There are few more likeable sprinters in training than the evergreen Kachy, but his vulnerability is that his run-style is pretty dependant on him having a bend or two to run around, and he’d make more appeal in Nottingham’s Greyhound Derby* than the Temple Stakes.
Ispolini looks the chief threat to Stradivarius in the Matchbook Yorkshire Cup based on his Dubai form, but with the Boys In Blue failing to achieve the success expected with their classic prospects this spring, it looks a good time to take the misfiring juggernaut on.
Too Darn Hot is the star of the show at York on Thursday, but the Ante-Post Guineas favourite had a setback earlier in the spring, and while he’s bred to stay, he looked very well suited by dropping to seven furlongs after his juvenile debut, and I think he will prove best at around a mile this year. He may get away with ten furlongs on fast ground at York, but I’m not backing him at close to even money to find out.
It’s a typically tricky card for layers at York, but with the sun shining with a vengeance, those who need to make a print are at a disadvantage, and I can’t see Great Prospector enjoying hearing his hooves rattle in the Infinity Tyres Handicap.