19:15 Sandown Thu 8 August 2019
Improved markedly from two to three-years-old. Only found one too good here in April and followed up next at Newmarket. Seventh of 28 and 14 in red-hot handicaps at Royal Ascot and Newmarket since but feared now down in class.
Hardly impressive in justifying short odds at Wetherby in his third start but step up in trip brought about improvement as he landed his handicap debut over 1m2½f at Chester. 4lb rise doesn't look harsh for one clearly on the up.
Quickened clear to win with a bit in hand over C&D in July but was touched off back here next when 5/6F after rearing at the start. Could still improve again and looks a leading player although Oisin Murphy now jumps ship.
Has been running well since switching to this yard and broke his maiden tag at the fourth attempt when winning 1m2f Chelmsford maiden. Second of five since at Newmarket but winner that day disappointed as fav on Monday night.
1m½f Wolverhampton winner in April looked out of her depth in Listed race at York and hot Royal Ascot handicap before slightly better effort at Windsor latest (fifth of seven) first time over this trip. Others preferred.
Placed on four occasions before deservedly getting off the mark over this trip latest in a Newbury handicap. 3lb higher today but strong finish there suggested this stiffer course will be in his favour so remains highly respected.
Has thrived since being gelded during the winter, winning 1m2f Goodwood handicap before narrow second of nine over C&D and got back to winning ways at Haydock latest in emphatic fashion. 8lb hike for that not enough to rule him out.
Last Year's Winner
|3||Knight Errant||3||8-11||3/1||Full Result|
|T: W JarvisJ: S De Sousa|
Dreamweaver (5/2), Migration (7/2), Durrell (9/2), Marronnier (6/1), Mokammal (6/1), Just The Man (13/2), Mubariz (10/1), Flighty Almighty (25/1)
- Just The Man
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