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Kazeem ready to justify Great expectations

Al Kazeem can justify his entry in the Great Voltigeur at York by claiming victory at Newmarket.

The three-year-old colt has always been fondly regarded by Roger Charlton, but needs a good display in the Play Rainbow Riches At Bluesq.com Conditions Stakes to stand any chance of lining up on the Knavesmire later this month.

The son of Dubawi, whose progeny are flourishing this season, has done well this summer following a pretty noteworthy juvenile campaign, which encompassed a convincing defeat of Thimaar.

His return over a mile and a quarter was also impressive as he stayed on to take second spot behind Cai Shen.

Better was to come back at Newbury over the same trip, however, when he defeated a clutch of top-notchers to take the London Gold Cup in May.

Man Of God should take a great deal of stopping in the Andrew & Suzanne Are Getting Married Handicap at Haydock.

John Gosden's colt has made stealthy progress this summer, having signed off his juvenile year with victory at Yarmouth, and created a particularly favourable impression at Doncaster last time.

Although, on all known form, he probably had no chance against Dubawi Dancer, who runs earlier on the card, the three-year-old came from off the pace to take second, some six lengths clear of the third home.

Before that, the blinkers had a negative effect over a mile and five furlongs at Newmarket as he was far too keen for his own good.

Gosden might still be quietly confident of Man Of God's ability to handle longer trips, so the extra furlong here can be seen as a positive.

Keep an eye, too, on Maher in the Sports 360 Specialise In Gaming Industry Handicap on the Lingfield turf.

While David Simcock's three-year-old can be considered unfortunate to have been burdened with a 3lb rise, he looks quite progressive over middle distances.

Whitby Jet, by contrast, should be far happier with his lot dropping down to just shy of a mile in the iInsure365.co.uk Buy-To-Let Specialists Handicap at Brighton.

Ed Vaughan's three-year-old seemed a little ill at ease over 10 furlongs at Lingfield, despite finishing second, and is probably a better horse over this sort of distance.


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