ARTHUR CAN PUT HIS RI­VALS TO THE SWORD

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New­mar­ket 1.50 - None of these come close to horses such as Too Darn Hot, Ca­lyx and Quorto but the only one who has re­spectable form which ties in with those three is ARTHUR KITT. Tom Das­combe’s Che­sham win­ner proved that Royal win was no fluke as he chased home Too Darn Hot last time out in the So­lario stakes which was a fair ef­fort and any nor­mal year he may well have run out an im­pres­sive win­ner of that race. He is the one they all have to beat so 4/1 looks a very fair price. Haydock 2.05 - If Ralph Beck­ett can squeeze any sort of im­prove­ment out of MITCHUM SWAG­GER then he has a fair horse on his hands. In­her­ited from David Lani­gan’s yard be­fore the start of the sea­son, Beck­ett’s new in­mate ran a blinder in the Lin­coln off a big weight to fin­ish third. He trav­elled very well that day and proved at home on a sur­face with plenty of give. I as­sume con­nec­tions have held him back through the sum­mer, wait­ing for the ground to turn, which it now has, and are now plot­ting a prof­itable au­tumn cam­paign. He goes well fresh and can carry a big weight.

New­mar­ket 2.25 - This looks a smash up be­tween Sig­nora Ca­bello and PRETTY POLLYANNA (NAP) and I’m on the lat­ter. Ev­ery­thing looks in place for Michael Bell to se­cure more Group 1 suc­cess with his speedy filly. She has re­ally pro­gressed af­ter her en­cour­ag­ing run in the Al­bany at Royal As­cot and has won im­pres­sively twice since then. The mar­ket makes her a hot favourite and 5/4 is plenty short enough but I can’t back against her and a 5/4 win­ner is bet­ter than a 25/1 loser. New­mar­ket 3.00 - If you are look­ing for a bit of value then a Pretty Pollyanna up/TEN SOVEREIGNS dou­ble could be the bet of the day. This son of No Nay Never look banker ma­te­rial af­ter hand­ing out two thrash­ings at the Cur­ragh. Any horse who wins a maiden first time out by 7 lengths is pretty spe­cial but when they are trained by Ai­dan O’Brien you just know that they could go on and be quite some­thing. With Ir­ish cham­pion jockey elect, Don­nacha O’Brien, in the sad­dle he has the ideal horse­man on board. This looks a weak re­newal of the Mid­dle Park and I will be sur­prised if the book­ies have many sovereigns left after­wards. Haydock 3.15 - I would love to see the old boy CON­FES­SIONAL come home in front here. Tim Easterby’s sta­ble vet­eran is in the form of his life and is cer­tainly show­ing the young­sters how it’s done. Al­though he saves his best for Ch­ester, he is more than ca­pa­ble at Haydock as he has proven in the past. He clearly ap­pre­ci­ates a bit of juice in the ground which he should get to­day and he looks well weighted with only 8st 5lbs on his back. Back him each way. New­mar­ket 3.40 - These big field hand­i­caps come thick and fast and they cer­tainly don’t get any eas­ier. John Gos­den has cer­tainly had this race on his radar for quite some time. Very rarely do you see Mr Gos­den with three run­ners in a big hand­i­cap and the last time he sent two out they fin­ished 1st and 2nd (Ebor). With that in mind I am go­ing to put up TRI­CORN (NB) who I have had in mind for this race for quite some time as the 1m 1f trip will be right up his street, along with the likely fast pace.

He has been cam­paigned spar­ingly this term, per­haps with a view to this race, but did have a nice spin around Chelms­ford on his re­turn. Top jock James Doyle is in the sad­dle. Sands Cho­rus ran a blinder in last year’s re­newal and shouldn’t be dis­counted while Se­nior­ity and Kyn­ren will be suited by to­day’s trip.

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