16:25 Pontefract Thu 27 September 2018
Having a good season and won back-to-back events back in June. Still 3lb higher than for last of those and cheekpieces didn't have a positive effect last time. Capable of going well on a going day.
Won on reappearance at Doncaster for Hugo Palmer and then followed up in good style at York on first start for this yard last time. This stiff finish should suit and he looks progressive. 6lb rise unlikely to stop a major hat-trick bid.
Stays well and bounded up the hill at Sandown when dropped down to the trip last time. 6lb rise more than fair and the stiff finish here should suit so follow-up chances are fairly obvious.
Much-traveled campaigner with eight wins to his name from his time Bahrain. Three starts so far in the UK have not amounted to much and is slowly dropping down the weights. Should come good at some stage and suspicion is that this track will suit.
Tends to run his race and was a winner earlier on in the year off a 2lb lower mark. Vulnerable to improvers once again but yard had the winner of this race last year and can't be discounted.
Winner of this race last year off a 2lb lower mark. Back in the winners enclosure at Musselbutgh (1m4f) in June but not so good after. Hinted last time he's on the way back and it would be no surprise if he were to go well again.
Been a revelation since switching to this yard having won off 10lb lower at Yarmouth and then running cracking races at Haydock and Doncaster. Nudged up the weights again but hard to say where that progress will end and another with each-way claims.
took advantage of a drop in the weights to win well at Ripon two starts back. Almost followed up over this C&D last time and gets to race off the same mark again here today. Player once again.
Won first two starts but has taken a backwards step the last twice. His run at Goodwood last time was too bad to be true and a line can be put through that. Cheekpieces go on and he is unexposed but needs to bounce back here.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Dance King||7||9-7||7/1||Full Result|
|T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan|
Francis Xavier (5/2), Mukhayyam (9/2), Frontispiece (5/1), Busy Street (11/2), Mulligatawny (8/1), Dark Pearl (9/1), Empress Ali (12/1), Celestial Force (14/1), Custom Cut (14/1), Dance King (20/1), Mooltazem (25/1), Vale Do Sol (33/1)
- Francis Xavier
- Dance King
- Busy Street
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