He looked highly professional throughout that strongly-run maiden and will take some beating if in the same form. His speed figure stamped him a juvenile of terrific promise and a reproduction of that performance would make him extremely difficult to beat.
Sidelined by injury for 385 days following his Epsom victory, Charlie Appleby’s colt was fancied by many to make a winning comeback in the Hardwicke Stakes, but his bid for a spectacular return was derailed before it had chance to gather speed.
An inglorious exit from the stalls saw Masar stumble badly and nearly eject rider James Doyle who did well to keep the partnership intact but any game plan which connections had devised was swiftly rendered useless.
The selection should strip fitter today and can reverse placings with old adversary Mirage Dancer.
Backed at decent prices at Royal Ascot, the 2,000 Guineas refugee tried to launch a challenge a number of times but on each occasion found his route blocked last time. Today’s mile will suit him more than some of his rivals and he looks a fair bet around the 11-4 mark.
Visinari is part of your Tasty Treble for Thursday.
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