15:55 Galway Sun 4 August 2019
Won a 1m2f handicap and 1m Listed race at the Curragh this season before struggling the last twice off a career-high mark (including here on Tuesday). Others likely better handicapped at present.
British raider. Won a class 2 handicap and Grade 3 last year and a Listed race back in March. On a high enough mark at present so may be vulnerable but perfectly capable of being involved if he gets a fast pace to aim at.
Gets a 7lb penalty for winning the big handicap here on Tuesday but that still leaves him on a perfectly winnable mark. Has won over this distance and likely to be involved, however is better suited by further.
Disappointed when last behind Saltonstall here on Tuesday following back-to-back wins. Concern he sweated up beforehand but there's a chance he'll bounce back from a far kinder draw.
British raider. Won three times as a juvenile, including in a 1m Listed contest in France last September. Finished in mid-division in the Britannia Stakes before a career best win at Haydock on quick ground. Up 3lb and poor draw but capable.
British raider. Disappointed over 6f at Newmarket this year but the best two runs of his career have come over this distance this year with a Lingfield (AW) win and a Sandown second. More to offer back up in trip and a contender.
Very good third to Saltonstall on Tuesday over 1m0.5f. Remains on a competitive mark and drop in distance isn't a concern. However very poorly drawn and others preferred on that basis.
British raider. Ran a fine third at Newmarket over this distance in June but has been most disappointing in two starts since. Could have been better drawn and a bit to prove now.
Goes well fresh and duly returned from a short break with a win over this trip at Fairyhouse in July. Disappointed up in trip last time and looks weighted up to his best right now. Others likely better handicapped.
Winner off 8lb lower over a mile at Killarney last month and as a former sprinter, the drop in trip is no concern. However ran poorly here on Thursday off this mark and may well find life tough again.
Britisg raider. Finished a good fourth to Saltonstall here on Tuesday over 1m0.5f and this is arguably his ideal distance. Racing off an attractive mark at present and handed a good draw to attack from. Likely to be involved again.
Maiden winner on soft ground over this C&D in October last year and followed it up with a good second on handicap and season debut. Below par the last twice and likely to need plenty of rain. Poorly drawn.
Not disgraced when seventh to Saltonstall here on Tuesday following back-to-back wins over 1m2f. Wide draw to overcome and may well find this drop in trip very much on the sharp side.
Listowel winner over 6.5f before struggling in tough asks in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and back in a strong Curragh handicap. Remains lightly raced so could kick on again and not one to give up on yet.
Won a Navan handicap in March and now 21lb higher having finished sixth in the Group 3 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown and a running on fifth in a 6f Listed race at Naas. The mark requires more but the trip should prove ideal.
Enjoying a good season on turf in winning two from four starts. Won in a decent time at Limerick and this extra half furlong is ideal. Drawn wide. First reserve.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Safe Voyage||5||9-9||7/1||Full Result|
|T: J J QuinnJ: S P Davis|
Saltonstall (3/1), Rufus King (5/1), Turnberry Isle (8/1), Quizical (8/1), Magical Wish (12/1), Madam Seamstress (12/1), Marshall Jennings (12/1), On A Session (14/1), Magnetic North (14/1), Katiymann (14/1), Certain Lad (14/1), Master Speaker (16/1), Apex King (16/1), Baraweez (16/1), Laughifuwant (20/1), Hit The Silk (20/1), Above The Rest (20/1), Insignia Of Rank (25/1), Aussie Valentine (25/1)
- Rufus King
- Magical Wish
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