Judicial posted an excellent return to action in the Palace house at Newmarket, however his second try at Haydock is worth forgetting as he suffered a luckless passage all the way through and never saw clear daylight. He went to Beverly and bolted up in an easy small field contest. The return to tougher company if granted a clear passage holds no fear.
Ghostwatch looked very good on his return when bolting up at Wolverhampton, but seemed to struggle a bit next time at Chester on that unique tight track. The 2.1 million purchase made no mistake at Sandown last time with a cosy victory, and raised 8lbs he still looks nowhere near his ceiling.
South Seas had some excellent juvenile form a couple of seasons ago, but like many he seemed to struggle in his three-year-old campaign. As a result of that he has dropped to a very attractive mark and his two efforts this year have been at an unsuitably tight track. He’s not best drawn in a wide position but hopefully his class will see him through.
God Given didn’t need to run up to her official rating to win at Haydock last time in the Pinnacle Stakes, but what she did show was plenty of guts and determination when challenged hard inside the final furlong. That, surely, will have brought her forward and she can improve again on that outing.
It’s hard to get a real handle on Narella’s juvenile German form but she was highly tried after her group 3 victory trying her hand on Arc weekend at the highest level, The dogs have been barking in Newmarket as her work in the mornings has been sometimes spectacular. Let’s hope she shows that on Saturday afternoon on the racetrack.
Tawdeea managed to win this contest back in 2016 off a much higher rating. Having reached a high of 106 he now finds himself dropped all the way down to a lowly perch of 85. That drop in the handicap combined with a recent wind operation makes him dangerously well-treated. At double figure odds, he’s the each-way play.
14:10 Sandown – The Eclipse
Masar may well have underperformed on the dirt in Dubai, however his three runs this year in England have been top drawer. Dropping back down from the Derby distance and taking on his elders for the first time should not pose a problem he has that rare ability to quicken off a fast pace and that can see him be a spectacular winner of the Eclipse.