Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get Set to Keep Faith in Sainted

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Get Set to Keep Faith in Sainted

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SAINTED can make a swift return to action pay dividends in the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap at Haydock.

William Haggas' charge ran at Goodwood last week when she finished sixth of 10 runners in a Group Three heat over seven furlongs.

The four-year-old's placing does not quite tell the whole story though as she was only beaten just over three lengths despite taking a keen hold from the off before suffering an impeded passage over a furlong out.

Those two factors make her performance pretty eyecatching on reflection and given she had previously scored with the minimum of fuss in a York handicap on her return at the beginning of July, Sainted clearly knows how to get her head in front.

This class two event obviously represents an easier task than last week's Goodwood heat and while it must be taken on trust that she can bounce back quickly from that effort, Sainted could be a cut above her rivals here.

Prendergast Hill has been thoroughly consistent so far this term and can gain a richly deserved victory in the Marathonbet Sportsbook Brighton Challenge Cup Handicap at the seaside venue.

The five-year-old has not finished out of the first three in five starts for Ed de Giles so far this term, most recently being edged out by half a length at Doncaster last month.

The winner that day was landing a gamble and given Prendergast Hill took it up some way from home, he deserves plenty of credit for losing out in the shadow of the post.

The handicapper has left him on a mark of 80 and given he won off 2lb higher last year, that mark certainly appears to remain competitive.

Dubawi Prince has not been seen since lining up in what has transpired to be a pretty hot conditions heat at Newbury back in April, so he is definitely one to note at Sandown. …

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