ALEMARATALYOUM (2.40) sluiced through the mud to score emphatically at Goodwood and conditions should be testing enough at York this afternoon to open up the prospect of another success.
Stuart Williams continues to saddle plenty of handicap winners and a 7lb rise may not halt his gelding's progress, with Marco Ghiani claiming 5lb.
FIRST IN LINE (4.10) flopped in the soft at Haydock so comes with risks in a very competitive 19-runner 1m 4f handicap at Newmarket. However, John Gosden's three-year-old ran out of his skin on an earlier trip to York, going down narrowly to Hamish, with Sir Mark Prescott's Cesarewitch fancy Land Of Oz held in third.
The Group 1 Bet365 Fillies' Mile is one of several classy contests on day one of the Dubai Future Champions Festival. CAYENNE PEPPER (3.35) is unbeaten in three starts for Jessica Harrington and the daughter of Australia will want to make this a stiff stamina test after making almost all the running to land a Group 3 at the Curragh.
Quadrilateral carries the colours of her sire Frankel and takes a leap in class after slaughtering her rivals at Newbury last month. She could be a bit special but this is her first acid test. Aidan O'Brien's Love represents super-sire Galileo and she beat Daahyeh and So Wonderful in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in mid-September.
SHINE SO BRIGHT (3.00) was a disappointing fourth of five runners at Doncaster last month but his earlier defeat of Laurens gives him every chance of keeping last year's winner Limato and Mustashry at bay. Significantly, Andrew Balding's colt could get his own way out in front under Silvestre De Sousa.
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