QUATRIEME AMI (best price 11/10) ran a good deal better than his final finishing position suggested in the two-year-old trophy at Redcar last time and can stamp his quality on what looks a modest bunch of opponents. In a seemingly audacious move by connections following just one run in an ordinary all-weather maiden at Kempton, the son of Equiano acquitted himself with great credit against horses who’d been plying their trade in Group company, and he may have fared even better had he not been badly effected by his low draw. Stuck out on the wing in the early stages, he got rather lit up due to lack of cover and, as a result, he couldn’t quite go with the main protagonists in the final furlong as his energy levels petered out. That said, he still managed to keep on well to finish seventh and given that he had many 80-90-rated horses in behind him, it was a performance worthy of the utmost praise. That fact that he showed so much speed that day, the drop back to the minimum trip looks a wise move and with the perennial bridesmaid, Shine Likeadiamond, the only real logical threat, this should turn out to be a straightforward task for this potentially useful colt.
Quatrieme Ami - 5pts @ 11/10
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