Big run expected from Rainbow View - Fortune
JIMMY FORTUNE expects 1,000 Guineas favourite Rainbow View to prove up to the task in Thursday's Robin Hood AirportDoncaster Sheffield May Hill Stakes.
The Dynaformer filly is sponsor Stan James's 5-1 market leader for next year's Classic following two impressive wide-margin wins this term.
After opening her account in a Newmarket maiden, John Gosden's runner returned to that track to notch a six-length victory in Group 3 company.
Rainbow View came from virtually last to first to win that day and regular rider Fortune is optimistic of his mount continuing her rise through the ranks. He said: "She seems to be still improving and the form of her maiden has worked out quite well - the third has come out and won well twice since.
"This race doesn't look much betterthan the one she won last time. Shewon her maiden on fast and it was pretty soft at Newmarket the last day.
"The ground out there is pretty soft at the moment but, hopefully, she will be all right on it. She should be good enough to win a race like this."
Roger Charlton is well aware of the task Rose Diamond faces in taking on Rainbow View and has worries about the Doncaster going. However, he feels she deserves a chance after finishing second in the Prestige Stakes last time.
"The biggest concern at the moment is the going. We wouldn't want any more rain this afternoon so we'll be monitoring the situation," said Charlton.
"Rose Diamond is bred to get the one-mile trip so that shouldn't be a problem, but she needs to relax a bit.
"She stayed on very well at Goodwood last time but she was probably beaten by a very good filly on the day.
"John Gosden's filly is going to be very hard to beat tomorrow but somebody has got to take her on."
Paul Cole pitches Latin Tinge into Group 2 company on Town Moor after being beaten a nose by the more experienced Felday on her debut at Newbury three weeks ago.
"We could be asking a bit too much of her. It will be interesting to see how she goes," said Cole's son and assistant, Oliver.
"She's a nice filly, very uncomplicated, and ran well first time out. She should put up a respectable performance.
"She's only had the one run so she's pretty much unexposed. She ran well at Newbury and works well enough at home."