14:25 Goodwood Wed 31 July 2019
Won three times as a juvenile. Produced a fair effort behind a smart sort in a Listed race at Hamilton last time out when favourite but wouldn't appear to hold any secrets from the handicapper and widest draw not ideal.
Made it three wins from six starts at Haydock (1m6f) last time out but a 4lb rise back down in trip will mean he needs more in this event, particularly from his wide draw.
Arrives here bidding for a hat-trick after a pair of wins at Epsom, particularly impressive on handicap debut last time out when giving the impression he could be even better over this longer trip. Up 10lb but should go well.
Winner on handicap debut at Leopardstown in April and has run well in defeat in three handicaps since, despite a propensity to start slowly. Step back up in trip should suit and yard's three-year-olds regularly improve throughout the campaign.
Won a novice race at Hamilton in August. Beaten a long way out in the Lingfield Derby Trial on return to action but subsequent absence suggests he may not have been right for that. Gelded since the run and interesting what the market makes of him.
Improved from debut to bolt up in a Haydock novice event and while he was well beaten in Lingfield's Derby Trial, he wasn't disgraced when sixth at Ascot next time (Eminence third). Has a bit to prove having finished tailed off at Newmarket though.
Made it two wins from four starts when stepped up in trip at Salisbury last time out for his handicap debut. In control a long way from home that day and a 7lb rise may not be enough to stop him going in again.
Won a Lingfield maiden on return and made it back-to-back wins at Haydock on contrasting ground. Only narrowly denied by reopposing stablemate Sir Ron Priestley in hat-trick bid but handicapper may now have his measure judged on his Ascot run.
Impressive when winning at Sandown in September but didn't manage to build on that up in trip at Newbury on his return. It would be no surprise to see him improve now handicapping and tried over further.
Showed plenty of promise on debut before winning a decent maiden at Chester. Followed that up with a game win at Ripon and posted a respectable effort on handicap debut at Down Royal last time; interesting runner.
Produced an eye-catching debut prior to winning at Salisbury next time out and then bolted up in a three-runner affair at Pontefract when beating a nice sort by 20L. Could easily be underestimated by this opening handicap mark.
Showed plenty of promise in his first two starts and arrives here bidding for a hat-trick after a game effort at Newmarket last time out. More needed in this deeper contest and may struggle to dominate these rivals.
Improved from maiden company to win on handicap debut at Doncaster and a 6lb rise for a comfortable Chester success last time out looks manageable. This is tougher but looks sure to have more to give.
Last Year's Winner
|4||Soto Sizzler||3||8-0||20/1||Full Result|
|T: W J KnightJ: J Quinn|
Desert Icon (11/2), Sir Ron Priestley (6/1), Durston (13/2), Kosciuszko (7/1), Eminence (8/1), Le Don De Vie (9/1), Future Investment (10/1), Mind The Crack (12/1), Tribal Craft (14/1), Dubai Tradition (14/1), Persian Moon (16/1), Severance (25/1), Three Comets (25/1), Getchagetchagetcha (25/1)
- Tribal Craft
- Desert Icon
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