by Chaos Rules
The Fifth Element (BIGBOYSTEVE) has shown classy form all season including a big maiden win and three qualifier places. Looks to have a good chance here. Einsteinium has shown only moderate form to date.
Golden Tiger (CLOSUTTON COGNAC) interestingly is out of Bigboysteve’s sire Golden Nugget and has a very similar profile to unrelated The Fifth Element who she beat by a neck over 1 1/2M soft back in may. They reoppose on the same terms but The Fifth Element gets the verdict as he is a stronger stayer. Lightly-raced Queen For A Night has no stamina worries and is closely matched with Gamblers night on early season form so a lot will depend on who has made the greater strides since.
Pepper Potts (NEMESIS STUD) has shown steady improvement but could have done without the penalty for the latest qualifier win over 2M soft.
Gamblers Knight (NPMJ RACING) is of interest having made all over the trip and beating the likes of Queen For A Night, Golden Tiger, The Fifth Element and Pepper Potts in the process early in the season. Lightly raced and open to improvement his last run back in early May can be ignored as it was for qualification purposes only. Certain to be a big player despite a penalty.
Churchill was a scouser (BLACK CAT RACING) was narrowly beaten by Pepper Potts over 2m so no stamina worries but does need to improve again. Ella Estrella Poder has run consistently well all season and should not be too far away. King Of France not disgraced in two qualifier runs but is very lightly -raced and hard to know what to expect.
Give The Ball To Chubb (NPMJ RACING) is unexposed and form includes a good fifth to Gamblers Knight but could have done without the penalty for winning a Juvenile Overnight Stakes.
Medium Brigade (ANFIELD ROAD) chances compromised as he carries a double penalty for two stakes race wins.
ANALYSIS: Both The Fifth Element and Queen For A Night look troublesome but GAMBLERS KNIGHT holds all the aces.
ODDS: GAMBLERS KNIGHT 4/1 Fav, The Fifth Element 9/2, Queen For A Night 5/1, Ella Estrella Poder 6/1, Golden Tiger 13/2, Give The Ball To Chubb 7/1, Pepper Potts 8/1, Churchill Was A Scouser 9/1, King Of France 12/1, Einsteinium 25/1, Medium Brigade 33/1