15:30 Catterick Sat 9 June 2018
Won twice towards the back end of last year but seemingly a bit of a Beverley specialist with all four of his wins coming at that course. Well beaten on return at Wetherby (1m, good to soft) and needs to do better to feature here.
Won twice at the start of his career when trained by Ger Lyons but has shown very little in three starts since joining this yard this year. Beaten a long way at York (1m2½f, good to firm) latest and takes a big drop in trip here. Not dismissed.
Goes well at this trip and is a C&D winner. Has seemed in the grip of the handicapper so far in 2018 and is still 4lb higher than her last win. Similar story beckons..
Good second over 6f at Newmarket in April, but was well held at York next time. Well beaten when trying to make all at Chester (7½f, good) last time. Down another 2lbs and well drawn to attack but could be vulnerable late on.
Not really shown a great deal for some time but mark has fallen to an attractive level as a result. Did ok from a wide draw at Chester last time and much better berthed today. Dangerous.
Already having a very busy campaign in 2018. 3lbs higher than when winning at Lingfield back in April. Likely to go well forward from his wide draw and impossible to dismiss on a track that should suit.
Was in terrific form at the back-end of 2017. Sent of favourite for reappearance at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) three weeks ago when shaping like he needed the run. Current mark does require more but every chance there is some improvement to come.
Better on turf than the AW. improved from first run of the year when sixth here over 6f last time. Capable off this mark but all career wins have been achieved over the shorter trip and vulnerable as a result.
Not in the best of form in three runs so far this year but has dropped to his last winning mark as a result and a bounce back to form is very possible.
Finished off 2017 in terrific form, winning three of his last four. Comes here on the back of a six month break on a 5lb higher mark but every chance there is going to be more to come this year and has a good draw.
Won over C&D on final start in 2017 off a 3lb lower mark. Should be cherry ripe after two runs this season and yard like to have winners here. Place claims at least.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Fingal's Cave||5||9-4||16/1||Full Result|
|T: P A KirbyJ: Kevin Stott|
Our Charlie Brown (11/2), Bint Arcano (11/2), Poet's Society (6/1), Ower Fly (13/2), Rene Mathis (7/1), Elusive Heights (8/1), Scofflaw (10/1), Equiano Springs (11/1), Raselasad (12/1), Be Kool (14/1), Rousayan (20/1), Highland Acclaim (66/1)
- Rene Mathis
- Equiano Springs
- Our Charlie Brown
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