Eye Of Heaven Looking To Bounce Back At Sandown On Thursday

Eye Of Heaven

Mark Johnston's smart juvenile Eye Of Heaven is looking to give a bold showing on Thursday at Sandown and bounce back from his underwhelming performance at Royal Ascot.

The two year old son of Exceed And Excel bounced onto the racing scene in fine style winning a very good novice event at Newmarket where the second, third, fifth, sixth and eighth have all gone on to win since.

With all this spectacular form the colt was backed heavily for the Group Two Norfolk Stakes but with the ground going good to soft it did not play to his strengths and he tailed off in the final stages.

He now drops into Listed company on Thursday and connections are expecting the youngster to get back to winning ways.

(Credit AtTheRaces) Johnston said: “He was disappointing at Ascot, but he’s been good since.

“Nothing really came to light. He has had problems with cracked heels, which is only a minor issue, but I think the effect can sometimes be greater than you might imagine.

“On the form of his previous run at Newmarket, and what he shows us at home, we would expect a lot better on Thursday.”

Eye Of Heavan will face five rivals in the National Stakes and is currently a best price of 5/6 to take the spoils.