He continues to be an absolute star, though it is so frustrating that he has only lost out narrowly in his last three starts. He has only been beaten in photos in two big races too, losing out by a neck in the Spring Mile and the same distance to a well-backed horse of John Gosden’s in the Spring Cup at Newbury last time. He has gone up another 3lb for that Newbury run, but he deserved it I suppose. Let’s just hope the luck turns his way here.
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I have ridden her twice, finishing runner-up on both occasions, so hopefully we can go one better here. We bumped into an improving horse when second to Carolinae at Kempton in February and then she ran another cracker when second at Doncaster last week. She races off the same mark here and this is her trip, so I am expecting another good run on her course debut.
Her second to Coronet at two was obviously a great run and I imagine she had her problems afterwards as we didn’t see her out again until winning a match race at Brighton in September. Clearly, she is a filly with a good pedigree and very few miles on the clock, and she is a good ride to pick up. I don’t know much about her to be honest, other than what her form and pedigree tell me, but hopefully she is straight enough to go close. Saroog could be the one to beat after his good run at Wolverhampton.
The betting has the 2,000 Guineas just about right and I think Gustav Klimt and Masar will fight out the finish. Gustav Klimt will love this better ground and I was very impressed with him on the July course last season, and everyone saw what Masar did in the Craven. A few people are saying that Saxon Warrior may need a lot further this season, but he didn’t lack pace in the Racing Post Trophy and he would be the other one on my shortlist.
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