The Tancred Stakes looks a cracking race down under this Saturday with many recognisable names going to post.
Most punters will remember the likes of Mugatoo, Mirage Dancer, Mustajeer, Southern France and Danceteria from their UK racing days but it is the New Zealand-bred Very Ellegaant that sets the standard on her 1/2l second to Adeybb.
This filly was sent off 2/1 against the William Haggas trained winner but she was out-battled at the finish and this extra 2f doesn’t seem the most obvious move.
There are three horses in this field with form tied from the Group1 Australian Cup: Avilius, Mirage Dancer and Southern France. These three finished grouped together and the latter looks a huge e/w price based on that event.
He endured a troubled path on the straight after being forced to swing wide, yet still finished close to both of his rivals, and he is a sure-stayer having landed the Sandown Classic over this distance. The red-hot Tom Marquand takes the ride.