

Teal can secure an across-the-card double courtesy of Cahala Dancer, who runs in division one of the Western Daily Press Handicap at Bath.

The four-year-old filly failed to get the 10-furlong trip on her penultimate start at Lingfield, but righted that wrong with a good second at Brighton over a mile on soft ground.

Cahala Dancer was giving the winner, Ermyn Flyer, a stone that day yet has been relieved of another 2lb here.

With Mark Coumbe’s 5lb claim also of interest, allied to his fondness for a rain-softened track, she should again run with honour.

Amazing Blue Sky might also be worth a little look in the Westwood Handicap at Beverley.

Ruth Carr’s inmate is just 2lb higher than when victorious here last summer and has begun the season in reasonable nick.

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