Horse racing: The return of Boom and Bust

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Boom And Bust has returned to his very best of late and is taken to continue the good work with victory in the Greene King Supreme Stakes at Goodwood tomorrow.

The six-year-old has some big handicap successes to his name in the past but he will be breaking new ground if he can strike Group Three gold here.

However, that is not to say he has not come close to winning in Pattern company, with his two most recent starts yielding places at just that level.

Boom And Bust took a couple of runs to get started earlier in the year but a brave bid to make all in the Group Two Lennox Stakes over this course and distance last month was only narrowly thwarted by Garswood, with Marcus Tregoning’s charge having to settle for third.

Upped to a mile for the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury last week, Boom And Bust tried to do if from the front but he proved no match for Afsare, holding on to second from the reopposing Professor by a short head.

The step back to seven furlongs will be in Boom And Bust’s favour and with Professor 2lb worse off this time, Tregoning’s runner can confirm the form and strike a new career high.

Bantam won with a fair bit in hand last time and can follow up in the Greene King Fillies’ Stakes.

Ed Dunlop’s three-year-old scored a first victory back in June and has certainly gone on from there, finishing second before winning again at Salisbury last time.

While she only won by half a length on the latter occasion, she was hardly all out and could still be something of a handicap snip.

Sadiq is the choice in the Katie Taylor Handicap despite being narrowly beaten at Sandown on his most recent outing.

Twice a winner at Brighton, including an 11-length demolition job, he had to settle for second behind the useful Ningara in Esher.