Only five runners are set to go to post for this Group 3 race over 2 miles and 50 yards. Dashing Willoughby is an interesting contender after winning at Royal Ascot, but he looked a non-stayer over two miles in last year’s Goodwood Cup. It may just be he’s a stronger horse year, but you do have to take a chance on his stamina.
Spanish Mission is another 4-year-old that must prove his stamina. Summer Moon has stamina in abundance after finishing third over 20-furlongs at Royal Ascot but may lack the class to trouble one or two of his opponents. Former Cesarewitch winner Withhhold may also just lack a touch of class at this level.
Cross Counter is our tip for the Henry II Stakes. Trainer Charlie Appleby could already be on a roll if Lazuli has won the Coral Charge and his 5-year-old son of Teofilo is expected to win this. He’s a Group 2 winner without a penalty and is 15lb better off with Dashing Willoughby who he beat by 7-lengths in last year’s Goodwood Cup.
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