Indian Affair is a 10-year-old now, so may have thought he would make it through his racing career in one piece. However, a gelding operation and a change of scenery look to have freshened him up as he bounced back to form for his new connections last week over course and distance.
On his first start for Charlie Wallis he found only an in-form Englishman too strong, a repeat of which should see him go close having been dropped into a classified stakes.
Prince of Eagles was a comfortable winner on his third start last time and, while the handicapper hasn’t missed him by handing him a mark of 77, he could have more to offer as he goes up in trip.
On pedigree he should improve for it with his sire being a Group 1 winner over 10 furlongs, and his dam being a half-sister to high class middle distance horses Ghaiyyath and Zhukova, so it is obvious why his connections are keen to step him up on his handicap debut.
It’s a trappy little race, however, with a couple of other entries making their first starts in handicaps, and Cottonopolis just being touched off last time out.
A £1/€1 double on these selections returns £/€8.67 including stake on pp.com. Odds correct at time of posting, subject to change.