QUADRILATERAL (3.05) comes into the Atalanta Stakes at Sandown a fresh horse and is expected to bag the Group 3 prize for Roger Charlton.
The filly’s third to Love in the Qipco 1000 Guineas was followed by another solid effort behind Alpine Star in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. This assignment looks a good bit easier and she should outgun consistent older rival Billesdon Brook.
DATA PROTECTION (2.30) is an attractive each-way proposition trading at double-digit odds for the 1m 2f handicap. William Muir’s gelding spread-eagled his field when winning at Newmarket before posting a fine third to Palavecino at Chester. He likes to race prominently. Hot favourite Muraad scythed down Overwrite at Goodwood and could make light of a 5lb rise if in the same mood. Last year’s winner Hyanna is rated 9lb higher this time round but she loves the track.
DEVIOUS COMPANY (2.50) was taken off his feet before staying on strongly into second spot behind Happy Romance in the big juvenile sales race at York three days ago and makes a quick reappearance at Naas, again chasing a huge pot. This stiff track will play more to his strengths if earlier exertions haven’t taken their toll.
BLACK SPARROW (1.20) should go very close in the opening sprint at Wolverhampton. She almost overcame a wide draw when caught close home by Zoetic over course and distance last month, and the winner came out to land a Listed event at Newbury. Black Sparrow further franked that form when beating Sarsaparilla at Lingfield and the draw has been kind in stall two. Ready Freddie Go coasted home by almost five lengths at Musselburgh and his earlier third to Ataser at Ripon was boosted when the winner scored at York.