Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Voice's Claims Speak Volumes; RACING PREVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Voice's Claims Speak Volumes; RACING PREVIEW

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IT IS hard to see Royal Ascot winner Forgotten Voice losing his unbeaten record in Doncaster's Clumber Park Hotel & Spa Conditions Stakes tomorrow (8.10).

The impressive-looking four-year-old has had plenty of problems during his short life, but he does not appear to have lost any ability.

He started his career in pretty lowly surroundings on the all-weather at Lingfield. And having been sent off at 4-1, he cannot have been showing too much sparkle at home.

Jeremy Noseda kept him to artificial surfaces when he returned to action at Kempton this year after well over a year off the track.

Punters were on to him this time - he was sent off the 11-10 favourite - but victory did not come without alarm as he met plenty of trouble in running.

Despite only winning by a short head, he was put up 8lb, which was not enough to stop him scoring at Kempton a month later. This time the result was never in any danger.

Forgotten Voice then lined up for the Royal Hunt Cup, one of the most competitive races of the season and the first of his life on turf, as the 4-1 favourite, but he could have been called the winner a long way from home.

The sky really is the limit for him and, until he is beaten, it is difficult to know where he will end up.

Richard Fahey would probably win a race with the stable cat at the moment, such is his purple patch.

He runs Acquavella in the Always Trying Open Maiden Stakes at Hamilton (4.0) where it is thought the step up in trip will suit her down to the ground.

A half sister to the top-class Dark Moondancer, in time she was always going to need a pretty stiff test of stamina.

Acquavella made her debut over a mile at Hamilton in June and was not beaten far into third, suggesting already she needed further.

This time she faces three furlongs more and, with the initial experience under her belt, better can be expected.

Sir Michael Stoute's Rendezvous is an interesting runner in Leicester's ladbrokes. …

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