Thursday 27 October 2016

No Mystery if Drama to the fore

Leading National Hunt trainer Alan King is no stranger to success on the Flat and looks set to add to his tally on the level with Mystery Drama in the Shine Voice & Data Stakes at Goodwood.

After appearing fairly limited on her first three Flat starts a couple of seasons ago, Mystery Drama won a couple of minor handicaps on the all-weather at Southwell and Wolverhampton before make a successful transition to the jumping game at Leicester. The five-year-old has mixed it under both codes since, running well in defeat on numerous occasions, but appeared in the grip of the handicapper over hurdles during the winter months.

She switched back to the all-weather at Chelmsford last month and got rolling late under Richard Hughes to get up close home, bringing to an end a fairly lengthy losing streak.

With the step up to two miles on the Sussex Downs sure to suit, she looks a massive player, with the fact the champion jockey is on board once more at a track where he excels, adding further confidence.

Hughes could well double up later in the afternoon, with Lethal Legacy of major interest in the Coco Charity Race Day Stakes.

The assessor has definitely given her a chance on her return to action with an opening mark of 85.

The John Gosden-trained Keble is unlikely to be much of a price in the opening Sunday School Maiden Stakes, but should get punters off to a flyer.

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