19:40 Ripon Mon 8 July 2019
Getting better with each start this season and didn't run badly when bumping into one in third behind the exciting Logician at Newbury (1m4f; good to firm) last week. Nothing of that class in this contest and he holds solid claims off the same mark.
Been underwhelmingly poor since he has returned to the track this season after he looked fairly talented on the AW in 2018. Failed to beat a single rival home at Kempton (1m; standard to slow) and now steps up to 1m4f off a career low-mark.
Shaped like a stayer when shedding his maiden tag at Chelmsford (1m6f; standard) recently. Drop back to 1m4f poses a question mark, and he still has to prove himself on turf. Remains on the shortlist off just a 4lb higher mark though.
Placed bitterly disappointing effort over C&D firmly behind him when scoring in comfortable style at Beverley (1m4f; good to firm) on Friday. Provided he copes with the quick turnaround he is a genuine player once again as he bids for win no. four.
Posted a couple of sound efforts either side of disappointing when sent off 3-1F at Hamilton (1m1f; soft). Steps up to 1m4f after shaping with promise over 1m3f last time and he holds solid place claims off a 1lb lower mark.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Ad Libitum||3||9-4||7/4||Full Result|
|T: Roger FellJ: T Hamilton|
Just Hubert (5/4), Manton Warrior (11/4), Agravain (9/2), Euro Implosion (6/1), Calling The Wind (8/1), Ideological (11/1)
- Calling The Wind
- Just Hubert
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