17:45 Catterick Tue 11 September 2018
The bulk of his best form is over 1m4f (heavy ground winner at Ffos Las in August 2017), and he was beaten just over 1L (third) over a similar trip at Windsor (good to firm) last week; stable 0-2 here since 1990.
Galileo gelding; won on on decent ground (good) for Andrew Balding at Salisbury in August 2017; sold for 50,000gns in November 2017 and returned from 11 months off (stable debut) at Epsom recently (1m4f, soft) - finishing second; beaten 6L.
A six-time winner from 25 starts on turf, including at this track in August 2017 (2m, good); handles any ground conditions; 5lb higher than when a comfortable winner at Ayr (2m1f) on her penultimate start.
Dual purpose performer with a healthy overall strike-rate (6-27); 3lb higher than when making all to beat Four Kingdoms by a neck at Musselburgh in July (2m), but looks held by Question of Faith on subsequent Ayr form.
Consistent, but struggles to win races (hasn't done so since October 2015 - 1m4f soft here); beaten by today's rival The Resdev Way on each of his last two outings (1m6f).
Prolific turf winner in Italy at around 1m earlier in his career, but has struggled in three recent starts (1m2f-2m); grave stamina doubts over this trip, so not considered.
Useful Tapeta performer who has had issues (burst blood vessels etc), but back in rude health of late, winning two of his last three starts on turf (1m6f); raised 4lb for his latest C&D win, but has a 7lb claimer booked to ride.
Five-race maiden; has left Sally Haynes (for £3,500) since his last run at Southwell in February (withdrawn prior to intended stable debut at Ripon last month); relatively few miles on the clock, but not an obvious contender here.
Cost connections 27,000gns in July; runner-up at Windsor (1m2f) on final start for William Jarvis (now 5lb higher) and does stay this trip, but a strike-rate of 1-16 tempers enthusiasm; wears the first-time tongue tie.
Difficult to win with (1-30), but did so for Ian Williams over 2m at Kempton (AW) in October 2017; no issues with track or trip, but others are far more persuasive.
Last Year's Winner
Hawridge Flyer (7/4), Orsino (4/1), The Resdev Way (15/2), Sellingallthetime (8/1), Golden Jeffrey (17/2), Question Of Faith (10/1), St Andrews (10/1), Last Chance Paddy (25/1), Arcadian Sea (28/1), Regarde Moi (66/1)
- The Resdev Way
- Hawridge Flyer
- Question Of Faith
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