Bets Of The Day: Drop in class key for Wall’s filly

15:20 – Staunch worth a go at tempting odds

A horse that once cost a million dollars scored in this race in 2008. He went by the name of Stalking Shadow, and his career never really amounted to much afterwards. But I am hoping today’s selection at can use the Pembroke Cup to go on to bigger and better things.Staunch is the pick for this four-runner field, but he ran like a million lira when last seen disappointing at , and he does have a question mark over him. That was his handicap debut at HQ, and he was all over the place in the final stages. It was a tactical affair, but he rolled around when he met the rising turf, and folded somewhat tamely.Trainer Clive Cox will fit him with cheekpieces today, and that’s a good move. Watching the replay of his maiden success previously at , he looked very green and inexperienced before picking up strongly. He did beat Perigee – who is fairly soft in a finish, but I liked the way he ran to the line.

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