The first selection for us on ITV comes from Pontefract in the Listed Pomfret Stakes and we are siding with Regal Reality for Sir Michael Stoute who is by far the best horse in the race.
Previously donning the colours of Cheveley Park Stud, the 6 year old has tasted most of his success at Group 3 level over 1 mile
Mainly running over 1 mile in his early career, he garnered success when upped in trip for the first time to 10 furlongs at Sandown and followed that up with a career best effort to be third in the 2019 Coral Eclipse behind superstar Enable.
Connections seemingly thought they’d found his best trip, he was highly tried over 10 furlongs but failed to replicate the form he showed in the Eclipse.
It wasn’t until half way through last season he dropped back to a mile and immediately bounced back to form when stealing the Sovereign Stakes by 3.5 lengths.
Unable to land a blow in Group Two company after his last win, he ran well to hit the frame both times but was held behind better horses.
This season he has been seen twice, firstly in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot when outclassed and he was also below par in the Group Two Summer Mile over the same C&D.
This Listed event represents a big chance to get back to winning ways.