Horse Racing
Hampton Court Stakes - Form Comments

20/06/2018 16:39

G3 – 1993m – Turf

1 Crossed Baton Disappointing in G2 Dante Stakes at York last month but if resumes previous upward trend then decent chance.
2 Fajjaj Won on debut at Ascot last year and fair runs in G3 last year and G2 in Germany last month. Difficult to assess but probably needs more.
3 Global Giant Fair form and should improve for step up from 1600m but others have more solid qualifications.
4 Hunting Horn Progressed well after winning maiden race in April to finish third in G3 and good sixth in G1 Prix du Jockey Club this month. Faster ground an unknown but clear chance.
5 Key Victory Shown good level of ability for Godolphin in only three runs. Not beaten far when eighth in G1 Prix du Jockey Club. Should improve and live contender.
6 Main Street Both wins on all-weather but good run when runner-up in Listed race just ahead of Highbrow over 2240m at Goodwood. May well prefer this shorter trip.
7 Masaarr Steady improvement in handicaps but faces a tough task.
8 Mini P Excellent debut effort when runner-up in 16 runner maiden at Newbury but lack of experience a negative.
9 National Army Well bred and well backed when made winning debut in 15 runner maiden at Doncaster this month. Could be useful but inexperienced.
10 Nordic Lights Stablemate of Key Victory. Won first two races this year and respectable run when fifth in G2 Dante. Easy to see him improve into contention.
11 Shakour This looks too high a grade for him.
12 Silver Quartz Only seventh in Listed race last month but that was a hot race and is a live outsider.
13 Stephensons Rocket Fifth in two Listed races, behind the useful Key Victory in one and Without Parole in the other. Only needs to come on a bit to be involved.
14 Vintager On the up this season and good third in Listed race behind Without Parole gives him decent chance.
15 Wadilsafa Well bred colt rewarded support with encouraging success over 1600m on fast ground at Newmarket last month. Expected to improve and obvious chance.
16 Zaaki Only won one of six races but improved this year and likely to progress further for Sir Michael Stoute. In the mix.