15:25 Sandown Wed 18 September 2019
Top-class performer in South Africa for Dean Kannemeyer, although not seen since finishing best to be second in the Grade 1 Sun Met at Kenilworth in January 2018. Market will guide on debut for powerful new yard.
Highly tried after winning on 2-y-o debut, but took advantage of a reduced mark when winning easily on his return at Nottingham. Ran at least as well when 3¾L fifth of 18 to What's The Story at York (1m) last time, but more required up in class now.
Runner-upo in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta at Meydan in March, but not seen since running poorly in Dubai Turf there on World Cup night. Has the class to bounce back, and absence not a negative with yard's runners.
Shaped with promise on both starts as a juvenile and won on return at Nottingham in April. Ran the race of his life when runner-up in the 2000 Guineas in May. Well entered up this autumn, but entitled to be a bit rusty after a 4½-month absence.
Superbly-bred colt has not been seen since disappointing in Listed company at Deauville in October, and missed his intended return with an infected foot. Pedigree alone makes him interesting, though, and he still holds a couple of Group 1 entries.
Runner-up in Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, and showed improved form when second of 6 to Duke of Hazzard in Celebration Mile at Goodwood last time. Drops in class now, and holds solid claims if repeating that.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Owen BurrowsJ: Jim Crowley|
Turgenev (7/4), King Of Change (11/4), Wootton (4/1), Silver Line (11/2), Prince Eiji (12/1), Last Winter (12/1)
- King Of Change
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