Jason Weaver: This 13/2 shot can prove a real star on Tuesday at HQ

The three-day Craven meeting starts on Tuesday and top pundit Jason Weaver fancies Sunday Star in the day's feature...

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13:50 Count Otto

Amanda Perrett’s runner looks overpriced to me in the 6f sprint that opens the Craven meeting, The yard are in good form and we have an excellent pilot in the form of Jason Watson. A quick look back at his win over this distance on the July course reminds us of how talented this runner is.

He can track the pace and pounce late with a potent change of gear.

14:25 Shine so Bright

Ran well in a host of decent level two-year-old contests last year including the Richmond Stakes and Mill Reef Stakes. He’s proven that he goes well fresh and the team couldn’t be any hotter at present. He’ll handle the ground and added to that we’ve got the mighty Silvester De Sousa in the saddle.

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15:00 Kadar

He was a massive talking horse before his racecourse debut at Haydock last September where he bolted up, beating a really good yardstick in Waldstern. However, we didn’t see him on a racecourse again as a juvenile. He’s always been highly-rated by his excellent handler Karl Burke and he will need to be taking on much higher-rated rivals, The dream is still alive!

15:35 Sunday Star

Like a good few in this they all ran against each other in the Oh So Sharp Group 3 Stakes over course and distance at the back end of last season. I looked at the replay and she did remarkably well to finish third, having been very headstrong in the early stages. If she settles better we can upgrade that performance significantly for trainer Ed Walker and the in-form Gerald Mosse.

She may just hold a class edge in this line-up.

17:20 Solid Stone

Sir Michael Stoute’s runner improved with every outing last term, rounding off with a fair victory up at Newcastle, The form has been given a little boost since with the second winning on seasonal debut in February at the same track.  It’s the form of his debut run that really catches the eye behind King Ottokar though. That looks particularly strong and his 85 rating should be nowhere near his ceiling.

*Prices correct at time of publishing 

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