19:05 Pontefract Mon 10 June 2019
Not beaten far at Newmarket last time out and while he hasn't won since landing back to back races over a year ago, the form of his effort last time looks solid enough. Up 3lb but should go well.
Enjoyed a fantastic campaign as a juvenile winning four of her eight starts and yet to finish outside the first three. Soft ground is in her favour and she's got rock solid claims provided she's ready to go on return.
Won twice in 2018 including over C&D but hasn't been at his best in two starts this time around over 7f. Handicapper has been a little slow to relent but signs the yard are hitting form and he may do better here back in trip with cut in the ground.
Unlucky not to get a win on a couple of occasions as a juvenile but made all to win a nine-runner handicap at Wetherby on return. Form of that win is working out okay and it was a respectable effort in defeat at York last time. Back up in trip.
One win from five starts as a juvenile for Joseph O'Brien. 2L behind Roulston Scar (third) at York last time though and has looked better over the minimum trip rather than 6f in evidence to date.
Just a Doncaster maiden win to his name to date, though has been running well in defeat this campaign. Can miss the break and wouldn't want to do that at this venue but should get his optimum trip/ground.
Improved from debut to win at Ripon in August and posted a smart effort in defeat at York when last seen. Steps up a ½f in trip for her return and while she's entitled to need the run on return, a talented 5lb claimer is an asset in the saddle.
Took a big step forward from debut to win at Thirsk in April and only found one too good at Nottingham. The latter form has taken a few knocks though and while he's open to more improvement on handicap debut here; others hold stronger claims.
Won at Carlisle on final start of 2018 on heavy ground. Hasn't been quite at his best in three runs this campaign but signs a return to form may not be far away at Doncaster last time. Each-way claims if building on that.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J J QuinnJ: J Fanning|
Hafeet Alain (7/2), Kinks (4/1), Shallow Hal (9/2), Roulston Scar (6/1), Triple Distilled (9/1), Obee Jo (9/1), Lincoln Park (10/1), Golden Circle (12/1), Tenax (16/1), Princes Des Sables (16/1)
- Roulston Scar
- Shallow Hal
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