16:00 Hamilton Thu 19 July 2018
Course winner who spent the winter unsuccessfully in Dubai but ran better than for some time on his penultimate start over 1m here on soft. Still looked in decent form last time out in a claimer but more needed here back in a handicap.
Conditions will be very different to when he gained his last win at Pontefract (1m2f, heavy) off a 4lb higher mark. Outing on the AW/turf this year suggest that whilst he's running with relative credit he's not on his best form and more is needed.
Looked far from the finished article when winning on debut (7f, Tapeta) early in the year from a trio of next time out winners. Hasn't quite lived up to that promise since then switched turf the last twice and now makes his handicap debut; visor on.
Dual AW winner who 0-7 on turf (twice placed) who looked as though he was back to some sort of form at Bath (1m, firm) last time. Looked as though he was struggling for pace there and will appreciate a return to this longer trip.
Arguably better at Ayr (both wins there) and with some give in the ground he hasn't been disgraced this year running well over C&D last time. That looked quite a hot race for the grade (three next time out winners) and he's respected in this.
Made a promising return this year and has built on that the last twice winning on the AW and here over 1m (under a penalty last time; looked progressive). Value for more than the 3L winning margin last time with the form franked already.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K A RyanJ: Seamus Cronin|
Where's Jeff (1/1), We Are The World (10/3), Chinese Spirit (7/1), Good Boy Alfie (9/1), Royal Shaheen (10/1), Fivehundredmiles (18/1)
- Where's Jeff
- Chinese Spirit
- We Are The World
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