17:00 York Fri 13 July 2018
Has kept form admirably this season since winning at Wolverhampton in February, and another creditable run when third to Copper Knight in valuable event at Newcastle last time. Eased in class now, and won't be disgraced.
Snapped a long losing run when winning C&D event last time under this rider (race confined to jump jockeys). Had plenty go his way, though, and may struggle to follow up.
Better than ever when scoring under today's jockey at Haydock on penultimate outing, and shaped well when third to Fendale over C&D last time. Rider's claim can see him turn the tables now, and much respected.
Found plenty for pressure when winning over 5f at Pontefract in May, and ran at least as well when third to The Armed Man at Thirsk (6f) last time. Should give his running, but vulnerable off current mark.
Back to form out of the blue when winning this race 12 months ago, and is now 4lb lower. Best effort this year when fourth to Fendale here last time, and has last year's winning jockey back in the plate now.
Took advantage of drop in the weights to win at Nottingham on penultimate start, but only fifth behind Fendale over C&D last time, albeit not ideally placed. Needs to pull out more.
Back to form from reduced mark here last month, finishing second to Fendale over C&D, but handicapper has reacted, and he failed to back that up at Carlisle last time. Not one for maximum faith.
Not beaten far on handicap debut at Nottingham last month, and excuses for lesser effort since, rearing as the stalls opened. Still needs to improve if she's to defy a stiff-looking mark, however.
Not beaten far when fifth of 15 over C&D in May, and now 3lb lower, but she has run below form on last two starts, and this looks a stiff task on balance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T D EasterbyJ: Rachel Richardson|
Harome (4/1), Fendale (4/1), Excessable (9/2), Orvar (6/1), Bashiba (15/2), Tylery Wonder (8/1), Wirral Girl (10/1), Henley (12/1), Angel Force (16/1)
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