The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Queens looks an Ayr gift as racing makes its comeback in Scotland
A dual handicap winner last year, she rounded off the campaign with two excellent placed efforts behind Judicial and Equilateral, who certainly gave the form a huge boost when finishing second in the King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot.
Queens Gift, pictured left, returned to action earlier this month in the Palace House Stakes, turning in a great effort in her first try in Group Three company, finishing fifth behind Far Above. Beaten just two and a half lengths, a repeat of that performance would be more than good enough here.
Volatile Analyst is a fascinating contender in the Jordan Electrics Novice Stakes. A winner on his debut at this track last July, he has not run since finishing an excellent fourth behind Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde last August.
He outran his sizeable odds that day and was not beaten far, suggesting there could be plenty more to look forward to this term.
Wentworth Falls is another to have turned in a fair effort since racing resumed and he can kick on again in the QTS Investors In Sport Handicap.
His one-and-a-half-length reverse behind Oxted on his final start at the end of last year now reads very well indeed, given that one is July
Cup bound, and his initial fourth at Newmarket should have brought him on nicely.
QUEENS GIFT (NAP),
CASTLEGATE’S SELECTION SANDRET