17:25 Doncaster Sat 29 June 2019
Won a competitive Newbury handicap on his return to action. Well held off his subsequent mark at Windsor last time and drop back in trip may not be ideal but should at least enjoy the drying ground.
Hasn't won on turf since his maiden success at Ripon. Running well in defeat of late but probably better over 6f than this trip and he's still 3lb above his highest winning handicap mark.
Just one win since a Listed success in 2016. Hasn't shaped like a return to form is imminent in three starts for this yard and disappointed at his sole previous try at this trip. First-time blinkers on.
Won twice as a juvenile and gained a first win since when bolting up at Southwell in May. Has raced keenly in two subsequent runs but has stuck on well for the runner-up spot and fast ground will suit; not ruled out if he can settle better.
Won twice last year, the latter success from a 5lb higher mark at Newmarket (7f). Hard to fancy after four very disappointing efforts this term, though the drop back in trip and fast ground will both be in his favour.
Just has one win from 21 starts to date. Returned with a very promising second at Yarmouth last time when not seen to best effect (winner got first run). Only up 1lb for that and gives the impression he's feasibly handicapped.
Not beaten far here on his return over 1m, picking up where he left off last season. Up 2lb but could come on for that run and both the drop back in trip and ground would appear fine; does have a career high mark to contend with though.
On a losing run since his Thirsk success at the start of 2018. Shaped okay a couple of times on AW this winter but well beaten in three starts since he's been returned to turf; well-handicapped if he can return to form.
C&D winner back in 2017 but that's his only turf success in 19 attempts. Disappointed on his return at York last time and has some issues from the stalls at times. Doesn't look particularly well-handicapped on this surface at present.
Just one win from 13 starts but went close on his return at Thirsk. Has failed to build on that in two starts since and tends to give the impression he wants a step up in trip to be seen to best effect.
Still a maiden after eight starts. Drops back markedly in trip here and looks opposable on all known form.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D ShawJ: F Norton|
Rock of Estonia (7/2), Lucky Louie (4/1), Envisaging (4/1), Knowing Glance (7/1), Wind In My Sails (8/1), Athollblair Boy (9/1), Valley of Fire (10/1), Deansgate (14/1), Big Storm Coming (14/1), Staplegrove (16/1), Private Matter (20/1), Black Isle Boy (25/1), Peachey Carnehan (33/1)
- Lucky Louie
- Valley of Fire