18:05 Sandown Wed 31 July 2019
Already raced six times and his ½L second at Ascot penultimately over 6f a positive start to handicapping. Drop to 5f may actually suit him here and looks sure to make another bold bid.
Took record to 2-4 when winning opening handicap on firm ground at Bath last time. Upped 6lb now but sure to go close again and ground no concern as she won previously on good to soft.
5½f Brighton winner on debut set stern tasks since in Windsor Castle at Ascot and in Newbury Super Sprint. Showed terrific pace before fading latest but if that can be harnessed here with the class drop he could go close.
Twice second on rattling fast ground but twice run stinkers when the ground hasn't been as fast including her last of eight on good at Ripon latest. Hood tried but Execlusive surely stable's best hope.
Hinted at promise but no more than that really in three qualifiers for this his handicap debut. Opening mark looks plenty for the little he has achieved.
4¾L third to Execlusive at Bath penultimately (now 7lb better off) but may struggle to turn the tables having been second since in a weak race at Wolverhampton.
Only beat four rivals in his three starts to date and although handicaps may help him now we haven't seen enough yet to be optimistic.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Dark Shadow||2||9-6||5/4||Full Result|
|T: C G CoxJ: W Buick|
Return To Senders (2/1), Royal Council (9/2), Interrupted Dream (9/2), Charlemaine (5/1), Sneaky (15/2), Execlusive (8/1), Beignet (10/1)
- Return To Senders
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