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The Tote Ten To Follow Transfer Window is open, giving players the opportunity to swap out two horses to make a challenge on the leaderboard in the second half of the season.

As the window opens, we have added a number of new horses to the competition, increasing the choice players have for the stables.

We’ve picked out five new additions that should be considered by all players as they look ahead to the final two months of the competition.

Suesa

With Battaash’s retirement there’s a gap at the top in the 5f division, and Francois Rohaut’s filly looks the ideal type to fill it. A spectacular winner of the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, she shot to the top of many people’s list for the Nunthorpe at York on August 20th.

That contest is one of the next bonus races where players have the opportunities to add 50+ points and with a lack of strength in depth in the division she’s a prime candidate to add in. After that race on the Knavesmire, there are two other Group 1 contests she could take in, including the Flying Five in Ireland before a likely appearance in the Abbaye on Arc day.

Suesa Goodwood

Baaeed

Perhaps the most exciting horse in training right now, Baaeed continued his dramatic progression at Goodwood, easing past a decent enough field in the Thoroughbred Stakes, and powering clear in the closing stages. He was given a Racing Post Rating of 124 for that run, a figure higher than the likes of Alcohol Free, Poetic Flare and Snowfall recorded in their last runs.

A crack at Group 1 level is on the cards on Champions Day in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, if not before that. He’s got the option of a return to Goodwood for the Celebration Mile or a foray to France for the Jacques Le Marois as the next stop. A hugely promising horse with an undefeated record to his name.

Primo Bacio

Fillies could be worth investing in during the Transfer Window with seven Group 1s between now and the end of the competition limited to fillies and mares. Those include the Sun Chariot Stakes, the Matron and the Prix de l’Opera, all races that Ed Walker’s filly could take in.

She was an excellent winner of the Michael Seeley Memorial at York back in May, marking her out as a filly to follow. Two defeats since might mean she’s overlooked, but she’s had her excuses. She didn’t get the run of things in the Falmouth, when beaten less than 2l in what looks a red-hot race. Runner-up Mother Earth took the Prix Rothschild, a race Primo Bacio got no luck in, third-placed Alcohol Free has since won the Sussex Stakes, while Lady Bowthorpe took the Lillie Langtry. It’s clear Ed Walker’s charge is supremely talented and she might yet have her day.

Primo Bacio York

Mare Australis

The French have landed their premier race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in each of the last two years, and Andre Fabre’s colt could be a dark horse to run a big race in the contest on the first Sunday in October.

He’s been building slowly with each run, and has still only had six career outings half-way through his four-year-old season. The most recent of those came in the Prix Ganay, winning a Group 1 at the first time of asking, beating a field including last year’s Arc fourth Gold Trip, Mogul, and three subsequent Listed and Group 3 winners. He’ll need to keep improving to play a part at the end of the season, but he’s got the likes of Prix Jean Romanet to warm up for it first.

Real World

Another four-year-old that has been a late bloomer, is Charlie Appleby’s four-year-old. After a handful of fair but unspectacular efforts in Meydan, he returned to the UK for the Britannia at Royal Ascot. The performance that he put up that day in Berkshire, as he bolted to success on the ‘wrong’ side of the track, was arguably up there amongst the best of the week.

He proved that was no fluke in the Steventon Stakes next time at Newbury, when winning despite everything going wrong. Boxed in on the rail under Marco Ghiani, it looked as though his chance had gone, before his partner got the gap and booted clear in good style. There are plenty of Group 2 and Group 3 prizes in his sights before a potential crack at the QEII on Champions Day.

Real World

The Tote Ten To Follow Transfer Window opens at 11am on Monday 9th August and closes at 11am on Wednesday 18th August. Players are able to substitute two horses from their stable for replacements in this window.


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