14:40 York Fri 12 July 2019
Drop in weights seemed to help get him back on the winning keel last time out when landing 1m2f Newcastle handicap last time. Back up in trip and class for this and 7lb rise suggests handicapper is taking no chances, but can't be discounted.
Three-time winner last season, including in Listed company, but returned from winter spell in Dubai when last of 14 at Ayr (1m5f, good) in late June. That form doesn't look good enough to be competitive and tough ask off current mark.
Good second over C&D two starts ago and produced career-best effort last time when narrow third at Windsor (1m4f, good to firm). Remains on same mark in what looks to be an easier contest. Likely to make a bold bid.
Resurgent eight-year-old who was just denied in 1m4f Windsor handicap last time in which Speed Company and Big Kitten were behind him. Not penalised for that effort and should be involved, but normally finds one too good in this sphere.
Started the season with a good third at Chester but form has tailed off recently, including when 12th of 15 at Carlisle (1m3f, good to firm) on latest start. This requires major improvement and vulnerable to less exposed rivals.
Consistent in lesser company last season and returned from layoff with 3l third in 1m4f Lingfield handicap. Entitled to improve from that effort off the same mark. Respected.
Last Year's Winner
|T: R M BeckettJ: D Tudhope|
Anythingtoday (2/1), Speed Company (2/1), Durston (2/1), Oasis Fantasy (4/1), Final Rock (6/1), Dragons Voice (6/1), Big Kitten (6/1), Dance King (10/1), Maifalki (33/1)
- Speed Company
- Final Rock
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