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"...has been found a very winnable race by connections..."
Timeform on Autumn Flight
Autumn Flight made some appeal on paper and made a promising debut when finishing second on debut at Catterick a fortnight ago, not at all knocked about, keeping on nicely in the closing stages to take second late on. He seems sure to improve for that initial experience, and has been found a very winnable race by connections, the ones with experience not setting an exacting standard. The main danger could come from Richard Fahey's newcomer Defence Treaty, who cost £100,000 yearling and hails from a yard that have their fair share of winning debutants.
Baronial Pride made a winning debut over this C&D in June and improved further when runner-up on his next start under a penalty at Ayr 19 days later. He hasn't built on that in two starts since, but he hasn't been seen to best effect, never in an ideal position at York in July and again asked to do too much at Ripon last time, finishing with running left after meeting trouble in running. This should be strongly run, and the feeling is he has more to offer now entering nurseries, especially from this sort of mark, which could underestimate him.
Tolkyn has only run to a similar level in all three of her starts so far, but one of her best efforts came when upped to this trip last time at Chepstow, seeing out the longer trip well. She left the firm impression that day that this trip will be her optimum, and she is open to more improvement than the majority of this field. Roger Varian has a good record when sending his runners north and she should prove too strong for Lady Annalee, who shaped with plenty of encouragement when third on debut at Wetherby when last seen in April.
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