14:10 Haydock Fri 19 July 2019
Hasn't progressed since some promising runs at the start of the season and has been a well-beaten in last two starts, including when last of seven at Chester (1m2f, good). Major revival required from out of the handicap.
Two-time winner in France, including at Chantilly (1m2f) on his penultimate start before finishing a creditable third in 1m2f Longchamp handicap. Notable if there is betting support on stable/british debut.
Form went slightly wayward after 7f Redcar maiden victory last season but made encouraging start to life in handicaps when 2L fourth at that venue (1m2f, good to soft). Dropped 1lb for that effort and has each-way claims.
Disappointing in three starts to date, most recently when 5L third in Pontefract maiden (1m2f, good to firm) in May. Off since and has been gelded in bid to spark improvement but more needed on handicap debut.
Put disappointing Beverley run behind him when second in 1m Bath handicap nine days ago. Off the same mark and likely to appreciate the step up in trip but may want some ease in the ground. Solid claims.
Course winner last year over 1m but out of sorts this season. Tailed off on last two starts, including over C&D, and while this is an easier contest she still has to prove her stamina. Others preferred.
Progression has stalled since switching to handicap company and was only sixth of eight in 1m2f Newmarket handicap last time. Dropped to career low mark though and has a chance in an easier contest.
Has thrived since being gelded during the winter, winning 1m2f Goodwood handicap before narrow second of nine at Sandown (1m2f, good to firm) on latest start. Drops a grade in class and is still progressing. Leading contender.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Black Lotus||3||9-0||3/1||Full Result|
|T: C F WallJ: W Buick|
Dreamweaver (5/4), Creek Island (5/1), Deebee (7/1), Lola's Theme (8/1), Guildhall (9/1), Global Express (10/1), Ride The Monkey (18/1), Balgees Time (25/1)
- Balgees Time
- Ride The Monkey
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