20:50 Newbury Thu 11 July 2019
Has won two from four this season, and again ran well when third at Lingfield last time despite looking unhappy on the track/meeting trouble. Clearly on a fair mark still, and this galloping course should suit better.
Pulled up at Wolverhampton in December, and looked rusty when down the field over 7f here on his return from injury last month. Entitled to be much sharper, but still above his last winning mark.
On a lengthy losing run, but tends to hold his form when he's found it, and shaped better when third of 7 to Zac Brown at Salisbury last time. Now 19lb below his last winning mark, so is being given every chance.
Showed good speed before fading on handicap bow over 7f, but just a respectable seventh of 14 to Rasheeq over C&D last time. Still early days for him, but others look better treated on that evidence.
Her last win came at Bath in September, and is well handicapped off 4lb lower. Hasn't really looked like winning in three starts this season, however, and needs to show a bit more spark before she's of interest.
Form is patchy this year, but wasn't disgraced when 5L eighth of 14 to Rasheeq over C&D last time. All his winning form is over shorter, however, and he looks vulnerable kept to this trip.
Has disappointed since finishing a good fourth to Look Out Louis at Thirsk in May, although easy enough to make excuses, and no surprise to see her back on track with a visor tried now.
Won a pair of Class 6 events at Bath (5½f) and Windsor (5f) last month. Not discredited when third at Leicester recently, but that was against fillies, and this looks a more competitive race,
Last Year's Winner
Spanish Star (7/2), Top Boy (4/1), Yimou (9/2), Across The Sea (9/2), Danecase (11/2), Three Little Birds (13/2), Ever Rock (7/1), Pettochside (10/1), Wiff Waff (20/1)
- Top Boy
- Spanish Star
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