Group 3 Supreme Stakes Preview - 30/08/20

1st D'bai, 2nd Cloak Of Spirits, 3rd Escobar

Just six go to post in this year's renewal of the Supreme Stakes, a race Richard Hannon has dominated in recent times winning it four times since 2009.

This year he sends Invincible Spirit filly Cloak Of Spirits, who finished second to Love in the 1000 Guineas on return.

On that bare form she looks a huge price at 8/1, but she has since disappointed in lesser company, and a 4l defeat to Love over a mile now looks weaker with her subsequently showing she is a better horse over 1m4f.

With this being Group3 company you would still expect her to hit the frame, but in D'Bai she is up against a proper 7f performer (5 wins at the distance) and Charlie Appleby's string have hit a typical rich vein of form.

This son of Dubawi isn't getting any younger at six, but he is showing no signs of dropping off and he made eye-catching late headway behind Space Blues in the Lennox Stakes at the festival here last month.

The softer conditions will play into his favour so we think he will reverse previous form with Escobar, who is the horse we think will be finishing with a rattle to snatch third late in the day.

David O'Meara's admirable performer needs a strong pace to aim at, so if this race gets tactical he is at a disadvantage, but there are a number of potential pace angles and he is likely to be ridden to pass horses in the final couple of furlongs.