17:30 Yarmouth Wed 17 July 2019
Consistent, but was proving hard to win with on turf until popping up in a well-run 7f handicap at Doncaster last time. Probably helped by how that race set up for him, but can't be ignored now back in the groove.
Won this race in 2017, and again over C&D a year ago. Got back to form when 1¼L second of 7 to Raucous in corresponding event last week, and clearly back in good heart, so much respected off an unchanged mark.
All his turf wins have come at Bath, the latest in May. Back to form when 2¼L third of 12 to Beyond Equal there last time, but he's easy enough to oppose on his recent form away from that venue.
Consistent performer without winning this year, including when second of five behind Aplomb at Nottingham on his latest start. Should give his running, but looks a little vulnerable from his current mark.
Won narrowly at Redcar and Hamilton in May/June, and odds-on to complete hat-trick at Lingfield last time, but looked laboured in finishing last of four. That is her only blip to date, and she can be expected to bounce back given overall profile.
Arguably unlucky not to win when a close third at Salisbury last time, finishing with a flourish, but she preceded that with a thoroughly mulish display at Newbury, and is one to be a little wary of as a result.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M L W BellJ: Sara Del Fabbro|
Hart Stopper (9/4), James Watt (7/2), Inspired Thought (4/1), Athollblair Boy (4/1), Dr Doro (15/2), Red Alert (12/1)
- Hart Stopper
- Inspired Thought
- Dr Doro
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