15:35 Goodwood Wed 31 July 2019
Won the Queen Anne Stakes last year but blotted his copybook when refusing to race in this year's renewal. A slow start cost him at Ascot earlier this month and hardly one to rely on at present. Wears first-time cheekpieces.
Gained his first Group 1 success in the Queen Anne last time out and posted a respectable third in this race last year. Vulnerable to the less exposed sorts but usually thereabouts at this level and has solid place claims.
Made it six wins from 10 starts in the Group 1 Prix D'Ispahan but he's looked somewhat flattered by that Group 1 success subsequently, well beaten in the Eclipse and at Royal Ascot. Needs improvement for the drop back in trip.
Group 2 winner at Leopardstown last year and she pushed Roaring Lion close on Champions' Day at Ascot later that season. Hasn't been up to that level this season but might be able to pick up some place money if she gets a decent pace to aim at.
Made it three wins from seven starts when dropped markedly in trip for the St James's Palace Stakes last time out (Too Darn Hot third). Could have more to give at 1m and he rates as the one to beat.
Group 3 winner at York earlier in the campaign but well beaten in lesser company than this at Royal Ascot and hard to make a case for up at Group 1 level for the first time.
Impressive when bolting up in the Irish Guineas at the Curragh in May and better than what he showed in the St James's Palace Stakes behind Too Darn Hot and Circus Maximus last time out. The easier mile should also suit and capable of going well.
Group 1 Dewhurst winner as a juvenile and gained a first win since in the Jean Prat at Deauville last time out having been previously tried at 1m and 1m2f. Step back up in trip not guaranteed to suit, particularly if rain makes it a stamina test.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Lightning Spear||7||9-8||9/1||Full Result|
|T: D M SimcockJ: Oisin Murphy|
Too Darn Hot (1/1), Circus Maximus (9/2), Phoenix Of Spain (11/2), Lord Glitters (6/1), I Can Fly (14/1), Zabeel Prince (20/1), Happy Power (33/1), Accidental Agent (33/1)
- Circus Maximus
- Too Darn Hot
- Phoenix Of Spain
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