14:10 Haydock Fri 24 May 2019
Four runs for current yard since leaving John Gosden's stable yet to convince. Never involved over 1m latest but late headway suggested 1m2f may help. Not ruled out now.
Sprang a 40/1 surprise, despite being hard to settle, on stable debut before his exuberance got the better of him next. Hood latest had no effect so now disposed of. Could still have best days ahead.
Now almost two years since his last win and not made the frame since. Gone well fresh in the past but overall a risky proposition again.
Has just one win from 19 starts and that effort came on fast ground at Haydock in April 2017. Produced a promising run when sent off favourite on return at Redcar before midfield in stronger event at Doncaster. Capable here.
1lb lower than last win now and third at Pontefract latest (1m2f, good to firm) a step in the right direction. One of the more likely sorts in a weak contest.
Just touched off latest over 1m½f off last winning mark at Hamilton. Gets an extra 2lb for that but longer trip here can help so could easily go one better.
Gained eighth career win at Leicester penultimately but couldn't follow up next under a penalty three days later where 1m looked inadequate. 10lb higher now than Leicester but one of few in form.
Seven-race maiden returned from hurdling latest to finish third over extended 1m4f at Musselburgh. That run positive enough but far from certain a drop in trip will suit.
Maiden was on the premises a couple of times last summer but seemingly regressive since recent wind-op with three laboured efforts. First-time out and with plenty of question marks.
Changed stable twice since 1m3f Carlisle success last season. Entitled to come on for moderate return but still 3lb higher than aforementioned and doubt that leaves him well handicapped.
Vast improvement as he won back-to-back starts at Wolverhampton in February and March. Midfield over 1m here latest but upped to 1m2f and on faster ground he will almost certainly do better; respected.
Yet to add to AW maiden win in May 2016 when trained by Richard Spencer. Regressed at the end of last year and again well beaten on return.
Only won once in 16 races but ran well twice in last three including fourth at Wetherby latest when only beaten 1¾L. Gets another 1lb back for that so has place claims.
Hat-trick bid fell flat at Wetherby latest off 3lb higher mark than win at Redcar time before. Faster ground here may solve that puzzling effort and not one to take lightly.
Handicap mark is falling following some moderate efforts since joining this yard. Well handicapped on his old form but not nearly enough to recommend lately.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Abel Tasman||4||9-4||3/1||Full Result|
|T: Ed WalkerJ: L P Keniry|
Four Kingdoms (3/1), Tomorrow's Angel (13/2), Briardale (7/1), Mr Coco Bean (7/1), Citta D'Oro (7/1), Maghfoor (8/1), Bit Of A Quirke (11/1), False Id (14/1), Pilot Wings (14/1), Seaborough (16/1), Staplegrove (20/1), Captain Scott (20/1), Blue Medici (25/1), Rebel Cause (25/1), Bogardus (33/1), Manfadh (50/1), Rock Warbler (50/1)
- Four Kingdoms
- Citta D'Oro
- Mr Coco Bean
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