The Group One Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday seems like an surprisingly open renewal, with simply 4lb keeping apart the tip 8 runners on Timeform’s rankings.
Minzaal, Naval Crown and Emaraaty Ana, final 12 months’s winner, all have glaring probabilities however be offering little worth at single-figure odds, whilst Kinross has but to win at this six-furlong travel. That may just go away the way in which open for the making improvements to Brad The Brief (3.30) to make a step forward at Group One degree.
Hugo Palmer’s gelding made a a hit step as much as Group Two corporate on the Curragh in May, beating some gifted and seasoned sprinters within the procedure, and wishes to seek out just a pound or two on that shape to be a significant participant, in spite of early odds of round 14-1.
Haydock 1.15: Charlie Appleby has a powerful staff of juveniles and Naval Power, who stormed six-and-a-half lengths transparent of his box at Ascot in July, will have to ascertain his position against the tip of the pecking order right here.
Haydock 1.45: Brunch must be forgiven a sub-par run final time however is normally dependable and has had a wreck since. A go back to the shape he confirmed below a large weight on the Dante assembly in June might be sufficient to move shut.
Kempton 2.05: Dubai Honor ran in addition to might be anticipated at the back of Baaeed at York final month and will have to respect this drop again to Group Three corporate.
Haydock 2.20: Tamilla has progressed often this season and made a a hit handicap debut with one thing to spare at Kempton final month. She gained her maiden on turf and is more likely to growth once more for this step as much as 14 furlongs.
Kempton 2.40: A minor blip when stuck extensive at Wolverhampton in July was once hastily forgotten when Cabinet Maker recorded a 3rd win in 4 begins 10 days later. The time for his newest win, over this monitor and travel, was once sturdy and he makes a number of attraction at round 8-1.
Haydock 2.55: Contact has failed so as to add to his win at this monitor in May in two next begins however has run with credit score in each and may just neatly have any other win in him off his present mark.
Ascot 3.10: A hurry of cash within the run-up to the race noticed Inver Park activate as favourite for the Stewards’ Cup in July and, whilst he may just no longer prolong his win streak to 4 races, he ran neatly to complete 8th after suffering with the early pace. This go back to the monitor and travel the place he gained on the Royal assembly off a 4lb decrease mark can see him go back to profitable shape.
Ascot 3.45: Frantastic, a complete brother to the top-class Cracksman, took a large step ahead final day trip to get off the mark in handicaps and may just neatly to find additional growth for this step up in travel.