RUN Fox Run has been withdrawn from Saturday’s Champagne Stakes, but we’d keep to our original play of two fields and two bankers in the Pick 6, as we think Lesedi La Rona is now also banker material, and takes the place of Run Fox Run in our permutation.

Original article below:

THERE are no apparent reasons to oppose Platinum Class and Run Fox Run in the respective features for fillies and mares at Kenilworth on Saturday. Both tower head and shoulders above their rivals on form, and one can argue with reasonable assurance that their trainers aimed for high degrees of fitness and well-being when entering them for these Gr3 features.

Platinum Class and Run Fox Run are deep in the red, in the 1-3 range, to win the Final Fling Stakes and the Champagne Stakes respectively.

In the Final Fling Stakes over 1800m, only 1,5kg separates the top weight from the bottom, and Platinum Class should have no trouble at these conditions, holding Miss Katalin, Libra and Pearl Jam on their most recent run, and with no real threat expected from the remaining pair.

Nothing in the Champagne Stakes over 1200m seems near as good as the unbeaten import Run Fox Run – a line of form through the very useful Lesedi Da Rona suggests that Brett Crawford’s filly should turn this into a procession.

The way to play: The safest way would be four fields and two bankers in the Pick 6, though one will probably get away with a significantly smaller investment.



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