His last run at Goodwood, reads well in the context of this race. He was beaten by the in-form William Haggis horse, Frantanck, who looks to be quite a bit better than his official mark. I think Chef De Partie could be a lot better than his mark of 79, and he may well be underestimated here. With Hollie Doyle up, and the Harry & Roger Charlton team in fine form, he could prove value in what looks a competitive race.
Chef De Partie
Karl Burke is in cracking form, and with some doubts hanging over those towards the front of the market, Significantly could prove to be significant value. He has some good form to his name, and he’s quite consistent. He has an official rating of 102, which puts him firmly in the mix. His last run can be excused, and if he has come on for that, he looks a solid each way alternative in this field.
Ran an absolute cracker in defeat to Gaasssee last time out (who looks very well handicapped). Forza Orta was a clear second, and likely just ran into one on the day. Prior to that, he won a handicap at Hamilton in fine style. He does look like he could be quite a bit better than his official rating of 86, and he looks a rock solid option in a trappy enough looking handicap.
Sea La Rosa
There’s not a more in-form yard at the moment, Haggas is operating at around a 40% strike rate. He has the filly Sea La Rosa here in a competitive looking G3, but she looks to hold all the aces. She won her final start last season, by four and a half lengths in good style in a listed race at Lingfield. She has good form on turf, and she progressed well enough through the handicap ranks. She’s now a 4yo, and the trainer does well with horses of this profile, she looks a class act and for connections in red hot form, she should be hard to beat.
Lanequash remains winless since his victory on racecourse debut. He has been tried in good company though, and he was fourth on his final start last year in the G2 Joel Stakes, won by the high class Benbatl. He’s against a lesser calibre of horse today, and he could prove to be value at the prices, with some question marks hanging over those towards the top of the market. He could be overpriced.
Alrehb already has two wins this season, and he was a good second at this course two starts ago. He was 14th of 27 in the Victoria Cup at Ascot, but it was a nice enough run and he wasn’t beaten miles. Benoit De La Sayette takes off a handy 5lb here, and he’s huge value for his claim. He looks well handicapped and he has a definite chance for a bang in form jockey.
Another for Haggas and Marquand with a top chance. Vintage Choice lines up in a C4 Handicap off a mark of 87. He was far too fired up for his seasonal reappearance, and that should have taken the edge off him. He looks a good bit better than his mark, and for in-form connections, he looks sure to leave his previous run behind him and confirm himself as one for the future, he has a massive shout.