Addeybb to hit heights in Mile

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

ADDEYBB looked a Group horse in dis­guise when romp­ing to vic­tory in the Lin­coln at Don­caster and can con­firm that im­pres­sion by win­ning the bet365 Mile at Sandown.

Wil­liam Hag­gas has made no se­cret of how much he rates the Piv­otal geld­ing and the horse’s ta­lent was very much in ev­i­dence as he made a mock­ery of one of the most com­pet­i­tive hand­i­caps in the cal­en­dar.

Al­ways trav­el­ling strongly, he put the race to bed by show­ing a smart turn of foot in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions and went on to score in tremen­dous style with two de­cent per­form­ers, Lord Glit­ters and Mitchum Swag­ger, giv­ing the form plenty of sub­stance by fill­ing the places.

Hag­gas nom­i­nated this Group Two as the next port of call straight af­ter the Lin­coln and Addeybb can make it mis­sion ac­com­plished.

Martyn Meade had the bet365 Clas­sic Trial in mind for Chilean af­ter the If­fraaj colt took the Group Three Prix de la Force at Longchamp ear­lier this month.

There is ev­ery rea­son to be­lieve his plan can also come to fruition.

Win­ner of a Listed con­test and sixth in the Rac­ing Post Trophy, it would be no sur­prise to see Chilean in a Clas­sic in the com­ing months as long as he con­tin­ues to progress as he has been do­ing.

Fab­ri­cate, car­ry­ing the Queen’s colours, is worth sup­port­ing in the bet365 Gor­don Richards Stakes af­ter a con­vinc­ing win in the Mag­no­lia Stakes at Kemp­ton on his sea­sonal re­turn.

Af­ter an en­cour­ag­ing ef­fort on her sea­sonal de­but, East Coast Lady can step up to the plate in divi­sion two of the Hand­i­cap at Don­caster.

Wil­liam Stone’s in­mate won her last two races in 2017 and sug­gested more suc­cess will be com­ing her way when she was fifth at Wind­sor last week.

Same Cir­cus has won two hand­i­caps in like­able fash­ion and can take the step up to Listed com­pany in her stride in the TBA Fair Maid Of Perth Novices’ Chase at the Scot­tish venue for trainer Don­ald McCain.

Peter Bowen’s Lord Bryan can cope with a 10lb hike for a 10-length win at Here­ford in his bid to fol­low up in the Dun­raven Win­dows Hand­i­cap Chase at Chep­stow.

The Richard Phillips-trained Ber­tie Barnes showed im­proved form to score at Kemp­ton fol­low­ing a 59-day break and can re­peat the trick in the Fol­low Us On Twit­ter At sports-bet Hand­i­cap Hur­dle at Towces­ter.

The Bet­daq 2% Com­mis­sion Punchestown Cham­pion Hur­dle takes cen­tre stage on day four of the Fes­ti­val, with Sam­cro once again ex­pected to daz­zle.

Sam­cro looked out of the ordinary when win­ning the Bal­ly­more Novices’ Hur­dle at Chel­tenham and can­not be op­posed.

Gor­don El­liott’s six-year-old can main­tain his un­beaten record and show yet again he is a star in the mak­ing.

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