In 2016, the brilliant Dancing Star won on today's Newmarket card before going on to land the Stewards Cup at Glorious Goodwood. This afternoon, her similarly promising half-sister bids to continue the same path and earn her place in the hottest sprint handicap of the season next month.
E/w bets in this price range aren’t for everyone, but it’s the way I’ll play this Aidan O'Brien 3yo. I can’t envisage three horses beating him, so the place part of our stake looks safe for another day, but I fully expect him to go very close to winning. He is big horse and takes his racing really well, he brings the best overall form and experience to the table and I think he can take a big step forward in developing into a serious St Leger contender today.
This strongly built Showcasing colt raced a bit lonely on the far side in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, but very much filled the eye, with the manner in which he moved through the contest and quickened up like a good horse to chase home Calyx on the other side of the track. Martyn Meade’s runner looks a Group 1 contestant in the making and if building on the experience of his latest outing, he should just prove too hot for these.
A half sister to one of the true column heroes of 2016 Dancing Star, who won this two years ago on route to the Stewards Cup win and even though this is a selection more by the heart than the head, Foxtrot Lady arrives here in superb form and is very much following a similar path to Glorious Goodwood that her talented sibling did. She’ll need to go close here in order to maintain that dream for Jeff Smith’s homebred filly and the Andrew Balding yard, but at 8/1 she does have a cracking chance. This is a deep race filled with unexposed 3yos - mostly colts and geldings - but make no mistake about it, Foxtrot Lady is firmly in the mix here and has the talent to hang with the boys.
A well regarded Scat Daddy colt, trained by Richard Hughes and today, ridden by Ryan Moore. He’s yet to win in three runs since a Kempton maiden success back in October, but is set to really appreciate the fast ground here and he might just be ready to take a step forward here. A clear career best is required to win in a competitive renewal of this Listed contest, or even hit the frame, but he’s an interesting horse and at the prices I’m willing to chuck a few quid his way.
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