15:30 York Fri 14 June 2019
Veteran who scored at Galway in September. Not quite at that level since, albeit not disgraced, and now returns to his former yard. Market should be useful, but others more convincing.
Has won the same 7f handicap at Doncaster's Lincoln meeting for the last two years, on contrasting ground. Second since at Musselburgh, and ten ridden too aggressively in amateur event here last time. Could well bounce back.
Much better for her return when second of 8 to Citron Major in a C&D amateur event, and while that came on a fast surface, she is at least as effective with some ease. Respected.
Very useful sprinter when on song, his last success coming at Newmarket last August. Hasn't returned in much form this season, however, and passed over until showing more positive signs.
Talented handicapper on his day, but hard to win with, and he looked a shadow of his former self last year. On a handy mark if turning back the clock, but has no great record fresh.
Ran well on first two starts for new yard having left Amanda Perrett, and was far too free when running poorly in an amateur contest over C&D last time. Capable of much better if settling, so not ruled out.
Ex-French performer. Better effort for current yard when 6¼L sixth of 10 to Diocles of Rome in a 7f handicap at Doncaster last time. Needs to build again to be competitive, but that is far from impossible.
Won his first two starts for this yard but struggling on his last couple of starts, and has an inexperienced claimer on board here. Needs a pace collapse to be competitive on recent evidence.
Running well of late, and scored at Musselburgh early last month. Creditable effort in defeat since, although that seems to show that the handicapper is just in charge at present.
Much his best effort this season when ¾L second of 14 to Firmdecisions at Carlisle last time, although both he and the winner were helped by the way that race unfolded, so possible the form flatters him a little.
Below his last winning mark, and came to hand early last season, but has been disappointing on all three starts this year, and visor he wore last time is swapped for more usual cheekpieces.
Showed grim determination to win over 7f at Leicester in April, and has run with credit on both starts on faster ground since. Recent rain a plus, and he remains feasibly treated on his best form for another yard.
Registered a 6L victory over this trip at Catterick in a novice event last September, and has maintained his progress with good seconds in a pair of Wetherby handicaps this year. No reason why he won't run well once more.
Built upon his debut third when off the mark at the second attempt at Wetherby (7f, good to soft) last month. Ran at least as well when fourth of 12 to Bielsa last time, and respected despite lack of experience on handicap debut back up in trip.
Not at his best this year, although got back on track when a keeping-on fifth to Firmdecisions at Carlisle (6f) last time. Return to 7f will suit, and can have no excuses now.
Consistent, but not one to trust in a close finish, and losing run is mounting up. Ran his best race in a while when second of 7 to Tommy G at Ayr last time, but not certain to build on that now.
More effective on AW than turf, winning three times at Chelmsford this year. Just a respectable 3¼L fifth of 14 to Sword Exceed at last time, and others appear to have more pressing claims here.
Sole turf win came over this trip at Doncaster in 2017. Seen more often at Newcastle in recent time, winning twice there last year. Bit below form this season, however, and opposable back on this surface.
Yet to win in handicap company, but has been competitive off reduced mark this year, and ran best race in some time when ½L second of 12 to Call Out Loud at Leicester last time. On the same mark now, and big chance if a hood has a positive effect.
Last Year's Winner
|15||Starlight Romance||4||9-2||14/1||Full Result|
|T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan|
Shawaamekh (5/1), Right Action (13/2), Dark Intention (8/1), Stoney Lane (10/1), Candelisa (10/1), Esprit De Corps (10/1), Kupa River (11/1), Proud Archi (14/1), Magical Effect (16/1), Bertog (16/1), Luis Vaz De Torres (20/1), Breanski (20/1), Dream Walker (20/1), Lualiwa (20/1), New Look (25/1), Saluti (25/1), Deansgate (25/1), Harbour Vision (33/1), My Amigo (33/1), Bertiewhittle (40/1)
- Esprit De Corps
- Right Action
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