Martyn Meade believes Advertise is in the Kind of his Lifetime ahead of This Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot.
The Showcasing colt will be bidding for his third Group One victory of the season on Saturday, before landing the Prix Maurice de Gheest having won the Commonwealth Cup within the course and distance at the Royal meeting.
A scope ruled him out of the Sprint Cup at Haydock of last month, however, the upside of passing up a trip to Merseyside is that hell lineup on Qipco British Champions Day as a fresh horse.
He appears to be in really good form at home – I believe he is as great as hes ever been, said Meade.
I cant think how many are operating. After all of the rain I thought we might end up with five or six rebounds and we have 17, but its what it is and the ideal horse could win.
Weve not over-raced him this year, hes had a great break because Deauville and has bolstered up well.
I dont believe the ground is going to be a issue. There are some other great horses in the racebut were positive and hoping to get a fantastic run.
The William Haggas-trained One Master returns to the fray just below a fortnight after successfully defending her crown at the Prix de la Foret at ParisLongchamp.
I think she will enjoy the floor and she seems very well since winning the Foret, stated that the Newmarket handler.
Were coming back in excursion, but if they go hard and vanish, hopefully shell be completing carefully.
The 13-day gap between her races isnt ideal, but shes had four runs and enjoys soft ground.
Kevin Ryan owns a strong hand, with his Sprint Cup protagonist Hi Youmzain combined by his commendable stablemate Brando.
Ryan stated:Hi Youmzain is a young horse, just three, and weve minded him this past year. Hopefully this can pay dividends in the long term. He is a horse that is really exciting and theres no reason he can not improve and get.
Brando is a veteran warrior that turns up for every significant event and runs his race. He has run well in the race before and is a star – a marvellous horse who retains his kind.
The past three winners of the race are again, using 2016 protagonist winner, 2017 victor Librisa Breeze and The Tin Man Sands Of Mali all announced.
The Tin Man returns having made his very best performance of the season when a half-length next to Hello Youmzain at Haydock.
He has been a regular at the race and then won it once. Hes fit and fresh heading into this time, said Fanshawe.
I was pleased he ran so well (in Haydock) and hes come out of it quite well.
I always thought he wanted better floor, but he manages soft ground in addition to anyone else and lots of his connections love it
This season has run once so far, filling the place in the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury in August.
Trainer Dean Ivory said:It has been just two decades since he won itof course, and weve had a lot of ups and downs, as you do using these sprinters, but I am hopeful after his Hungerford run.
The ground may be on the heavy side for him, but who knows? It will be lovely just to see him that race again.
There are just four Irish challengers from Denis Hogans Make A Challenge, Aidan OBrien Perfect, the Joseph OBrien-trained Chat In Colours and Permanently In Dreams from Aidan Fogartys yard.
Make A Challenge has enjoyed an extraordinary campaign – climbing from a lowly mark of just 66 to his existing mark of 111 after winning six of his 10 starts in 2019, many recently dominating his rivals in a Listed contest .
I am excited and nervous. We are going to see how we go, said Hogan.
Its a big ask and also a step up in class, but he deserves to be there.
Im delighted with the floor, the attraction along with the jockey and I am very happy with the horse – I would not be running otherwise.
Im looking forward to it since I believe hell adore the ailments.
After finishing second from the Prix de lAbbaye in ParisLongchamp and the Flying Five in the Curragh on her final two starts so Perfect measures back up in distance.
OBrien said:Shes run some fantastic races over five (furlongs) in her past few starts. We always thought shes run over it and shed get six.
Her form recently has been improved over five and I guess it is six furlongs in soft ground that you would have in the back of your mind.
She appears to be in great shape, however. Donnacha is riding Speak In Colours to Joseph, so Seamus (Heffernan) rides her