16:45 Beverley Tue 16 July 2019
Improving with regular racing and broke her duck when winning by 2½L over C&D (good to firm) ten days ago; 5lb higher in a weaker race (Class 6), although does have work to do with her earlier conqueror Langholm.
Seven-race maiden; hasn't taken a noticeable step forward for being introduced to longer trips; is easing slightly in the weights.
Six-race maiden; beaten ¾L by the Mark Johnston-trained Creek Island at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) in May; nowhere near as competitive in two subsequent starts; stablemate of Slaithwaite.
Havana Gold gelding; showed signs of ability but also inexperience on his first couple of starts (7f+); could fare better for the switch to handicapping; stablemate of Brutalab.
Won twice on the AW at Newcastle (7f-1m) in late 2018; back from a six-month absence with a fourth placed finish (beaten 8L) at Wetherby (1m, good to firm) in May.
Cost €100,000 as a yearling; off the mark at the seventh time of asking when making all to beat One To Go (Northern Lyte third) by 3¼L over C&D three weeks ago; major player despite a 7lb higher mark.
Six-race maiden; finished behind today's rival Langholm (eighth of 13) over C&D three weeks ago; has plenty to find despite renewing rivalry on significantly better terms.
11-race maiden (0-5 for current trainer Ollie Pears); handicap mark in absolute free-fall, but that's about all that he has in his favour; very unlikely.
Eight-race maiden; has shown a modicum of improvement by making the frame at Ripon (1m2f) the past twice, including when beaten 2L by Myklachi in a selling handicap latest; lowly rated stablemate of Smeaton.
Six-race maiden; consistent at this level, albeit was a beaten 9/4f in a very winnable contest at Hamilton (1m+, good) a fortnight ago; stablemate of Cuba Ruba.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Rock On Bertie||3||8-2||9/2||Full Result|
|T: N TinklerJ: Robert Dodsworth|
Northern Lyte (2/1), Langholm (11/4), Brutalab (6/1), Smeaton (7/1), George Mallory (7/1), Slaithwaite (16/1), Cuba Ruba (20/1), Melgate Majeure (25/1), Seven For A Pound (28/1), Lethal Guest (50/1)
- Northern Lyte
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