14:20 Goodwood Fri 24 May 2019
Declaration Of War colt, won on debut at Nottingham (1m2f, good to soft; 7-1) in April last year, bit of a disappointment in two outings thereafter (once in Listed race) and now returns from 359-day absence having left Richard Hannon. Market check.
Experienced sort, has only won once on turf since a soft-ground Bath maiden in 2013. Win-ratio poor, though often goes well and has been runner-up over C&D in the last 12 months from 6lb higher.
Impeccably bred Dubawi colt, only a Ffos Las novice (7½f, good; 10-11f) to show from four starts last year but thoroughly unexposed and has undergone wind surgery since last spotted in September. Likely has more to offer this summer. Tongue-tie on.
Both wins (2-17) have come on AW and he has been well below his best in two starts since joining this trainer. Something to prove at present, for all that he's very well handicapped on form of 12 months ago and before.
Some promising efforts without winning last year and appeared all the better for a wind operation when scoring on return over 7f on AW at Kempton in March. Hold up performer never a threat back there over a mile but 3lb lower mark back on turf.
Experienced nine-year-old, won five times last term, including twice over 1m. Four of those wins came at Brighton (latterly over 6f). Poor run here on final start last term and dismal showing on reappearance at Ascot 23 days ago, corner to turn.
Veteran of 102 races with seven turf successes from 53 attempts; latest over 1m at Brighton (good to firm; 7-2f) in September when rated 8lb lower. Can compete from this mark, but has routinely needed a few runs to warm up in season's past.
Dream Ahead gelding; dual winner (6f/7f) from 12 runs; reappearance at Brighton (7f, good to firm; 4-1) encouraging when second having met traffic. Should find this more to his liking after 6f Ascot soft-ground Class 3 event since. Player.
Finds winning hard (2-29 on turf, placed nine times); perhaps too keen on reappearance at Windsor where 20-1 third. Leicester run next time overlooked, since may have found stamina stretched over a mile at Bath (first-time blinkers) when runner-up.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Sir Titan||4||9-2||11/2||Full Result|
|T: M P TregoningJ: Hayley Turner|
Dream Catching (3/1), Charles Molson (10/3), Department Of War (5/1), La Maquina (6/1), Wufud (13/2), Handytalk (8/1), Jellmood (14/1), Pour La Victoire (33/1), Baltic Prince (33/1)
- Dream Catching
- Department Of War
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