Summit Fever showed much improved form to get off the mark at Lingfield last month, winning with a bit to spare, and he shaped as though still in top form when fifth on his handicap bow at Chelmsford recently, not really seen to best advantage from a wide draw. Everything about him, including his pedigree, suggests he’ll go on improving, and a BHA mark in the mid-70s shouldn’t prove beyond him.
Just Fine shaped with plenty of promise when fourth on debut at Lingfield last time, the Sea The Stars colt keeping on well inside the final furlong, never really threatening to win but pulling well clear of his nearest pursuer. His pedigree suggests progress will be forthcoming, particularly with this step up to a mile expected to suit.
My Swallow finished sixth on debut over this course and distance last month, but he showed plenty of ability in what has since proven a very warm maiden. The race was run in easily the fastest time of the three races over course and distance on the card, including in 0.51 seconds faster than the Solario Stakes, and there have been plenty of improvers to come out of the contest, the winner himself finishing third at listed level on his most recent outing. My Swallow appeals very much the type to improve with that run under his belt, and he is taken to do his bit for the form.
Montatham is currently enjoying a tremendous season, finishing runner-up in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot in between winning handicaps at Newmarket, Sandown and York, producing a career-best performance to get the better of a subsequent Group 3 winner on the latter occasion. He is already up to the standard required to not only compete at, but also to win at listed level, and he is difficult to oppose in his current vein of form.
Sparkling Olly showed improved form on her handicap and stable debut to get off the mark in ready fashion at Chepstow in July, seeing off a likeable rival who in turned pulled a little way clear of the remainder. She then went a long way to confirming that form under a penalty at Newmarket, running encouragingly in the face of a quick turnaround. She remains with potential and, having been given a small break, should be ready to regain the winning thread for Ralph Beckett’s team.
Dublin Pharaoh got off the mark at the third time of asking at Lingfield in February, taking a little while to hit his stride but quite impressive once in full flow. He shaped as if retaining his ability after seven months off at Newmarket last time, but was not seen to best effect from a poor break. He looks the part and remains with potential.
Rose Grey produced a promising first effort to finish runner-up at Meydan back in February, and though she hasn’t strictly been able to build on that effort in her two subsequent appearances, she still has improving to do. She has plenty about her physically and her opening mark looks a fair one, so she is expected to be bang there.
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