17:35 Newmarket Sat 22 September 2018
Slowly away (lost all chance) when seeking the hat-trick at Doncaster last week, and wouldn't want a repeat of those antics; best form so far on good to soft, so ideally needs more rain to fall.
5lb lower than when a close up third over C&D (good to firm) in May, but Paul Midgley hasn't quite been able to find the key to unlock his undoubted ability; holds every chance on his form of old for Ed Walker.
Beaten just ¾L at his favoured track Epsom (6f, good to soft) in August, and ran a reasonably encouraging race at Thirsk just a few days later (fifth); held back by a wide draw at Chester last Saturday.
Six-time winner from 18 starts (33%), including when edging out Zain Hana by a nose on the July Course (6f) in mid summer; 2lb higher, and the handicapper is in charge, hence the use of a 7lb claimer in the saddle.
Lost the race in the Stewards Room after 'winning' at Windsor (6f) earlier this month; unhelpfully raised 3lb by the handicapper for that reverse, but this looks weaker than the Ascot race (ninth) he contested latest.
Not the easiest to win with, but did manage to edge out Muatadel by a neck at Doncaster (7f, good to firm) on his penultimate start; wouldn't want the ground to ease too much, and might just about get away with 6f at this track.
Seven-time winner from 32 starts, and on a bit of a roll; raised 3lb for her 1L defeat of Sweet Pursuit over 6f at Goodwood latest (fillies), and that isn't overly prohibitive; respected.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Glenamoy Lad||3||8-13||14/1||Full Result|
|T: M WighamJ: T P Queally|
Nick Vedder (3/1), Lady Freyja (3/1), Highland Acclaim (7/2), Captain Colby (9/2), Bernardo O'Reilly (6/1), Parnassian (7/1), Mr Wagyu (15/2), Curious Fox (10/1)
- Captain Colby
- Curious Fox
- Lady Freyja
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