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Listed – 1400m – Turf


Abandon Ship

An ambitious target without a previous start for this colt but the trainer has successfully targetted this event before, most recently when winning it in 2013.


Bartholomeu Dias

Made an encouraging start when third of ten in what looked quite a decent novices' event at Goodwood last month. That was over 1200m, but his pedigree points to longer distances so this trip should help.



Ran a race full of promise on his debut when a close second at Ayr. He was then heavily backed to win on the all-weather at Newcastle but proved a costly failure in third. The move up to 1400m may help him recapture his reputation.


Gold Town

A first-time-out Newbury maiden winner but hasn't improved on that in two subsequent starts and an especially disappointing odds-on favourite second time. Supporters will hope that this rise in distance helps.


Hey Gaman

Made a very good start when only caught on the line by a more experienced rival over 1200m at Leicester 25 days ago. There should be no worries about the extra distance and his dam won over this trip as a two-year-old.


Highlight Reel

Slowly away on his recent debut and sitting last before making a strong challenge, only failing to win that 1200m novices' event at Lingfield by half a length. A good start and his brother won a Listed contest over this distance.


Learn By Heart

Owned by The Queen, he was slow into his stride in a 1200m novices' event at Haydock on his debut but this son of Frankel was getting the message late on and finished well. Improvement surely expected.



Made favourite for his debut and he didn't let his supporters down in that novices' race at Goodwood last month despite being slow from the gates and getting messed about. He is clearly smart and bred to thrive over this longer trip.


Match Maker

Quite a well-bred colt who made encouraging late headway when third of ten in a 1200m maiden at Leicester late last month. His supporters will hope that he'll improve for that experience and this extra distance.


Optimum Time

The betting suggested he was fancied to win a novices' event at Windsor first time out and he proved much sharper than his nine rivals, kicking clear. This race was immediately mentioned and his pedigree says that the rise in distance is positive.


We Are The World

Stepping up in class and distance here having run quite an encouraging third behind two more experienced rivals in a fast-ground novices' event at Redcar. He was a bit too keen there, and was also squeezed for room when challenging.



An encouraging second at Newbury on his debut. Then made hot favourite to win a 1200m Leicester maiden but Frankie Dettori had to work really hard to beat a newcomer, leading on the wire. His stable have won this before.


Di Fede

Improved from her debut run to gain a narrow victory in a 1200m novices' event for fillies on the Kempton all-weather track last month. The third has boosted the form by winning since and Di Fede should not have a problem with this longer trip.


Elysium Dream

Improved significantly from race one to race two when winning a novice fillies' event at Windsor last month, outpaced early but finishing well. However according to her pedigree the move up to 1400m is not guaranteed to help.



Landed a surprise win on her debut over 1200m at Salisbury just six days ago, with the first two clear of the rest. Her pedigree screams out this longer distance so she should run well if recovered from that debut performance.



Once September was declared for this race she was immediately made favourite, her great stable having won it in 2016 with subsequent star Churchill. She swept past her rivals when winning a 1400m Leopardstown maiden 16 days ago.



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