Beryl The Petal
There seems to be a few in here with a similar level of form, and it is just a matter who makes the most progress from their lightly-raced base. My filly hasn’t been beaten far in both her starts so far, and the form of her third at Musselburgh last time was given a boost of sorts when the winner followed up at Ayr, though three in behind have been beaten since. We know trip and ground aren’t a problem, and she has a solid form chance as it stands.
You can make a case for any of the seven in here, though to be honest maybe mine less than most. But we know she is better than she showed when last in the Oaks last time, and this is obviously a fair step down from Classic company. That disappointing effort at Epsom came on soft ground and she had earlier shaped a lot better when third in the Musidora on a quick surface over this trip. She hasn’t raced for a while and is starting back in a race that looks a good fit for her, with conditions to suit. Hopefully, she can build on the promise she showed at York, but I would say she will probably need the run here after a having a fair break since the Oaks. But it wouldn’t surprise me if she went close to winning as she has a lot of talent.
This looks a good Grade 2, with plenty of well-known American horses in here, but there are plenty of reasons to be positive about his chances. Firstly, he is well drawn in one, and Johnny [Murtagh] is very happy with him. He won his Group 3 over 7f at Leopardstown last time, and that wasn’t far off the form he showed when just beaten by Suedois over a mile in a Group 2 at that track last season. And his third at Epsom last month has worked out really well, too. The slightly longer trip of 1m1f here shouldn’t be a problem, and everything looks in place for a decent showing.
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