15:20 Thirsk Sat 19 May 2018
Finished runner-up the last twice most recently over this trip at Nottingham (good-to-firm) last weekend. One for the shortlist off a 1lb higher mark.
Promising effort when finishing sixth on seasonal debut at Musselburgh (5f, good-to-firm) earlier this month. Interesting if building on that.
Successful three tiems so far but held in both starts this season and likely to find a few too good once more.
Good effort in finishing fourth at Ripon (6f, soft) on his seasonal debut last month. Quicker ground forecast here no issue and worth a check in the market in this contest.
Well beaten on both turf starts this season. Handicap mark is falling as a result and is now rated 3lb lower than for his most recent victory.
Wore cheekpieces (retained) for the first time when winning over C&D on good-to-firm ground last time out. Similar going forecast here and one for the shortlist despite a 5lb rise in the weights.
Sound efforts on turf the last twice most recently when finishing third over this trip at Catterick (good) earlier this week. Interesting to see how he fares here.
Finished 1¾L third to Acclaim The Nation over C&D last time out. Races off the same mark here and likely to run well once more.
Not beaten far when finishing runner-up at Beverley (5f, good) on his penultimate outing. Excuses when well held at Musselburgh subsequently.
Made a winning return to action over this trip at Wolverhampton in March. Held in two starts on turf subsequently and more needed if he's to take this.
Sole success over 6f at Lingfield (good-to-firm) in august 2016. Disappointing since finishing runner-up at Ripon (6f, good) last august and tackling this trip for the first time.
Made the frame in three of his four starts since returning following wind surgery. Finished third off this mark at Musselburgh (5f, good-to-firm) last time and likely to run well once more.
Finished a close fourth over 6f on good-to-soft ground here last time out. Promising apprentice takes the ride once more and he is worth a check in the market.
Dual winner over this trip at Chelmsford last autumn but disappointed when fifth of six at Lingfield in February. Returning from a break here.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Elysian Flyer||5||9-4||16/1||Full Result|
|T: P T MidgleyJ: G Lee|
Acclaim The Nation (4/1), Harome (6/1), Computable (6/1), Tanasoq (8/1), Longroom (8/1), Henley (10/1), Landing Night (12/1), Sfumato (12/1), Suwaan (12/1), Ventura Secret (20/1), African Friend (20/1), Aleef (22/1), Tylery Wonder (25/1), You're Cool (33/1), Liberatum (40/1)
- Acclaim The Nation
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