Flat racing fans are treated to a Group 3 contest in midweek, with seven contenders lining up in the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket.
TRIDENT (EVS) is sent across the English Channel in hope of claiming some black type for his connections, following several decent efforts in Group company.
The Wootton Bassett colt won on debut and followed that up with a third-place finish in the Prix de Cabourg before finishing second behind Perfect Power in the Prix Morny three weeks later.
Andre Fabre’s recruit is clearly the one to beat on paper here and his short odds are clearly justified.
MODERN GAMES (9/2) represents Charlie Appleby’s yard, with the colt aiming to show further progress on his fifth career start.
The two-year-old made light work of his rivals in a 7f Nursery Handicap at Doncaster, cruising home to win by two and a half lengths.
The colt could have more to offer and could well be competitive in this small field here.
RIBHI (5/1) is given another chance at this level by his connections after finishing fifth in a Listed event at Doncaster last time out.
The Dark Angel colt dominated on his debut at Salisbury, but he couldn’t get a clear run on his last outing and he had to settle for fifth.
Marcus Tregoning’s recruit is still fairly unexposed over this trip and he could have more in the locker.
HARROW (15/2) is stepped up into Group company after three successes on the bounce for Andrew Balding, while Martyn Meade’s CRESTA (11/1) is rapidly bumped up in class after landing victory on his debut.
CLAIM THE CROWN (14/1) is dropped down in trip after finishing third over a mile in the Prix des Chenes for Roger Varian and Richard Hughes’ RING OF BEARA (14/1) is given his first chance of landing some black type for his connections.
- Trident @ EVS