19:40 Windsor Mon 9 July 2018
Won turf handicap at Lingfield over this trip last summer for Jeremy Gask. Hasn't fired this year, and had wind surgery prior to most recent run over hurdles. May do better back on Flat, but risky.
Won twice last season, and best effort this time round when head second to Ashazuri at Lingfield (good to firm) on penultimate outing. Not in same form last time, but best to forgive that run, and should bounce back.
Consistent sort for Jarlath Fahey, gaining second win of year in a 1m2½f claimer at Sligo last month. Stiffer task back in handicap company for new yard.
Gained most recent placing at Lingfield in January, and is absolutely thrown-in on last season's form, but despite the handicapper's generosity, he appears to be simply going through the motions at present.
Effective on a variety of surfaces, and won twice last year. Better than form figures indicate of late, and now 2lb lower than when a 2L fourth of 7 to Outofthequestion in an apprentice handicap at Newbury last time.
Clicked in first-time blinkers when making all over 1m3f at Kempton in March, but that run flatters him on balance, and he's not made any impact in three starts over hurdles since.
Standout effort last year when second in 7f minor event at Lingfield on second start, but well below that level subsequently, and while bred to stay, he needs to improve markedly on the balance of his form.
Won over 1m at Salisbury last summer, and has taken form up a notch on last two starts, typically doing best work late at Kempton (1m3f) last time. Can start slowly, but every chance if getting race run to suit.
Well held at big prices on all three starts last year, but bred to do better, and should make more of a splash in handicaps, for all the assessor has taken no chances with her opening mark.
Sole win to date came in 1¼m handicap at Chelmsford in September, but not seen to best effect at Yarmouth last time, and previous third there promised more. Needs to settle, but capable of current mark.
Generally runs his race but he's not totally convincing with his attitude, and carried his head high when challenging at Brighton last time. Handicapped to go well, but comes with risks.
Won novice at Goodwood (7f, soft) in September for Dave Evans, but seems to have lost her way for current yard, and was always trailing at Chepstow last time.
Quite well bred, but has made limited impact so far, and not improving, with two runs in handicaps representing regressive form. Visor no help last time.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Russian Reward||5||9-11||15/2||Full Result|
|T: Mrs A J PerrettJ: Jack Mitchell|
El Borracho (10/3), Sarstedt (6/1), Arcadian Sea (7/1), Iballisticvin (7/1), Fanfair (7/1), Alketios (8/1), Tripartite (11/1), Boscastle (12/1), Eltezam (12/1), The Lords Walk (25/1), Saphil (25/1), Udogo (40/1), Pastamakesufaster (50/1)
- El Borracho
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