16:15 Leopardstown Sat 14 September 2019
Impressive when bolting up in a York Group 2 on soft ground and seemingly improved again when staying on well for third in the Juddmonte over the same C&D last time out. Widest draw's not ideal but in the form of his life at present.
Group 3 winner at Ascot last year but yet to get off the mark in a globe-trotting campaign so far this year. Down the order on jockey bookings and others make more appeal.
Group 1 Nassau winner against her own sex at Goodwood last time and clearly effective when she gets fast conditions. Likely to need a career best to win this but not one to rule out from an each-way perspective.
Hasn't won since a wide margin success in the Ribblesdale last year but she's run some big races in Group 1 company including in the Arlington Million last time out. Gets her ground again here but needs to find her very best form to be competitive.
A two-time Group 1 winner who has been unlucky to be around at the same time as Enable, runner-up to the superstar mare on three occasions in Group 1 company, most recently in the Yorkshire Oaks. Leading player here getting her optimum ground/trip.
Group 2 winner at two and produced a game effort to land the Epsom Derby on second start this year. Failed to reel in his stablemate in the Irish equivalent but clearly better than his Ascot effort last time; drop back in trip a slight concern.
Has improved from handicap company to win a pair of French Group 2 races. That form is a level below what's needed here but less exposed than his rivals and may be capable of further improvement.
Only beaten ½L behind Anthony Van Dyck in the Epsom Derby and didn't need to improve to get his head back in front in Group 3 company (1m) here last time out. Has given the impression this could be his optimum trip and respected against his elders.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Roaring Lion||3||9-1||8/11||Full Result|
|T: J H M GosdenJ: Oisin Murphy|
Magical (11/10), Madhmoon (5/1), Elarqam (5/1), Headman (11/2), Deirdre (11/1), Anthony Van Dyck (12/1), Magic Wand (20/1), Hunting Horn (66/1)
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