Quite why Coral are offering such a price about this lad is beyond me (a general 14/1 shot and as low as 11s with Ladbrokes) as I do think he’s going to run here.
His record over 10 furlongs on a ground the quick side of good is: won, won, won, last-subsequently put away for the season when seemingly amiss.
He did not enjoy being the synthetic surfaces in the spring and ran no sort of race in marshy conditions at Newbury. He did however, show a return to form when a fast finishing 2nd in the Festival Stakes at Goodwood last time out. He didn’t like the track there and was unsurprisingly defeated by a course specialist.
Back on a conventional, flat track and with rattling quick ground I fully expect a good show.
Added Yucatan here at 14/1 over the weekend with the hope that Epsom was just a racecourse gallop and he can recapture his very decent 3yo form back on a sounder surface and a more ideal course. But Laraaib also went in the book at 13/2. I was at Sandown the other night and was impressed with his performance behind Poet’s Word in the Brigadier Gerard.
I too have backed three in this Charles MIRAGE DANCER 8/1 I think this could be atypical Stoute improver and may turn out to be better than a Listed horse.
MONARCHS GLEN 12/1 has listed form and has a trainer and jockey combo to be respected.
LESHLAA 25/1 ran well in Meydan twice over this trip before being tried twice over shorter.