Horse Racing
Chesham Stakes – Form Comments

22/06/2018 18:11

Listed – 1400m – Turf

1 Arthur Kitt This has been the aim since he won a novices’ event over 1200m at Haydock last month, always prominent and booted clear. Admittedly the second and third have let the form down since, but he did look good and this extra distance should help.
2 Azor Ahai Has improved race by race and made most of the running when narrowly winning a novices’ event at Ripon last month. Up in class and distance here but the stable – and the jockey – are in good form.
3 Cardini From the O’Brien stable that have won this for the past two years although with horses with more obvious credentials than Cardini. A disappointing favourite on his first start and then ran just a fair fifth of 14 at The Curragh. Up to 1400m here.
4 Duke Of Hazzard Has shown promise in both starts, keeping on in the closing stages to finish fourth at York and second at Windsor. Those were both novices’ events over around 1000m and he makes the sharp upward move to 1400m now.
5 Nate The Great Quite strong in the betting for his debut in a novices’ event at Carlisle this month, and was well on top of his 11 rivals in the closing stages. The third horse has boosted the form with a win since and Nate The Great should appreciate the rise to 1400m.
6 On A Session Has won both starts at French Provincial tracks. He was favourite each time and won each race – a maiden and a conditions race over 1000m and 1200m – quite comfortably. The stable have a high winning strike-rate with juveniles.
7 San Donato Well backed on his debut at Yarmouth last month, this expensive purchase briefly led before being swept aside by an even more expensive purchase in that novices’ event. The pair were clear of the third and 1400m should bring progress.
8 Aussie View Returns quickly having routed her opposition, dominating from gate to wire, at Doncaster last weekend. She had clearly progressed from her two previous starts and also found the move up to this distance ideal.
9 Beyond Reason Leading early on she never looked in danger of defeat when easily winning a 1200m novices’ event on the Kempton all-weather earlier this month. An expensive purchase who is bred to thrive at this longer trip.
10 Natalie’s Joy Had her rivals toiling in the closing stages when surging to a 6L victory in a fast time in a 1200m maiden at Goodwood last month. That was certainly one of the most impressive performances from a first-time-out two-year-old in 2018.
11 New Winds Disappointed on her second start on soft ground but won her first and third starts on quick conditions. Latterly she led early and kept responding to pressure to hold off persistent challengers over 1200m at Haydock this month.