She was held up at the back of the pack at York last time where it definitely favoured horses up on the speed. Given the way she hit the line strongly late on, this 1m 1f trip is a bare minimum for her. Lake Lucerne can exploit her rating of 95 over this distance right now.
Mark Johnston’s runner ran an absolute corker on his return, taking up the running a long way from home but found that huge effort too much to sustain inside the final furlong. Summer Moon does have to bounce back from a bitterly disappointing display at Sandown, but that is often the case with the stable’s runners. He looks a guaranteed stayer over this 2m 4f trip.
David Simcock’s runner did us a favour last time out, when bolting up at Ascot over this distance. That didn’t go unnoticed by the handicapper and he has taken a 10lb hike in the ratings, but remains in the same class of company. This race definitely has a bit more depth to it, but the yard are really starting to hit form and Carlos Felix can go in again.
Karl Burke’s runner travelled like the winner at Sandown last time, but the damage was done in the early stages as he was caught wide for the whole contest and was just denied in the end by Gussy Mac. That run can be upgraded and Significantly can prove a class above these if getting luck in running from a trappy draw.
One of the races of the season so far, with some top-class three and four-year-old contenders over the mile of the Sussex Stakes. The selection ran an absolute stormer behind Siskin in the 2,000 Guineas and with a clear passage, may well have broken the winner’s unbeaten run of five straight wins.
He wasn’t knocked around when finishing in mid division at the Epsom Derby. Dropping back in distance now to a mile, he is the unknown quantity in the field. I’m sure Ryan Moore had a headache choosing between the three Ballydoyle runners and Vatican City comes in under the radar.
Showed blistering early pace on her second racecourse appearance at York, making all and winning by a comfortable 5 1/2 lengths. She will be much sharper for that outing, so the drop down a furlong will not be against Spright. Trainer Karl Burke has a decent batch of juveniles on his hands and can land a double in that division today.
The William Jarvis team are in red-hot form and Arigato is a real 7f sprint specialist with a lovely draw in stall one.
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