17:20 Newbury Fri 18 May 2018
A winner on quick ground at Lingfield (1m2f) in June 2017 for previous trainer Jeremy Gask, he races from a 5lb higher mark here having been acquired for 45,000 gns in July 2017.
Runs under a 6lb penalty for last week's 1m2f Class 6 handicap victory at Lingfield (1m2f good). Not totally proven over this trip on a stiffer track.
Unbeaten in two starts since introduced to handicap company at Lingfield in November (1m2f). Stays further and is just 5lb above his last winning mark, but has to prove he's equally proficient on turf.
Not really kicked on since being gelded, but is a five-time career winner and has no issues with ground/trip; now 5lb lower than when winning at Sandown in May 2017.
Best on the AW (8 from 49), compared with just 1 from 31 on turf. Races from what in theory looks to be a competitive mark, but no real encouragement offered from his three runs in 2018.
Runner up in a 1m3f Kempton maiden in October, but didn't really set tongues wagging over longer trips subsequently. Now 0 from 10 career, but not wholly exposed on turf after just a single start (poor run).
Long-standing maiden who appeared to be totally unsuited by hurdling over the winter months. Dropped 3lb following a modest effort back on the Flat at Windsor (heavy) in April on his first start since wind surgery.
Appears to appreciate some dig in the ground, again giving that impression when scoring with ease on heavy ground at Salisbury recently (1m2f); raised 8lb.
Last Year's Winner
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|T: R HannonJ: Rossa Ryan|
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