15:45 Beverley Sat 8 June 2019
6lb below his last winning mark (7f, good) and drops back into a Class 5 after running creditably at Ayr (7f, good to firm) 11 days ago; his April Ripon form is working out splendidly; solid chance.
Comfortable winner on seasonal reappearance in 2018 at Haydock (1m, soft); 7lb higher this time around.
4lb lower than when winning a valuable Class 2 handicap at Ayr (1m, good) last June; can only improve upon last week's Musselburgh reappearance (finished last of seven to Mulligatawny).
His June 2018 C&D win was the middle leg of a hat-trick; has taken time to return to a workable mark; beaten under 4L when finishing sixth of 13 to Hammer Gun at Doncaster (1m) eight days ago; trainer also saddles Storm Ahead.
Competes from a similar mark as when winning over an extended 7f here (good to soft) last September; excuses at Carlisle latest - denied a clear run at the business end of the race.
Didn't figure on handicap debut at Newcastle (1m) but remains low-mileage having previously finished second to Katinka in a C&D novice (good to firm).
5lb higher than when recording a third AW win (7f, Newcastle); off since January and returns to action from a wide draw for a trainer who also sends out the veteran Magic City.
2lb lower than when finishing 3L second to Crownthorpe over C&D (good) on his penultimate start - the third Enzemble and the fourth Club Wexford have both won since; couldn't be totally discounted.
Just a couple of pounds higher than for his most recent AW wins (1m+ Wolverhampton); arguably less effective on turf (1-12) and drawn very wide in stall 16.
Veteran who is a winner of ten of his 76 career starts; knocking at the door (third) in a 7f Gentleman Amateur Riders' race at York (good to firm) a fortnight ago; faces a tough task from stall 17.
Left Sir Michael Stoute for 9,000gns in October 2018; well beaten at odds of 50/1 on stable debut at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) in May; now hooded; can only be watched at present.
Disqualified after winning for the second successive time on the AW, at Wolverhampton (1m4f) in early April; remains handily weighted; lightly-raced on turf; on the premises in a decent Class 5 contest at Sandown (1m2f) latest; of interest over 1m.
Left Richard Hannon for 6,000gns in October 2018; posted his best effort for the Sedgefield handler Rebecca Menzies when finishing 2¾L third to Never Be Enough (twice beaten since) at Hamilton three weeks ago.
Ultra-consistent since joining Ollie Pears and in rude health; placed on each of his last three starts, only being caught close home at both Pontefract and Doncaster (both 1m); obvious chance assuming that the ground remains no worse than good.
Won twice during 2018 (6f-7f) with her subsequent consistent form figures bearing testament to her trainers skill for keeping fillies sweet; yet to match that consistency this season; stamina doubts.
A five-time career winner (7f-1m2f); has fired blanks so far in 2019 (0-5), albeit was keeping on from off the pace at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) on Thursday; further rain would enhance his prospects.
Looked to have a positive future when winning a Newcastle maiden (1m2f) for Roger Varian in October 2016, but has toiled since for various trainers; not the solution barring a miracle.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Hats Off To Larry||4||9-7||5/2||Full Result|
|T: M R ChannonJ: Charles Bishop|
Brother McGonagall (6/1), Twin Appeal (6/1), Singing Sheriff (6/1), Blindingly (8/1), Beverley Bullet (10/1), Highlight Reel (10/1), Straight Ash (12/1), Storm Ahead (12/1), First Flight (12/1), Magic City (14/1), Anchises (14/1), Harvest Day (20/1), Mustaqbal (20/1), International Law (25/1), Laqab (25/1), Bibbidibobbidiboo (25/1), Bhodi (100/1)
- Highlight Reel
- Singing Sheriff
- Straight Ash
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