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Long View value to strike for Stoute in Sakhee Stakes

| 26.09.2014

Coral are paying 1/4 odds on all of today’s races at Newmarket featured on Channel 4, and that makes Long View look cracking each-way value in the Sakhee Stakes (2.10).

The Sir Michael Stoute trained filly shaped with plenty of promise when finishing third on her first two starts before bolting up by five lengths at Brighton earlier in the month.

Although Long View didn’t beat much, the manner of the victory suggested she had plenty more to offer and needed keeping firmly onside.

The fact that connections are pitching Long View straight into Listed company suggests that she is held in high regard, and the daughter of Galileo is certainly bred to be up to the task.

The three-year-old is a half sister to connections’ high class pair of Golan and Tartan Bearer, and looks the type who will continue to progress with racing.

The step up to 1m 4f should also suit, and with Ryan Moore in the saddle a huge run looks on the cards.

Criteria and Jordan Princess look the main dangers to Long View.

The former is trained by the in-form John Gosden and sets the standard on form based on her third in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The daughter of Galileo also ran well last time out when third to Silk Sari in a Group 2 contest at Doncaster and this represents a drop in grade.

Criteria is sure to go well as a result, but is pretty exposed after eight starts and could be vulnerable to in improver like Long View.

Jordan Princess finished a six length runner-up to subsequent dual Oaks and King George winner Taghrooda in the Pretty Polly Stakes at this venue back in May, and after some disappointing runs finally got back to winning ways when landing a handicap at Goodwood last month.

The Luca Cumani trained filly did well to get up an beat Tioga Pass by a neck after not getting the run of the race, and that victory will have done her confidence the world of good.

This is much harder, but Jordan Princess’s run behind Taghrooda entitles her to the maximum respect and she could have more to offer.



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.