15:00 Doncaster Sat 14 September 2019
Runner-up in the Grp 2 Coventry Stakes (Royal Ascot) and the Richmond Stakes (Goodwood); deservedly had his day in the limelight when keeping on strongly to justify favouritism in the Gimcrack Stakes (York); pedigree implies that 7f will be fine.
Dundalk debut winner (6f); consistent in defeat since and just over 1L behind (fourth) today's rival Threat in the Grp 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot; first attempt at 7f (dam Marvellous won the Irish 1,000 Guineas); stablemate of Royal Dornoch.
Frankel colt (360,000gns yearling); toughed it out to score on debut at Haydock (7f, heavy) and proved he's more than capable of competing at a higher level when finishing second to Mystery Power in the Grp 2 Superlative Stakes (Newmarket).
Half-brother to the promising Severnaya (John Gosden); comfortably landed the odds on Newmarket debut (7f, good to firm) three-weeks ago when beating a stablemate of Threat; ample untapped potential in an admittedly deeper race.
Broke the duck at the fifth attempt with a smooth ½L win in a recent Gowran Park maiden (7f, yielding); had earlier finished third (behind Threat) in the Grp 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood (is 3lb better off for 3L); stablemate of Fort Myers.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Too Darn Hot||2||9-0||4/11||Full Result|
|T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori|
Threat (6/5), Royal Crusade (9/4), Juan Elcano (4/1), Fort Myers (8/1), Royal Dornoch (20/1)
- Juan Elcano
- Royal Crusade
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