He put up by far and away his best performance last time at Chepstow coming in the front two in a field of 14. He has been given an opening handicap mark of 83, that looks realistic and with perfect conditions, trip and track all ideal, he can get is off to a flyer.
This five-year-old mare brings in some solid listed and group race form from Germany. It’s surprising, coming from that ballpark, she is not dependent on soft ground and will love the quick conditions at Haydock. She in the top three here on official ratings and I cannot believe that she is around a double-digit price. The favourite ran a shocker last time too!
He us slowly finding his form for the sprint king Robert Cowell. He was arguably a little unlucky in the dash at Epsom last time when just missing the break and finding his feet late on. His handler is convinced that he is getting quicker and although officially on the book he has a bit to find, he rates a solid each-way player with 10 runners going to post.
His return effort at Newbury in the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes was a cracker, finishing close up behind the top guys. Lancaster Bomber the third in that one has come out and won at the highest level since. Charlie Hills’ runners have notably come on and improved on their second try of the season.
He was very highly tried after getting his head in front at Windsor after being thrown in at Group Two level on his next few starts. We can also put a line through his return effort over this trip at Goodwood as he was far too keen in the early stages, with a furious gallop and was also squeezed full room late on. Yafta looks strong, but our selection is flying under the radar at double digit odds.
He quickly went from an official rating of 71, up to the perch where he currently sits on 98. He’s only having his eighth race and looks as if he has not reached his ceiling yet. The Owen Burrows yard are in form having a real smart winner at Sandown on Thursday and his overall profile is of the big improver in this line-up.