15:20 Redcar Wed 31 July 2019
Much his best effort this year when winning a low-grade 1m1f handicap at Hamilton in June. Below that form in better events since, and has place claims dropped to a seller, but needs the principals to underperform if he's to win.
Tailed off on first two bumper starts, and probably flattered when seeming to fare a little better in a slowly-run event at Southwell a couple of weeks ago. No appeal on Flat debut.
Out of sorts this season having left Saeed bin Suroor, but normally plies his trade at a much higher level, and clear pick on official ratings. Drop in class should enable him to make a major impact, and high on the shortlist.
Hinted at ability in bumpers, but no promise over hurdles, and makes no appeal on belated Flat debut.
Classy sort on his day, but not one to trust, and refused to race at Beverley last month. Only just failed in a C&D claimer last time, and would have fair claims if putting his best foot forward.
Just a low-grade handicapper, albeit not beaten far last time, and he has made the frame in a couple of weak sellers this year. Could sneak a place if others fluff their lines, but has limited win potential.
Has made no impact off basement mark in handicaps this year, and hard to see him getting involved in the finish on recent evidence.
Better previous efforts when finishing third of 5 to Anif in a C&D claimer last time, but was 7L behind runner-up First Flight that day, and will struggle to bridge that gap.
Ran poorly in cheekpieces last time, and just a modest handicapper on balance, but has snippets of form this year which suggest he could sneak into the frame in a race lacking depth.
Failed to reach the frame in eight starts when trained by Charlie McBride, and has pulled up no trees either on the Flat or over hurdles for current yard. Official rating of 41 tells its own tale.
Disappointing after a fair start for Hugo Palmer, and has made only a little impact from his falling mark since switching stables in the spring. Has a bit to prove, although drop to selling company could see him in a better light.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D O'MearaJ: C J McGovern|
First Flight (1/1), Carry On Deryck (9/4), Biz Markee (13/2), Restive (9/1), Hayward Field (18/1), Silk Mill Blue (25/1), Royal Liberty (33/1), Lord Rob (50/1), Newspeak (66/1), Canneyhill Bob (100/1), Mandarin Princess (200/1), Fast And Friendly (200/1)
- Carry On Deryck
- First Flight
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