Burwaaz seeks Carnarvon glory
Ed Dunlop is hoping Burwaaz will enjoy a welcome change of luck in the Bathwick Tyres Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury on Friday.
The son of Exceed And Excel only has one success to his credit in a Leicester maiden last May, but he has run several good races in defeat.
He was also tried highly as a juvenile, being placed in the Gimcrack Stakes and Flying Childers and he ended the campaign in the Group One Middle Park Stakes.
His misfortune continued on his first start of 2012 when the bit slipped through his mouth at Kempton, but he still managed to take third place behind Gusto.
"I really hope he wins. The bit went through his mouth when he came round the bend and was unrideable so he did fantastically well even to finish third," said Dunlop.
"I knew there were other unlucky stories in the race but I do hope tomorrow is his day to make him a stakes winner."
The Clive Cox-trained Lethal Force had smart form as a two-year-old, finishing fourth in both the Coventry Stakes and Vintage Stakes.
Without success as a juvenile, he finally opened his account by the big margin of nine lengths on his seasonal reappearance at Bath.
"He won his maiden easily at Bath. He was pleasing as a two-year-old without getting his head in front," said the Lambourn handler.
"He's a very decent performer and I hope conditions at Newbury continue to dry out."