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– Mark Johnston has won this race five times but his faces a tough task to make it six. This looks a good opportunity for after his second in the Group Two Royal Lodge. There is plenty of stamina in his pedigree and he should relish the step up in trip. There may be more to come from who impressed on his debut but was no match for Kadar (runs 2.25) at Haydock.
– The consistent is sure to give a good account. He has been placed in his four starts since a winning return in May and arguably has been unlucky on his last two outings. was a neck behind him last time and should again make his presence felt. Recent Haydock winner, and the front-running are others to consider.
– Success for Waldstern in the previous race will boost the claims of who brushed him aside when scoring at Haydock. He may pose the main threat to French raider
He was second to a smart performer on his debut and has been impressive in winning his last two starts. –The drop in grade should suit who was out of his depth in the Middle Park. His second in a French Group Three gives him every chance and he is now tried in blinkers. Any rain would help who won a Listed affair though has to concede weight and is closely matched with The latter has stamina to prove but also has winning form at this level.
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– Aidan O’Brien has won four of the last five renewals and may prove the best of his trio. He had both stablemates and behind when chasing home the classy Quorto at the Curragh. This is a big step up in class for Doncaster Listed winner
but he should make his presence felt. looks the one to beat. He has improved with each of his three outings and was not hard pressed in winning the Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster.
– The front-running
who was third 12 months ago, gets the nod. He has been performing consistently this season and remains well treated. So does
who was runner-up in Ayr’s Silver Cup and is best with some cut. The selection’s stablemates and
both have bits of form to suggest they could take a hand in the finish.
– Considering he has plundered most of the top staying races in this country, Willie Mullins has this competitive handicap missing from his CV. He is having a go today with seven going into bat for him.
and all have solid claims. The last-named is the most interesting after his easy Newbury success and unlucky run in the Ebor. He may prove best of Mullins’s septet although the trainer should have booked Silvestre de Sousa. He has won this race three times in the last five years and could steer home another courtesy of
His defeat of at Kempton has been franked with the runner-up scoring twice since and reopposing on worse terms today.
takes a huge drop in class after his third in the St Leger and, if staying this trip, has obvious claims.
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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Flying Pursuit is well treated in the 6f sprint handicap