SUNSET BREEZE has returned much improved since being gelded, showing plenty of improvement to get off the mark on his handicap debut at Newcastle last month.
He found plenty to edge it close home, and he followed that up with an impressive victory at Newmarket 16 days ago, driven out to win by a length after being kept honest by an enthusiastic runner-up. He is a well-built, powerful sprinter firmly on the up, and his style looks set to keep him ahead of the handicapper.
He is up 5lbs for his latest win, but there is surely more to come from Sir Mark Prescott’s charge, who holds solid claims in in hat-trick bid.
ASCRAEUS showed she had clearly leant from her two runs as a two-year-old when making her all-weather debut at Wolverhampton last month.
She showed improved form to get off the mark on her reappearance, though she did need every inch of the 7-furlong trip after staying on to lead close home.
This step back up to a mile should show her to much better effect, and with her form as solid as anything else in the race, she is taken to make her handicap debut a winning one.
A lightly-raced maiden, JACK RYAN produced an excellent fifth on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton last month, shaping better than the bare result suggests after a big move into contention off the home turn ultimately proved his undoing. Although he was not unduly punished after flattening out.
Three from that race have all shown improvement subsequently, each hitting the frame next time out, and, having been eased 1lb in the weights, there is every reason to think that John Ryan’s charge can do the same. Particularly with apprentice jockey Darragh Keenan taking off a further 3lbs.
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