LOGICIAN looked one of the most exciting St Leger winners for a while 12 months ago and should have no problem making a winning return.
He has been treated for peritonitis while he’s been off the track, but has reportedly been working well, and he is a class above his sole rival Mythical Magic, so it is hard not to see him making a winning return.
This looks a wide-open fillies’ nursery where you can make a case for plenty. You will have to have a fair bit in hand to come out on top here, and one who may have been let in lightly is MEU AMOR.
She shaped well in a good-looking maiden at Goodwood in July, and landed some nice bets when confirming that promise at Pontefract last time – produced to lead in the final furlong and driven out to score with a bit in hand.
The longer trip here could bring about further improvement and she appeals as being better than a 70s filly.
An interesting renewal of the May Hill, and ZABEEL QUEEN is confidently selected to build on the promise of her debut win at Ascot in July.
That race has been won by some useful fillies, and Zabeel Queen looked one right out of the top drawer, showing inexperience when first shaken up, but showing a good turn of foot when the penny dropped.
She won readily in the end and rates the type to take a significant step forward now stepping up in grade and trip.
CAIRN ISLAND is by a speedy sire, but is related to plenty that stayed well, and he has been noticeably strong at the finish when winning the last twice over 6 furlongs.
This extra distance of this race, which is likely to be run at a sound gallop, should therefore be right up his street, and though he has a bit to find with Yazaman, that rival isn’t one for maximum faith with connections reaching for more severe headgear.
The selections stablemate, Uncle Jumbo, who stayed on well in a similar even at York last time, also makes some appeal.
ALPINISTA was seen to good effect under a brilliant front-running ride when winning a Listed event at Salisbury last month, but she showed another chunk of improvement when chasing home Love in the Yorkshire Oaks last time.
There was an element of her picking up the pieces on that occasion as she was ridden contrastingly to at Salisbury the time before, but she still deserves credit for getting within five lengths of the best three-year-old filly around, and Alpinista is very much bred to be well suited by this step up in trip.
This looks a strong three-year-old handicap, but JUMAIRA BAY‘s close second at York in July has been boosted a couple of times since, and he’s selected to enhance Roger Varian’s good recent record in this race.
The yard have won this with a couple of progressive types in recent years, and first-time cheekpieces could bring out more in Jumaira Bay.
Persuasion, who was last seen contesting the 2000 Guineas, heads the many possible dangers.
The sole three-year-old in the line-up FRESH, was impressive when making light of his opening mark at Kempton last month, quickening up impressively and finding plenty when challenged.
There’s undoubtedly more to come from James Fanshawe’s charge and he can defy a rise in the weights returned turf.
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