17:35 York Sat 13 October 2018
Out of form in two starts this term but placed over C&D off a 4lb higher mark in July last year and chances of a return to form in this contest.
Given a break after pulling up at Epsom in April but ran well below par in a valuable handicap at The Curragh (1m2f, good) on last months return. Others make more appeal.
Stepped up on his return from a break when finishing fourth over 1m2f at Chelmsford a fortnight ago. Interesting contender back on turf.
Tackled Listed and Group contests in three starts since returning this season. Given a break since her latest outing and interesting back in handicap company.
Completed a hat-trick when winning over 1m2f at Ayr (good-to-soft) earlier this month. has to defy a 6lb rise in the weights if he's to take this contest.
Narrowly beaten in a C&D handicap back in July. Disappointing since however including under this rider last time out.
Finished runner-up on his first two starts since being gelded earlier this year. Disappointed over 1m2f in Listed company last time out and stamina to prove back in handicaps.
Winning for the seventh time when victorious over an extended 1m2f at Chester (good-to-soft) two weeks ago. One to note despite a 2lb rise in the weights.
Placed on the AW earlier this year but absent since finishing sixth in a Chester handicap over this trip on good ground in May.
Finished runner-up over 1m2f on good going at Ripon at the end of August. Disappointed at Haydock (1m2f, soft) subsequently and more needed.
Registered a seventh career success when winning over 1m1f at Goodwood (good-to-soft) last time out. Raised 3lb for that victory and interesting to see how he fares.
Beaten 4L when finishing fifth in a valuable Redcar (good) handicap over 1m last week. Best form has come over shorter than this trip.
Handicap mark is falling following some moderate efforts on turf this year and finds himself on a mark 5lb lower than when winning over 1m1f at Wolverhampton in March.
Good effort when finishing runner-up over 1m2f at Haydock (soft) last month when returning from a break. Represents a top yard and is worth a check in the market.
Completed a 1m4f double when winning at Ripon (good) two weeks ago. Races off a 6lb higher mark here and is of interest once more.
Victorious in a valuable claiming handicap over 1m at Goodwood (good-to-soft) last time out. Stamina to prove stepping up in distance.
Stays well having won over an extended 1m4f at Musselburgh (good-to-firm) in June. Held since then however and others hold stronger claims.
Last Year's Winner
|12||Grand Inquisitor||5||9-0||5/1||Full Result|
|T: Ian WilliamsJ: P Makin|
Master Carpenter (9/2), Frontispiece (6/1), Daawy (7/1), Enigmatic (8/1), Epaulement (8/1), Ayutthaya (10/1), Awake My Soul (12/1), Grand Inquisitor (12/1), Multellie (12/1), Bravery (12/1), Society Red (14/1), The Emperor Within (14/1), Dance King (16/1), Mukhayyam (16/1), Company Asset (16/1), Kyllachy Gala (20/1), Anythingtoday (20/1), Thomas Cranmer (25/1), Mistiroc (25/1), C Note (33/1)
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