14:55 Newbury Sat 21 September 2019
Lost his unbeaten record in tame fashion last time although he may have been unsuited by the rain-softened ground in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes (7f). This will be his first try over 6f (carries penalty for previous Group 2 win); may bounce back.
Hooded for the first-time he looked well out of his depth in this company last time when well beaten in 5f Norfolk Stakes. A 5f winner on his debut he finished well beaten on his second start over C&D; would need to cause a huge surprise to win this.
Built on a promising debut when he wasn't seen to best effect with a well backed soft ground win at Salisbury over 6f (second won next time). Bare form leaves him with something to find but showed a fine turn of foot last time; interesting candidate.
Won his first two starts including an Italian Group 2 on his second outing (form a little below the level of a UK race at that level). Shaped better than the bare result when fourth in Gimcrack (6f, York), showed potential, worthy of respect.
Strong in the market for his latest start which saw him gain a 6f Yarmouth victory having previously been fourth on his debut in an Ascot race that is working out in superb style. Given his price tag/pedigree likely to show further progress.
Looked a good prospect when winning on his Haydock debut (6f, good/firm) against a useful prospect in a race where everything didn't go his way. Forged clear after waiting for a run, given break since debut; progress inevitable despite stiffer test.
Excused his blowout in a Goodwood Group 2 last time (plenty went wrong); better judged on his smooth win (second start) at Doncaster over 6.5f. Likely to stay further he may find one or two of these too speedy, remains capable of better.
Already a Listed C&D winner the only filly in the field confirmed herself to be useful when failing to settle in a Goodwood Group 3 last time; still finishing third trying 7f for the first time. May be better suited by 6f for now; deserves respect.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori|
Pierre Lapin (9/4), Mystery Power (9/4), Malotru (11/2), Shadn (8/1), Impressor (10/1), Mr Kiki (11/1), Royal Commando (14/1), Firepower (25/1)
- Mystery Power
- Pierre Lapin
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