Racing: Dunwoody can take Passage to success

PUNTERS' GUIDE: The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Tripleprint Gold Cup
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Simply Dashing: The first-time visor may do the trick for this talented horse, who ran a gallant race behind Cyfor Malta in the Murphy's Gold Cup last time.

Mulligan: It would take a brave man to have a wager on this enigmatic character, who has jumping problems but is blessed with bags of ability.

Addington Boy: Pulled up on his reappearance and has not shown enough spark to get excited about his chance.

Bertone: Smallish, workmanlike gelding who rarely runs a bad race, but will no doubt find a few too good.

Stormy Passage: Won at Newbury in fine style and boasts excellent credentials, especially in the hands of big-race pilot Richard Dunwoody.

Super Coin: Showed he has lost none of his zest when winning at Ascot. Likes the track and has each-way claims.

Potters Bay: A difficult ride and prone to the odd mistake.

Mr Strong Gale: In excellent form and looks to be on the right side of the handicap. Represents a stable in form and must be thereabouts.

Jibber The Kibber: Has a turn of foot but it is doubtful that he will be in a good enough position to use it.

Northern Starlight: Genuine sort who likes to front run, but looks outclassed.

Dr Leunt: Ran a creditable third to Cyfor Malta in the Murphy's Gold Cup but does not look good enough to get his head in front.

Queen Of Spades: Disappointing on her return to the track and surely out of contention here.

All The Aces: The joker in the pack will not come up trumps.

Conclusion: Richard Dunwoody can claim yet another big race with the progressive STORMY PASSAGE, who looked a class act when winning the Jacky Upton Chase at Newbury. Super Coin can cash in on the prize-money while Simply Dashing looks a rock solid each-way bet.

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