I’ve always suspected he had a touch of the slows last year for Stoute but he looks an improved horse for Cumani, again staying on strongly today over an inadequate trip. The extra 2f at York should be right up his street and although it’s rather obvious, the general 6/1 should be snapped up imho.
Well it’s the difference of opinion etc, but I reckon that’s a poor price for a horse that has only won a Thirsk maiden and has failed on all six attempts in handicaps.
The 11 horses he beat at Thirsk are all still maidens to this day and I can never overlook the fact that he finished six lengths behind Salute at Windsor last June, showing about the same change of pace as Paula Radcliffe.
Agree he’s getting closer for Cumani, but there will surely be better handicapped horses in the Ebor than the exposed pair that beat him today.
I reckon Glistening lost any chance of winning the Ebor when he ran such a big race at the Royal meeting. He was heavily penalised for not winning and it has to go down as a poor bit of strategy from the Cumani team if the Ebor was the plan. I suspect they’ve got something else in the wings and are using Glistening as a marker.