Heading the early markets for Owens Burrows and Shadwell Estate is 4 year old Hukum. The son of Sea The Stars rose to prominence last season with a comeback win in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Despite losing a shoe and suffering a minor cut mid race, he readily defied a handicap mark of 90 and seamlessly made the transition to group company on his next start to take a Group 3.
Well fancied for the St Leger he only managed to come 5th to round out last season. This season he’s been far busier having run 6 times already and notching 3 wins.
Taking a listed race early in the season he’s since captured a brace of Group 3’s at around 14 furlongs.
Last seen dropping back in trip to 12 furlongs for the September Stakes he was unable to justify odds on favouritism when seemingly outstayed by Hamish.
He has solid form but has been beaten over this trip at this level already and might be better over further.