17:15 Kempton Wed 10 July 2019
C&D winner early last month; since held every chance off a mark of 80 on turf at Goodwood when finishing close second. Career-high mark to defy but in good heart and should go well.
Not won since winning two of his first three starts in 2017 but has been showing decent form on turf this year. Came closest under positive ride from this jockey at Newbury (1m, good) in May and decent claims under similar tactics in this field.
15-race maiden, hasn't shown any form this year, but a repeat of November's 1L third here in 6f handicap would make him interesting on these terms. Risky proposition however.
Winner over a mile here in November and consistent thereafter, two most recent starts here in March and at Lingfield last month were well below par. Needs to bounce back and probably requires strong gallop to do so.
Likes it around here, with all four career wins (4-12) coming over 6f/7f at this venue. Had plenty in hand over shorter trip (Grey Galleon second) and effectively 2lb lower with claimer up to negate the ratings rise. Worth a look.
Given plenty to do here over 6f last week, he came home well and beat all bar easy winner Soar Above. Goes on the shortlist, though suspicion is that rival will hold sway again.
Clearly loves racing at this track (last two wins came over course and distance). Would need to improve on those efforts to add to tally off current mark but certainly cannot be factored out readily.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D J S Ffrench DavisJ: Poppy Bridgwater|
Quick Breath (6/4), Soar Above (10/3), Regimented (11/2), Roman Spinner (6/1), Grey Galleon (15/2), Briyouni (16/1), The Gates Of Dawn (40/1)
- Soar Above
- Quick Breath
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