Veracious can go one better than 12 months ago to claim the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket, according to Keith Hamer.
Veracious can go one better than 12 months ago to claim the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.
Connections have always rated the mare highly and were rewarded with victory at Group One level in the Falmouth Stakes in July 2019.
Sir Michael Stoute’s five-year-old has already had two attempts at this prestigious prize, finishing sixth to Laurens in 2018 and then a length-and-a-half runner-up to Billesdon Brook 12 months ago.
She went on to take fourth place in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions Day last October and heads for a third crack at the Sun Chariot a fresh horse.
She has only had the one run this season and that was a winning one in a Listed contest at Haydock where she accounted for Posted, who has gone on to win at that particular grade.
Mighty Gurkha has a touch of class that can see him capture the £115,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes.
Archie Watson’s youngster has to give weight all round after making all the running in the Group Three Sirenia Stakes at Kempton.
He looks up to the task and is quite versatile as far as tactics are concerned, as he does not have to lead.
Mamba Wamba is worth supporting in the William Hill Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar.
The form she showed to finish fourth behind Umm Kulthum in the Group Three Firth of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes at Ayr last time certainly gives her a fair chance in this open contest.
Her fourth in the Listed Roses Stakes and novice success at York also reads well in the contest of this race.
Khaloosy has been a shade disappointing since his impressive Royal Ascot victory – but the expected underfoot conditions should see him in his true colours in the Racing TV EBF Stallions Guisborough Stakes.
Roger Varian’s three-year-old looked to have all before him when he hacked up in the Britannia Handicap, but he has been beaten in both his starts since when sent off a short-priced favourite.
However, this seven furlongs on soft ground should bring out the best in the grey son of Dubawi.
Keith Hamer's tips
FONTWELL: 2.19 Good News, 2.54 Rococo River, 3.29 Harefield, 4.04 Ga Law, 4.39 Beyond The Pale, 5.10 Anti Cool, 5.40 Rebel Rebello.
GOWRAN PARK: 2.00 Duffle Coat, 2.35 Miss Cedille, 3.10 Make Good, 3.45 Headline Joe, 4.20 Flooring Porter, 4.55 The Storyteller, 5.30 Victoria Bay, 6.00 Morosini.
NEWMARKET: 1.05 Bolshoi Ballet, 1.40 Mighty Gurkha, 2.10 Moonlight In Paris, 2.45 VERACIOUS (NAP), 3.20 Urban Artist, 3.55 Fabrizio, 4.30 One Small Step.
REDCAR: 1.10 Emperor Supreme, 1.45 Mac Ailey 2.15 Jamil, 2.50 Khaloosy, 3.25 Mamba Wamba, 4.00 Nikolayeva, 4.35 Stone Soldier, 5.05 Shepherds Way.
TIPPERARY: 12.45 Eternal Presence, 1.15 Maker Of Kings, 1.50 Ontario, 2.25 Albigna, 3.00 Sheer Bravado, 3.35 Angel Palanas, 4.10 Cracking Name, 4.45 Make A Promise.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.50 Manfadh, 5.25 Mia Mia, 5.55 Ibn Arabi, 6.30 Messalina, 7.00 Sunset Kiss, 7.30 Spirit Of May, 8.00 End Zone, 8.30 Ray’s The One.
DOUBLE: Veracious and Mighty Gurkha.
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