20:00 Doncaster Thu 19 July 2018
Got the better of Harry Angel as a juvenile. Only seen once last seen when narrowly getting up at Kempton but couldn't follow up when odds-on at Jebel Ali when last seen. Exciting prospect but not the most straightforward.
Has fallen to an attractive handicap mark now and ran with great credit when only narrowly touched off over C&D last month. Couldn't back that up at Yarmouth last time but didn't have the clearest of runs and can't be ruled out.
Has won two of his five starts this season and wasn't beaten far over C&D last time out. Usually runs his race and gets his ideal conditions but he's going to need a career best to land this.
Started this turf season in flying form and followed up next time out winning a 15 runner contest at Catterick. Hasn't been in the same form in three subsequent starts though and his better turf efforts have come with cut in the ground.
Won over this trip at Leicester last month but well beaten twice since including over 6f here last time out. Step back up in trip ought to suit and still well-handicapped on old form. Hard to rule out.
Impressive when winning a Beverley maiden in May, making all to win by 3¼L. Disappointing favourite at Newmarket last month in his follow up bid but there's little doubt he's better than that effort and he's been given time to recover from that.
Would hold a very good chance off this mark if able to recapture the form of last summer but well beaten on both starts for his new yard this season and has never won over a trip this far.
More effective on AW than turf. Won three times on various artificial surfaces in the winter but looks up against it from this sort of handicap mark on turf and his recent performances have suggested as much.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J NosedaJ: W Buick|
Reach High (9/4), Hajjam (11/4), Georgian Manor (3/1), Mazzini (6/1), Firmdecisions (11/1), Right Action (16/1), Deansgate (20/1), Tavener (40/1), Huntsmans Close (50/1)
- Reach High
- Georgian Manor
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