17:30 Newmarket Sat 11 August 2018
Both of his successes have come on the Polytrack at Kempton, and he ran well to be second there on belated return last month. May have 'bounced' when running poorly in valuable handicap at Newbury last time, and could easily leave that behind.
Won a maiden at Kempton in October and gained his first turf success at Salisbury in May. No match for Mancini when second over 2m at Goodwood last time, and needs to build on that now.
Generally shaping a bit better than form figures indicate this year, and creditable 2L second of 6 to Piedita at Chester (2m) last time. Bit more required to defy current mark.
Well placed to win a couple of uncompetitive handicaps at Yarmouth and Lingfield last month, and again when second to Be Perfect at Doncaster last time. Handicapper may have his measure now, however.
Broke his duck at the 16th attempt last time at Chester (2m, good to firm) in June, and again ran well when runner-up at York last time. No knocking his consistency, and one to bear in mind.
Left Luca Cumani for 48,000 gns in November 2017, with new connections immediately recapturing some of that outlay with a clear-cut win at Chelmsford (2m) in March. Ran well next twice, but flopped at Newcastle last time, and risky now.
Better on AW, but gained belated first turf win when beating Omotesando at Chester last time. This looks tougher, and even a 2lb rise could be enough to find him out.
Hard to know what ability remains, as he was hampered and eased off when last on belated comeback at Windsor in April. Absent since, and passed over unless the subject of significant support.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Rolling Maul||9||9-5||8/1||Full Result|
|T: P BowenJ: Joshua Bryan|
Master Archer (9/4), Stanley (7/2), Percy's Word (9/2), St Mary's (6/1), Chocolate Box (10/1), Its'afreebee (10/1), Jam Session (12/1), Good Time Ahead (25/1)
- Master Archer
- Percy's Word
- St Mary's
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