One of the nicer events on the Haydock card this weekend is the Group Two Sandy lane Stakes over 6f and although Little Big Bear is respected down in trip and grade, Bradsell for Archie Watson is a big player and our selection being a bigger price.
An emphatic winner at York on Seasonal debut in a Novice Stakes bolting up by nine lengths, he was last seen at Royal Ascot taking the Group Two Coventry Stakes with more in hand at the line.
The form of that race has been massively franked with the likes of Persian Force, Blackbeard and Royal Scotsman all going on to perform well throughout last year in good Group races.
Bradsell was seen just once more last term when only fourth in the Group One Phoenix Stakes behind the winner Little Big Bear.
It was revealed that he had picked up an injury in the race which was the reason for his poor run and he was put away for the rest of the season.
Returning this term at Ascot in the Group Three Commonwealth Cup Trial he travelled beautifully into the race but when asked to win the race just showed his time off the track when obviously not 100% fit.
Set to strip much fitter for this race he should go close and we expect him to reverse the form with Cold Case.