17:35 Carlisle Thu 12 July 2018
Went close when trying to make all over C&D last week. Races off the same mark again and likely to make a bold bid from the front once more.
Three runs so far this year have both been pretty weak. Has dropped below his last winning mark and should be cherry ripe now. Not totally discounted if bouncing back to form.
Has largely struggled so far this year and well behind Nuns Walk (runs 5.00) at Newcastle last time. Starting to look dangerously well handicapped now and it would be no surprise were he to bounce back to form sooner or later.
Another prominent racer who bounced back to form when making all at Doncaster (6f, good to firm) two weeks ago. nudged up 4lb for that and competition for the lead likely here.
Proving pretty hard to win with and was well beaten here over 5f last month. Dropped 3lb for that effort and capable of bouncing back but others are preferred.
Drop in the weights helped when going close behind a thriving rival over 7f here two weeks ago. Cheekpieces added and drops back to 6f and has sound claims in this field.
Another one that likes to be up with the pace. Winner at Southwell over 7f back in April and has raced only at that trip since. Drops to 6f here but needs to take a step forward on what we have seen lately.
Caused a 25/1 shock at Hamilton (6f) three starts back but proved it was no fluke by winning again last time over 5f. 3lb rise in the weights makes life tougher, but way this is run may suit and hard to dismiss.
Well beaten in all 14 starts at huge odds and impossible to recommend from out of the handicap this time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J WardJ: Kevin Stott|
Roys Dream (5/2), Havana Mariposa (10/3), Guardia Svizzera (7/2), Gullane One (9/2), Alfie's Angel (10/1), Hadley (16/1), Gaelic Wizard (25/1), Scotch Myst (28/1), Kirkby's Phantom (250/1)
- Havana Mariposa
- Gaelic Wizard
- Roys Dream
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