17:15 Redcar Sun 21 July 2019
4lb higher than when winning over this trip at Thirsk (good) in May; in the thick of things until weakening inside the final furlong in a Class 2 Optional Claiming Handicap at Yarmouth 11 days ago; stablemate of Gymkhana; respected.
Lightly raced for his age but is already onto his third trainer and hasn't won since his three-year-old days with Roger Varian; is yet to beat a single rival in two starts for Phil Makin (saddles three); eased in the weights accordingly.
3lb higher than when winning a Class 3 gentleman amateur riders' contest by 1L at York (7f, good to firm) in May; slowly away and always in rear (last of 12) here since; tongue-tie now applied.
Ripon specialist and a grand servant to connections (12-69); 7lb below his last winning mark (August 2018); didn't get a great deal of luck in-running when a keeping on fourth (beaten 2L) to Bossipop on Monday; place claims.
A winner of three of his eight career starts (all over 6f); 4lb higher than when scoring for the first time on turf at Thirsk (good to soft) in June; excuses latest (slowly away); requires a career best.
Neck winner of this race in 2018 (from a 2lb lower mark); has finished behind today's rival Muscika on a couple of occasions since scoring again over C&D in April; very difficult to knock (7-35) and remains feasibly handicapped.
7lb higher than when making all to take a Class 5 C&D handicap in April; has progressed since then winning a 22-runner Class 4 affair at York (6f, good to soft) in June; one of three declared runners for first season trainer Phil Makin.
Sole win came over 6f on the AW at Lingfield for Clive Cox in May 2018; sold for 20,000gns last October; 8-1 when finishing last of five on debut for Phil Makin at Ayr (5½f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; could strip fitter.
A capable sprinter who has been known to deliver the goods on the Knavesmire at York; twice placed since winning on the Westwood at Beverley (5f, good to soft) in May; C&D form figures read 2,3; isn't discounted.
Last Year's Winner
|3||The Armed Man||5||9-3||3/1||Full Result|
|T: C W FairhurstJ: Paula Muir|
Citron Major (11/4), Galloway Hills (4/1), The Armed Man (5/1), Royal Prospect (13/2), Pipers Note (7/1), Muscika (8/1), Gymkhana (10/1), Lahore (16/1), East Street Revue (16/1), Prince Ahwahnee (40/1)
- Galloway Hills
- East Street Revue
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