16:35 Ascot Fri 12 July 2019
Back from a ten-month absence when forcing a gap at a crucial stage and finishing strongest of all to force a dead-heat with the progressive Wise Counsel at Sandown (7f, good to soft) last month; 4lb higher and up in trip on second handicap start.
Hung, yet won with plenty in hand in a 1m Windsor novice (good) on seasonal reappearance (second a winner since); 14-1 and down the field (22nd of 27) on handicap debut in the Class 2 Sandringham Stakes.
Cost 160,000gns as a foal; all of his racecourse experiences have been limited to the AW, winning over an extended mile at Wolverhampton in April (form reasonable); switched to turf for handicap debut.
Beaten a head by the subsequent Britannia Stakes winner Biometric at Newbury (7f) in May; has made short work of inferior rivals in at Chepstow (1m novice) since; handicap debut.
Represents a trainer who is supplying a steady stream of winners; off the mark in handicap company when an easy 2½L winner of a Class 5 contest at Nottingham (1m+, good to soft) a fortnight ago; 7lb higher in a stronger race.
Unable to justify favouritism on handicap debut at Newcastle (1m) a fortnight ago when a nearest at the finish third to Liliofthelamplight; should improve for that race (his first competitive start for six months); realistic contender on turf debut.
Continues to knock firmly at the door without forcing an opening, hence the application of a visor; beaten ½L by the Mick Channon-trained Certain Lad at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last week; is due a 2lb rise.
Five-race maiden; 2lb lower than when finishing 6L third of seven to Korcho at Windsor (1m2f, good) last month; should appreciate the drop back in trip but others are readily preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Racing Country||3||9-7||5/1||Full Result|
|T: S bin SuroorJ: Edward Greatrex|
Red Armada (11/4), Pesto (3/1), Ginger Fox (9/2), Muraad (6/1), Prince Of Harts (8/1), Baryshnikov (9/1), Elamirr (14/1), Lady Madison (20/1)
- Red Armada
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