GLOBAL ESTEEM has improved with each run this season, twice hitting the frame before showing improved form to get off the mark over this course and distance last time, seeing out the extra furlong well to win in good style. He is not without his quirks, but a gelding operation prior to the resumption of racing looks to have settled him down, and there is every reason to believe he can do better still. He is a lightly-raced sort going the right way, so he boasts leading claims in his bid to follow up.
BLUE DE VEGA has stood plenty of racing over the years, and he has always been a horse that has struggled to win races, that is, up until this summer. Blue De Vega opened his account for the season in a Newmarket handicap in July, and he proved that was no fluke when following it up at Ascot the following month.
He completed the hat-trick at Sandown, proving more impressive with each of his runs, and he continued in his good vein of form when runner-up in a conditions event at Leicester last time, splitting the pair who were favoured at the weights. He is holding his form really well of late and it would be no surprise to see him thereabouts once again.
WALIYAK has proven herself a useful filly this season, hitting the frame in handicaps at Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and the Ebor Festival, and she had little trouble getting off the mark for the campaign dropped back in grade at Lingfield last time, quickening to lead over two furlongs out and forging clear from thereon in.
That win may have come in calmer waters, but the manner of the victory suggests she is more than ready for this step up to listed level, and she makes plenty of appeal in her bid to provide trainer Roger Varian with a fourth win in this race since 2014.
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