Earlier, a strategic decision to keep his three-year-olds apart early on this preparation has seen unbeaten Snowden runner Russian Revolution accept for the Group 3 Vain Stakes (Race 5) over 1100m where he looks set to take plenty of beating.
The stable tasted success in the Vain 12 months ago with Gold Symphony and are said to hold a high opinion of this colt, who worked through the gears nicely when defeating Morton’s Fork by two lengths at Randwick back in June.
His main opposition is expected to come from Weir’s Artie Dee Two, who’ll be hoping the force is with him to cause an upset having landed nicely in barrier one.
Although his last-start win at the Valley has perhaps been slightly overrated given the leader’s bias at play.
The best of the rest is probably Valliano, who led all of the way in the Gold Ingot here back in April and figures to hunt forward again while likely type Hardham will be making his first start for Mick Price after winning a maiden in some style for former trainer Peter Moody during the autumn.
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