LE BRIVADO (3.40) showed enough on his first start for Aidan O'Brien to believe he can land the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
The five-year-old scooped the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot for Andre Fabre and last month's third to Imaging in the Gladness Stakes at Naas should have put him cherry-ripe for this Group 1 contest. Le Brivado wins a narrow vote over Laurens, probably at her very best when landing the Sun Chariot Stakes last season and a big danger in receipt of the sex allowance.
HEADMAN (3.00) seemed to get bogged down at soggy Newbury last month but should be a different proposition returned to a fast track in the London Gold Cup Handicap. Roger Charlton has mopped up three of the last eight renewals and Headman impressed on debut at Newcastle before finishing runner-up to Charlie Appleby's Zakouski at Kempton. Zakouski wasn't beaten far in fifth behind Skardu in the Group 3 Craven Stakes at Newmarket, so the form looks solid in handicap company.
SPACE TRAVELLER (1.50) should go well at an each-way price in the Carnarvon Stakes. Richard Fahey's colt chased home Shine So Bright in the European Free Handicap and makes slightly more appeal than Moyasser, up a hefty 9lb for his victory here a fortnight ago.
At Doncaster this evening, GALLIC (6.35) stands out in the mile handicap after her third to a couple of impressive subsequent winners Aweedram and Archaeology at Newmarket last month.
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