Danced every dance in his three-year-old career and has been in with the very best company on numerous occasions. Eminent’s first two tries this term were very average, but he took a step in the right direction when not beaten too far over and inadequate trip last time at Ascot. The only other time he tried this distance was a close run thing in the Derby at Epsom,
We have only seen him on two occasions, an easy win in a maiden Yarmouth and coming four lengths behind in listed company at Sandown. A closer look at that run and it’s all the more impressive that Regal Reality was making a big move to get competitive. He blew up on a seasonal reappearance, so should be much fitter now and he looks to be the class act in this line-up.
This lad used to be a very classy two-year-old, keeping company with the very best in the business like Churchill and Thunder Snow. South Seas’ obviously had his problems as we’ve only seen him on a handful of occasions since then. He was drawn wide at Sandown and did incredibly well to come from way back to not to be beaten too far.
Surely, they have Sioux Nation is down as the wrong price at Paddy Power and it’s not often he makes a mistake. 12/1 looks an each-way steal and he has strong claims of winning the contest as well. He’s going to be much better back down over the minimum and we only need the red hot favourite to have a slightly off day, which is highly possible, for us to collect.
Leading Spirit came good in no uncertain terms when bolting up on his handicap debut at Newbury. He carries a penalty for that easy success and sits perched on a mark of 82. His pedigree is littered with group race performers and he has been highly underestimated in my opinion.
Has been knocking on the door loudly on her last three occasions since bolting out over today’s distance of 7 furlongs underneath Harry Bentley. A big field with a strong pace is going to suit Di Fede’s fold up tactics as she was just found out over the stamina sapping mile at Ascot last time. I look back for that in her form and she ran Urban Fox to a neck and that form now looks rock solid.
Baritone has yet to win, but is only having his fifth lifetime start today. On pedigree, he is going to appreciate the step up in distance and he looks to be another runner racing off a very lenient handicap mark. As ever his trainer Sir Michael Stoute has been very patient and looks to have found a good opportunity to break his maiden.
* All odds correct at time of posting.