16:40 York Sat 15 June 2019
Won three times in France including at Listed level and has returned to form with solid efforts to be second at Hamilton and Wetherby on recent starts. Probably wouldn't want the ground too soft, however.
Now 20lb lower than when runner-up over C&D iin July 2017, but probably better on AW these days, and his efforts this season have been underwhelming.
Both wins have come in novice company on Tapeta/Fibresand, and while he wasn't disgraced when sixth of 8 to Lush Life on handicap bow at Sandown last time, that effort suggests he has something to find from his current mark.
Made a winning return to action at Redcar in April (best efforts there), but below form on both starts since, markedly so at Ripon last time. Has won here in the past, but hard to recommend on latest evidence.
Won a minor 1m race in France for Pascal Bary and generally consistent on those shores. Better effort for new yard when fourth of 9 to Club Wexford at Wetherby last time, but will need to step up on that if he's to take a hand in the finish.
Sold for €65,000 in November having won a 22-runner Leopardstown maiden (1m1f, good to yielding) for Mick Halford. Never competitive on handicap debut for new yard at Ripon recently, but will strip fitter for that, and still requires a market check.
Went up markedly in the handicap for wins at Pontefract and Beverley last September, and back into his shell since. Ran poorly at latter venue last month, and while a wide trip exonerates that to some degree, he's easy enough to pass over.
Lightly raced, and made a winning debut on turf when scoring at Thirsk last month. No obvious excuses when only fifth of 7 to Mulligatawny at Musselburgh (1m1f, soft) last time, and opposable from the same mark here.
Not at his best in a shortened campaign last year, but more positive signs when second of 7 to Mulligatawny on soft ground at Musselburgh last time, and comes into the equation if backing that up.
Won at Beverley last year. Yet to find his feet this time around, although ridden too far back at same track on latest start, and is now just 3lb above his last winning mark. This represents a slight ease in class, too.
Won twice last season, including an apprentice race over 7f here in September. Below form on both starts since, but has had excuses, and stays this longer trip. Tongue tied now, and market should be useful.
Ran up to his best when fourth at Wetherby (1m) on penultimate start, but that effort sandwiched by poor efforts, and he's not easy to predict at present.
Stiff task two starts back, but running with credit otherwise this season, and latest fifth of 15 to Ghalib at Hamilton last time suggests he shouldn't be underestimated.
Won on seasonal debut last year and has been running well on AW this term. Has failed to translate that form back to turf the last twice, however, and makes little appeal here as a result.
Failed to meet expectations for Owen Burrows, and while he wasn't disgraced when fourth of 6 to Universal Gleam at Ayr on debut for new yard, he needs to show he can build on that to be of interest.
Back to form when third in an amateur event over 7f here on penultimate start (won same race last year), and a bit better than the bare result at Beverley last time when ridden more forcefully than usual. Would ideally prefer fast ground, however.
Ayr specialist who has fallen to a tempting mark, and should be fitter for his return, but is eligible for much easier races than this, and probably best watched here.
Last Year's Winner
|14||Give It Some Teddy||4||8-11||7/1||Full Result|
|T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan|
Markazi (7/1), Be Kool (7/1), Poet's Dawn (15/2), Kripke (8/1), Ladies First (10/1), Frankelio (10/1), Sands Chorus (10/1), Cockalorum (11/1), Give It Some Teddy (12/1), Furzig (14/1), Magic City (14/1), Masked Identity (14/1), Najashee (16/1), Vive La Difference (16/1), Arcanada (20/1), Detachment (20/1), Sureyoutoldme (25/1), Gworn (33/1)
- Ladies First
- Sands Chorus
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