Gamut to hit winning groove

Gamut can return to the top of his game to claim the Princess Of Wales’s Edward St George Memorial Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.

Gamut can return to the top of his game to claim the Princess Of Wales’s Edward St George Memorial Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.

Two early-season runs should have primed Sir Michael Stoute’s six-year-old for this mile-and-a-half contest.

Gamut kicked off with a really good second to Alkaased in the Jockey Club Stakes over tomorrow’s trip in May, finishing just a length and a half down despite having to shoulder a Group One penalty.

That form looks all the more meritorious considering that Alkaased has since gone on to win the Group One Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

Admittedly, Gamut’s last run when third in the Hardwicke Stakes at the Royal meeting was less inspiring, but the very firm ground would have been against him there and he will enjoy more ease tomorrow.

Stoute had the son of Spectrum spot-on about this ime last year, when he landed the Saint-Cloud race, and a return to that kind of form can see him hit the target.

Ivan Denisovich can land the afternoon’s other Pattern race, the Group Two TNT July Stakes.

Red Clubs is sure to be well-fancied after his Royal Ascot win, but Ivan Denisovich is an interesting type, being royally-bred and already awinner.

He ran very green when second on his debut at Newbury, but showed the benefit of that experience when scoring at Leopardstown last time.

He beat Andramad by four and a half lengths without really being extended, and trainer Aidan O’Brien rated him a Royal Ascot type at that stage.

Although he bypassed the fixture, Ivan Denisovich remains one to keep on the right side of.

Mr Vegas did run at the Royal meeting and although he came off second-best there,compensation awaits in the Listed Bahrain Trophy.

The Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained colt showed real grit in the Queen’s Vase, trying to make all the running before being headed over three furlongs out.

Although he looked likely to be swamped by Melrose Avenue, he fought back gamely to go down by only a length. That sort of form should see him right here.

Blaise Hollow looks a nice type and he can oblige for Roger Charlton in the Blandford Bloodstock Joss Collins Stakes.

The Woodman gelding put in a pleasing performance when third at Windsor last time and the form of his previous Newmarket win looks pretty reasonable, too.

Blaise Hollow looks to be an improving type and this is well within his compass.

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