16:05 Ayr Mon 16 July 2018
Produced career-best in winning seven-runner handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) this month already. Did it well enough there, but must back it up now off a 7lb higher mark.
Another coming here on the back of a benchmark effort, scoring at Leicester (7f, good to firm) nine days ago. That was a third success in five starts recently, races from career-high mark now but should go well.
Knows the drill around here as a three-time C&D scorer, finished second eight days ago over track and trip and liable to be in the reckoning once more with repeat effort.
Scored at Newmarket in May over a mile but has been well held in four starts since and doesn't appeal as the likeliest winner here.
Thriving at the moment, having won his last three starts. Career-best in landing four-runner event over C&D eight days ago, must defy latest 6lb penalty to achieve four-timer.
Has been progressive since winning debut on the AW at Chelmsford (7f) in January, notching two more AW scores and a Bath success (1m, good to form) this month on turf (two-horse race). Front-runner folded quickly at Haydock since, may bounce back.
Remains at the top of his game having already won three handicaps this year at up to 7f and ran excellent race from off the pace at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) latest. Should make a bid for this prize.
Generally been running well this year but best performance came when winning at Ripon (1m, soft) so there may be some concerns with the ground today as she drops back in trip.
Last Year's Winner
|13||Century Dream||3||9-5||6/5||Full Result|
|T: S CrisfordJ: G Lee|
Presidential (10/3), Crownthorpe (7/2), Vale Of Kent (9/2), Brother McGonagall (9/2), Nicholas T (13/2), Mythical Madness (12/1), Roll On Rory (18/1), Poet's Society (20/1)
- Brother McGonagall
- Nicholas T
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