19:20 Nottingham Mon 17 June 2019
Regular winner at Chelmsford (1¼m) over the winter, but well beaten in pair of recent turf starts on quicker ground. Has won with ease underfoot, but unproven on ground this testing.
Bounced back to form after a series of lifeless runs when second of 14 to My Boy Sepoy at Sandown last time. Even then he looked less than keen, though, so remains a slightly risky proposition, accepting that he's in a fairly weak race now.
Won on heavy ground at Haydock (1m) on his reappearance, and while he's been below that form since, a return to testing turf will help, and he ought to get back on track in a race which looks very winnable.
Both turf wins have come in testing conditions, including a C&D win in heavy ground. Made a promising return from absence here in May, but backward steps on both starts since, which tempers confidence somewhat.
Best effort this season when 9L fifth of 12 to Motahassen in apprentices event at Haydock last time. Eased a bit further in the weights, but still needs to step up markedly to regain winning ways.
Last Year's Winner
Bristol Missile (13/8), The Night King (3/1), Deinonychus (9/2), Tangramm (5/1), Overtrumped (13/2), The Throstles (7/1), My Painter (N/A)
- Bristol Missile
- The Night King
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