You have to upgrade EQUILATERAL’s last performance over in Ireland where he was never put into the contest after being slowly away and hit the line very strongly.
Admittedly he’s always proved tricky to catch right, but there is no doubting that he is in very good form at the moment.
The one final added bonus is that we have jockey Hollie Doyle – who is red-hot at the moment – on his back.
ROYAL MARINE was a massive talking horse last season, where he was working like an absolute superstar before coming over from Dubai and being aimed at the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
He has pulled away his opportunity on more than one occasion, but finally he looks like he is settling down slightly and finding a rhythm in his races.
Our selection is stepping up in distance, but this galloping track is going to play to his strengths, and he is likely to fly under the radar. He could well prove a very decent recruit for the winter campaign over in Dubai.
EXTRA ELUSIVE has done us a favour the last twice and we are not going to abandon him as he looks to rack up a three-timer.
He used to be a bit of a handful, but seems to be getting better with his racing, or maybe it’s just the fact that he has an excellent jockey like Hollie Doyle on his back.
He could prove even better now stepped up in distance slightly again and who knows where he could end up? Possibly over a mile and a half towards the back end of the season at the Breeders’ Cup Turf race perhaps.
DEVILWALA certainly knew his job on racecourse debut winning in pretty smooth fashion, which typifies the Simon & Ed Crisford outfit. It was a dramatic step up in class when he finished close up behind Minzaal in the Gimcrack at York on only his second lifetime start.
He came from the back of the pack at the two-furlong marker and managed to pass all of the field except the highly-rated winner, Minzaal.
He is being completely overlooked in the market, which is a complete head scratcher, as he still has a big upside and equal form to those in the line-up.
FOX CHAIRMAN certainly deserves a win in 2020 for his consistent efforts the last three times in very decent company.
Addeybb carrying the 7lb penalty for his Group 1 victory in Australia earlier in the season makes him vulnerable against a lightly-raced, improving, four-year-old.
He also gets a change of hands with Oisin Murphy taking over in the saddle, which is bound to give him added impetus heading into the final furlong.
KINGS LYNN is likely to be towards the top of the market, but the form he has produced so far as a juvenile and in his short three-year-old campaign is very hard to pick holes in. But, the problem is he’s going to be short in the betting.
I’ll throw another one in so and Danzan for the Tim Easterby stable. looked to have been given a perfect prep at Doncaster last time leading into this and he should be an each-way price.
Admittedly RED FASCINATOR has a little to find on the official ratings, but there is no getting away from the fact that she put up a career best performance last time by some 10lb.
She actually threw the race away that day when hitting the left-side running rail inside the final furlong at Ripon, which completely stopped her in her tracks.
Despite that, she still managed to finish a close second to a proven, pattern race performer and this stiffer test over 6 furlongs should play to her strengths. She is nowhere near her ceiling rating at the moment.
What was an expensive purchase at the horses-in-training sale for his new owner, showed it was money well spent with a tidy victory on his first try for trainer David Barron at Thirsk.
ANOTHER BATT was thrown in the deep end on Irish Champions Weekend over 7 furlongs at Leopardstown, but ran with the choke out and pulled himself into submission.
He’s never been the best at backing up a decent run, but a strongly run 6 furlongs with a slight ease in the ground looks a perfect recipe to see him at his best.
He could be well worth an each-way gamble in the feature race, the Ayr Gold Cup.
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