THE Swanson stable won the Breeders Champion Cup (L) with Amsterdam in 2019 and with five runners in this 2000m event at Borrowdale Park on Sunday they intend to make a race of it.
Bridget Stidolph will saddle Peggson, who will be no pushover, and Action Jackson, from Vee Racing, second to Sygone in the 2019 Zimbabwe 2000, can’t be overlooked.
Of Kirk Swanson’s runners – Three To Tango, Bugatti Blue, Horseplay, In The Mood and Arte – I quietly fancy Three To Tango but all must be in with a very good chance.
In the recent 1600m Ipi Tombe Stakes Peggson went down to Yarraman by half a length but should do better over more ground. He won the 2019 Castle Tankard over Sunday’s distance and I expect him to be involved in this finish.
The opening betting will be interesting – this is probably one of those races where there is no outright favourite.
There are seven races on Sunday and with two feature races, this should be a good meeting.