Tips.EVASIVE has been taking on the best colts around and could prove a cut above the opposition in the CGA Hungerford Stakes The Hungerford Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres) at Newbury Racecourse in August. at Newbury this afternoon (3.10).
The son of Elusive Quality Elusive Quality (born 1993) is a thoroughbred racehorse who holds the world record for one mile on turf, 1 minute 31.6 seconds, set in the 1998 Poker Handicap.
Elusive Quality, owned by Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stands at stud at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, won twice from three starts as a juvenile and, despite a troubled preparation, ran with plenty of credit to finish sixth on his seasonal reappearance in what has turned out to be a fantastic renewal of the 2000 Guineas.
He confirmed himself a horse of the highest order when fourth in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot Royal Ascot
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Meanwhile Profound Beauty has been made 14-1 favourite by William Hill for the Melbourne Cup in Novembs er following a smooth success in the Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown.
Dropping back in trip to a mile and a half, Pat Smullen was content to sit in behind aboard Dermot Weld's charge as Nafaath cut out the early pace before being produced to make his run at the top of the straight.
Favourite and St Leger hopeful Mourayan took it up some way out but despite battling bravely, he was no match for Profound Beauty with the 6-4 shot coming home a length and a quarter clear at the line.
Weld said: "That was a very impressive performance from Profound Beauty. She was very fit and very right for the race but the runner-up may just have needed the run.
"The race panned out well for us and she'll run in the Irish St Leger The Irish St Leger is a Group 1 flat horse race in the Republic of Ireland for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2,816 metres) at the Curragh in September. next.
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Irish Derby third Mourayan remains on course for next month's Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster despite his defeat.
Trainer John Oxx said "Mourayan ran a very good race and the winner is a good filly.
The plan is still to go for the St Leger at Doncaster."
Elusive Award could also target Group One glory at Doncaster in October after making a successful bow in the Irish Stallion Farms Maiden.
Elusive Award was sent off a 25-1 shot for the seven-furlong contest but was smart enough to see off Rio Command by half a length.