Alexander for another Gold run

ALEXANDER GOLDRUN has travelled the world in search of top prizes and Jim Bolger’s teak-tough Irish raider looks set to star at Newmarket’s July meeting today.

Even though the balmy summer weather associated with the fixture might be absent on the opening day, Alexander Goldrun can still provide a ray of sunshine on the picturesque course.

The methodical Bolger is a past master when it comes to campaigning horses and his star filly can take the UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes.

The daughter of Goldway improved all the way through her Classic season and after second placings in the Irish 1000 Guineas and Pretty Polly Stakes, she went on to land the Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp in October.

That Group One victory proved the filly was a top-drawer performer and she has done nothing but improve since.

Further glory came her way out in the Far East with a heart-stirring victory in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, when she came with a late burst and then just held off Bullish Luck.

Since then she has finished sixth in the Dubai Duty Free and an honest third in the Singapore Airlines International Cup.

Those international trips have not taken their toll either, as she put up her usual brave effort to cut down the leaders for victory in this year’s renewal of the Pretty Polly.

With three Group One victories to her name, Alexander Goldrun is clearly a formidable force and, with her turn of foot, the drop back to a mile in tomorrow’s feature race should not be a problem.

Jeremy Noseda can do no wrong at the moment and after a blinding run at the Royal meeting, his Salut D’Amour looks to have the Chippenham Lodge Stud Cherry Hinton Stakes at her mercy.

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