FIRST RECEIVER (3.55) looks ready to lose his maiden tag in the one-mile maiden at Kempton on Tuesday.
Sir Michael Stoute's horses ran well on the opening day at Newcastle yesterday, so it's fairly safe to assume First Receiver will be fit enough to do himself justice under Ryan Moore. The Queen's colt travelled strongly on a previous visit to the track last November, just failing to hold Godolphin's First View. Fourth horse Thibaan ran very well in defeat at Newcastle yesterday, possibly running into a smart sort in John Gosden's Frankly Darling.
Imrahor's second to Gosden's Cherokee Trail at Newbury in September was a good effort. There was a five lengths gap back to third horse Hukum, a subsequent winner and talked about as a live outsider for the Derby. William Haggas strips Born A King, a son of Frankel, and market signals will be informative. Photograph chased home another Gosden winner, Tuscan Gaze, at Newmarket in November, and is another interesting sort.
GALSWORTHY (4.30) is a short price to give Gosden and Frankie Dettori a winner in the 1m 4f maiden. The colt was second on debut at HQ in October and his Newcastle third was another pretty solid effort.
The Glancing Queen is better known as a bumper mare for Alan King, running fifth to Envoi Allen at Cheltenham in 2019 before this year's eighth to Ferny Hollow. Well-bred newcomers Retrospect and Swift Verdict would be worth noting if attracting market support.
At Newcastle, MOLL DAVIS (6.00) was recommended in an earlier column and it has been satisfying to watch her price contract in the past 48 hours.
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