Sir Michael Stoute has won the Gordon Stakes a record eight times, and looks to have a strong chance of adding to that record on Wednesday with his pair of runners Platitude and Ulysses. Ulysses was sent off at just 8/1 for the Epsom Derby last month with just a maiden win to his name.
He carries a big reputation with his expert trainer, and is the preferred option in the hope that he can belatedly build on his impressive eight-length maiden win at Newbury. He is by Galileo out of the Oaks winner Light Shift and Wednesday’s 10f test is expected to be his optimum trip.
Dermot Weld and Finny Maguire have teamed up to win the last two runnings of this maiden and the pair look to have a strong chance of bringing up the hat-trick with $500,000 yearling A Shin Kildare.
She’s entitled to do better than her debut third at the Curragh last time, where a lack of experience just told late on. A Shin Kildare will likely need to improve to land this and beat the standard-setting Easy Pass.
But based on her yard and pedigree she should be able to win this before going on to better things in time.