16:40 York Fri 15 June 2018
Really speedy mare who is in career best with back-to-back Ripon wins including a course record two starts back. Should make a bold bid again from the front but has a 7lb rise to overcome.
Really took to the application of a hood (retained) last time when dropped in class. Up 4lb and back up in class but the main concern would be the step up in trip. Avoided getting in a speed duel last time and needs an equally good ride to win this.
Has now won four from six and she just keeps on progressing. Both defeats came with cut in the ground so it's likely she can handle a 6lb rise on a quick surface and should be competitive again.
Finished off last season with two improved efforts including a win in handicaps. Up 3lb and needed a run last season and this represents a stiffer challenge.
Only had five starts and has improved in both runs this campaign with an AW win and a good fifth here in a Listed contest when being forced to switch. Tries a handicap and this trip for the first time and can be competitive again.
Travelled strongly when a good third over a furlong further last time and that suggested she'll be better back at this trip. Stable won this in 2015 and should be competitive.
Lightly-raced and took another big step forwards when winning back in novice company. More required now up 5lb but doubtful she's stopped improving and the trip should suit. Should be dangerous.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Eartha Kitt||3||8-13||15/2||Full Result|
|T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote|
Maid In India (5/2), Sandra's Secret (9/2), Excellent Times (9/2), Sarshampla (5/1), Charming Guest (7/1), Gorgeous Noora (8/1), Carlton Frankie (17/2), Under The Covers (16/1)
- Charming Guest
- Maid In India
- Sandra's Secret
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