18:15 Curragh Fri 16 August 2019
Took form to a new level when only beaten a length by Stradivarius in the Gold Cup on latest start, travelling best in the process. Question is whether the drop back in trip is against him, but if not, looks the one to beat, despite the 3lb penalty.
2017 St Leger winner, and has twice run well in the Arc, top class stayer at best but has been below form this season and now needs to get his season back on track. Well behind Master Of Reality at Ascot and work to do to turn that form around.
Winner of his last two starts, both Listed contests, at Roscommon and Down Royal and is clearly going the right way this season, but this much the hardest task he's faced so far and he needs another personal best to challenge the principals.
Highly tried this season and his ¾l second to Stradivarius in the G2 Yorkshire Cup reads very well, but looks one-paced whatever trip he's tried over. Possible that slower ground could help his cause though, so not written off just yet.
Took a Listed event at Cork on her seasonal debut in April and has more or less run to that form since then, her close third in a G3 at Leopardstown last time reading well enough. Likely to be playing for places at best tonight though.
Gets plenty of weight from the others as a 3yo and staying looked very much his game when fifth in the Queens Vase at Ascot last time. Unexposed and likely to do better, so not totally discounted tonight, and might be the one for an upset.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Flag Of Honour||3||9-3||9/4||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien|
Southern France (5/2), Master Of Reality (3/1), Capri (7/2), Downdraft (11/2), Eminent Authority (6/1), Cimeara (14/1)
- Eminent Authority
- Master Of Reality
- Southern France
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Next Race Off
Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for day three of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York including two at huge prices.
ITV Racing's Oli Bell is back with four more bets for Nunthorpe day and he can't see past Ten Sovereigns in the feature.
After winners at 13/2 and 14/1 over the first two days of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, don't miss Simon Holt's selections for Friday - which are priced at 13/2 and 14/1.