18:10 Thirsk Sat 19 May 2018
Running well in the main since winning over this trip at Newcastle in January. Beaten just 1L off this mark last time out and likely to run his race once more.
Promising fourth over C&D on seasonal debut on good-to-soft ground last month but well held at Hamilton in similar conditions subsequently. More needed in this contest.
Placed three times on the AW during the winter but well held on return to turf at Brighton (1m, good-to-firm) last time. Dropping in trip on debut for this yard.
Winner of a 7f handicap at Wolverhampton last month and ran well to finish fourth of 16 at Haydock (1m, soft) subsequently. Interesting dropping in trip.
Placed off a 5lb higher mark here last year but well beaten on his return from a break at Southwell recently.
Made a winning debut for this yard when scoring over 5f at Southwell last time out. Has to defy a 5lb rise for that success and interesting to see how he fares upped in trip.
Beaten a neck over C&D on his penultimate outing but well beaten over an extended 5f at Wetherby (soft) last time. Quicker ground forecast here is in his favour.
Not beaten far despite finishing ninth over this trip at Newcastle last time out. Looking for his first handicap success in this contest.
Stepped up markedly on his seasonal debut when winning on good ground over C&D last weekend. One for the shortlist despite a 4lb rise in the weights.
Narrowly beaten into second in a 6f handicap at Catterick (good) earlier this week. Races off the same mark here and is well handicapped on his form of 12 months ago.
Disappointing in two starts since finishing runner-up over this trip at Wolverhampton in March. Leading jockey booked to ride here.
Improving with racing this season and narrowly beaten by Searanger here last weekend. Raised 3lb for that effort and likely to run well once more.
Lightly raced in recent seasons and finished well beaten on debut for this yard following over a year off the track recently.
Decent efforts in defeat here the last twice but work to do with a couple of these having finished fifth in a race won by Searanger recently.
Placed at Redcar (6f, good-to-soft) last August but disappointing subsequently including on seasonal reappearance last weekend.
Improved effort when finishing third over an extended 5f at Wetherby (good-to-soft) last time out. Yard in good form at present (6/22) and has won off higher marks in the past.
Placed on the fibresand at Southwell last November but held in two subsequent outings and others make more appeal racing from out of the handicap returning from a break.
Held twice over 7f this spring but has won over this trip in the past. Wears a tongue tie for the first time and races from out of the handicap in this.
21 race maiden and beaten 7L over 7f at Wolverhampton when last in action back in January. Making his debut for a new stable racing from out of the handicap.
Finished third in an amateur riders contest over C&D last August. Well beaten in a similar race at Hamilton thereafter and making his seasonal reappearance from out of the handicap in this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A BrittainJ: Cam Hardie|
Tan (7/1), Extrasolar (7/1), Fire Diamond (15/2), Hadley (8/1), Danish Duke (10/1), Clergyman (12/1), Spirit Of Zebedee (12/1), Round The Island (12/1), Melaniemillie (12/1), Mansfield (14/1), Duke Cosimo (14/1), Searanger (16/1), Cool Strutter (16/1), Sarabi (25/1), Robben Rainbow (25/1), Willsy (33/1), Barron's Lad (33/1), Sunnyside Bob (50/1), Etienne Gerard (50/1), A J Cook (66/1)
- Duke Cosimo
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