16:25 Sandown Sat 15 June 2019
Returns to the track to make his handicap debut. Major player if fit enough to do himself justice after showing himself to be a useful prospect when pulverising the talented Wedding Blue on final run last season.
One of a few in here who have a question mark surrounding them if the rain arrives. Needs to show some improvement from handicap debut in which he was fourth behind the smart Private Secretary over 1m2f at this track.
Everything looks in his favour, apart from the fact he has only ever raced on good to firm/AW. Jockey/trainer combo in great form, makes handicap debut off a fair mark and looks a smart sort. Should make successful transition to this sphere.
Notched first victory on turf when successful at Epsom (1m; good) last time. Has an inconsistent profile overall though and up 5lb for his Epsom win, he can't afford to have an off day again in a race as competitive as this.
Never raced on ground worse than good. Form of his latest effort when third at Doncaster (1m; good) brings him into this though and he runs off the same mark in this contest. Stable coming back into form.
Won on soft ground two starts ago at Haydock (1m; soft). However, he wasn't able to cope with the step up in class when only managing to finish fifth at this track last time out. Bit to prove now, but forecast conditions are in his favour.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R VarianJ: Jim Crowley|
New King (15/8), Pour Me A Drink (4/1), Mubariz (5/1), Cristal Breeze (5/1), Absolutio (15/2), Multamis (8/1)
- Cristal Breeze
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