Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Soul Could Be Sent by Heaven; RACING PREVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Soul Could Be Sent by Heaven; RACING PREVIEW

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SOUL HEAVEN appeals as one who might be ahead of the handicapper and as such looks the bet of the day at Goodwood in the RSA Nursery Stakes (4.35).

The Michael Bell-trained youngster did not win by far at Ascot, but has only been raised 2lb for that effort.

There is every reason to think he has plenty more improvement in him.

A son of the high-class Oratorio, he won as he liked at Lingfield in May and was probably in need of the run when just getting up earlier this month on his first start since, off an initial mark of 75.

Both those runs were over six furlongs and the way he stayed on at Ascot gives every hope the step up to seven will be to his advantage.

Showcasing is another juvenile with a future and is the pick in the Richmond Stakes (4.0).

John Gosden's inmate was a head second to Arcano on debut a run which looks even better now given the winner's subsequent Group Two success and resultant Classic quotes.

The Oasis Dream colt streaked clear to break his maiden with the minimum of fuss at Yarmouth and should take the next step on the ladder - although he has so far done his racing on good to firm so rain-softened ground might pose a question or two.

Illustrious Blue has not got his head in front for while now but has a tremendous Goodwood record, and was not disgraced when last seen tackling the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

William Knight saddles him in the Glorious Stakes (2.10) and he would have a sound chance on the form of that last run, and also his third over this course and distance prior to that, when he did not enjoy the clearest of run.

Prince Of Johanne has improved with each of his three runs and is well worth following in the Route VK Handicap at Newmarket (8.35).

He was doing all his best work at the finish when getting up in the dying strides at Newbury and looks made to measure on his return to a mile.

Kaptain Kirkup gets the vote in the Jeremy And Adele Carr 40th Birthday Nursery Handicap at Haydock (7. …

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