19:10 Goodwood Fri 14 June 2019
Won at Chester (1m5f, soft) last year but had a wind operation and switched yards since. Was disappointing over hurdles in December and also made no impact at York last month. Plenty to prove.
Lightly raced and been very progressive; was an easy winner under Jamie Spencer at Doncaster last month and likely a bit more to come. Raised 9lb but may be up to the task again now he's proved his stamina. The ground tempers the confidence a tad.
Has been held off this mark before but the 5lb rise for winning last month is off-set by the fact he's unexposed at the trip. The betting can guide but worth bearing in mind he acts on soft ground, so shouldn't be underestimated.
Lightly raced in recent times but not seen action since racing over hurdles in May 2017 and has had wind surgery and swapped yard since. Best watched this time.
Set to race from 5lb higher than his last winning mark and has a lot to prove after two moderate efforts this season.
Won a class 5 handicap here in May and not disgraced in a class 4 latest; again up in grade more to do. Needs to be at his best to prevail.
Last Year's Winner
|T: H FryJ: J P Spencer|
Mugatoo (11/8), Ship Of The Fen (7/4), Rydan (11/2), Island Brave (13/2), Never Surrender (11/1), Paddys Motorbike (16/1), Twin Star (16/1), Cristal Spirit (16/1)
- Ship Of The Fen
- Island Brave
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