14:25 Doncaster Sat 14 September 2019
C&D winner (Oct 2017); landed the Grp 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good) for the second successive year in July; is penalised accordingly; renews rivalry on slightly better terms with the brave City Of York Stakes winner Shine So Bright.
Short-head winner of this race in 2016 (also placed in 2015), but at the age of nine appears to be nowhere near the force of old; no win since taking the Grp 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood in August 2017; others readily preferred.
Ready winner of the European Free Handicap (7f, gd/fm), and thereafter acquitted himself well (sixth) in the 2000 Guineas; back from a break when beating Laurens with a brave display of front-running in the Grp 2 City Of York Stakes three-weeks ago.
Down the field in the 2000 Guineas (11th of 19 to Magna Grecia); managed to land a Grp 3 contest at Chantilly (1m, good to soft) in June, yet absent since flopping on his next start behind classy stablemate Too Darn Hot in the Grp 1 Prix Jean Prat.
Won twice in Ireland early season, including when readily beating the Derby runner-up Madhmoon in the "Red Rocks" 2,000 Guineas trial at The Curragh (7f, soft); beaten on return from a four-month break in the States (Arlington, Secretariat); ground?
Last Year's Winner
|T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Jim Crowley|
Shine So Bright (10/11), Sir Dancealot (11/4), Turjomaan (3/1), Azano (5/1), Never No More (15/2), Breton Rock (33/1)
- Shine So Bright
- Never No More
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