20:15 Newmarket Fri 10 August 2018
Enjoying a productive campaign, and gained fourth win at Nottingham last month from Wentworth Falls. Ran just as well when third at York last time (best of those held up), and this is slightly easier.
Impressed when winning 5f lady riders' race at Lingfield in June, but not in same form at Chester last time, albeit not asked to lead. Could bounce back with no obvious rival for front-running duties.
Ended a long losing run at Kempton in March, but went missing subsequently until running down the field at Goodwood last week. May well come on for that run, but others preferred.
Won twice at Haydock in deep ground last term but beaten long way in all four starts this season, including when getting similar conditions at Bath. Hood added to try and spark a revival.
Won twice on soft ground for William Haggas last year. 6lb higher now so life gets tougher but he is still relatively lightly races so not dismissed, and jockey booking is encouraging.
All three career wins have now come at Ascot, most recently on debut for current yard over 6f (good to firm) in May. Has run poorly twice since, however, and percentage call is to oppose him again.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Jordan Sport||4||9-9||7/4||Full Result|
|T: D M SimcockJ: J P Spencer|
Summerghand (13/8), Alaadel (3/1), Wentworth Falls (3/1), Miracle of Medinah (4/1), Moonraker (5/1), Hyperfocus (6/1), Repton (8/1), Ashpan Sam (8/1)
- Wentworth Falls
- Ashpan Sam
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