Marcus Tregoning is looking forward to running Impressor in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury – for which 14 juveniles have been left in.
Fourth in a good maiden at Glorious Goodwood, Impressor bolted up on his next outing at Salisbury and looks well worth a crack at something better.
While he clearly acted well with cut in the ground last time out, being by Footstepsinthesand, the hope is he will appreciate a predicted quicker surface on Saturday.
“He’s in good form, and will do one more bit of work before he goes there, but he’s in good shape,” said Tregoning.
“Obviously the ground may well be on the quick side. But all the experience I’ve had with Footstepsinthesands, I’ve had one or two nice ones by him like Boom And Bust, they generally seem to go on that sort of ground – so we will run.
“He’s in good form at the moment, and we’ll see how he gets on.”
Richard Hannon has a good crop of juveniles and has left in Mystery Power, winner of the Superlative Stakes, Oh Purple Reign and Temple Of Heaven.
Mark Johnston’s Fuwayrit has a progressive profile and has won his last two, suggesting he warrants a step up in class, while Roger Varian’s Pierre Lapin created a good impression when winning his only start back in May.
Aidan O’Brien could run King Neptune or Pistoletto, while Marco Botti’s unexposed Malotru and Michael Bell’s Mr Kiki are also in the mix.
Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2)
£75,000 added, 2yo only, 6f 8y, Class 1
14 remaining entries
Going: Good to Firm
1 116 Mystery Power 2 9-4 Richard Hannon
2 160 Firepower 2 9-1 Clive Cox
3 211 Fuwayrit 2 2 9-1 Mark Johnston
4 41 Impressor 2 9-1 Marcus Tregoning
5 265055 King Neptune 2 9-1 A P O'Brien
6 114 Malotru 2 9-1 Marco Botti
7 41 Mr Kiki 2 9-1 Michael Bell Jason Watson
8 214132 Oh Purple Reign 2 9-1 Richard Hannon
9 1 Pierre Lapin 2 9-1 Roger Varian
10 11666 Pistoletto 2 9-1 A P O'Brien
11 418 Royal Commando 2 9-1 Charles Hills
12 4118 Spartan Fighter 2 9-1 Declan Carroll
13 110 Temple Of Heaven 2 9-1 Richard Hannon
14 1013 Shadn 2 8-12 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy