ACCIDENTAL AGENT, winner of the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot in June, heads a last discipline of 5 for the Shadwell Joel Stakes on Friday.
Here is all the things you must know in regards to the large race.
1. Unintended Agent (9-2) – Eve Johnson Houghton/Charles Bishop
The previous course winner produced a magical efficiency at Royal Ascot to come back with a late run to assert Group 1 honours within the Queen Anne Stakes in June. That was by far one of the best efficiency of his profession so far however he did not again that up when flopping final outing within the Jacques Le Marois and now has one thing to show.
Nonetheless, it is a important drop in school towards weaker rivals and if producing his greatest then he’ll be exhausting to deal with.
Eve Johnson Houghton on Unintended Agent
“He is in nice type. That is his prep race for the QEII, and we’re very proud of him.
“Hopefully he’ll get again on monitor. I feel the bottom is fairly irrelevant, to be trustworthy.
“I imagine that a few the opposite runners have made the working previously – but when they do not go a fantastic tempo, so be it, Unintended Agent did twice win over seven furlongs final autumn.
“He appears in excellent type, however Mustashry seems to be helpful – and giving weight to him shall be exhausting.”
2. Mustashry (11-8f) – Sir Michael Stoute/Jim Crowley
Very first rate performer on his day will get 2lb off Unintended Agent and in contrast to his opponent, comes into the race off the again of a victory.
That got here within the Park Stakes at Doncaster (in the identical grade) however he solely scraped dwelling then and might want to produce a extra convincing show if he needs to observe up.
Nonetheless, he comes from top-of-the-line stables within the enterprise and nonetheless has loads of room to progress.
Angus Gold on Mustashry
“I used to be very impressed with him at Doncaster. He was clearly coming again to seven furlongs that day and regarded overwhelmed, however he confirmed a very good angle to battle again and win.
“I do not suppose going again as much as a mile goes to trouble him in any respect and hopefully he’ll run nicely once more.
“He is had just a few issues alongside the way in which, however he is doing rather well in the intervening time.”
three. Zabeel Prince (9-2) – Roger Varian/Silvestre De Sousa
Not been since since ending down the sector within the Lockinge again in Might and can evidently must show that he is match sufficient to do himself justice.
He had beforehand produced an emphatic efficiency to land a Listed contest at Doncaster and if reproducing that may have first rate claims.
Coach Roger Varian shall be hopeful he can construct on what’s an excellent strike charge (4 wins from seven begins).
four. Zonderland (Eight-1) – Clive Cox/Adam Kirby
Former Celebration Mile winner might be up towards it if arriving in the identical type of his previous couple of begins, however he has executed the enterprise at this stage previously and might be a risk if on track.
Was overwhelmed a great distance by Unintended Agent at Royal Ascot and is the outsider of the sector for a cause.
5. Regal Actuality (100-30) – Sir Michael Stoute/Ryan Moore
In addition to Mustashry, Sir Michael Stoute additionally runs Superb Goodwood winner Regal Actuality in a bid to land the Joel Stakes for a fourth time.
Essentially the most calmly raced horse within the discipline with solely 4 begins to his identify, he produced a pleasant efficiency on the Sussex competition to get the higher of some first rate performers.
Most probably obtained slowed down within the heavy floor at Haydock final outing and can discover this take a look at rather more to his liking.