MITCHUM SWAGGER can outsuave his rivals and land the uber-valuable Balmoral Handicap on Saturday.
The six-year-old is all class on his day and this check seems proper up his avenue.
A sixth at Haydock final day out in floor that will not have been ultimate was the proper prep for this stamina check.
Contemplating that was his first outing since ending an excellent third to the fashionable Addeybb within the Lincoln, there’s each likelihood he has a little bit of enchancment left within the locker.
And with the bottom at Ascot on Saturday prone to be much like that at Doncaster, he ought to excel within the mushy situations.
Certainly, he completed third within the 2016 Royal Hunt Cup when the bottom was on the gradual facet, solely a neck behind Librisa Breeze – and that type has been franked in no unsure phrases.
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The son of Paco Boy is now running off a mark 4lb lower, and is actually 2lb lower than his last winning mark (when he bolted up in a conditions race).
What’s more, this will be only his third start since joining Ralph Beckett and it’s possible the master of Kimpton Down can eke out some improvement from his new recruit.
The bounce factor is a slight concern, but that 168-day absence from the track probably wasn’t long enough for it to matter too much.
With the ground, trip and mark all in his favour, he’ll be a tough nut to crack on Saturday.