17:15 Catterick Tue 7 August 2018
Lightly raced since winning on his two-year-old debut at Ayr over 7f he's looked regressive this year (tried in headgear twice). Drops back to his winning trip and is down in grade but not one to go overboard about on his recent form.
Had Here In The Dark back in third when scoring comfortably at Thirsk last time over this trip (won with a bit in hand). Appears to be back in form now and capable of holding his own outside of selling grade; well drawn.
Ran with credit in a slightly higher grade at Leicester last time over 6f (well backed). Now steps up back up to 7f (last win came at this trip) but hasn't be that fortunate with the draw here for one who likes to go forward.
Didn't really perform last time with cheekpieces on for the first-time and that's generally been the case with her this season. Would need one or two of these to falter to have a chance especially with the handicapper keeping her on this mark.
Lightly-raced sort who is still a maiden and ran below form last time and given the way his season is going looks as though he could become disappointing. Raced too freely last time and needs to settle better to regain some form.
Has so far looked rather unreliable although the blinkers that he's worn on his last two starts have seen a more enthusiastic attitude. Will need that mind-set to continue back on turf after those two AW runs; looks well handicapped if still in form.
C&D winner back in April enjoying the benefits of a strongly run race (came from last to first) and showed that he was capable off this mark with his last run. Trapped wide on the AW last time he's one to keep an eye on in the market given that run.
Showed improvement on her handicap debut (AW) after being given three quick runs for a mark over 6f. Failed to build on that run back on turf last time but is less exposed than many at this level; blinkers on for first-time and respected.
Disappointed when well backed on her handicap debut she showed in her next two runs why the money came that day with a couple of promising runs. Back to 7f here but judged on her last two runs needs a little further to show her true worth.
Tried in this headgear combination for the second time he's still to put in a performance that could be considered convincing or something to build on. One of the lesser lights in this despite the basement mark.
Hope that a switch to handicaps might have shown a little more but he looks of little account and the first-time blinkers will have to provide considerable benefit. Hard to see him getting involved in this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M W EasterbyJ: Harrison Shaw|
Super Major (4/1), Havana Mariposa (9/2), Christmas Night (5/1), Here In The Dark (11/2), Bee Machine (6/1), Strategic (7/1), Salazar (10/1), Twilight (14/1), Muraadef (14/1), Supaulette (14/1), Allnite (33/1), Hocus Focus (80/1)
- Bee Machine
- Super Major
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