Lowered the colours of the American hot-pot Lady Pauline when winning here over course and distance last time. There was no fluke about it whatsoever and he is the perfect pacey juvenile. He’s already matured from a physical point of view and his two-year-old career is definitely going to be his best.
His trainer Charlie Fellowes obviously thinks very highly of him as he pitched him in at Group One level at the backend of last season as a juvenile. His reappearance effort at Newbury was particularly strong and again they tested the water over further at the Chester May meeting. He’s back up in trip and under his perfect racing conditions – can start to justify his lofty home reputation.
Looked really good when winning at Sandown on her return even allowing that she didn’t enjoy the underfoot conditions. Connections chanced their arm by running her on quick ground again at York and it clearly didn’t suit as she folded very timidly. Going up in trip is a positive move and while she’s the forgotten horse in the market, can definitely out-run her odds.
Is a rapidly improving stayer and has done nothing wrong so far this season since being stepped up in distance and had the required quality and speed to finish second in the Epsom Derby last season. Can start to show his true form over this extreme distance today and has a 100 per cent record – two wins from two – when racing on soft ground.
Was very highly rated as a two-year-old and put up a remarkable performance from the back of the pack when winning at Goodwood last season. His three-year-old career has not gone to plan so far, however. There was a spark of improvement when fourth behind King of Comedy last time at Sandown and that form looks extra strong now seeing the winner was just chinned on Tuesday here.
They have booked the straight track specialist jockey Jamie Spencer – so expect him to be played late.
Michael Bell’s runner has gotten better with each and every start since going handicapping rising from 79 to 91 – and still looks nowhere near his ceiling. He is drawn perfectly right down on the fence in stall 1, in this incredibly rough contest. We also have a young and up-and-coming jockey in Jason Watson on our side who can ride him fairly aggressively from his stall position.
He is guaranteed to stay well in a race where Paddy’s paying 5 places.
*Prices correct at publication time on Wednesday