HALA HALA HALA has rock solid form in the book already and she’s a real smooth moving daughter of Exceed and Excel and that is where I’m a little worried regarding the ground conditions.
She will need it good or better to produce her best form as her daisy-cutting action would not be suited if lots of rain arrives. She’s had a wind operation and has the tongue tie on for the first time. William Buick is a plus to have in the saddle.
KRAKEN POWER looked very good when winning under this pilot Jamie Gormley at Hamilton under softer conditions. However, his races subsequently have not panned out ideal as he was forced into a very strong pace at Newbury and then he had no luck whatsoever at Goodwood, after being knocked from pillar to post throughout that contest.
It’s a massive pot on offer in the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes and he probably will stay further than the 6 furlongs in time, but we need something to hit the line strong.
Oisin Murphy’s mount SIR BUSKER has danced the dance in two big handicaps already this season winning the 1m Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot off a rating of 96 and being narrowly denied in the Bunbury Cup over 7f under a 6lb penalty. You can ignore his last run as he got no luck-in-running at Goodwood and would surely have finished in the top three instead of ninth. Has won on all types of ground and looks rock solid among the market leaders.
Aidan O’Brien’s LOVE had one of the best performances I have witnessed in the flesh at Epsom last time and it has to be said that she is a potential superstar.
She’s cool, relaxed, smooth, athletic and blessed with a perfect pedigree to boot, what’s not to like? Oh, and did I mention Ryan Moore is onboard too?
SEA OF FAITH was keeping very smart company last season and undoubtedly produced her best performance over this distance with some slight ease in the ground when last seen 371 days ago at Salisbury.
She is obviously been slow to come to hand in her work this season and her trainer William Haggas has been incredibly patient to wait for that natural sparkle to come to the surface. He can be rewarded here in a race that celebrates the legendary trainer Sir Henry Cecil.
It looked for all the world as if a step up in distance would suit BONNYRIGG when winning at Newmarket last time for Andrew Balding.
The champion jockey Oisin Murphy will be doing a few laps of the track to get himself down to the required weight for this engagement, but I believe they can get the job done.
ANNA NERIUM is dropping down into handicap company and I can see this super consistent performer regaining the winning trend. She is an ideal long sprint, 7-furlong specialist.
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