17:15 York Sat 15 June 2019
Got his head back in front at Wetherby last month, and easy to forgive a subsequent defeat at Epsom in stronger company. Not without a chance back at his correct level.
Taken time to find his feet this season, but caught the eye when second of 10 to Brian The Snail at Doncaster last time, and looks ready to return to his best. Respected.
Soundly beaten on both starts this season, and with his form in recent times looking on a regressive curve, he's hard to make a case for.
Best effort this season when third of 10 to Machree at Redcar last time, but no obvious reaon why she should do much better here, and others look better treated.
Just 2lb higher than when successful at Redcar in April, and soon back to form when placed at Hamilton last time. Probably wouldn't want the ground much softer than good, however.
Had been shaping up well before winning on soft ground at Haydock (6f) last time, and a 4lb rise should be enough to stop him going close with conditions no problem. Shortlisted.
Fine effort after 30-month absence and on debut for new yard when going close at Ripon in April. Not built on that, but better than the result on both starts since, and given a chance by the handicapper. One to bear in mind.
Kempton two-year-old winner in 2017 for William Haggas, but did little in two starts for George Scott last year, and again went with little promise on debut for current yard at Beverley last month.
Left two poor runs readily behind when returning to winning ways at Beverley, and better than the distance beaten when second to Danzeno at Nottingham last time (short of room start). Often blinkered, and cheekpieces tried now.
Missing since October 2017, and handicapper has cut him no slack in his absence, so makes minimal appeal on belated return.
Runner-up in 6f handicaps at Ripon and Hamilton this season, and races off the same mark as for latter effort. Ought to be competitive if getting away on terms, which isn't always the case.
Dangerously well handicapped on a mark 7lb lower than his last win, but on the other hand, he was well held on his return to action, and ran a stinker at Doncaster last time.
Rattled through the grades on the AW at Newcastle over the winter, winning on four occasions over 5f. Back to form when a close fifth at Pontefract last time, and 1lb lower now, so not a huge shock to see him get competitive.
Won over 7f at Thirsk in August, and while he's been in the grip of the handicapper since, he's now slipped below that winning mark, and isn't out of this if getting a strong pace to run at.
Has been threatening to come good for a while, and stayed on strongly to win over 5f at Hamilton last time. Just as effective at this trip, and ought to remain in form, so worth consideration.
A three-time AW winner last season, and largely reliable, but he failed to beat a rival on his return to turf after six months off last week. Best watched for now.
Glory days behind him at the age of 10, but still capable as he showed at Pontefract back in April. All ground comes alike to him and while he ran poorly at Hamilton last time, he's likely to bounce back.
Standout effort when winning on quick ground at Pontefract early last month, but couldn't come close to matching that last time at Carlisle, and others stronger again.
Relished soft ground when winning over 5f at Thirsk in September. Below that form in two starts this year, but forecast conditions may be a catalyst for improvement now, and not ruled out.
Broke his maiden as a two-year-old at Yarmouth (7f), and handles soft ground well. Yet to fire this year, but not beaten far at Hamilton last time, and handicapper has given him a chance.
Still 3lb higher than when winning on good ground at Redcar (5f) in September. Not competitive in three subsequent runs, and well beaten in the mud at Chester last time.
Proving consistent this year, and bounced back from a rare poor run when third of 12 to Liamba at Southwell last time. Beaten a fair way there, however, and this looks much tougher.
Last Year's Winner
|19||Paddy Power||5||9-11||12/1||Full Result|
|T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan|
Music Society (9/2), John Kirkup (13/2), Zumurud (8/1), Start Time (9/1), Galloway Hills (10/1), Cartmell Cleave (12/1), East Street Revue (12/1), Constant (12/1), Seen The Lyte (16/1), Manshood (16/1), Johnny Cavagin (16/1), Buccaneers Vault (16/1), Our Little Pony (20/1), Kraka (20/1), Black Isle Boy (25/1), Upstaging (33/1), Angel Force (33/1), Echo Of Lightning (33/1), Another Angel (33/1), Highly Sprung (40/1), Pickett's Charge (50/1), Barton Mills (50/1)
- Music Society
- John Kirkup
- Buccaneers Vault
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