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Three-year-olds have enjoyed a fair degree of success within this Group 1 prize in recent times along with the Classic generation appear to have a strong hand in this year’s renewal, with the likes of Advertise, Ten Sovereigns, Khaadem, Hello Youmzain and Forever In Dreams all arriving here holding strong form outlines. All five fulfilled in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and the former verified he’s one of the greatest sprinters around. Although beaten by his older pal Ten Sovereigns at the July Cup, Martin Meade’s colt quickly got back on course by accepting the Prix Maurice De Gheest in Deauville when last observed and performance just about leaves him a deserving favorite — around the 5-2 markers — at the weekend.
Slightly disappointing in the Commonwealth Cup, Ten Sovereigns exacted his revenge if they last met at Newmarket and about that form , Aidan O’Brien’s charge would have a chance that is terrific. Well-suited from the lightening quick ground that day at HQhe couldn’t quite match that level of form within York’s sharp five-furlongs at the Nunthorpe final time outside and it might be a concern for his supporters if there were to be any rouge showers circulating in the Merseyside region at the build up to the race.
Khaadem has also gone on to show the worth of this Royal Ascot kind having a smooth success against the elderly sprint handicappers from the Stewards Cup at Goodwood and while he will appear to be advancing, he looks quite a short price given how far he must find strictly onto his running in the Berkshire place.
The one that really does seem to have been overlooked based on his present cost is (HELLO YOUMZAIN best cost 12-1) plus he must come to calculations on many counts. Firstly, Kevin Ryan’s colt did really well to finish a close-up third in the Commonwealth Cup believing he missed the rest and needed to make his ground up in the hottest part of the race, and secondly, it is worth pointing out he’ll be one of the few from the line-up with solid C&D shape near his name. Runner-up into the clever San Donato in a warm juvenile competition on his next outing, his likely for the Merseyside monitor after accounting for Calyx in the Group 2 Sandy Lane on his return trip was affirmed by Kodiac’s boy back. Arriving here fresher than after a two-month break, the lightly-raced three-year-old has all of the qualities to supply his handler using a deserved success in this prestigious prize (gone close with Brando) and with won soft and good-to-firm ground, he will not mind exactly what the terms would be come the weekend either.
Forever In hindsight a creditable runner-up in the Commonwealth Cup also seems overpriced on these exploits and yet she, also, has a C&D win to her win in the Cecil Frail back in May. If a title trained her, there is little doubt she’d be a great deal shorter at the and it would come as no surprise to watch her outrun her present 20-1 estimates.

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