15:15 Newbury Sat 13 April 2019
Competed at Meydan in the winter, but made pleasing return to action in this country when sixth in the Lincoln at Doncaster. Down 2lb and has an each-way shout.
Well held in a Doncaster Listed race on reappearance, but the best of last year's handicap form gives him fair claims and he may be sharper this time.
Fine second off 1lb lower in a competitive Ascot handicap when last seen in October. Likely to be primed for this and is one to bear in mind.
Only win last year was achieved over 1m2f. Has been gelded and has an appealing jockey booking, but overall profile suggests he is up against it.
First outing since running over hurdles at Huntingdon in November. Best Flat form is over further so he is passed over despite good trainer/jockey combination.
Wins his share of races, but was disappointing when only 15th in the Lincoln. Down 3lb, but needs to bounce back to form.
Winner on the AW at Kempton in January and had little chance against a potential top-notcher at Lingfield in two subsequent runs. Returns to turf with a leading jockey on board.
Consistent and progressive performer who made a pleasing reappearance when second in a Listed contest at Doncaster last month. Looks sure to make another bold bid.
Running over hurdles when last seen, but is capable on the Flat and has form in big-field handicaps. May prefer slightly farther than this these days.
Has been running creditably on the AW without being able to get her head in front. Respected back on turf, but looks weighted to the hilt.
Plenty of good 7f and 1m form in valuable handicaps, especially at Ascot. Good fifth in the Lincoln on reappearance and makes a fair amount of appeal off 1lb lower.
Stable companion of Escobar who was a disappointing 17th in the Lincoln on first start since leaving Hugo Palmer's yard. Much more needed off 2lb lower.
Respectable sixth in this race last year, albeit beaten over 9L. Not disgraced when eighth in the Lincoln, but handicapper seems to have his measure at the moment.
First run after being gelded when 10th in the Lincoln. May do better this time, but still has quite a bit to prove despite 3lb drop in the weights.
Progressive when winning three times last year and was at least as good as ever when fine second at Doncaster on his reappearance. A 5lb rise is not ideal, but he has earned it and has to be considered.
Several fair efforts in handicaps last year, but was unable to get his head in front. Not obviously well handicapped on return to action.
Back-to-back victories last summer and has just five starts under his belt. Open to improvement given he is so lightly raced and he is one to take seriously on his seasonal reappearance.
Raced only four times in France, winning twice. Hard to know what to expect on stable/British debut, but clearly has ability.
Decent fifth of 16 in a Doncaster handicap on reappearance and is 1lb lower. Won off this mark a year ago which gives his supporters encouragement.
Good form over shorter distances last season and remains quite lightly raced. Returns to action following wind surgery and being gelded, but has to prove he is fully effective at this distance.
One win in six starts and remains open to improvement. Same mark as when fourth of nine at Sandown when last seen eight months ago.
Stable companion of Third Time Lucky who won a Thirsk soft-ground handicap in the autumn. Should have more to offer this year and is an interesting contender.
Failed to progress after winning at Sandown last summer. Makes his return after being gelded and is not one to write off at this relatively early stage of his career.
Raced only three times last year and ran respectably in each. Handicap mark is dropping, but he looks to have plenty on his plate in this contest,
Scored twice last season, but the handicapper had his revenge and he is now 7lb higher than for the second of those successes. Tough task, but not totally dismissed.
In fair form on the AW since the turn of the year. Scored on turf at Doncaster in the autumn and is 7lb higher which sets him a stern test.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori|
Red Starlight (13/2), Ibraz (7/1), Exec Chef (15/2), Greenside (8/1), George Of Hearts (11/1), Borodin (12/1), History Writer (14/1), Escobar (14/1), Ripp Orf (14/1), Chatez (16/1), Third Time Lucky (16/1), Another Batt (16/1), Chiefofchiefs (20/1), Plutonian (25/1), Circus Couture (25/1), Gulf Of Poets (25/1), Wafy (25/1), Fire Brigade (28/1), Humbert (28/1), Tough Remedy (40/1), Indeed (50/1), Pattie (50/1), South Seas (50/1), Raydiance (66/1), Masham Star (66/1), Bubble And Squeak (100/1), Banditry (100/1)
- Exec Chef
- Red Starlight
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