16:35 Hamilton Wed 20 June 2018
Bounced back to form having slipped sown the weights when a close up third of 10 at Ayr on Monday. All three career wins have come at a mile so step back up in trip is a plus and no reason why he won't run well again.
Winner over C&D off a 6lb lower mark two starts back. Went very close to adding to that at Beverley last time and is clearly in rude health. This race requires a touch more, but should go well all the same.
Tends to go pretty well here and is a C&D winner. Has looked a little out of sorts though so far this year having spent the winter in Dubai and may need to come down a few more pounds to be competitive.
Tends to need a couple of runs to be cherry ripe and shaped quite nicely at Beverley last time trying to come from off the pace. This previous C&D winner is now on a really nice mark and should be a major player here is getting a good run.
Took advantage of a sliding mark when winning really nicely at Beverley (7½f, good) 11 days ago in the first time visor. That was his first success and although more is needed up 5lbs, still has room for improvement.
Absolutely loves it round here with all five career victories coming at this venue including over C&D. Has dropped back to his last winning mark having struggled of late but a return to front-running tactics here would give him a big shout.
Hasn't won for over a year now but has dropped to a mark 3lb below her last winning one. Showed a bit more at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) last time and could be in the mix if she can build on that.
Previously with Hugo Palmer she only managed one start last year for Richard Ford. Starts life with a new yard again here after almost a year off and is probably best watched unless the market screams her name.
Running well without winning and did so again at Goodwood (7f, good to firm) when sent off favourite last week. The three-year-old allowance brings him right into the picture here for a yard that won this last year.
Came on a bundle for his first run of the season when finishing well for second at Beverley (7½f, good) last time just behind Moltoir. Step up in trip looks a good move and a player for sure with the allowance.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Titi Makfi||3||9-6||4/6||Full Result|
|T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning|
Vive La Difference (6/4), Austin Powers (3/1), Waarif (4/1), Moltoir (7/1), Strong Steps (10/1), Edgar Allan Poe (12/1), Amy Blair (14/1), Global Exceed (20/1), Forever A Lady (25/1), Fivehundredmiles (33/1), Wedding Breakfast (66/1)
- Austin Powers
- Global Exceed
- Amy Blair
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