Ice Sprite has been a bit of a slow learner, but she is starting to get the hang of things and is looking for the three-timer. She was never going any better than when right on top of the line at Windsor last time and this 1m 4f distance, at the moment, is just about her minimum. We can see her continue to progress up the ladder the further she steps up in distance. They are becoming a formidable trainer-jockey combination are William Haggas and Tom Marquand.
Finally this talented sprinter has got a few things all in his favour on the right day. The Cruising Lord finds himself very well handicapped, has an excellent jockey in Tom Marquand booked, and he’s also been handed a very favourable stand-side draw in stall number nine. Added to that, there is also a bit of pace drawn in stall seven and Desert Safari should lead him down until the furlong marker perfectly.
Straight off the back of his debut success he ran fourth in the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood and that form has been rubber-stamped with the winner that day, Khalifa Sat, going on to finish second in the Epsom Derby. Back in the handicap company last time, he ran a decent sort of race in second and Fijinow looks to be on a very workable mark, raised just 1lb by the handicapper.
Our jockey and reigning champion Oisin Murphy needs to get a few winners on the board, as he has a seven-day suspension looming.
Snazzy Jazzy is a hold-up performer and we have the perfect starting position for these tactics, drawn right down on the paint in stall one. We won’t be giving any ground away on the way round for this 7f long sprint contest, and his potent change of gear can be used later on, under the excellent Adam Kirby. With forecast soft conditions, which he handles well, he will be played fast and late.
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