This looks a great renewal of this race. But surely Elarqam’s 1 1/4 length 3rd to Japan and Crystal Ocean in the International Stakes is the best form in the race by a mile. That is proper Group 1 form. 13/8 looks quite big to me.
Agree about Elarqam. He is the most likely winner, especially with the stable in flying form.
I am not suggesting he will win today but I am interested to see how Telecaster gets on. He looked potentially smart in the early part of last season until the wheels came off at Epsom. It would be nice to see a good run from him today.
No bet for me, i think it’s a cagey race- i like Sangarius as a horse like most people do, but i can’t get away from the fact that he really needed his reappearance last year before improving a good amount. Different circumstances today obviously and Stoutes started well, but i couldn’t back him today. Good luck
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!
Good effort from Telecaster. He looked like he had blown his chance before the start but ran very well. He still has a good race in him if they can keep the lid on – but it has to be a worry that he got into a muck sweat on an almost empty track.
I was on Elarqam and really pleased with that run, he obviously needed the race and almost came back to catch the tiring Lord North.
Such a difference between the style of himself and Sangarius who was running very free today looking like poetry in motion but getting nowhere.
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