Libertarian looks Leger star
Anita Chambers says Libertarian can bounce back to his best in the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday - she has a tip in every race.
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BATH: 2.15 Fear Of Favour, 2.50 Kashgar, 3.25 Good Value, 4.00 North Pole, 4.35 Evangelist, 5.05 Million Faces, 5.40 Gold Beau.
CHESTER: 1.50 Telegraph, 2.20 Spin Artist, 2.55 Tac De Boistron, 3.30 Mick's Yer Man, 4.10 Mahican, 4.45 Come On Dave, 5.15 Chocala.
CURRAGH: 1.55 Illusive, 2.25 Cape Of Approval, 3.00 My Good Brother, 3.35 Shirocco Star, 4.05 Ned's Indian, 4.40 Zip Wire, 5.10 Line Drummer.
DONCASTER: 2.05 Outstrip, 2.40 El Viento, 3.15 Viztoria, 3.50 LIBERTARIAN (NAP), 4.25 Voodoo Prince, 5.00 Extra Noble, 6.05 Stepping Ahead.
KEMPTON: 5.30 Oh So Sassy, 6.00 Cool Hand Jake, 6.30 Secret Success, 7.00 Do More Business, 7.30 Ajig, 8.00 My Direction, 8.30 Sir Mike, 9.00 Steely.
LINGFIELD: 2.00 Royal Alcor, 2.30 Lucilla, 3.05 Gold Chain, 3.40 Hipz, 4.15 Our Duchess, 4.50 Raging Bear, 5.20 Grey Mirage, 5.50 Ladweb.
DOUBLE: Libertarian and Outstrip.
Libertarian made a thoroughly inauspicious start in the Godolphin blue but he can make amends with Classic victory in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.
Sheikh Mohammed's operation swooped for the New Approach colt after he made a stellar start to his career, winning a Pontefract maiden before going on to finish fourth in the Sandown Classic Trial and register a shock 33-1 win in the Dante at York.
That prompted then-trainer Elaine Burke to pitch him into the Derby at Epsom and he ran another cracker to finish second to Ruler Of The World, beaten just over a length at double-figure odds.
Libertarian was putting in all his best work at the finish that day and Godolphin obviously recognised his potential as they agreed a deal for the colt, with the Irish Derby offering a farewell outing for Burke.
However, that trip to the Curragh yielded little joy as Libertarian was always struggling on a quicker surface, coming off the bridle early on and eventually beating just one horse home.
That run was clearly too bad to be true and the Burke team felt perhaps they had gone to the well too often with such an inexperienced horse having raced five times in three months.
Given plenty of time to recover from those exertions by new handler Charlie Appleby, Libertarian should be well refreshed and with cut in the ground now highly likely, conditions look sure to suit and the presence of William Buick in the saddle is another plus.
Berkshire's absence takes some of the shine off the At The Races Champagne Stakes but Outstrip can take full advantage to give Godolphin and Appleby a big-race double.
Winner of a Newmarket maiden in June, Outstrip's sights were immediately raised to Group Two level for the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood, when he looked all over the winner a furlong out only for Toormore to come with a wet sail and snatch the glory.
Toormore is very highly thought of by connections and Outstrip was only beaten a neck, making him a leading contender for this event.
Edward Lynam has had to play a waiting game with Viztoria this term but his patience can pay dividends in the OLBG Park Stakes.
A Group Three win at the Curragh in May was followed by a trip to Ascot for the Coronation Stakes the following month, but Viztoria was certainly not seen to best advantage on fast ground and tackling a mile for the first time.
Dropped back to seven furlongs and back on much more suitable ground, Viztoria can regain her sparkle.
Tac De Boistron is a fascinating contender in the Stella Artois Stand Cup at Chester.
He missed an intended outing at Kempton last week but can follow up on his promising Goodwood debut with victory in this Listed heat.
Grey Mirage seems to save his best for the all-weather and can illustrate the point in the British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes at Lingfield, while Sir Mike can strike for Amanda Perrett in Kempton's New O&T Bar Coming In October Handicap.
Evangelist was a winner at Warwick last month can go in again in the Bathwick Tyres Trowbridge Handicap at Bath.