14:40 York Fri 13 July 2018
Struggled last year, but back to form when winning 11-runner handicap over C&D in May by a neck from Across The Stars. Well held from revised mark at Royal Ascot, although this is easier.
Has been frustrating, his only handicap win coming in a match, but he's in good form, and probably should have won lady amateurs' race over C&D last time, just failing. Will go very close if in the same form now.
Best effort this season when a close third of 7 over C&D in May, and not seen to best effect in a tactical affair at Pontefract last time. Should have more to offer for in-form yard.
Has gained two of his four wins for current yard in C&D handicaps, and took advantage of an ease in the weights to make all here last time under a good claimer. Up in the handicap again, and opposable from new mark.
Inconsistent sort, but ran best race in some time when beating Pacify narrowly in amateur contest here last time (for trainer's daughter). All out there, and even a small rise makes him look vulnerable.
Improved for quick ground to land back-to-back handicaps at Doncaster and over C&D, and improved again when runner-up here last time. Another 3lb higher here, and in stiffer company, but not dismissed.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan|
Pacify (11/4), Mukhayyam (7/2), Contango (7/2), Framley Garth (9/2), Mister Belvedere (7/1), Manjaam (8/1)
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