Nothing will dislodge Native Path from the highest of the betting for the two,000 Guineas after his profitable return in Thursday’s Craven Stakes at Newmarket, however two twin Group One-winning juveniles – Angel Bleu and Excellent Energy – line up the Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday and Christophe Soumillon’s arrival to accomplice Excellent Energy is an added attraction.
Soumillon rode Excellent Energy to victory within the Prix Morny and the Center Park Stakes final season, the latter race being his first journey in Britain for the reason that Royal assembly in 2019. It was traditional Soumillon, as he emerged from behind a wall of horses after dropping in from a poor draw after which fired Richard Fahey’s colt by way of a spot to win going away.
Excellent Energy (3.00) has but to race past six furlongs whereas Angel Bleu, profitable within the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and Criterium Worldwide final 12 months, is already a Group One winner at a mile. He has loads of stamina on the dam’s aspect of his pedigree, nevertheless, and the seven-furlong journey ought to maintain no fears. It’s a slight shock to search out him chalked up as second-favourite and something round 9-4 appears effectively price taking.
Musselburgh 1.32 9 of the ten runners are making their seasonal debut, however Desert Angel made a strong return to motion in a well-run race at Wolverhampton final month and that may simply tip the stability.
Newbury 1.50 Raymond Tusk was worth for greater than his four-length margin at Doncaster final time and has a health edge on most of his rivals.
Musselburgh 2.04 Monitor, journey and going look superb for Gweedore, and Andrew Breslin takes off a helpful 3lb too.
Newbury 2.25 On the possible odds, Jumbly might be price in curiosity to observe up a simple Listed win – in a helpful time – in October, not least as her dam, Thistle Chook, improved with age all through her profession.
Musselburgh 2.39 Many potentialities in a aggressive dash handicap however Makanah has loads of type over monitor and journey, and has gone effectively contemporary previously.
Musselburgh 3.14 Zero Ten was not overwhelmed far in Group One firm on his closing begin final season and whereas he offers away weight all spherical, Emmet Mullins – contemporary from his Grand Nationwide win with Noble Yeats final weekend – has booked Benoit de la Sayette to take off 7lb.
Newbury 3.35 A number of of those ran effectively within the Lincoln, together with Rogue Bear, who completed strongly into third after dropping floor firstly. He’s no worth at round 7-2 nevertheless, not least as he would possibly want issues his personal approach, and front-running Isla Kai, progressive all through 2021 with the promise of higher to come back, is an attention-grabbing each-way choice at round 14-1.