Sound and Silence is a four-time winner already this season and from seven races in total he’s only once disappointed. His win in France last time was impressive and dropping back down to 5 furlongs is absolutely perfect.
He will be very tough to catch and get our Friday off to a flyer.
This 240,000 guinea purchase, I Can Fly, bolted up on her racecourse debut by 4L on the all-weather at Dundalk.
Don’t be put off with an all-weather success, as the O’Brien team did exactly the same with Breeders Cup juvenile winner Hit It A Bomb. Just over 100 ratings-wise is needed, and I Can Fly looks well capable of at least that, if not more.
Massaat could well be the value play in this lineup, as Limato is bound to start a red hot favourite. However the selection ran a cracker over in France when only beaten by just over four lengths by champion miler Ribchester, dropping back down to the long sprint of 7 furlongs is bang on and he can land the money.
Happily was bred to be a champion and she hasn’t disappointed so far.
Her success last time on Arc weekend at Chantilly was remarkable against the boys and she now goes back in against her own sex. Looking like being a shade of odds against, she’s an outstanding bet in the Fillies Mile and can bring Aidan O’Brien closer to the record number of group 1 victories in a season.
Crowned Eagle is from a talented, but temperamental, family. He must of been misbehaving as he suffered the cruelest cut of all the gelding operation.
It was a good first try without the wedding tackle over a trip too short, he now goes back up in distance which is sure to suit and this is much easier than the Epsom Derby he contested behind Wings of Eagles, this can be a nice confidence booster.