17:45 Doncaster Thu 19 July 2018
- Sky Vegas Unexpect More Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)
- 5f 3y, Good to Firm
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Gained a first career win in this race last year and won two of his next three starts. In poor form this campaign but there was some promise in his most recent start at Hamilton and drop back to 5f might see him to better effect. Yard in fine form.
Has just won once since his maiden success at Newcastle in 2016 when a winner of a three-runner affair at Bath last year. Form since has been very patchy and he was particularly disappointing back at Bath last month. Hard to fancy in current mood.
Belatedly off the mark at Carlisle last time out, clocking a respectable time in the process. Consistent and uncomplicated sort who ought to run well again and may come on for her seasonal bow last time. Leading player.
Runner-up in this race last year and while he's only won once since 2015, he's been in good form for his new yard. May have wanted some cut in the ground though and he's entitled to need this on his seasonal bow and first start since wind surgery.
On a long losing run but he's looking remarkably well-handicapped on old form and produced an encouraging run on debut for this yard at Beverley last time. Most of his wins have come on fast ground over 5f and capable of running well here.
Won twice last year and returns here 9lb lower than her last winning handicap mark after some below par efforts this year. Well suited to the minimum trip on fast ground and took her a few runs to get going last year. Not ruled out.
Has won seven times in his career but all those wins have come on AW and he's yet to score in 20 turf attempts. Well beaten over C&D last time out on similar ground and has plenty to prove away from AW.
His losing run is starting to mount up now. Not consistent but ran okay last time out and he's become very well-handicapped on old form. Not ruled out if he can build on his latest effort.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Roger FellJ: Ben Sanderson|
Muatadel (9/4), Jeany (11/4), Astrophysics (13/2), Bondi Beach Boy (13/2), Mininggold (8/1), Point Of Woods (10/1), Desert Sport (16/1), You're Cool (18/1)
- Bondi Beach Boy
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