A fair bit of depth to this, but Charlie Appleby tends to run his better juveniles at Newmarket, and MISS JINGLES makes plenty of appeal being a full-sister to useful winners first time up for Godolphin. It will be interesting to see how she fares in the market. She’s So Nice was well found in the betting when second on debut at Thirsk and will improve, while Willabell and Glesga Gal should both find races also.
The likeable PASS THE VINO scored over this course and distance last term and arrives on the back of an encouraging return on the Rowley Mile, where he didn’t help himself early by being too keen.
That form has been boosted since, and Pass The Vino should have even more to offer, so a bold showing is expected from him. Nahaarr, who resumed progress when third in the Silver Wokingham last time, strikes as an obvious threat along with Woven, who was sixth in that same race.
Following a commanding victory on his reappearance at Yarmouth, MAYDANNY ‘won’ on his side in the Hunt Cup consolation race at Royal Ascot having been drawn away from the main action. That performance gives every indication that his current mark is a lenient one and this beautifully-bred sort is strongly fancied to quickly resume winning ways. Almufti finished fourth in that contest and he can remain competitive, while Lawn Ranger could be dangerous if allowed too much rope.
A good winner at Yarmouth on return, MAGICAL MORNING impressed when defying a penalty over this trip at Doncaster, quickening up well and eased close home to get the better of a well-backed, well-bred Sir Michael Stoute newcomer.
That looks strong form on the face of it, and he is well worth his place at this higher level. Lord Campari is feared most, whilst Al Suhail is a player if returning to the level of form he showed as a juvenile.
AL AASY and Dawn Rising both broke their maiden tags by double-figure margins recently and could prove a cut above some more exposed rivals in this fascinating contest. Marginal preference is for the former, who attracted good support for the Derby in the spring, and may have just needed time to come to hand. Al Dabaran is considered a player if he’s able to put a poor run in the Queen’s Vase behind him.
SWISS ACE won only an ordinary race on debut, but he skipped clear in the final furlong in the manner of one who looks capable of making his mark at this higher level. It is interesting that Aidan O’Brien relies solely on him, and there could be significantly more to come from this typically well-bred colt. Qaader is a big player on form on the back of his second in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, as is Tactical, who landed the Windsor Castle with a bit up his sleeve, and surely has more to offer.
Marginal preference is for DANCIN INTHESTREET, who has enjoyed no luck in running at all when third on both of her starts this season, most recently behind Art Power at Royal Ascot – who has subsequently franked the form by winning a pattern race in Ireland – and she can gain rich compensation here. Mark Johnston’s hat-trick seeking Meraas provides very stern opposition though along with fellow improvers Sunset Breeze and Lexington Dash in an ultra-competitive handicap.
OLD PERSIAN has tasted success at the highest level abroad, and though his reappearance was slightly underwhelming, he’s expected to step up markedly on that with cheekpieces employed and record his tenth career win. Enbihaar ran to a smart level on several occasions last year and she may still have more to offer having been kept in training, with Alounak also feared.
Timeform’s tips for Newmarket on Thursday
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