14:40 York Fri 12 October 2018
Well held from 1lb lower in the Cambridgeshire. In good form over this slightly shorter trip this season. No easy task from this draw and this mark, but each-way player if at his best.
Both his wins have been over further. Good effort when 5L fifth from this mark n the Cambridgeshire last time. Cheekpieces retained and he looks to have claims now dropped even further in trip.
Dual winner (1m2f/1m) in 2016, when he also went close here over the former trip fro this mark in a handicap. Doesn't look to have been the easiest to train, with only one run since then, but if fully firing he would have to be considered.
Acts on good or slower and is effective from 1m-1m2f. However, looks to have a tough task on his hands here from 7lb higher than his last win.
You have to go back to 2015 for his last win in Doncaster's Spring Mile (good), which came from 2lb lower. Lengthy layoff after that, but looks to have retained his ability and trainer does well with his raids here. Poor draw, but not ruled out.
Doesn't win often, but put up another respectable effort at Haydock last time and not ruled out of the frame.
Loves it here and has won the same Class 2 event at the track in July (7f) for the past three seasons. 2lb higher than this year's success, so a bit more needed, but effective over 1m and is considered.
Steps up to this trip for the first time. Has over 3L to find with Get Knotted on their running here (7f) in July. Went close next time (7f) at Chester, from this mark. Poor draw and can probably forgive his latest run. Not written off.
0-5 on turf and looks up against it in this line-up.
In good form this season and scored for the third time at Haydock (1m, good to soft) last month. Up 3lb for that, but remains unexposed and very much of interest here.
1m and a sound surface suit him well. Back to 1lb higher than his last win, in the summer of 2017. Needs to be at his best and if he is then he would come into the reckoning.
Completed a hat-trick in the summer, the last of those on his first run for this trainer, when 3lb lower. Another respectable effort last time at Ascot. Bit more needed, but should be competitive.
Has raced only over sprint trips so far. Back on his last winning mark after some below par efforts. Worth a try over this far on pedigree, but has plenty to prove.
Thirsk 1m winner (good to soft) when 7lb lower in August. Stays 1m2f. Went close from this mark at Ripon (also August), Heavy ground probably excuse last time. Tends to be held up and should be doing best work at finish. Each-way player.
Yet to win over further than 6f, although see out this trip. Could struggle in this grade, however.
Races from the same mark as his C&D win last year, albeit in a lesser contest. Has shown himself to be very competitive in defeat this season and from a decent draw he has each-way claims again.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Zabeel Prince||4||9-7||15/8||Full Result|
|T: R VarianJ: S De Sousa|
Uae Prince (7/2), Alemaratalyoum (11/2), Get Knotted (8/1), Just Hiss (9/1), Nicholas T (9/1), Chatez (10/1), Breanski (11/1), Mikmak (12/1), Great Order (12/1), Waarif (14/1), Lualiwa (20/1), Yuften (25/1), My Amigo (28/1), Gulf Of Poets (33/1), Barrington (33/1), Dommersen (50/1)
- Uae Prince
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