19:35 Nottingham Tue 14 August 2018
Most effective on the AW (33% strike rate), and remains a maiden on turf after seven starts; that said, this is much more realistic than his last couple of attempts on grass (in Class 2 & 4 handicaps).
Hit hard by the handicapper (13lb rise) after winning decisively at Chelmsford (5f) in March; beaten favourite at Newcastle latest, but has changed stables since; 1 from 18 on turf.
Half-brother to the 5f winner Flicka's Boy, but hasn't set the world alight in three spins so far (7f-1m); market potentially helpful dropped in trip for handicap debut.
Effective under most conditions (C&D winner) and continues to perform fairly consistently; winner off a 2lb lower mark at Ayr (5f) last month.
Not seen much racing since September 2016, but competitively handicapped if he can translate his early season Fibresand form back to turf.
C&D winner (on good to firm in April 2017), and races off a 7lb lower mark here; better effort latest when weakening close home to finish fourth of 11 to Jacksonfire at Chepstow (6f, good).
Raised 7lb for his Lingfield win last month (5f), but ought to prove competitive in a fairly weak race if able to show his peak ability back on turf (0 from 9 so far).
Last Year's Winner
|3||Classic Pursuit||6||9-5||6/1||Full Result|
|T: M ApplebyJ: R Ffrench|
Lexington Place (5/2), Major Valentine (5/2), Spin Top (11/2), Indian Tinker (7/1), Independence Day (8/1), Big Time Maybe (12/1), Rolladice (14/1)
- Spin Top
- Major Valentine
- Lexington Place