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He began last season by destroying the field in the 1M Thirsk Hunt Cup off a mark of 100, winning by an easy 6 lengths. He was stepped markedly in class for his next run in the Prince Of Wales at Royal Ascot, where he ran a super race in finishing 3rd and would surely have been at least 2nd with a clearer run. It looked unlikely that he would have beaten the winner, So You Think, but he was a top class horse in his own right.
Farhh ran into another serious horse in the Eclipse next time, going down by a half length to 2011 King George winner, Nathaniel, who franked the form by finishing 2nd in the King George & Irish Champion Stakes on next 2 starts. The pair pulled 3 lengths clear of the 3rd, Twice Over and 8 lengths clear of 4th, Cityscape.
Farhh had to play second fiddle to Frankel in the Sussex Stakes and Juddmonte International on next 2 outings before just getting edged out in a very tight finish in the Prix Du Moulin by dual group 1 winner, Moonlight Cloud.
Declaration Of War has the potential to be a very nice sort but still has a lot to prove. Cityscape was well behind Farhh in last season’s Prince Of Wales and Beauty Parlour does look dangerous (especially considering the good record of female runners in this race) but she does have to put a bad last run behind her from last season’s Sun Chariot, where her need for softer ground may have been exposed. Saeed Bin Suroor won this race in 2008 with Creachadoir and Farhh could provide him with another success in the Lockinge.
He is by Dutch Art, who won the Prix Morny and Middle Park over 6F as a 2yo, and he is a half brother to Maid A Million, who won his maiden as a 2yo over 6F. The step up to 6F today should suit and he represents Richard Fahey, whose 8 juvenile runners in past week has produced 5 winners and 3 places.
She returned to form in a 1M 4F Goodwood handicap on soft next time when finishing a close 2nd, getting outstayed by the winner, Eagles Peak. She appreciate the drop to 1M 2F on her final start of 2012 when landing the listed Gillies Fillies Stakes, staying on well late to just edge out Sajjhaa, who franked the form by winning next 4 starts, 2 group 1’s and 2 group 2’s.
The only winner of the Gillies Stakes to then run in this race the next season was Strawberry Dale, who won this in 2006. Ralph Beckett has his horses in fine form at present and the 1M 2½F on good to soft should be ideal for Cubanita, who holds a big chance.
Peniaphobia made a strong start to his racing career when running out an impressive 2 length winner. The form of the race has been franked by the 3 horses to come out of it and run since. The 3rd & 5th both won next time out while the runner-up finished a close 3rd in a Lingfield maiden.
The last 2 winners of the 5F Pontefract maiden that Peniaphobia won on debut to run in this have won it (2010 & 2012). Richard Fahey’s last 5 juvenile runners have produced 4 winners and a third and Peniaphobia looks up to improving enough on his debut win to take this.
Passion Play is racing off 68 today but has promising 5lb claimer, Michael Murphy, on board today. William Knight’s last runner was a 5/1 winner on Saturday and at around 7/1 Passion Play looks a solid bet today to gain another seasonal debut win.
Sartori came on plenty for the first run when putting in a fine effort in a 5F Pontefract maiden ten days ago. He broke well and led for much of the way before being headed a furlong out by a promising Fahey type. He kept on well to finish ¾L ahead of Meritocracy who ran out a 4 length winner of a Kempton maiden next time.
Mick Channon trained Barraland to win this in 2007, and he had finished 3rd in the same Pontefract maiden, that Sartori ran in last time, on his previous start. Sartori can jump out well again and may be able to lead from pillar to post.
Clive Brittain has saddled 2 winners, a second and a third from 6 runners this week and he shows a profit of 30.50 with his 2yos here over the past 5 seasons. Assuming Rizeena improves for her first run, she should be hard to beat in this Ascot maiden.
He has won on 2 of his 3 attempts at this 1M 2F trip, with the one defeat coming when getting no run in an Ascot handicap when running off 94, and still going down by less than 5 lengths. He ran a solid race in the Lincoln over a mile on first run this year but appeared to lack the chance of pace over that shorter trip.
The return to 1M 2F and now down to a mark of 92, just 5lbs higher than his last win, makes Eshtibaak looks a value betting proposition today. John Gosden has started the Chester meeting well too, his 2 runners yesterday were a 5/1 winner and a 12/1 runner-up.
M’Selle impressed when winning a 5f Lingfield maiden on racecourse debut comfortably, form of the race has worked out well with 4 subseuqent winners behind M’Selle.
She showed good early pace in a 5F Newmarket class 3 conditions stakes on next start before tiring late on to finish a good 2nd behind a smart looking David Evans colt, Vodka Time, who had shown a good level of ability in 2 previous starts.
She put in another solid effort over 5F at Newcastle but if she can break well today from stall 1 there’s every chance she’ll go close for Ron Harris, who has seen 6 of his 10 runners in juvenile races this year finish in first 2.
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