LIFE’S a Beach in the Lowther. LIBERTY BEACH has been in cracking form all season with impressive wins on her past two runs.
She took a Listed race in great style at Sandown before overcoming traffic problems to score in the Molecomb at Glorious Goodwood. She shapes as though stepping up to 6f will bring improvement and she sets the standard.
In-form trainer William Haggas has a good record in this race and has strong claims with Wejdan. She caught the eye when winning on debut at Newbury earlier this month. It was a fair maiden but it was the way she picked up from a long way back that was impressive. She’ll need to be closer to the pace here but clearly has lots of talent.
Under The Stars improved a bundle when winning the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes on the back of a debut success at Ripon. James Tate’s filly is proven at the trip and is a real contender.
Living In The Past was half a length away that day and is another with scope for more.
Precious Moments was well backed before a modest effort at Leopardstown latest when hampered. Dropping back a furlong looks a wise move by Aidan O’Brien.
PIECE OF PARADISE looks heavenly in this big sales race. Frankie Dettori is an eyecatching booking for this Irish raider. Trainer Fozzy Stack has his horses in good order and this speedy filly ran a cracker when winning a decent race at Tipperary last time. That was over 5f but she gives the impression that this extra furlong will suit ideally.
Show Me Show Me is threatening to win a big race like this and was a good second in the Super Sprint at Newbury last month. He followed that was a close second in a Glorious Goodwood Group 3 when finishing like a train. He was well beaten on his last try at this trip but looks ready for another crack.
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Raahy was sixth in that race having won easily on turf at Lingfield. He should have more to offer too. Mums Tipple shaped well on debut for Richard Hannon when winning at Ascot last time over this distance. He should learn from that and the yard has won two of the past three runnings.
Mark Johnston’s Love Destiny stays further than this and could make it a test of stamina under Franny Norton.
Fleeting Prince was hampered and hated Goodwood’s rollercoaster after winning well at Windsor. He could easily bounce back.
WE’RE Kyn the money. KYNREN has done well in big-field handicaps on all three starts this season with seconds in the Lincoln and Victoria Cup followed by “winning” the Royal Hunt Cup on the wrong side of the track. He was fifth overall but it was an excellent effort over today’s trip off this handicap mark. Robert Winston’s mount should give his running again in this hot contest.
Title-chasing Oisin Murphy has claims on Via Serendipity. He ran well at the Shergar Cup and likes this trip. He’s coming down the weights and is proven in this grade.
Vale Of Kent is likely to make another bold bid from the front after his excellent second in the Golden Mile at Glorious Goodwood. He’s a typical Mark Johnston battler and Frankie was on board when he won the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket last month.
Firmament won a hot handicap over 7f on his last visit here in June and won this race three years ago from a similar mark.
Silver Line came back from 10 months off to score nicely at Nottingham and was holding his own before his break. Top apprentice Cieren Fallon takes a valuable 5lb off and he’ll be right there again.
WHAT more can we say about ENABLE? We can watch more history being written as Frankie getting lost on the way down looks the only way to stop her winning. This season has seen her hoover up a couple more Group 1s in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and King George at Ascot last time.
The winning margin over Crystal Ocean was only a neck there but there was more in the tank if needed. She can take this on her way to the Arc especially as prime challenger Enable would probably prefer to stay over 1m2f. The Aidan O’Brien hope would be good enough to take many a Yorkshire Oaks but she’s already been put in her place by John Gosden’s superstar this term at Sandown.
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The daughter of Galileo is a quality performer though and can relegate Lah Ti Dar to third. She enjoyed her last visit to the Knavesmire when winning the Middleton Stakes in May over this trip. Epsom didn’t suit her in the Coronation Cup but she was back to her best with a close second in the Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud. She can make a race of it with Magical for the forecast spot.
South Sea Pearl is surely there for nuisance value as the Ballydoyle second string looks way short of Group 1 class.
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