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13:35 Newbury

The ultra consistent Euchen Glen won over course and distance last year, after his defeat of Logician, but was disappointing in the November Handicap. He has ran well first time out and if he is ready to go, could be a major player. However, that being said, he does have a 3 lbs penalty and being 8 years old, may just need the run.

Without A Fight probably didn’t see out the 1m 6f last time out but he definitely stayed on over 1m 3½f at Haydock and has won at Newbury before. He wasn’t disgraced in the 1m 6f race, finishing 2 lengths behind the subsequent St Leger second, Berkshire Rocco. He’d probably prefer it to be softer but he’s ran well on good ground and may bounce back to his best form.

Deja is trained by the legendary Peter Chapple-Hyam and consistently runs well first time out.The most notable example of this would be his 2nd behind Scarlet Dragon in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot off a 211 day break. Granted he wasn’t up to his usual standards in the Ebor, but he should enjoy the ground and he is ridden by Ryan Moore, freshoff a 4-timer at the Curragh yesterday.


written by Kieran McHugh

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