16:50 Leicester Thu 19 July 2018
Raced almost exclusively on AW, but matched pick of that form when runner-up in a 1¾m handicap at Nottingham last time when sporting a first-time visor. Needs headgear to keep working, but chances if coping with drop in trip.
Won a C&D handicap last year off a 3lb higher mark, and ran respectably when second of 5 to Garbanzo at Doncaster last time after a break. Should be in the mix if improving for that comeback run.
Fallen in the weights this year, and best effort for current yard when short-head second of 12 to Claramara at Beverley last time. Record in handicaps reads 1-24, so not one to go overboard about, but clearly handicapped to win at present.
Won a selling hurdle in December for Micky Hammond. Has shown little in four starts for current yard, but all have come under an inexperienced rider, so he can't be dismissed out of hand given positive jockey booking.
No impact for a while for Patrick Holmes, including over hurdles, but new yard has revived similar types, and likely he needed debut for stable at Hamilton last month. One to be interested in from sliding mark.
Took 23 tries to get off the mark, and then duly followed up (both wins at Wolverhampton in the spring), but his revival proved short-lived, and he's run poorly on last two starts.
Best turf form at Yarmouth, and both wins on this surface have come over 1m3½f there, the latest five weeks ago. Balance of form suggests revised mark may be enough to prevent a follow up.
Long-standing maiden who hasn't seemed to benefit from wind surgery prior to debut for current yard, finishing well held on both starts four months apart. Plenty to prove at present.
Consistent at a modest level on AW, but turf form is much patchier, and he ran poorly at Lingfield (2m, good) on his latest start.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C LinesJ: Patrick Pilley|
Life Knowledge (13/8), Sexy Secret (5/1), Caracas (5/1), Albert Boy (6/1), Melabi (8/1), Shalamzar (16/1), Threediamondrings (25/1), Oyster Card (25/1), Chorus Of Lies (25/1)
- Albert Boy
- Life Knowledge
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