20:10 Windsor Mon 17 June 2019
Winner of a bumper four years ago. Infrequent racecourse appearance in National Hunt Flat races and hurdles over the years. Two disappointing runs on the AW this season when well beaten in both.
Useful handicap hurdler. Only had the one flat race in his life when running horribly at Southwell over 1m4f (slowly into stride, always behind and finally tailed off). Market will provide the only clue to his chances.
Had just the one racecourse appearance over an extended six furlongs at this track two weeks ago. Form comment is very telling "Mostly in last, allowed to come home in own time"
Started slowly on only two racecourse appearances at Kempton last autumn over six furlongs. Showed signs of promise but an unlikely winner against some smarter types.
Slowly away and tailed off on only racecourse appearance at Chelmsford earlier this month. No real chance based on that form.
Not disgraced on only racecourse appearance beaten around 13 lengths in a decent novice event for three-year-olds late last month (1m2f). Should improve and will deserve to be one of the market leaders.
€50,000 yearling; a half-brother to 1m Listed race winner Seolan and Sancerre, a useful sprinter in his day. Hard to assess and market will no doubt provide clues.
Looks the form choice based on his good second at Thirsk in April. Bred to enjoy this step up in trip and should go well for in-form trainer. On the downside, he refused to go into the stalls and was withdrawn when entered at Redcar in May.
Improved on his seasonal reappearance run at Yarmouth when an unlucky in running third at Nottingham last time out on soft ground. If making more progress he may be the one they have to beat.
Not totally disgraced on either of his two racecourse appearances and deserves another chance but likelihood he will not be good enough against some more progressive types.
Reasonable effort on only racecourse appearance at Chepstow early last month. Should improve on that effort but unlikely enough to win this,
Slow starts have blighted both his starts so far with this son of Lope De Vega looking as though he had learned little from his debut last time out. Form looks modest overall; needs this run for a mark and middle-distance handicaps await.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Rock Eagle||3||9-9||1/4||Full Result|
|T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley|
Hamish (2/5), Knowing (3/1), Mizuki (6/1), Eighteenhundred (16/1), Limited Reserve (22/1), Pecorino (25/1), Sherwood Forrester (28/1), Tronador (33/1), Ximena (66/1), Bambys Boy (100/1), Simply Sin (100/1), Thespinningwheel (100/1), Mottaham (125/1)
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