Ennaadd bids to show credentials
Views from connections ahead of Wednesday's British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes at Kempton.
Ennaadd's trainer Roger Varian
Ennaadd will try to secure his place on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at the earliest opportunity as he tackles the British Stallion Studs EBF Hyde Stakes at Kempton on Wednesday.
The three-year-old has won the last three of his five career outings, graduating from a Lingfield maiden to a Chelmsford handicap before scoring in conditions company at Kempton back in April.
Roger Varian's charge, who was entered in the 2000 Guineas at one point, then suffered a setback, although the trainer reports him to be over that problem now and is keen to see how his King's Best colt shapes up.
Varian said: "Ennaadd had a little setback after his last run but is in good form and has been training well. He is rated 106 now, so he is a nice horse and we are looking forward to getting him back on track.
"A lot of where we go with will depend on how he gets on here but I wouldn't think that this will be his only run over the winter.
"It looks a competitive race but I think that Ennaadd is quite a nice horse."
Forced to give weight all round in what looks a good renewal is 114-rated performer Richard Pankhurst, who won the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury during the summer for John Gosden.
William Haggas' Hathal won a Haydock Group Three in the summer and was last seen in the QEII at Ascot, while the David Nicholls-trained Sovereign Debt is another leading contender.
The mile event, which is a fast-track qualifier for the final of that division on April 14, also features Calling Out, Here Comes When, You're Fired, Havre De Paix and Dawaa.
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