19:00 Lingfield Sat 23 June 2018
Won the 2015 renewal of the Beresford Stakes when with Aidan O'Brien but never matched that level since. Handicap mark has dropped significantly over the last 12 months, as has the level of his performance. Risky option under top weight.
Enjoyed a good 2017 campaign but has shaped as if the handicapper is presently in charge after two modest effort this season. Has gone well over C&D in the past but looks in for a stiff test on these terms.
Has posted several good efforts for today's jockey, who takes 7lb off with his claim. The best of those took place on the AW but the rider's weight allowance helps off-set a 5lb higher mark than his last win on turf. Sound claims.
Has won over C&D but has a bit to find with Attain on a recent piece of AW form. Also off-putting that he's been off since February.
Won six times during his time in Italy but has placed just once since joining his current yard in the UK. Feasible that he's well handicapped but something to prove on this first start on turf since finishing last of five at Epson in August 2017.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Plymouth Sound||5||9-6||5/2||Full Result|
|T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop|
Port Douglas (10/11), Light Of Air (7/2), Bamako Du Chatelet (4/1), Attain (9/1), Fanoulpifer (12/1)
- Bamako Du Chatelet
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