Not seen out since bolting up in a novices’ contest at Newcastle 100 days ago, presumably GIFTED MASTER
(nap) has been saved specifically for one of these big sales events as he was also entered up in the Two-Year-Trophy over at Redcar today. This larger pot, however, clearly has the bigger lure for connections and it would also make sense to come here given the fact the son of Kodiac has twice tasted experience of the uniqueness of the Rowley Mile. Impressive when scoring on his debut back in April, Hugo Palmer’s charge couldn’t quite cope with Buratino on his return visit to HQ, but as the winner went on to land the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, the performance still counts as one of the best singular pieces of form coming into this contest. It’s also seen as a significant factor that the trainer has gone down the well-trodden route of booking Pat Smullen to do the steering and from a potentially good draw in stall two (far side had significant advantage last week), it’s hard to see him not running a big race.