Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

TIME TO BACK THE ATTACK Chesterfield Won't Sit Still in Swinton; Godolphin's Improver Can Silence Bookies in Ascot's Victoria Cup

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

TIME TO BACK THE ATTACK Chesterfield Won't Sit Still in Swinton; Godolphin's Improver Can Silence Bookies in Ascot's Victoria Cup

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Byline: GARRY OWEN

SILENT ATTACK can thrash the bookies when he lifts the ultra-competitive Victoria Cup at Ascot.

Saeed bin Suroor's gelding was in flying form two years ago, bolting up at Newmarket off a mark of 83 before just failing to catch Blond Me in a Veliefendi Group 2 not long after.

The Dream Ahead gelding's form then began to tail off a little but he was revitalized by a six-month break when TURN TO PAGE TWO FROM PAGE ONE thrashing Sea Fox at Lingfield last month.

I don't think we've seen the best of this strong traveller who will relish the blistering pace and can take another step forward for the Boys In Blue.

The Les Ambassadeurs Casino Handicap is another puzzler but I'm siding with THUNDERING BLUE (2.15).

David Menuisier's grey spent last season on a steep upward curve, scoring three times before finishing seventh in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

The five-year-old resumed with a fine fifth behind Ajman King at Epsom and can kick off another profitable run today.

Class act BARSANTI (2.50) can kickstart another lucrative season by taking the Carey Group Buckhounds Stakes.

Roger Varian's gelding has shown a high level of form over the past few seasons headlined by a narrow second to Idaho in last year's Hardwicke at Ascot.

The winner advertised that form when hosing up at Chester on Thursday and Barsanti can set up a possible rematch by bagging this Listed prize.

DYNAMIC (3.25) can take another step up the ladder for thriving William Haggas in the EBF Fillies' Handicap.

The daughter of Teofilo was firmly on the upgrade last season and signed off by outpointing Al Nafoorah in a hot HQ handicap in October.

The mare definitely has the scope to go on improving at four and can take this valuable prize en route to a tilt at pattern company later in the campaign.

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