by Chaos Rules
Krystal (ANFIELD ROAD) won her only juvenile race, a lucrative graded Gold maiden, in fine style and has changed hands twice since although she never ran for Kings Of Thrones. She has managed a win and two places in three qualifier runs but was a well beaten fifth behind Sharp Shooter under finals conditions in the latest qualifier. Bonario spent his juvenile career in claimers and does not look to have improved enough to take these on.
Global Shattered (STARDOM STABLE) also won a maiden on his only juvenile run and was then turned over in the claimer which saw him arrive at current connections. His record cannot be faulted as he has never been out the frame in his seven starts. He won his last qualifier over 1 1/2M firm and is also proven at this trip so chances are clear.
Sharp Shooter (NEMESIS STUD) was previously trained by Anfield Road. Three year old form hadn’t looked anything out of the ordinary until taking the last qualifier in a good time. Form which probably sets the standard here. Barbarella has no recent form on either trip or ground to go on but has solid form at 2M and should not be underestimated.
Famous Boxer (BLACK CAT RACING) hadn’t shown much this season but her latest 2L second to Sharp Shooter was a good effort. Dalmunzie House took time to come to hand as a juvenile but did so with a bang when taking the final over 1 3/4M good. Apparently equally adept on turf he seems to have excellent prospects of completing a unique double. He beat Global Shattered, Sharp shooter and Krystal by 3L plus back in April but all three have clearly improved since and if there is a chink in the armor it would be that a fast pace at this trip would stretch his stamina.
Man With A Plan (AMERICAN PHARAOH STABLE) was 1L behind Global Shattered over 1 1/2M firm following a qualifier win on soft but has never tackled this trip so stamina has to be taken on trust.
Pafko (KDS) has run well but perhaps on balance would prefer a longer trip.
Notthewinner (SUSQUEHANNA STABLES) can’t be faulted for effort but has a fair bit to find to get involved.
Protactinium (BIGBOYSTEVE) has a 50% strike rate and last seasons juvenile champion has the accolade of season 17 top earner. Is passed over however due to stamina limitations.
Fourth Dimension (NPMJ RACING) has notched up four wins this season, three in minor races which will effectively put paid to his chances with all the extra weight.
ANALYSIS: Dalmunzie House aims for a historic double but SHARP SHOOTER is taken to gun him down.
ODDS: SHARP SHOOTER 4/1 Fav, Dalmunzie House 9/2, Global Shattered 5/1, Famous Boxer 6/1, Krystal 7/1, Barbarella 8/1, Pafko 9/1, Man With A Plan 10/1, Protactinium 12/1, Fourth Dimension 14/1, Notthewinner 20/1, Bonario 25/1