13:25 Windsor Mon 8 October 2018
Promising efforts the last twice with seconds at Goodwood (good to soft) and Ffos Las (soft) both over 1m. Plenty of weight for handicap debut but clearly handles conditions and yard won this race last two years so positives aplenty.
Most impressive winner of handicap debut at Epsom (7f) but paid the price as the handicapper raised him 10lb and he then struggled at Newbury. Gets 2lb back now so slightly easier task and certainly handles ease underfoot.
Now a maiden of eight starts but placed five times including in two of three handicap starts. Decent second albeit comfortably beaten latest over 1m at Ripon on good ground. Soft ground penultimately at Chester didn't suit so needs drying ground.
Second on heavy ground on debut way back in March over 5f. Made the frame in all three starts since a break and a little unlucky latest when a 1L second over 7f at Salisbury in first handicap try. Ground no problem and only 1lb higher.
Gradual improvement in his three starts to date. Upped to 1m at Carlisle latest where he also had heavy ground to handle he acquitted himself well, finishing a 2L third of seven. Going the right way as he enters handicaps.
Possibly did too much too soon latest over 1m2f at Kempton (AW). Promising second the start before over 1m½f albeit beaten 5L. Easy to think best days are ahead as he enters handicap and yard at 26 per cent with two-year-olds.
Ten starts to date yielded one success, that at Ffos Las penultimately over 1m in a very ordinary looking contest. Only raised 3lb but still struggled next at Wolverhampton over 1m½f and this again looks a tall order.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Motown Mick||2||9-2||7/1||Full Result|
|T: R HannonJ: T J Murphy|
Aspire Tower (3/1), Dark Thunder (10/3), Gallic (4/1), John Betjeman (5/1), Divine Gift (11/2), War Eagle (6/1), Max Guevara (15/2), Majestic Mac (10/1)
- Majestic Mac
- Dark Thunder
- Aspire Tower
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