15:25 Newton Abbot Sat 14 July 2018
Useful hurdler/chaser on his day that had a spin in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot last month. Capable off this mark with young rider claiming a valuable 10lb. Previous C&D winner is a leading player here.
Very lightly raced in 2017 with only 5 starts. They included a facile success over this C&D off a 2lb lower mark. Returns here from an eight month break but decent ground suits and has every chance of being in the shake-up.
Had some pretty tough tasks earlier in the year and his mark is not starting to fall. Has won over a trip this far in the past but it maybe beyond his optimum. Remains a danger down in class 2 though and very much respected.
Won a three runner contest here over C&D back in May. Showed his well being by winning again at Perth three weeks ago. Makes handicap chase debut today off a realistic mark and further progress is possible.
Not seen since being beaten a long way at Catterick back in February. This trip tends to stretch his stamina and he may well need this run to be cherry ripe.
No match for a back to form rival at Perth last time. Dropped 1lb but goes into a better race here and whilst he is capable of going well, he could fin one or two of these a bit too sharp.
Last Year's Winner
Southfield Vic (11/4), Pickamix (3/1), Petrou (3/1), Mighty Leader (7/2), Tempestatefloresco (7/2), Quite By Chance (6/1), Earthmoves (12/1)
- Southfield Vic
- Quite By Chance
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