16:25 York Sat 13 October 2018
Looked promising in opening account at second of asking, scoring at Haydock (6f, good to firm) before fading late on Listed event at Doncaster last month. Drops in class/trip.
Third on debut at Hamilton (5f, soft), form that doesn't look especially strong. Dandy May colt did fetch £100,000 as a yearling and should improve.
Maiden after six starts, has run well around here in the past without winning and likely a similar fate awaits this afternoon.
Trainer fires three in this, Mayson colt is a half-brother to several winners but likely will want a bit further than this in time to be at his best.
Second of Tim Easterby's newcomers, Swiss Spirit gelding cost 11,000 gns as a yearling and the market should tell more on his aspirations here.
Sent off favourite both starts at Nottingham so far over 6f on good going and twice settled for second prize. A £160,000, Acclamation half-brother to 7f winner Island In The Sky, he should be getting his head in front before too long.
Lawman colt cost 25,000 gns yearling and is a half-brother to high-class 6f-1m2f winner Librisa Breeze. Trainer has caused surprise with debutant C&D winner before.
Dandy Man filly, a half-sister to three winners and she showed some promise on debut when fourth over 6f on the AW at Newcastle having been unfancied in the betting, can improve but probably place claims at best.
Last Year's Winner
Jonah Jones (6/5), Qutob (3/1), Fares Kodiac (5/1), Dream of Honour (11/2), Defence Treaty (15/2), Absolute Dream (10/1), Resembling (16/1), Tucson (16/1), Perfect Swiss (25/1), Gremoboy (25/1), Arthur Shelby (50/1)
- Jonah Jones
- Defence Treaty
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