16:10 Newmarket Fri 12 October 2018
Won all four starts this season at Galway, Bellewstown, Listowel and latest at Dundalk. 10lb higher than 7L Listowel win in lone handicap but that unlikely to stop him and very much has the profile of a Group horse in a handicap.
11L Lingfield 1m4f AW winner in his third start and since managed a Group Three second (of three) over 1m6f and Listed third over 2m. Strong run 1m4f should suit and has to be considered for top connections.
Stepped up to 1m3f latest at Kempton he made all to win in convincing fashion at Kempton on the AW. Looks to have gotten off decidedly lightly with 3lb rise for that success and goes up again in trip with realistic possibilities.
Dual Windsor winner over 1m2f was spotted making strong late headway latest on handicap debut at Goodwood over 1m2f when fourth to the very useful Communique. Looks sure to improve further for extra 2f so danger to all here.
Won four times this season, three over 1m6f, one over 1m4f. Made all latest at Musselburgh (1m6f) and won by 3¼L. Upped 6lb for that success and drop to 1m4f probably not ideal but clearly thriving.
Three time winner over 1m2f this season and won on hurdles bow at Market Rasen latest which followed a Doncaster success. 6lb higher now and in a tougher race so the task considerably more difficult but couldn't rule him out.
After twice finishing third in handicaps he stepped up to 1m4f latest and absolutely hacked up by 9L in a three runner Pontefract maiden. 4lb higher than Goodwood third time before but has huge potential for handicaps of this distance.
1m4½f Chester winner hasn't run a bad race since with two seconds and a third latest at Ascot seeing his handicap continue to rise. Finishes well but suspicion is that he may want further now.
Taking winner of a 1m4f Goodwood handicap penultimately before combination of heavy ground and 1m6f saw him toil home at Haydock. Potential now back to this trip and ground having sneaked in off bottom-weight.
Winsor winner this term remains in good form as evidenced with a hat-trick of seconds on the AW at Kempton but he is 8lb out of the handicap today making the task close to impossible.
1m2f Haydock winner has finished second in two of his three subsequent starts including lone try over 1m4f but races from 9lb out of the handicap here so will so very well to get competitive.
Last Year's Winner
|15||First Nation||3||9-0||12/1||Full Result|
|T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick|
Rock Eagle (3/1), Astronomer (4/1), Baritone (6/1), Berkshire Royal (6/1), Jack Regan (7/1), Soto Sizzler (9/1), Breath Caught (12/1), Ben Vrackie (16/1), Artarmon (22/1), El Borracho (40/1), Blooriedotcom (100/1)
- Rock Eagle
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