Aidan O'Brien rates Gleneagles' raw speed as his biggest weapon ahead of his bid to complete a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.
The Galileo colt was a stunning winner of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket three weeks ago and is long odds-on to repeat the feat in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh.
Storm The Stars made every yard of the running under Pat Cosgave to claim the Casco EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.
A 3-1 shot for the Listed feature on the Sussex Downs, the William Haggas-trained three-year-old was soon bowling along at the head of affairs and remained in pole position rounding the home turn.
This is one of the duller Saturdays in the Flat programme with a one-sided Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh but over at Haydock things are a bit more competitive and the progressive Mutarakez should be in with a big shout in the 2.35 for Brian Meehan.
Since the start of the 201 season, there have been 66 handicaps run over the 1m2f trip at Pontefract featuring 11 or fewer runners and the draw breakdown was as follows...
The £100,000 Group 2 betfred Temple Stakes has a twelve strong field of top sprinting talent at Haydock this Saturday in what promises to be an exhilarating race. Take a look at our horse by horse preview, which pinpoints a most likely winner, the main danger and the dark outsider in the field….