14:55 Nottingham Tue 22 May 2018
Ten race maiden now but ran best race so far when second at Newmarket (7f, good to firm) last Friday. Should be bang in the mix once more with a similar effort here.
Well beaten on first start for this yard at Ripon (6f, good) on reappearance. Dropped another 5lbs for that and whilst he is starting to look on a decent mark, we need to see more before becoming of interest. Goes up to a mile for the first time.
Final two starts last year were disappointing. Returns from a seven month break today and steps up to a mile for the first time. Champion jockey is a positive booking having ridden her on her only win and could be on a nice mark.
Signs of ability in various conditions last year. Opening run in handicaps suggested this mark should be well within range and rider takes off a handy 5lbs. Makes first start for top yard today.
Slightly disappointing in all three starts last year. Good chance there will be plenty more to come this year and this step up in trip looks a good move. Yard are going well and is a big player today.
Beaten 11L on handicap debut at Newcastle (1m, AW) five months ago. Given a break since and returns to turf today. Needs to do plenty more to be involved and yard also runs Gabrials Centurion.
Six race maiden who was sent off at 40/1 on reappearance at Ascot (1m, good to firm) when leading and fading late on. Should come on for that run but will need a bit more to be considered for win purposes.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Dragons Voice||3||9-0||8/1||Full Result|
|T: P HideJ: Fran Berry|
Austin Powers (6/4), Viceroy Mac (5/2), Mashaheer (4/1), Face Like Thunder (6/1), Gabrials Centurion (7/1), Tebay (8/1), Don't Cry About It (10/1), Sioux Frontier (12/1), Bowler Hat (25/1), Dorcas (25/1)
- Austin Powers
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