14:10 Haydock Thu 9 August 2018
Improved for a break last time out when staying on and slightly unlucky fourth at Sandown. Still lightly raced at this trip but appears to stay it so best may be yet to come.
Over two years since lone success in an AW maiden at Wolverhampton although lightly raced since. Better effort latest when 5½L fourth of nine at Hamilton. More needed but gets further aid from the handicapper.
Gone 19 races without success including 10 this season. Made the frame five times this season and latest run at Chester a rare below par effort. Handicapper now relents a little and looks capable if he bounces back.
Maiden of 27 races but had a couple of seconds this term including over C&D here last time out. Mark unchanged so should be involved although brave to suggest he is finally going to break his duck.
Impressive C&D winner in June who ran well again twice here subsequently. Handicap has continued to rise so difficult to say he's well treated but has the most consistent form this term so respected nevertheless.
10-race maiden made the frame for the first time two starts back at Beverley before disappointing on rattling fast ground at Bath. Beverley form would give him a squeak so all about bouncing back.
Last Year's Winner
Maroc (11/4), Berlusca (3/1), Purple Rock (7/2), Rebel Cause (4/1), Assanilka (9/2), X Rated (6/1), Gealach Ghorm (11/1)
- X Rated
- Purple Rock
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