Ascot’s NAP: HUKUM | 2:40pm ABF/BGC Cumberland Lodge Stakes (Group 3) | Dom’s Pick
A disappointing showing in the September Stakes last time but his Hardwicke Stakes third here at Royal Ascot, added to victory in the King George V Stakes a year prior, probably makes Owen Burrows’s representative hard to oppose.
He’s picked up a couple of Group 3’s already this year, so he’s more than capable at this level and should be up to defying a penalty.
Roger Varian’s Title won a Doncaster Handicap with ease back in September and ranks chief threat to the selection.
NB: HIGHFIELD PRINCESS | 1:30pm World Mental Health Day British EBF Stakes (Fillies' And Mares' Listed)
The Night Of Thunder daughter has enjoyed a terrific season which included landing the Buckingham Palace Stakes here, form that was well franked thereafter.
She's been a model of consistency in tougher races ever since, finishing a fine fourth at Doncaster last time out.
A return to the track where she enjoyed her finest hour makes her a very justifiable favourite now and she should take the beating under Jason Hart.