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Oh So Sharp Stakes preview

Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival is underway and tomorrow's meeting begins with a Group III race for the 2yo fillies. And when the babies of the turf are in action, who better to call upon than @twoyearoldtips. For previews of juvenile races all year round, visit his blog.

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Aqlaam Oh So Sharp Stakes, 1.40pm, 7f, Group III

Gown- Charlie Hills inmate who was a fortunate winner of a Sandown nursery off of 72 on her penultimate outing. Was unable to win off 76 in a nursery on her most recent start and looks to be flying too high in this company.

Lightning Thunder- Unbeaten filly who comes here having won a conditions race at Doncaster last time. The runner up that day Justice Day is a useful tool, albeit likely flattered by his OR of 101, and her performance can be upgraded as she had a difficult passage early on. Showed a good attitude to get up close home that day and very much respected back against her own sex.

Midnite Angel- Richard Hannon juvenile who despite having won only one of her seven starts comes here with the arguably the strongest form in the book. Her seconds behind J Wonder and Ihtimal stand up to scrutiny in this field and although slightly disappointing last time she still ran with credit behind the potentially top class Amazing Maria. Rated 97 it is likely she will find one or two too good but should run her usual honest race.

Miss France- Well-bred Andre Fabre filly who arrives here on the back of a conditions race victory at Chantilly last time. Obviously difficult to weigh up that form, needs to improve on RPRs, but is trained by a master and doubtful she is coming over to make up the numbers. Very much one to take seriously with Mickael Barzalona on board.

Radiator- The X factor of the field who routed her rivals by 15 lengths at Lingfield on her second start. Would be natural to assume that wasn't a great race but the second was only beaten 2.5 lengths by group placed Wedding Ring next time at HQ. From an incredible family and obviously has any amount of talent, but may be an all or nothing type, beaten 10 lengths on debut, and has to be opposed purely on value grounds here.

Sleep Sioux- Winner of a Bath maiden on her fifth visit to the racecourse and highly unlikely to follow up here.

Stealth Missile- Has contested two Ascot maidens finishing down the field on debut before springing a 25/1 surprise last time out. Not sure that was a strong maiden, for all that the fifth was an impressive winner on Wednesday. Looks like a classic example of Clive Brittain aiming too high.

Suite- Debut winner who has had her limitations exposed since. Only sixth in her last two runs off of a mark of 88 she looks to be out of her depth in this company.

Sweet Acclaim- From a mare who had produced four winners from four runners and who cost £100,000, so it was therefore surprising she was allowed to go off at 40/1 on debut at Yarmouth. That looked a decent maiden for the track, but she made it into a procession winning eased down. Likely she has been found a warm heat but definitely has potential and could run into a place at big odds.

Verdict
A race that revolves around the impeccably bred Radiator who having won by a furlong last time is as short as 12/1 for next years 1000 guineas. However she was well beaten, when fancied, on debut and at the current odds has to be taken on. A credible opponent can be found in the shape of Lightning Thunder who is unbeaten and showed a willing attitude to win against the boys last time. Her trainer has been talking up a trip to Paris on Arc weekend and she will have to take this if she is to make the trip across the channel. Coming the other way is Miss France who is a very rare two year old runner on these shores for her faultless trainer and she has to be taken very seriously. Of the rest Sweet Acclaim looked useful on debut and can make the frame at rewarding odds.

1 Lightning Thunder
2 Miss France
3 Sweet Acclaim

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