17:15 York Fri 14 June 2019
Placed four times over hurdles since November, and put a couple of poor Flat runs behind him when overcoming a pace bias to win at Ripon last time by 1½ lengths from Anythingtoday. Can make a bold bid to follow up.
Returning from a lengthy absence when 14½L tenth of 17 to Starcaster over C&D last month. Will do better, but could do with some help from the assessor, who leaves him on the same mark.
Wide-margin winner at Epsom last August for Peter Chapple-Hyam. Hasn't hit the same heights since, including in two runs for new yard, but back to his winning mark, and possibly worth another chance on that basis.
Another who was off the track for a long time prior to a promising return to action behind Roar at Carlisle late last month. Should improve markedly for that, and young enough to progress again.
Signalled a belated return to form when runner-up at Doncaster in April, and delivered on that when winning a heavy-ground 1m3f handicap at Carlisle late last month. Just 3lb higher now, and should remain competitive.
Showed ability for Aidan O'Brien, but failed to win last year, and hasn't beaten a single rival in two 2019 outings. Plenty to prove.
Dam was a tough sort, and this mare is in the same mould, running to a consistent level this season, with AW wins at Newcastle and Southwell. Just as good when scoring over 1¾m at Musselburgh last time, and folly to ignore in current mood.
Made a promising enough return to turf at Hamilton early last month, but hasn't built on that in two runs since, and still 3lb above the mark she won this race of 12 months ago.
Has two wins to her name but she was out of form towards the back end of last year and has started this campaign in similar form, albeit having quick ground as a possible excuse at Doncaster last time. Recent rain helps her cause, but unconvincing.
On a lengthy losing run, and while she stepped up on earlier efforts when 10L fourth of 13 to Makawee over C&D last time, she will need to do better again to get involved.
Proving very reliable this year, and bounced back from a rare modest effort when winning at Pontefract last time by 1¼ lengths from Low Profile. Did win easily, but up 6lb for that, and yet to win from a mark this high.
Won twice in 2018, and although he's been soundly beaten in three runs this term, he had excuses last time, and is back on his last winning mark. Capable of surprising.
Solid efforts to make the frame on all three AW starts this year at up to 1¼m. Sole win has come at 1m on Polytrack, and suitably of ground and trip taken on trust.
Well into the veteran stage now, but ended 2018 with a flourish, winning three of his last four starts. Asking a lot for him to pick up where he left off, however, and fact he hasn't been seen since August must be a concern.
Good second on her return to action at Pontefract, but she has taken backward steps in two subsequent starts. Handicapper slow to cut her any slack, and opposable on balance.
Won at Newcastle and Nottingham (1¾m) last year, and run was too bad to be true at latter track when last seen. not necessarily exposed as yet, so market check essential given shrewd connections.
Won at Newcastle in February, but patchy efforts since, and was again below form on his return to turf at Redcar last time.
Won at Redcar (1¾m) in August, but well below form there on his final 2018 start, and didn't offer enough on his return to action at Thirsk to make him of short-term interest.
Won at Hamilton on lat year's return for Lawrence Mullaney, and again showed he could go well fresh when second of 10 to Battle of Issus at same course for new yard 8 days ago. Claims if this doesn't come too soon.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Framley Garth||6||9-4||10/1||Full Result|
|T: L A MullaneyJ: Paula Muir|
Speed Company (4/1), Roar (4/1), Royal Cosmic (10/1), Framley Garth (10/1), Burn Some Dust (12/1), Appointed (12/1), Medalla De Oro (12/1), Champagne Rules (12/1), Kilowatt (14/1), Rayna's World (14/1), Auxiliary (25/1), Paco's Prince (25/1), Itlaaq (25/1), Sempre Presto (28/1), Bill Cody (28/1), Regal Mirage (33/1), Diodorus (40/1), Thawry (40/1), Aldreth (40/1)
- Speed Company
- Regal Mirage
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