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Fabricate can reign in Legacy Cup

 Sep 21 2017

The Group 3 contest, which was formerly known as The Arc Trial, has attracted a field of eleven and represents a good opportunity for Fabricate to continue a successful step up from handicap company.

The Michael Bell-trained runner is tough and progressive and made an excellent transition from handicap level to win a Windsor Group 3. He’s had a few issues in the past but is making up for lost time at the age of five.

The main danger looks to be Dylan Mouth who is also entered in the Melbourne Cup. The six-year-old was formerly a prolific winner in Italy but had been a bit disappointing since moving to Marco Botti. However back in handicap company he relished the quick ground and a strong pace to land the Old Newton Cup.

Architecture was highly tried as a three-year-old for Hugo Palmer when she finished with three big runs at Group 1 level. She finished second in the Irish Oaks, third in the German Oaks and an unlucky sixth in the Champions Fillies & Mares. She’s coming back from a lengthy absence but this is realistic and is lightly raced.

Eve Johnson Houghton’s Scarlet Dragon peaked at this time last season and should appreciate the drop in trip after being worn down late at this level at Kempton.

David Simcock has won the last two renewals and has entered Desert Encounter who has been really well placed and was a superb third in the Eclipse. The race really blew up there and he was subsequently well beaten in the King George VI. However he’s now dropping back from Group 1 company.

Second Step beat Desert Encounter earlier in the season at Goodwood and has been really consistent since. He was a fine second in a strong G3 Glorious Stakes before an easy win when down to Listed level last time at Windsor.

Catch all the racing from Newbury on Sky Racing on Saturday night.

Richard Wade - Sky Racing

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