20:55 Kempton Wed 11 July 2018
Has looked well-handicapped for a while, but now into a grade where he is comfortable and on a track that suits.
Had a nasty incident in the stalls last year and he has been awkward leaving the gate a few times lately. More than capable from this sort of mark in this company and yard are rediscovering their form.
Placed in the Norfolk and the Molecomb for Richard Hannon. Clearly developed issues in the latter half of 2016 and recent performances do not suggest they have been resolved.
Triple AW winner will be happier back on turf, but he is yet to make the first three from marks above 77.
Can be a bit awkward leaving the stalls and that removes the advantage of her ideal draw. Good third to the useful Sparkalot here in January, however he would make more appeal in a smaller field.
Beat two subsequent winners on debut and then made the frame in a class 2 handicap at Newmarket. Something looked amiss next time but his reappearance should be upgraded having been snatched up early. A 3lb drop looks generous.
Makes his AW debut on his 48th appearance. He is not easy to win with, but he has only twice failed to make the first four from marks below 80.
Back down to a workable mark and a more suitable trip after two runs over 7f. Tackles this surface for the first time, but champion jockey has won on him before to make the booking all the more significant.
Consistency is not a strong point but soft ground and Pontefract bring out the best in him. Has one good AW run on his CV but the other three were woeful.
Well below his best in three starts for his current yard and very hard to make a solid case out for him given that he's not beaten a single horse to the finish line this season.
Won two from four for Keith Dalgleish but well held on both starts for this yard. Dropped to a handy mark and reverts to sprinting so worth a market check.
Fairly weighted and won under today's booked rider after a break last year. Well drawn to take advantage of the cutaway and produce his customary late dash.
Last Year's Winner
|T: S CrisfordJ: Oisin Murphy|
Blazed (11/4), Han Solo Berger (9/2), Fantasy Keeper (5/1), Little Palaver (5/1), Cappananty Con (9/1), Operative (10/1), Pennsylvania Dutch (12/1), Signore Piccolo (14/1), Van Gerwen (16/1), Always Amazing (20/1), King Of Rooks (33/1), Young John (50/1)
- Always Amazing
- Fantasy Keeper
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