20:00 Hamilton Wed 13 June 2018
His last two wins have come from marks of 55 and 56. As a result it would seem prudent to wait for the handicapper to realise it was a poor the race he landed a month ago.
Much improved when landing a Wolverhampton maiden on his 22nd start. No disgrace off his revised mark here last time and the shorter trip is to his advantage.
Behind Diamond Avalanche here last time and like that rival will be suited by the shorter trip. Now 13lb below his last winning mark and good claimer makes him a tempting each-way proposition.
Landed three races last summer and posted some good efforts in defeat of appreciably higher marks than this. No sign of him scaling similar heights in his three efforts this term.
Musselburgh winner over 7f and that appears a distant memory now and although she turned in one of her better efforts here last time but was still beaten a long way. Hood refitted and dropped in class.
Has not won on turf for three years and best performances nowadays have been reserved for Southwell. Hard to recommend after two months off.
Had Natajack and Diamond Avalanche behind him here on penultimate start. Another solid run on Saturday left the impression he could open his account soon if returned to this trip.
Chances on his one good run at Southwell, but otherwise makes little appeal even given a falling handicap mark.
His two wins have come at odds of 50/1 and 25/1 so it is unwise to write him off with his mark continuing to fall. However, he is still to prove himself at this trip and this is a stiff track. Cheekpieces on this time.
Bought out of Richard Hannon's yard for 13,000 gns in February. Made a disappointing start for his new handler but this is the lowest grade he has contested and the stable are 2-2 in this race.
Showed little in Ireland over various trips and regular headgear worn there is left in the tack room this time.
Has offered little in three outings so far and now makes handicap debut. This will be the first time she has encountered fast ground on turf and that would be the only reason to be optimistic.
Four starts to date showing nothing in maidens before modicum of hope on handicap debut back in October. Returns from a long break and has been gelded but yard's runners usually need an outing or two to hit form.
Last Year's Winner
|11||Brother McGonagall||3||9-9||11/4||Full Result|
|T: T D EasterbyJ: Cam Hardie|
Colour Contrast (7/4), Haymarket (13/2), Diamond Avalanche (7/1), Allux Boy (17/2), Lucky Violet (9/1), Thornaby Nash (10/1), Natajack (12/1), Captain Revelation (14/1), Rioja Day (16/1), Strategic (20/1), Lady Grigio (28/1), Enemy Of The State (33/1), Dutch Coed (40/1), Retirement Beckons (50/1)
- Diamond Avalanche
- Colour Contrast
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