14:05 Sandown Sat 15 June 2019
French-raider. Difficult to assess the overall strength of what he has achieved. Three-time winner from six starts but has come up short on both assignments in pattern class. Interesting jockey booking for trainer who is 1-5 with his runners in GB.
Had been on a five-race winning run prior to finishing tailed off in a well contested sprint handicap at York (5f; good to firm). Sent off 7-2F then and that effort should be forgiven given his consistent profile. C&D winner who must be feared.
Found pattern company too much to handle on final two starts of last year, but returned to the track with a commanding victory at Windsor (5f; good to firm). That was a career best and if able to improve enough from that he could take some stopping.
Has ability but Group 3/Listed company has proved beyond him on his last two starts. Beaten around 12-lengths last time when finishing ninth at Newbury (6f; good) in the Carnarvon Stakes. Likely to come up short on the basis of those two efforts.
Seasonal debut when finishing last of seven runners in the Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot (6f; good to firm) recently. Enjoyed a productive two-year-old campaign last season. Hard to have maximum faith in after uninspiring comeback effort.
C&D winner this season and returned to the track this year with a respectable head-second to Leodis Dream, again over C&D. Completely blew out last time at Newbury (6f; good) but return to this track/drop back in trip could see her bounce back.
Unable to translate winning AW form to turf as of yet. Progressed with each start this season, but this represents a marked rise in class and she would have to step up by some way on her latest third in a handicap at Wolverhampton (6f; standard).
Made it two wins off the bounce when scoring on turf debut at Redcar (5f; good to firm). Form of her Newcastle AW win two starts ago received a boost during the week when Inspired Thought won again. Big player on first attempt in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J TateJ: James Doyle|
Well Done Fox (3/1), Leodis Dream (3/1), Kurious (5/1), The Cruising Lord (6/1), Pocket Dynamo (6/1), Street Parade (7/1), El Guanche (8/1), Wise Words (16/1), Reticent Angel (40/1)
- Leodis Dream
- Street Parade
- Wise Words
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