Horse Racing
British Champions Long Distance Cup - Form Comments

16/10/2020 17:57

G2 – 3190m – Turf



His pedigree does not scream stamina for this trip and his two G3 wins in 2019 were over just 2000m. However he has a relaxed and lazy way of racing which might help.


Fujaira Prince

Always travelling nicely, he zoomed clear to win a classy handicap here in June, following up at York and then a fine second in a G1 at The Curragh. Debut at this trip.



Proven at this trip, twice winning small field all-weather races over it earlier this year. However it would be a huge  surprise if he was classy enough to win this.



Hit peak form at around this time last year, including a G3 win here. Needs slow ground and a stronger pace than he got at Chester last time. A possibility, if he can improve at this trip.



Front-running tactics resulted in sudden improvement that saw him run away with the 2019 Irish Derby over 2400m. Faded fast most recently – after leading – when trying 2800m.


Spanish Mission

Couldn’t handle Stradivarius and co in a G1 at Goodwood but his last two winning starts for a new trainer suggest that he is developing into a strong stayer, latterly winning a Doncaster G2.



This fabulous 16-times winning stayer, found the slowly-run Arc completely against him this month. Another rare defeat came when second in this last year, but his tenacity could shine again here.



Has a winning attitude, scoring on six of his ten starts. And his gritty victory under a big weight at Salisbury last time was encouraging for this rise in class and distance.


Dubious Affair

A progressive handicapper in 2020 gaining three straight wins. Her fourth in a Doncaster G2 last month – run at an unsuitably modest pace – looked like another step up. Stable going well.


Monica Sheriff

Yet to live up to the form of his two late 2019 victories, latterly when appearing to thrive on the muddy ground with a 2800m G3 Saint-Cloud win.


Search For A Song

Her jockey got her nicely relaxed, and she swooped to win the same G1 at The Curragh that she had also plundered in 2019. If relaxed again she could thrive at this longer trip.


Dawn Patrol

Proved himself in good shape – and that he stayed this trip – when landing a G3 at The Curragh last month without his rider having to get too serious.


Max Vega

Hasn’t won in four starts this season but his stable are in terrific form. Things didn’t go his way at Longchamp last time – slowly away, racing too freely and then lacking a clear passage.