Goring has won five from ten when racing on an all-weather surface, including a win and a second from two prior runs at Wolves, and was a decent fourth at Listed level last time out, only losing out on second in the final strides. Today’s race takes place over a slightly shorter trip so a similar run should see victory today.
Hathal has won at both Listed and Group 3 level on turf and proved he handles a synthetic surface with a solid second to Flaming Spear in a Listed contest at Kempton in November. Today sees a step up in trip but he would have to be considered regardless and rates the biggest danger to Goring.
A final mention goes to Carry On Deryck who has first run for Ollie Pears. He hasn’t been seen since some underwhelming efforts at Meydan last Winter but should find this easier than the Group 3 races he has been used to competing in and he has also had a wind op so cannot be discounted on return to the UK.
GORING (WIN) – NAP