16:30 Thirsk Sat 19 May 2018
Completed a spring double when winning at Redcar (6f, good) 13 months ago but disappointing thereafter and absent since finishing well held in first time cheekpieces (absent here) at Ripon in August.
Ran well to finish a close third in a valuable 6f handicap at Newmarket (good-to-firm) earlier this month. Races off a 1lb higher mark here and likely to run well once more.
Struggled on seasonal and stable debut at Newmarket (6f, good-to-soft) last month and others have a more obvious chance in this contest.
Sprint handicap winner on good-to-firm ground at Newmarket 13 months ago but struggled since. Making his debut for a new yard having been gelded during the winter.
Well held in two starts over 7f this term most recently on the AW at Newcastle. Wears a visor for the first time on his return to 6f.
Successful twice on turf but probably best watched on his first start since finishing seventh at Wolverhampton in the autumn.
Returned to form when winning on soft ground over this trip at Pontefract earlier this month. Quicker ground forecast here a concern off a 6lb higher mark.
Regressed since finishing 1L third at Kempton on his seasonal debut in March. Needs to return to form if he's to figure in this.
Promising fifth on seasonal debut at Pontefract (5f, good-to-soft) last month but well beaten here subsequently. Interesting to see how he fares on his return to this distance.
Fair efforts on both outings this term most recently when fifth at Ripon (6f, good) last week. Races off a mark 4lb higher than for his most recent victory.
Well beaten on seasonal debut but put in a better effort when finishing runner-up at Pontefract (6f, soft) last time out. Races off the same mark in this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P T MidgleyJ: P Mulrennan|
Magical Effect (4/1), Barrington (4/1), Captain Colby (9/2), Robero (7/1), Tawny Port (9/1), Gunmetal (10/1), King Robert (14/1), Rasheeq (16/1), Van Gerwen (16/1), Wentworth Falls (20/1), Related (20/1)
- Captain Colby
- Van Gerwen
- Tawny Port
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