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Garswood should be given a chance to redeem himself as he tackles his optimum trip and ground in the Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock.

Garswood should be given a chance to redeem himself as he tackles his optimum trip and ground in the Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock.

The four-year-old proved a touch below the best over a mile last year and was not quite speedy enough to mix it with the top sprinters over six furlongs. That said, he is still a more-than-useful animal over the intermediary distance of seven furlongs, as evidenced by his excellent run in the Jersey Stakes and his victory in the Lennox Stakes last term.

Dropping back for this Group Three event, also known as the John Of Gaunt, seems the obvious option.

Cubanita was another who failed to stay when upped in trip to a mile and six furlongs at York but it is hard to go against her dropped back in distance for the Pinnacle Stakes.The Selkirk mare showed that she does not need ground that deep when kicking off 2014 with victory on good ground in the John Porter at Newbury.

Racing off level weights, she fended off Noble Mission by a neck, with the runner-up subsequently doing wonders for the form with two Group Three wins before his Tattersalls Gold Cup triumph last weekend. Cubanita was disappointing when beating only one rival home at York but the distance was clearly all wrong and this near 12-furlong trip will certainly play to her strengths.

Swan Song can prove an apt winner of the Winning Express Achilles Stakes in the week her dam, the great Lochsong, passed away.

Swan Song has been progressing well and she is improving with age - just her as dam did.

Cap O'Rushes should feel the benefit of his recent reappearance run as he tackles the Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup at York.

And the four-year-old has upwards of 1lb in hand on all but one of his rivals.


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