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There’s a lot to like about plenty of these. All of them will progress plenty this year, but based on what we’ve seen so far Creative Flair has the most potential.
There was a lot to like about her win at Sandown at the time and even since then the race has worked out well. The filly who she pulled clear of in second was a close second behind Alcohol Free (1,000 Guineas contender this weekend) in the Dubai Duty Free just a couple of weeks ago.
It’s a massive leap forward from her debut to that run and there are a lot of improvements to come this year again. She steps up to a mile now which is what she wants on breeding (by Dubawi). It’s also worth noting that William Buick has jumped off Danilova to ride her.
It would have been a tough choice on form, but siding with Creative Flair would suggest they’ve seen a fair bit of improvement from two to three at home. Charlie Appleby is in great form and he might have another good three-year-old on his hands.
Haqeeqy is tackling a Stakes race for the first time since the Lincoln last month. That race set up well for him in the end and despite meeting a lot of trouble of running, he had a strong pace to run at which looks to bring the best out of him.
Maries Diamond and Solid Stone will inject pace in this one. Haqeeqy will be ridden stone cold and at a track where front runners tend to struggle, he should be ideally positioned.
There’s a bit of rain forecast which is a slight concern. He should be fine on good to soft ground, though.
Sir Busker and Duke Of Hazzard set the standard and Haqeeqy’s ceiling is a good bit higher than that. He has race fitness under his belt and the other two are making their reappearance so everything looks in Haaqeqy’s favour.
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