20:30 Beverley Mon 23 July 2018
Never got competitive last time at Ripon, but had run well enough on his two previous starts at Redcar, winning from 3lb lower in a 0-70 in May. Would have to be respected if back at that level, though he is not easy to predict.
Has improved with most starts so far this seasoning, winning at Ayr (1m, good to firm) from 8lb lower in May, and going close from just 1lb lower at Catterick two starts ago. If you can overlook his latest effort, he makes the short-list.
Does not look to have been the easiest to train, having had just seven starts in four years. Formerly with Richard Hannon. Best form for this trainer was in 2015. Well held on return at Redcar. Handy mark, but plenty to prove.
2-28, both wins being on the AW at Newcastle. Was beaten a short head from 2lb lower at Thirsk (7f, good to firm) in June. Not quite as good since, but if back to that level here, he should be thereabouts.
0-19 on turf (has won four on AW). Has been competitive from this mark on both recent AW starts since joining this trainer, but more needed, especially now back on turf.
Finished a short head behind Vigee Le Brun at in fifth at Hamilton last time (same terms today) and although that was more encouraging than some recent efforts, he still has a bit to find from this mark.
1-18 and now a stone below his sole win at Musselburgh (7f, good to firm) in April 2016. Not seen since November and everything points towards a watching brief.
Moderate 17-race maiden who is out of the handicap and not easy to take seriously.
0-15, but produced one of her better efforts when 1L second at Brighton recently. Couldn't rule out a repeat effort, which would see her thereabouts, but consistency hasn't been her strong suit.
Last Year's Winner
|16||Arcane Dancer||4||9-9||5/1||Full Result|
|T: L A MullaneyJ: D Tudhope|
Rebel State (5/2), Justice Pleasing (7/2), Abushamah (9/2), Round The Island (9/2), Stringybark Creek (5/1), Allux Boy (7/1), Kylie Style (8/1), Vigee Le Brun (8/1), Kylie Rules (12/1), Little Miss Kodi (12/1), Mumford (20/1), Arizona Sunrise (25/1), Excellent Addition (80/1)
- Rebel State
- Justice Pleasing
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