15:00 Newmarket Sat 13 October 2018
A little unlucky to be unbeaten in his four starts, only beaten by Calyx when runner-up at Royal Ascot when drawn on the opposite side. Impressive last time when made to do his own running at the Curragh and remains open to improvement.
Far from disgraced when beaten by Quorto in his four-timer bid at the Curragh and already has two Group wins. May be seen to best effect when stepped up in trip but his form from last time is rock solid regardless and shouldn't be far away.
Listed winner who has finished a place behind stablemate Anthony Van Dyck on his last two starts, most recently when third in a Curragh Group 1. Will want further than this and likely to struggle to reverse form with stablemate.
Took a big step forward from his Lingfield success when winning a Listed event at Salisbury but it takes a big leap of faith to imagine him getting competitive at this level. May appreciate the likely quicker ground.
Won his maiden at Cork and got his head back in front in a Group 2 here last time out. That didn't look the strongest event and the drop in trip is a concern but he did it well enough and shouldn't be ruled out
Unbeaten in two starts, impressive when landing a Listed event at Doncaster on his second start. The three in behind haven't done much for the form since but he's the type to carry on progressing.
Bolted up by 4L in a Group 3 at Sandown last month and produced a huge effort when winning at Doncaster last time in the Champagne Stakes, quickening up well from off the pace. Fast ground a minor concern but expected to make it four from four here.
Last Year's Winner
|1||U S Navy Flag||2||9-1||5/1||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore|
Too Darn Hot (1/1), Anthony Van Dyck (11/4), Advertise (7/1), Sangarius (8/1), Christmas (20/1), Mohawk (20/1), Kuwait Currency (50/1)
- Too Darn Hot
- Anthony Van Dyck
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