CAP O'RUSHES is clear of his two opponents on official ratings and should make it count. His unbeaten record came to end in a Group 3 race here three weeks ago but the Godolphin colt should appreciate the longer trip and is preferred to stablemate Restraint Of Trade. The latter won a maiden over today's distance at Pontefract last month but still has a bit to find on today's terms with Linguine who won a match at Leicester recently.
Linguine (FR) 15-8 (8-13) Made all, strongly challenged when hung left under pressure from over 1f out, ran on well, won at Leicester 1m 2f 2yo stk (3) gs in Oct beating Ennistown (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 2 ran.
Cap O'rushes 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced approaching 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Trading Leather (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Restraint of Trade (IRE) 4-9fav (9-3) Dwelt in rear, headway to lead 4f out, clear when edged right over 1f out, comfortably, won at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct beating Mutamaiz (9-3) by 9l, 6 ran.