Richard Hannon’s Fancy Man makes an attempt to concede a 3lb penalty to some doubtlessly sensible rivals in Tuesday’s bet365 Feilden Stakes at Newmarket.
Winner of two of his three outings as a juvenile, his solely defeat got here by the hands of Cobh in a Listed occasion at Salisbury.
He was very spectacular in an analogous race at Haydock, nonetheless, and Hannon has excessive hopes for him this season – though his enthusiasm is tempered barely by fast floor.
“He is been working very properly,” mentioned Hannon.
“I am a bit bit apprehensive if the bottom will get too fast as he is an enormous horse, that is all, however he wants a run and he had a great 12 months final 12 months.
“That is 9 furlongs fairly than a mile, however I feel he’ll get this type of journey no drawback. We have began the season properly – hopefully it could proceed.”
Andrew Balding’s Youth Spirit reappears having not been seen since a effective third to Aidan O’Brien’s Battleground within the Classic Stakes at Goodwood.
Balding has additionally drawn hope type the actual fact his novice win at Newmarket contained six subsequent winners, together with Yibir who gained the Haynes, Hanson & Clark Situations Stakes at Newbury, beating Listed scorer Megallan.
“He ran very well in a great race at Goodwood,” mentioned Balding.
“The type of his Newmarket novice race seems to be robust, fairly a couple of have come out and gained.
“He is a beautiful horse and I am actually wanting ahead to getting him going. He appears in good type.
“Clearly he’ll come on a bit for the run, however he is in fine condition for his first run of the season.
“He did have a niggle after Goodwood and we ran out of time, so we determined to go away him for the 12 months.”
Charlie Appleby runs two in Highland Avenue, a son of Dubawi out of Lumiere who has gained his final two, and Secret Protector, who was a winner at Meydan.
Aidan O’Brien sends Arturo Toscanini, winner of his sole begin on the Curragh final season, whereas Roger Varian’s Royal Champion has additionally gained his solely begin to date.
The Feilden Stakes has produced some sensible winners down the years, with Intello and Golden Horn on the current roll of honour.