14:20 Bath Wed 17 October 2018
Remains 8lb higher than when winning at Lingfield but was a fair third at Epsom last time. This though represents a big step up in trip and stamina to prove.
Seems to handle any ground and a winner over this trip on the AW two starts back. Needs to put a poor Nottingham effort behind him and vulnerable off this mark.
On a long losing run dating all the way back to October 2015. Not disgraced at Catterick last time but a belated first try at this trip.
Beaten narrowly when six lengths clear of the rest on stable debut. Has a course win and handles plenty of cut in the ground and likely to go well again.
Former Aidan O'Brien runner was in decent form over hurdles for current yard when last seen in March. However remains a maiden on the Flat and two efforts in this sphere for current connections were underwhelming.
Just 3lb higher than when winning over this trip at Newbury on soft ground last year, however two runs back from an absence have been poor and others look more solid candidates.
Inconsistent performer who is in nowhere good enough form at present. First-time blinkers on and back up in trip but remains unconvincing.
Yet to get in the money in five starts but wasn't beaten far over 1m6f at Salisbury and was doing his best work late. Likely this trip will be the making of him and rates a contender.
Had just one start for Ballydoyle and hasn't improved on that in three runs for current connections. Needs to find significant progress for this sharp step up in distance.
10-race maiden who stayed on over 1m4f at Haydock as though a stiffer test would suit. More required but place possibilities.
Hasn't gone on since winning a 1m AW maiden (Newcastle) for Karl Burke. Tailed off on all three starts for new stable and easy to take on.
Winner over 1m6f at Chelmsford three starts back and respectable there again last time. Hasn't proved as effective elsewhere and was well beaten on only previous try on a soft surface.
Very useful hurdler who has a good record fresh. Stamina to prove at this trip back on the Flat but handles the ground and is potentially very well handicapped.
C&D winner way back in 2013 and better known as a hurdler nowadays. Disappointed on last start but potentially nicely handicapped on this return to the Flat.
Both wins have come at 1m4f at Kempton and ran well at the same track to finish second over this distance. However hasn't previously convinced on a turf surface.
Lightly-raced and seemed to improve for a switch to the AW when breaking through at Newcastle. A touch below that at Kempton and a bit to prove back on turf.
Last Year's Winner
Divin Bere (2/1), Duration (7/2), Phoenician Star (7/1), Hatsaway (10/1), Final Choice (10/1), Fitzwilly (11/1), Sellingallthetime (14/1), Lucky Lover Boy (14/1), Masters Apprentice (16/1), Incus (20/1), Bird For Life (25/1), Our Folly (33/1), Three Star General (40/1), Walter Sickert (50/1), Musikel (50/1), Mustaaqeem (66/1), Kirkman (66/1)
- Divin Bere
- Lucky Lover Boy
- Final Choice
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