17:30 Doncaster Sat 18 May 2019
Hamilton novice winner (1m4f, soft) in September 2018; still early days in handicap company (0-2).
Hasn't won on the Flat since May 2015 (Chester), but was beaten just under 4L by the thriving Grey Mist at Ripon (2m, good to soft) eight days ago; eased 1lb since.
Awarded the race by the stewards when beaten a short-head at Newbury in October (1m4f, good to soft); 3lb higher, but has kept excellent form over hurdles more latterly; holds a solid chance.
Runner up to Persian Sun in a 1m4f novice at Newcastle in December (on stable debut); similar form in a Lingfield handicap since; stablemate of War Brigade; making his first start for four months.
Comfortably held (11th of 13) on return to turf at Goodwood (1m6f, good) a fortnight ago; low mileage on grass (0-5); eased another 4lb in the weights.
3lb higher than when scoring over C&D (good to firm) last summer - could have more too offer; interesting to see how he figures in the market off a seven month absence.
Feasibly handicapped, competes from a mark which is 5lb lower than when finishing a neck second to Good Time Ahead at Chepstow (1m5f) in July 2018; blinkers appeared to have a positive effect latest.
Regularly knocking at the door over this trip from a similar mark last backend (mainly at Catterick); first start for 221-days.
Eased last of ten on return from a 26-month absence at Newcastle (1m4f) last month; can only be monitored for signs of improvement; look elsewhere; stablemate of Enemy Of The State.
Has competed only on the AW to date (2-9); 4lb higher than when beating Loose Chippings by 1¼L at Southwell 16-days ago; useful apprentice booked.
In reasonable form with cut in the ground last summer (1m1f-1m4f); 2lb lower than when beaten ½L by Nuits St Georges at Haydock; showed up prominently for a long way before weakening at Thirsk latest; tongue-tie now applied.
14-race maiden who competes from out of the handicap; 0-2 for this trainer (formerly with Linda Perratt); stablemate of Aislabie.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Framley Garth||6||9-7||10/1||Full Result|
|T: L A MullaneyJ: Paula Muir|
War Brigade (7/2), Roar (4/1), Cold Harbour (9/2), Motahassen (7/1), Just Wait (8/1), Contrebasse (8/1), Ezanak (8/1), Albert Boy (10/1), Searching (10/1), Jawshan (12/1), Omotesando (20/1), Enemy Of The State (25/1), Aislabie (33/1), Paddy's Rock (50/1), Gabriel's Oboe (66/1)
- War Brigade
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