Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Trade Will Light Up Salisbury Sovereign

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Trade Will Light Up Salisbury Sovereign

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TRADE COMMISSIONER promises to light up an intriguing Salisbury card when he tries Group Three company for the first time in the totepool.com Sovereign Stakes. Unraced until this season, the Montjeu four-year-old has been highly progressive and represents the allconquering team of John Gosden and William Buick.

He was expected to play a leading role in the valuable Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood but was taken out the day before race having reportedly not eaten up.

Assuming he is fully over that minor problem, he should take all the beating and any rain that falls to take the sting out of the ground will be in his favour. Tullius is an obvious threat but it was a weak Group Two he ran in when third at Ascot.

Gold Edition gets the vote in the Mary Wort Memorial Maiden Stakes.

Front-running tactics in a first-time visor nearly paid off for Jeremy Noseda's colt at Lingfield only to be swamped late on by the impressive Royal Empire.

The winner has gone on to run well on his handicap debut, so the form is reliable enough, and this drop to the best part of seven furlongs from a mile is in the selection's favour judged on that last effort. …

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