16:25 Ascot Fri 8 September 2017
Scored under today's rider over C&D on Shergar Cup day beating Gawdawpalin by 1¼L with Niblawi in fourth. A 3lb rise makes things tighter and he may not get the race run to suit this time.
Has produced career bests over C&D on his two starts since being gelded. Third to Great Hall a month ago but the sprint that developed then would not have been ideal. There promises to be more pace today and that makes him one to consider.
Made all to land an uncompetitive race in this grade at Pontefract and was subsequently beaten 20L there next time. Has plenty to prove off his current mark.
Record of 4-14 but without a win since May 2014. Has clearly been difficult to train over the past year but was not too far off his best when reappearing at Newbury. Feasibly treated at present but ideally would want further.
Showed some nice form as a juvenile and cheekpieces made a big difference when hacking up at York on his reappearance. Mid-division in the Queen's Vase and gelded since. Rider 3-7 for the stable when partnering three-year-olds.
Landed two races as a juvenile and was first past the post at Newmarket last month only to be demoted. Beaten since by an improved type and finished clear of the third who won by a wide margin on Wednesday. Up in the weights and faces a stiff task.
Potential pacemaker who landed a lower grade race at Newmarket before failing to dominate a small field at Ripon over this trip. Races from 3lb out of the handicap and that sets him a difficult task.
Last Year's Winner
|8||William Hunter||4||9-4||5/2||Full Result|
|T: A KingJ: William Twiston-Davies|
Alqamar (10/11), Gawdawpalin (9/2), Niblawi (9/2), Star Of The East (5/1), Great Hall (9/1), Roar (9/1), Mutadaffeq (25/1), Poyle Thomas (50/1)
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