As Top Tug proven several weeks ago, Alan King is thoroughly capable of handling decent Flat material and RAINBOW DREAMER (NAP) (best price 14/1)
looks set to provide the Barbury Castle trainer with plenty of welcome distractions during the summer months. Showing a good deal of promise on debut at Nottingham towards the backend of last season, the son of Aqlaam stepped up markedly on that initial performance when running away with a decent maiden on his return visit to the Midland venue two weeks later. Exhibiting a smart change of pace once in top gear inside the final two furlongs, this imposing and scopey type shot well clear within a matter of strides and if it wasn’t for him being heavily eased towards the finish, he would have won by double the eventual winning margin. Although he may be better served by further as the season progresses, this looks like a nice starting point for him and with the soft ground and stiff uphill climb likely to play into his strengths, a big run seems on the cards despite his double-figure quotes with most bookmakers.