INVOLVED (4.25) won with any amount in hand at Newbury a couple of days ago and should make light of a 5lb penalty at Newmarket.
That victory came only seven days after his neck second to Inclyne over course and distance and young trainer George Boughey, formerly assistant to Hugo Palmer, is clearly intent on striking while the iron is hot.
No less than ten races are lined up by ITV for a Super Sunday show and CASPIAN QUEEN (1.45) can get armchair punters off to a flying start in the 5f sprint at Goodwood.
Richard Hughes has been among the winners on the resumption of racing and he trained Caspian Queen to score here over an extra furlong last September. She went close at Lingfield on re-appearance nine days ago and should have the measure of Andrew Balding’s Brighton winner Spanish Angel, the mount of champion jockey Oisin Murphy.
The feature Cocked Hat Stakes, a Listed event over 1m 3f, should see CELESTRAN (3.55) and Emissary locking horns down the straight.
Celestran moved stylishly throughout before easing to the front at Yarmouth and should have the edge over Emissary, a comfortable winner from Glentries at Wolverhampton last autumn. Throw in Lingfield Novice Stakes winner Fiji and the Balding-trained Khalifa Sat, and we are set for a fascinating tactical affair.
At Doncaster, DAKOTA GOLD (2.35) has proved a revelation for Michael Dods, reeling off five victories in a stellar 2019 season, and if in the same mood is capable of conceding 3lb to all his six opponents.
Tarboosh would be a big danger if there is some ease underfoot and he thrashed one of today’s rivals, Copper Knight, on soft at Musselburgh last October. Copper Knight was pipped at Newmarket last week and has proven fitness on his side, while El Astronaute is another speedster.