19:05 Nottingham Tue 14 August 2018
Made the most of an easing mark when recapturing (and bettering) his early season form when winning at Ascot (5f, good to firm) last month; different ground conditions today (does handle cut).
Beat Blue De Vega by a neck on similar terms at Thirsk in May (5f, good to firm), but unlike that rival has taken a couple of backward steps since; no issues whatsoever with soft (or even heavy) ground; stable in form.
Returned to form with two 5f wins, including when scoring comfortably in a Hamilton conditions event; opposition probably stronger today, and whilst effectively the pick of the weights, debatable as to whether or not he's a true 100-rated horse.
Bolted up by 6L on soft ground as a juvenile in the 2017 Super Sprint Stakes (Newbury); didn't quite fire over 6f at York in June, but rates as a major player on his Newcastle Class 2 handicap second in March.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R M H CowellJ: P J McDonald|
Tarboosh (11/10), Bengali Boys (9/4), Blue De Vega (4/1), Soie D'leau (15/2)
- Bengali Boys
- Blue De Vega
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