14:15 Pontefract Sun 20 August 2017
Debut winner on the AW at Wolverhampton (6f) but disappointed when well beaten on good-to-soft ground subsequently. Drop in trip and better ground forecast here look likely to suit.
Debut winner at Yarmouth (good-to-firm) over this distance but disappointed when well beaten in a Royal Ascot Group 2 event eight days later. Drops in grade today.
Unraced gelded son of Assertive and a half-brother to dual-winning sprinter Iggy. Worth a check in the market ahead of his racecourse debut.
Finished runner-up on both starts so far but beaten odds-on favourite at Nottingham (good-to-soft) over this trip last time out. Likely to run well once more.
Unraced son of Exceed And Excel and a half-brother to a number of winners including the useful Sharnberry. One to note on his racecourse debut here.
Well beaten on both starts to date most recently over 5f at Thirsk (good) earlier this month. Wears a hood for the first time today.
Put in a fair effort when beaten 7L when finishing third on debut at Wolverhampton last week. Likely needs to step up on that if he's to take this contest.
Last Year's Winner
Viscount Loftus (6/4), Ginbar (2/1), Awsaaf (4/1), Loulin (12/1), Showmethedough (16/1), Feebs (40/1), Magic Ship (50/1)
- Viscount Loftus
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