Looking at the earlier Champagne Stakes (2.00), Rivet was very impressive in the Convivial Stakes but it remains to be seen how he handles the rain coming down and in any case he probably still has to improve to get to the standard that Thunder Snow sets and Godolphin’s first string can take the beating. An impressive maiden, he was on the wrong side when sixth in the Coventry on some of the softest ground of the week and then was a fine second in the Vintage Stakes. The rain hopefully won’t bother him, or at least less than others, and maybe he can still improve. Tommy Taylor, fourth in the Acomb, has a debut second on heavy and must be respected along with Majeste, himself highly rated, as well as D’Bai, for the yard of Charlie Appleby who have won this three times in the last five years. Apparently he is waiting for cut to make his mark but his form has been boosted plenty.
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