16:30 Newbury Tue 7 August 2018
Hadn't really progressed with racing until last run where he was narrowly denied in the closing strides of a 1m2f handicap at Windsor. Gets 2lb extra for that but if in same vein of form here he will go close.
Three-time winner for Archie Watson including final start in a 7f claimer where current yard claimed him. Showed little in two starts for this yard to date however and now stepped up markedly in trip.
Left a couple of ordinary efforts in 1m2f handicaps behind latest when running on well for second in a 1m contest at Windsor. That form would give him a chance but can race keenly and has to prove he stays this trip.
Showed limited ability in three races to date but steps up from 1m for this his handicap debut. Looked worthy of it in best effort when third at Windsor but ran very poorly latest. Could bounce back after a break.
Returned from 114-day absence latest when staying on fourth at Chepstow. Ought to strip fitter today and this trip could be to his liking so with a 2lb ease from the handicapper he has several positives.
Tried trips from 7f to 1m2f with no real impression. Handicap is in free-fall now but need to see some hints before recommending any involvement.
Showed little to get excited about in three starts to date but steps up 3f now which should be very beneficial and may have snuck a nice opening mark by running over inadequate distances. Not to be underestimated.
Last Year's Winner
Glorious Army (2/1), Returning Glory (2/1), Birthright (9/2), Antiguan Rock (11/1), Carp Kid (14/1), Ghost Serge (14/1), Apple Anni (25/1)
- Returning Glory
- Carp Kid
- Antiguan Rock
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