John of Gaunt Stakes
15:30 Haydock, Saturday
Live on ITV4
1. Safe Voyage (John Quinn/ Jason Hart)
Smart performer who has been a credit score to connections. Proved higher than ever when profitable 3 times final season, together with a brace of Group 2s. Suffered a heavy defeat within the Lockinge Stakes on his return however that is simpler.
2. Brad The Brief (Tom Dascombe/ Oisin Murphy)
Showed sensible kind when gaining a Group-level breakthrough over six furlongs at Chantilly in October. Has been effectively held on each begins this 12 months, nevertheless, together with on his reappearance in Saudi Arabia, and he has but to show himself over seven furlongs.
3. Glorious Journey (Charlie Appleby/ William Buick)
Dual Group 2 winner over seven furlongs and gave one other good account of himself when hitting the body for the second time within the Turf Sprint in Saudi Arabia in February. Versatile performer and nearly one to beat.
4. Kinross (Ralph Beckett/ Frankie Dettori)
Signed off for his three-year-old marketing campaign with a one-mile listed win on the all-weather in November. Had excuses for his first defeat at Meydan in January however his effort there the next month was disappointing. Drops again in journey right here.
5. Njord (Jessica Harrington/ Shane Foley)
Proved an actual success story final season for Jessica Harrington, growing into a wise handicapper. Looks to be working his means again to peak health this 12 months and he is not out of it on the figures, regardless of being upped at school.
6. River Nymph (Clive Cox/ Adam Kirby)
Was very a lot on the up final summer season, profitable a pair of seven-furlong handicaps. He formed higher than the place suggests within the Lincoln on his reappearance and duly constructed on that when touchdown the Victoria Cup. Up at school right here however revered.
7. Toro Strike (Richard Fahey/ Paul Hanagan)
Came up brief in sample firm in direction of the tip of his three-year-old marketing campaign however was higher than ever when a straightforward winner of a minor occasion at Thirsk in April, getting effectively on prime on the end.
8. With Thanks (William Haggas/ Tom Marquand)
Low-mileage four-year-old who discovered one other jolt of enchancment when touchdown the Group 3 Athasi Stakes at Naas in November. Handles reduce within the floor and her restrict could not have been reached. Leading participant.
9. Queen Jo Jo (Kevin Ryan/ Kieran Shoemark)
Stayed on strongly to win the Group 3 Summer Stakes over six furlongs at York in July. Was effectively held again over that course and distance on her reappearance and it is a robust race to bounce again in.