15:00 York Sat 16 June 2018
Group 3 winner in 2016 and winner of a Listed race last year. Rounded off 2017 with an excellent fifth in the stayers race on Champions Day, but his comeback run was somewhat underwhelming.
Improved for his first run last year but it was considerably better than he produced at Goodwood last month. Yet to win beyond 1m3f but has Group form that makes him dangerous to overlook.
Won this in 2014 and 2015 but only beat one home 12 months ago. Not the force he was and the rain he would need also benefits others with stronger claims.
Useful handicapper who is no stranger to springing a surprise. Needs to step up but could benefit if this turns messy.
Group 2 winner who beat Prix Vermeille winner Bateel last year. Looks the standout candidate on form but yet to race on ground as quick as forecast.
Not far off the standard to win at Listed level and has only ½L to find with Weekender on Sandown form. Both are likely to improve for the drop to 1m6f and the fitting of blinkers may narrow the gap.
Appeared not to stay 2m last time but impressive at Chelmsford prior to that. First past the post in Listed company at Ascot last autumn, having had a good battle with Raheen House, and that form makes him a legitimate force.
Park Hill runner-up when not quite seeing out this trip in a strongly run race on soft ground. There are good races to be won with her this year but she is conceding a fitness advantage to more highly rated rivals.
Last Year's Winner
|13||Dal Harraild||4||9-3||3/1||Full Result|
|T: W J HaggasJ: P Hanagan|
Marmelo (11/8), Weekender (2/1), Time To Study (8/1), Melodic Motion (10/1), Duke Of Bronte (14/1), Duretto (18/1), Clever Cookie (28/1), Algometer (33/1)
- Time To Study
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