15:25 Haydock Sat 9 June 2018
Likeable sprinter but seven of his eight wins have come on the AW and has struggled at this track in his previous starts here. A welcome drop in class but others preferred.
Twice a Listed winner but this looks tougher. Rated 7lb higher on the AW and found this type of ground quick enough when down the field in a York handicap. Faces a stiff task.
Best recent form has come with cut in the ground but did handle quicker ground in the past. Good run when just behind Judicial in a below-par renewal of the G3 Palace House Stakes and this is his level. Should be a contender.
Won twice as a juvenile and despite not having too many miles on the clock hasn't won since. May find the rise in class and the quicker ground against him.
Rated 4lb higher on the AW but has only had nine starts on the turf. Quicker ground suits him on this surface and wasn't disgraced in the Temple Stakes here last time. Could run well at a price.
Luckless run in the Dash at Epsom last time and could have easily been heading here off the back of a win. Prefers softer ground but his fourth in the G1 Abbaye is still fresh in the mind and he looks a contender on these terms.
Won this last year on soft ground and probably wasn't far off that level with a good run in a York handicap last time. Likes quick ground and should be in the mix once again.
Consistent sprinter who was a good second in the G3 Palace House Stakes and with his stable in good form and conditions no problem he should be involved once again.
Heads here following a fifth behind Battaash in the G2 Temple Stakes over the C&D. He's sets the standard back down to this grade and loves fast ground. Looks the one to beat.
Ran a big fourth in the G3 Palace House but possibility that was a one off as he's never raced to that standard before and was well beaten in the Dash at Epsom next time.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Final Venture||5||9-4||9/4||Full Result|
|T: P T MidgleyJ: Oisin Murphy|
Muthmir (11/4), Judicial (3/1), Final Venture (5/1), Alpha Delphini (8/1), Blue De Vega (12/1), Gracious John (14/1), Doctor Sardonicus (14/1), Equimou (16/1), Duke Of Firenze (16/1), Encore d'Or (33/1)
- Doctor Sardonicus
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