19:10 Epsom Downs Thu 18 July 2019
Has held his form well since returning from hurdles; followed up a close Goodwood third (1m3f) by winning over 1m2f at Leicester three weeks ago; 3lb higher for a ½L defeat of the Alan King-trained Junderstand; key player.
Hasn't the most consistent of profiles but equally is a useful handicapper when everything clicks into place; 4lb higher than when beating the subsequent Chelmsford winner Spirit Warning over 1m here (good) in April; stamina to prove.
Wouldn't appear to be obviously well handicapped and ideally would need to drop the anchor early doors in order to last home over 1m2f; on the plus side, this race represents an easier option than his previous visit to Epsom (Class 2).
Evidently appreciates the unique test of the Epsom Downs; 7lb higher than when winning over 1m here last September; was gaining at the finish when beaten ½L by the front-running Mr Scaramanga over C&D latest; boasts solid credentials.
Clobbered by the handicapper (raised 10lb) following a 13L romp at Brighton (1m4f, good to firm) in April; twice beaten since, including at odds of 2-7f in a match race; drops back in trip tonight.
Ran out a commanding 4L winner of a Class 6 handicap at Bath (1m3½f, good to soft) on her penultimate start earning a 7lb rise to a joint-career high mark; dwelt and in rear throughout when bidding to follow up at Windsor; trip sharp enough?
Won by 5L when scoring over 1m4f here in June 2016 (the third leg of a hat-trick); reasonably attractively handicapped assuming that he's able to cope with this drop back in trip (has regularly competed over 1m4f-2m since late 2018).
Last Year's Winner
|T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop|
Allegiant (13/8), Agent Basterfield (4/1), Multamis (9/2), Kheros (11/2), Miss M (10/1), Stormingin (12/1), Hatsaway (20/1)
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