2.35: That Man Again landed a big morning-price gamble in a less competitive Brighton event last week, but the runner-up was beaten next time. Fairybird, out of her depth at Deauville, will appreciate this easier assignment, but SUMOQUINN is well drawn, unbeaten in three starts, and capable of producing a smart turn of foot on request.
3.05: Don Corleone made plenty of friends with a 1 1/2 -length success over Te Amo here last month, but a 5lb penalty leaves him vulnerable to TAKKATAMM. Michael Stoute's colt finished full of running behind Green Perfume in a warmly-contested York maiden on his debut, and the third, Prussian Flag, has won since. Stiletto Blade holds all the right entries, but Ian Balding's strike-rate with first time-out juveniles this term is poor. Wet Patch fails to take the eye on breeding.
3.40: HAZAAM is worth chancing in an intriguing contest. The five-year-old's form rather tailed-off towards the end of last season, but a reproduction of his close third to Alflora in the Group Two Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot would make him extremely hard to beat. He further demonstrated his prowess with victories in Dubai over the winter. Beggarman Thief, lightly- raced due to training troubles, shaped nicely under a quiet ride at Newbury last month, and could prove troublesome over this extra furlong. Soviet Line has gone off the boil slightly after an excellent start to the season, and Revelation would be better suited by plenty of give in the ground. Glatisant has patently failed to train on, while Nimphidia is not certain to stay.
4.10: LADY WRITER, who quickened smartly to beat Shamrock Fair and Crystal Blade at Salisbury, should maintain her unbeaten record. The daughter of Warning may not possess the long-term physical scope of her opponents, but is certainly the most precocious. Dimanche Gras, with race-experience on her side, is preferred to stable companion, Asterita, who holds the Fillies' Mile entry. Dorothea Brooke shaped well on her Folkestone debut but could need further, while Hiwaya probably did not achieve much when scrambling home ahead of Star Tulip at Ayr.Reuse content