Horse Racing
Sprint Stakes - Form Comments

02/07/2021 15:18

G3 – 1009m – Turf



Showed his class when winning a 1000m G3 at Newmarket in May, outpaced at one stage but responding to his jockey’s urgings. Best on good or faster ground.



The softer the ground the better for him. Two good runs on those conditions in 2021, latterly when his late surge only just failed in a G2 at Haydock.



Has been in career-best form lately, easily winning a hot Newmarket handicap, then runner-up in a G1 sprint at Royal Ascot on faster ground than he prefers. Live chance.


Came From The Dark

Best suited to challenging late off a brutal pace and his power-packed finish only just failed to win him a G3 sprint at Newmarket in May. Looks versatile surface-wise.


Count D’Orsay

Best on slow ground over this trip and not beaten far in any of his last three starts. But ratings suggest that this is quite a tough challenge.


Rocket Action

Comes back from a break and has not previously shown his best form off an absence. Yet to win on a turf surface, another worry for his supporters.


Stone Of Destiny

Ran decently on his only previous Sandown run, and also good efforts in handicaps and when only beaten 4L in a Royal Ascot G1 last time. Has often been unlucky in running.


Keep Busy

Has not won above Listed level but very encouraging that she has not been beaten far in three G1 sprinting attempts. Outclassed lesser rivals at Ayr last month.


Atalis Bay

Taking on older horses, but three-year-olds have a good record in this G3. He responded well to fend off challengers, leading throughout in a Listed sprint here last month.


Happy Romance

Proved that she had trained into a decent three-year-old with a 1200m Listed all-weather win, despite meeting trouble. Recent turf form has been less convincing.