19:20 Nottingham Mon 18 June 2018
Generally runs his best races at Chester so will find this a very different test on ground that may be a little quicker than he likes. Still 4lb higher than his last winning mark and has to bounce back from a poor run last time.
Hard to know if it was the gelding operation or the enterprising ride that was responsible for his upturn in form last August (won twice in a row). Never quite managed to pull off the front-running tactics after those wins and returns from a break.
Not at his best when favourite last time over this trip at Leicester (has won there) and was also well positioned in the race. Already a winner this year over shorter in testing conditions and may be able to return to form here; not written off.
Yet to win on turf and although he's effective on it (placed last two turf starts) he's a much better performer on the AW (4/15). Cheekpieces now replace the blinkers he's worn the last twice but others preferred with this being on turf.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R HannonJ: S M Levey|
Bakht A Rawan (9/4), Medalla De Oro (9/4), Ourmullion (3/1), Dark Devil (3/1), Perfect Quest (4/1)
- Perfect Quest
- Bakht A Rawan
- Medalla De Oro
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