16:25 Beverley Sat 9 June 2018
Losing run is starting to build and despite travelling strongly in his races his finishing effort can leave a bit to be desired. Ran with credit last time at Pontefract (1m, good/soft) going down to a resurgent winner; up in trip here.
Back from a break to put together good back-to-back efforts over C&D off slightly lower marks. Totally unsuited by the drop to 7f last time out at York when amateur ridden and will be better suited by this test with winning rider back on.
Failed to fire since coming to this yard and his last two runs have been particularly poor. Goes up in trip now but others look far stronger despite a falling mark.
Took a Nottingham handicap over this trip last year off a 1lb higher mark but has failed to really make a mark in a couple of runs this year. Got caught out in a muddling race in terms of pace last time; often races from the rear (can be lazy).
Runs this course well (4/7 over C&D) and has already struck over C&D this year winning off a 3lb lower mark last time. Looks better than ever at the moment (travels well) and could well defy this career-high mark; stable in form.
His form figures over C&D read 115 and he's slipped back to 3lb below his last winning mark here. Consistent rather than progressive he can't be left out of the equation here and arrives fit from hurdling.
Has won over C&D and that win came when he was having his first try on turf for this yard. Has run exclusively at this track since then but has failed to win again although he probably needed the run last time after a long absence.
Has a couple of third places to his name over C&D and one of those came last time out although the drop in trip didn't look to be ideal. Overall record suggests that he's not one to rely on too heavily; looked none too keen in the finish last time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D CarrollJ: Phil Dennis|
Bollin Ted (15/8), Zlatan (7/2), Detachment (7/2), Bit Of A Quirke (11/2), Dream Free (14/1), Aelius (16/1), Bromance (25/1), Ascot Week (28/1)
- Bollin Ted
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