20:45 Haydock Sat 23 June 2018
Ran well when runner-up on soft ground at Salisbury last autumn but disappointed only other start. Returns from seven months off so may be sharper for the run which qualifies him for a handicap mark.
Never competitive in two maidens so far and almost certain to have more hope once contesting handicaps. Likely to find this a tough assignment.
Makfi gelding who hinted at promise on his debut last month at Chester then failed to figure here a couple of weeks ago in similar event. May need a little more time to show his true worth.
Nicely bred Pivotal gelding who was unraced as a juvenile but showed definite promise when a creditable third on debut in a Kempton maiden last month. Granted normal progression he should make his presence felt and looks a major player here.
Shamardal gelding who stayed on steadily into third here a few weeks ago on his seasonal reappearance and should be straighter this time. Extra furlong may bring about further improvement and is respected.
Not much to write home about in two starts so far over this trip and then over two furlongs further most recently. Expected to need more time to fulfil his potential and handicaps look more his game.
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