He is definitely going the right way having finished in the first three on four of his seven lifetime starts. Most importantly this trip has brought about another jolt of improvement. Bathsheba Bay’s recent form is rock solid and he is a nifty each way price to boot.
Looked good when winning on her second start, but it was her second winning performance at Kempton that stamped her as something out of the ordinary as she bulked in by a very easy six lengths. She’s going up from 10 then 12 furlongs, so she now takes another jump up in distance which could bring about even more improvement.
He won easily at Newcastle in April and has upped his game in much hotter company in his last two outings. He was slowly away at Royal Ascot and that probably cost him in the end as the winner just about made all. Sabre can get a nice toe in just behind the leaders and pounce late with the extra furlong to suiting him.
She’s a Group 1 winning two-year-old and has done little wrong in top company so far this term. The return over the mile was solid and Wild Illusion’s most recent two tries have been over the mile and a half. Now back down to what could just be her perfect tripm she looks like being overlooked despite having the Derby-winning trainer/Jockey combination.
16:10 – Forseti
Made a satisfactory debut at Newbury at a huge price and subsequently has won fairly smoothly at Salisbury. Then he shot far too high in the Superlative Stakes at the July meeting in Newmarket behind Quorto. This represents a significant drop in grade, he’s well drawn in stall six and the trainer Andrew Balding could not be in better form.
Had been off the track for a good while before making a winning return at Windsor. Kick on Kick on has been raised only 5lbs for the victory and surely has more under the bonnet. Mainly because he looked a little rusty and had a good blow there, which suggests he can take his form up at least another notch.
* All odds correct at time of posting.