IMPRESSOR (NAP) (best price 11-4) created a good impression on his debut at a useful maiden at Goodwood and providing he reveals the anticipated improvement next time around, he looks booked to shoot high rank hailing from a yard in good nick at present.
Not too fancied in the Sussex venue, therefore his 20-1 starting cost, the boy of Footstepsinthesand broke much better than anticipated to race only to the heels of the leaders after a couple of furlongs. Still going well enough running down to the business end of this competition, Marcus Tregoning’s colt afterward became the meat in the sandwich as overall bunching in behind the leaders happened and even though he was able to free himself from the scrimmaging inside the last furlong, a staying fourth would be the best that he could attain. Certainly not knocked around in any way late on, Impressor will have learnt lots of valuable lessons every day, none more so than just how to care for himself in a struggle, and those in and about him that day came with big reputations, he should have no trouble holding his own against similar opposition this afternoon.
It is a bit of gamble stepping CARDY (best price 7-2) up nearly a complete mile since winning today’s course last time out but it needs to be regarded as a thought one given how strong he was at the latter part of the race 15 days ago and his background.
Outpaced in series of novice events within the minimum trip, Harry Whittingham’s gelding appeared to be following a similar route here two weeks back until he abruptly picked up the bridle and flew home to score going away. Depending on the total speed figure he posted and his backend splits, he obviously requires a test of stamina to view him to complete effect and having run well in a three-mile point-to-point on soft earth, you would envision today’s evaluation under ever-worsening conditions would be right up his street.
The maiden acquired by Lancaster Bomber about the penultimate evening of the Galway Festival was noted for its powerful pace that led in a really fast speed figure and with both caught the eye using the way they finished off their races at second and sixth respectively, DARKENED (best price 3-1) along with CANNING (best price 11-1) are expected to play characters in this arguably slightly weaker-looking occasion .
The former had formed with promise onto his opening gambit in Limerick back in June and was well-fancied to hold his own second up time in Ballybrit, so it proved. Remaining on strongly after getting outpaced coming down the side of the program, John Oxx’s gelding came home having a fantastic amount of purpose once fulfilling the rising ground as well as though he did not have the required speed to make some serious inroads on the winner, it wasn’t a terrible attempt up against a horse that seemed after all the world like a Group actor at the making.
Trainer Luke Comer wouldn’t always be connected with maiden winners in the large festival, therefore it was no surprise to see his charge delivered off a 50-1 poke 11 days past. However, his promising three-year-old colt cover himself with glory having a superb effort on just his second career start and he seems the type who’ll continue to enhance — notably over further. The way he came home after being a fair way behind at halfway certainly lends itself to that notion and it would appear as no surprise if he was good enough to produce the framework at least.
MOUNTAIN FOX (best cost 10-1) did really well to finish as close as he did over tonight’s route last time out later being forced to race wide throughout the entire journey and even though he hasn’t been done too many favors on the draw again on his return trip, he’s still faked a damn sight better than his previous rival Scorpion Black.
While ultimate winner had the luxury of bagging the favoured indoors railing from box one 59 times past, the son of Fast Company was out in the cheap seats in stall 17, thus given that he only got beaten three lengths in the last evaluation tells you all you need to know about his performance that day. Moreover, as all of his very best form has come over further than a mile at earlier times his attempt deserves even additional merit and now returning into a trip which is more in-keeping with his general profile, another solid display looks forthcoming from a six-year-old who’s stats at the path read a reasonable 22743.