14:15 Doncaster Thu 12 July 2018
Won two Flat handicaps at up to 1m7f last year, and stepped up on reappearance run when third of 10 here on his latest start. Should be at full fitness now, and sound claims if seeing out longer trip.
A winner over hurdles on his final outing for Micky Hammond, he made a solid enough start for his current yard when third to Becky The Thatcher at Pontefract last month. Goes without usual headgear again.
Unexposed at staying trips, and looked worth a try over 2m when 4½L third of 10 to Indian Vision at Redcar (1¾m) last time. Wore cheekpieces last time, but headgear left off now.
Plenty of solid efforts for Marcus Tregoning without winning, and ran well when runner-up on debut for new yard in amateur event at Ayr (1m5f) in May. Likely to appreciate this trip, and shortlisted.
No win since October 2014 when trained in France, and form so far in Britain has been mixed. Ran creditably when third at Lingfield on penultimate start, but only fourth in an AW seller last time, and temperament coming under question.
Just a modest maiden on balance, but stays well, and hasn't had race run to suit on last couple of outings. One to bear in mind off current mark, although must race from out of handicap here.
Very hard to win with these days, although had been in good form over hurdles until a below-par effort at Uttoxeter early this month. Recent Flat form has come on AW, so hard to weigh up, but is 5lb out of the weights.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P D EvansJ: Mr J Flook|
Tyrell (11/10), Chebsey Beau (3/1), Perla Blanca (11/2), Tynecastle Park (8/1), Sunrize (10/1), Miskin (11/1), Silver Gleam (12/1), Anton Dolin (66/1)
- Perla Blanca
- Chebsey Beau
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