20:15 Sandown Thu 9 August 2018
Dual winner at this trip last year he's built up a consistent profile mainly on the AW of late but returns to turf here having run well on his comeback run at Kempton. Shaped as though he could be worth a try over a little further but not out of this
Seen to good effect when landing an AW 1m handicap last year under a well-judged ride but hasn't been in quite the same form back on turf in two starts this year. Did improve a little last time but still below his best and more needed to be a threat.
Market is always worth paying attention to with this yard although on his current form this one is hard to make a case for. On a fair losing run and despite it being his comeback run he did fold fairly quickly last time and more is needed here.
Has some creditable efforts to his name this year without looking like he's going to repeat his win late last year at Nottingham in first-time cheekpieces. Slipped back below his last winning mark but not looking as though he'll take advantage.
Appeared to appreciate the Fibresand (bred for it) when winning at Southwell in March looking as though he had some potential for better performances. Form since then has been rather uneven; may appreciate the slightly easier grade here.
Suited by the drop to 1m when improving to open his account at Nottingham looking as though he was a more finished article. Hasn't quite lived up to that level in two subsequent starts; still looks a quirky customer who needs treating with caution.
Had a wind op prior to starting his season coming good on his second outing in a first-time tongue-tie in a race where very few of his rivals ran to form. Found out under a 6lb penalty after that at York (lack-lustre) and now off an even higher mark.
Trainer has made a good start to his career although he will have to work hard to get a win out of this one who was beaten in a claimer last time in a first-time hood. Dropped 8lb from his initial handicap mark; needs more help from the handicapper.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Wealth Tax||4||10-6||6/4||Full Result|
|T: E A L DunlopJ: Finley Marsh|
Whitehall (13/8), Data Protection (7/2), Pinnata (4/1), Illusional (13/2), Harlequin Striker (7/1), Deadly Accurate (12/1), Bayston Hill (12/1), Glendun (14/1), Keir Hardie (20/1), Fashaak (25/1)
- Deadly Accurate
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