16:45 Catterick Tue 9 October 2018
Has won eleven times in his career, and bounced back to form when 3¾L third of 8 to Multellie in 1m4f handicap at Ripon last time. Needs to build on that, but drops in class now, so needs respect.
Not at his best in two runs since a good third at Redcar in August, and wouldn't be certain to stay this far if lit up by first-time blinkers, so passed over on balance.
Somewhat hit-and-miss since finishing second at Haydock in June, and had little to spare when scoring at Lingfield last month. Not disgraced in two starts since, but others appear better treated.
Having his first start since leaving Gordon Elliott when fifth over 2m at Newcastle recently, and shaped as if not staying that trip on the Flat. Hood off, and back in distance now, so not ruled out.
Just 1lb higher that when winning amateur handicap at Ayr in June, but he's not been shaping up particularly well on recent starts, and opposable here unless attracting support.
Now 2lb higher than when winning amateur handicap at Hamilton in June, and not dismissed in handicapping terms, but last couple of efforts have been lifeless, and he needs to find his best form to figure.
Not long with current yard, and back in the groove when placed at Hamilton and Haydock on last two starts. Made significant late headway last time, and looks capable of taking advantage of current mark on that showing.
Hasn't looked quite the force of old in four starts this year having missed 2017. Slipping in the weights, but makes limited appeal all the same.
Remains a maiden despite having more than her share of ability, and ran a typical race when third at Ayr last time, allowing winner first run before plugging on again. Place claims, but others preferred for win purposes.
Not discredited when third at Windsor in August, but not built on that in two subsequent starts, and looks badly treated on balance.
Won over C&D last year, but no great impact this year, and while he appeared to run well from out of the handicap here last time, he's far from certain to back that effort up now.
Has been noted making late headway to hit the frame on his last couple of starts having won over 1m3f at Carlisle in August. Clearly in very good heart, and a strongly-run race would aid his cause here.
Scored over C&D in July and better form in defeat on last few starts, keeping on well when head second of 11 to Last Garrison at Hamilton last time. Can start slowly, but every chance if breaking on terms.
Running well on turf this year, and produced another solid effort when third of 12 to Valkenburg in a C&D handicap on his latest start. On same mark here, and no reason why he won't give his running again.
Won at Ripon in June, and found further improvement when beating Richard Strauss in a C&D handicap last time. Up 6lb for that in a deeper race, but going the right way, and not dismissed.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Riviere Argentee||3||8-6||25/1||Full Result|
|T: K R BurkeJ: Joey Haynes|
Morning Skye (7/2), Icario (5/1), Calliope (11/2), Albert Boy (17/2), Flood Defence (9/1), Airplane (9/1), Be Perfect (12/1), Vera Drake (14/1), Visitant (20/1), Mr Sundowner (22/1), Bogardus (25/1), Dew Pond (25/1), Duke Of Yorkshire (40/1), Thorntoun Care (50/1), Rose Crown (50/1)
- Albert Boy
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