18:00 Epsom Downs Thu 18 July 2019
Notched a fourth career win when edging out Kannapolis by ¾L at Ripon (1m, good to firm) last week; carries a 5lb penalty for that success with the very capable Cieren Fallon taking off the bulk of that extra weight; an obvious contender.
A filly with a decent overall strike-rate (4-16); was beaten by a head on her sole previous visit to Epsom (7f, good to soft) last August; off the track since disappointing at Beverley (1m½f) in April.
Remains a maiden on turf (0-7), racing keenly and struggling late on as a result on her two previous visits to this track; absent since competing over 1m2f (third) at Lingfield in December 2018.
The handicapper has shown some grace following a modest effort over 1m2f here a fortnight ago; she's now rated 1lb lower than when beating Stormy Blues by a neck at Lingfield (1m2f, std/slow) in January.
Twice placed over C&D in 2018, including when beaten 2½L by Allegiant; generally below that level of form since but has become well handicapped as a result; stayed on from a hopeless position to make the frame at Sandown latest; a tricky customer.
Runner-up from a 4lb higher mark here (1m2f) last August when in the care of Mark Gillard; has seemingly been handicapped out of things since being awarded a race by the stewards at Leicester (1m2f) in April; visor now applied.
Veteran and previous course/C&D winner (way back when); handily weighted on turf compared to the AW; beaten just ½L by Club Tropicana at Yarmouth (1m2f) in May; tends to go well for the 7lb claimer Marco Ghiani.
Locally trained dual C&D winner (took this race by 4½L from the re-opposing Gerry The Glover in 2018); out of form lately but now competes from a joint-career low mark of 59; stablemate of Amaretto; couldn't be dismissed.
Lightly raced for his age (1-9); has built upon a Lingfield AW win (1m2f) with a couple of placed efforts since; although beaten 11L latest the soft ground was a contributory factor; clearly has the pace to cope with a drop in trip.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Duke Of North||6||9-7||6/4||Full Result|
|T: J R BoyleJ: Isobel Francis|
The Lords Walk (7/2), Amaretto (7/2), Ascot Week (4/1), Gainsay (7/1), Lunar Deity (8/1), Gerry The Glover (9/1), Duke Of North (10/1), Narjes (16/1), Settle Petal (25/1)
- Ascot Week
- Lunar Deity
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