19:35 Hamilton Sat 13 July 2019
Makes return from 130-day absence. Running consistently in defeat on the AW when last seen. Doesn't have an overly appealing record when fresh, so is perhaps best watched for now on seasonal reappearance.
Not fired in three starts so far this year and was bitterly disappointing at Carlisle (1m1f; heavy) last time when finishing last in an eight-runner affair. 20lb below last winning mark but he has far too much to prove.
0-15. Failed to beat a rival home in a nine-runner affair at Wetherby (1m2f; good to firm) last time out. Return to the forecast easier ground conditions should suit. Could sneak a place off a 3lb lower mark.
Not fared too badly since registering second career win at Haydock (1m2f; heavy) in June. Not far behind the highly progressive Corncrake, when finishing fifth at Haydock (1m2f; good to soft) last time. Likely to remain competitive.
Still lightly raced after just the six starts, and despite failing to justify favouritism in the follow-up bid when sent off as the 100-30f at this track, he is interesting stepped up to 1m3f for the first time.
Not featured in a trio of high-quality maidens. Is unexposed and makes handicap debut off a fair mark after being given a short break. Should find this a great deal easier than what he has been faced with in his short career so far. Major contender.
Showed a determined attitude to outbattle Kodi Koh on the AW at Newcastle (1m4f; standard) last time. Raised just 2lb for that victory and although he doesn't win very often, he is one of very few in this contest that are in-form.
1-19 but yard does well when sending runners across the pond. Jockey takes off valuable 7lb, and although her recent form is nothing to shout about, should play a leading role. Failed to justify favouritism at Sligo (1m2f; good) recently when 10th.
Hasn't really been able to progress from promising seasonal reappearance when runner-up at Chelmsford (1m; standard). Last time out was more encouraging when he was fifth at Musselburgh (1m; good to firm), and now he steps up in trip to 1m3f.
Offered very little in five starts in maiden company, but is now upped in trip as he makes handicap debut so could have something more to offer. Fair bit of trust required in her, but disappointing were she not to play some sort of role.
Showed no signs of a return to life when making seasonal return at Ayr (1m2f; good to firm) and being beaten a long way. Dropped 11lb for that effort, but hard to have any faith in him when in such dire form.
Won at this track last season but since returning to the track he has looked a shadow of his former self in five starts this year. Competes off a basement mark now but is impossible to recommend on all that he has shown lately.
Yard won with a similar type first time out last week, and despite showing very little in three runs in Germany, this colt could show marked improvement for the change of yards. Watch the betting.
0-12 and is inconsistent. Failed to beat a single rival home last time at Bevelrey (1m4f; good to firm). Possible excuses relating to the ground for that poor run, but still has plenty to prove. Readily opposed.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Granite City Doc||5||9-8||4/1||Full Result|
|T: Mrs L B NormileJ: Jamie Gormley|
King And Queen (7/4), Frequency Code (7/2), Phebes Dream (7/1), Three Castles (7/1), Motahassen (9/1), Flood Defence (16/1), Zealous (20/1), Gamesters Icon (20/1), Steel Helmet (25/1), Smart Lass (25/1), Captain Peaky (33/1), Rodney After Dave (33/1), Jagerbond (40/1), Hard Times (50/1), Judith Gardenier (66/1)
- Frequency Code
- Three Castles
- Phebes Dream
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