Easy Victory (9/1) makes her reappearance after a very long layoff, however, that shouldn’t be a problem as she was a spectacular winner on her racecourse debut at Newmarket last year.
Following that, she was aiming very high in group 3 and group one company behind Rhododendron.
This looks like a good starting point and the boys in blue can start our Saturday with an easy winner!
Speculative Bid has returned this year in fair form, running solid without winning on both occasions at Ascot.
His only try here at Doncaster resulted in a four length victory, admittedly in an easier contest. He has been given a chance by the handicapper, dropping him three pounds and his hold-up style with pace drawn around him is suited perfectly to the course and distance.
When looking at Stake Acclaim, his overall profile is that of an improver, a typical slow burner from this outfit, but he’s getting better.
All ground conditions appear to be fine for him, and as far as tactics are concerned he is pretty straightforward and will push up handy.
The team are still buzzing after their recent group one success and he can out-run his odds at a huge each way price in the sprint.
Vintage Folly has found an excellent opportunity to get her head back in front for the second time. She comes out top rated in the lineup ,and having chased home Shutter Speed and also Beautiful Morning, her form is very strong already with only four races under her belt.
Josephine Gordon is chasing hard to get to the magical 100 winner mark for the season, and this filly can get her closer in this black type listed contest
Chelsea Lad has gone off favourite on six of his nine lifetime starts, and yes he has been expensive to follow, however he looks like flying in here under the radar at a relatively unconsidered 16/1 shot.
Ridden far too aggressively last time over the extended mile and a quarter, they are bound to employ more patient tactics stepping up to a mile and a half. With low mileage on the clock he still has not reached his ceiling and can take the November handicap.
Tathmeen looked a very exciting prospect when bolting up by six lengths at Newbury in a novice contest. Sent off favourite next time in a red hot York handicap he disappointed, however, he showed that running to be all wrong with a much better performance back at Newbury last time.
He is drawn in stall number one on the far side of the track and Jim Crowley can poach a soft and easy lead on that side from the get go. He fits the bill as a late maturing juvenile and can go into winter quarters with another victory under his belt.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the flat turf season has been Aidan O’Brien.
His dominance, his rip roaring season, I’m in awe. His season has been tremendous, enjoyable, fantastic, the superlatives just keep coming and coming!
The effort by the squad is not to be underestimated and you wouldn’t rule out them breaking that record again next season.
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So who was it who gave Aidan the opportunity to show us what he can do? Take a bow Mr John Magnier!
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