Andrew Balding’s runner has been a complete model of consistency for the whole of her career. Campaigned aggressively over 6f and sparingly over 7f, it may seem a little strange that she now tries 1m on her 22nd lifetime start.
She has just been getting out-paced at the furlong marker and then staying on late towards the line. The fact that the champion jockey elect Oisin Murphy rode her last time and she’s now stepped up in distance is a positive.
She rates a massive each-way player at a double digit price.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this daughter of Dubawi backed into odds-on favouritism on the day, as she has a very impressive profile. On only her third life-time start she ran the eventual St Ledger second, Sir Ron Priestley, close at Goodwood and that rates and massive effort so early on in her career.
There’s no stopping Dettori at the moment either.
Roger Varian’s filly has got a super record with two victories and two close-up seconds in very decent company, and boasts strong course form as well – which is an added bonus,
I look back at her debut win here on the Rowley Mile and she went down into the dip like she was on rails. When one or two of these are caught out running downhill, she can take advantage.
Saeed bin Suroor’s colt Is massively underrated in the market – despite being a triple Group 1 winner at Meydan and Munich!
He has a bit of course form when running in the Craven Stakes behind Eminent two years ago. He’s always getting knocked as ‘just’ an international performer but we may well see him turn up on Champions weekend at Ascot.
But Friday’s Group 2 contest is no afterthought.
* Prices correct at time of publishing