Trainer John Oxx had feared the going at Epsom may be too firm, but a report of softish
ground helped him make his decision.
And on his run behind Turnpole at Newcastle must be on everyone's short list granted softish
However, he was given an easy lead then on softish
ground that he prefers and is going to find it harder up in the weights on a faster surface.
That was a typically competitive handicap at Royal Ascot and the way he stayed on over 1m2f on softish
ground suggests he will be in his element over the longer trip here.
Larkhill Jo, kennelmate of Toms The Best, is still Hills' 5-1 favourite after drawing a softish
heat five on Friday.
Conclusion With the exception of one run on softish
ground, she has the look of a steady improver and is the most likely winner, although I'm not sure I'd rush to bet at 6-4.
Both those victories came on softish
ground, but this son of the trainer's 2,000 Guineas winner King's Best is bred to appreciate today's likely quicker surface and the longer distance.
Garvan Donnelly, trainer of Inistioge "She had a nice run back from her summer break at Navan and we're hoping she'll run well again because she's in good form, though it's a competitive handicap and she wants softish
It was almost a year to the day that Sir Michael Stoute's filly gained her only victory to date - in a Leicester maiden on softish
ground - but she has run some cracking races in defeat and this looks her easiest task for a while.
I know it was a softish
race but you can do no more than win like that."
I liked the way he ran at Cheltenham, he's got a great weight with 10st 7lb and he goes on softish
Unsuited by the softish
ground when fourth at Ayr last time, it looks significant that Kieren Fallon has been booked to take over from an apprentice.