Racing: Andreyev ready for a speedy return

Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup
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Andreyev: Fresh from a Group Three win in France on Sunday, he will be spot on for this and would love cut in the ground, having won a Listed event at Newcastle in June in the mud. Beaten half a length when third to Tomba in Royal Ascot's Cork & Orrery Stakes. The more rain the better.

Bolshoi: Sixth to Lochangel in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York and may be better over the minimum trip, at which he took Sandown's Temple Stakes and the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot's Royal meeting. Likes it fast.

Cretan Gift: Fourth to Tomba at Royal Ascot. Acts on most types of ground. Usually comes from behind but cannot give this company too much rope.

Elnadim: One of two Group One winners in the field and dazzled in the July Cup. Flopped when coming back to five furlongs in the Nunthorpe won by Lochangel. That bad run has not been explained and he has never run on a really soft surface. However, he does look the class horse.

Superior Premium: In fine heart having clinched a hat-trick at Chester, here and in Goodwood's Stewards' Cup. Has a bit to do in this class but if still on the up and cannot be discounted.

Tomba: Promoted from third to second in this race last year and could have won but for being hampered. Shone when lifting the Cork & Orrery at Royal Ascot and connections are hoping for easy going. Has a real chance against some who have question marks about them.

Arkadian Hero: Not beaten a long way when eighth to Lochangel in the Nunthorpe. Won Newbury's Mill Reef Stakes last term but has not really recaptured that sort of form since.

Eastern Purple: Met trouble in running when fifth in Listed company at York last time but faces a much stiffer task here.

Tamarisk: Second to Elnadim in the July Cup. That form would see him figure but he appears to need going on the firm side.

Yorkies Boy: Beat only one home when 16th of 17 in the Nunthorpe Stakes and it would be a surprise if he came into the reckoning, although he landed a Listed event and Newmarket's Group Three Palace House Stakes earlier in the season.

Lochangel: Group One winner after a good performance in the Nunthorpe at York. Has to tackle an extra furlong here and could have the ground against her but must be respected.

Daunting Lady: Won the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury over an extended seven furlongs in April on heavy ground and this trip could be a trifle short.

Land Of Dreams: Ninth in the Nunthorpe Stakes. A very fast filly over five furlongs, she could be taxed by today's distance and ground.

Conclusion: ANDREYEV is fit and fancied for this after his success at Deauville on Sunday. Tomba should have won this race last year while Lochangel cannot be ruled out.

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